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SRC and Glasgow University Amnesty International host ‘craftivism’ session for the Global Day of Activism

8th November 2021

Students gather to make posters for the upcoming protests in Glasgow regarding the climate crisis. Glasgow University Amnesty International (GUAmnesty) in cooperation with the Student Representative Council (SRC) hosted a craftivism session in preparation for protests surrounding COP26 and the Global Day of Climate Justice. Annika Kapp, Secretary of Glasgow University Amnesty International took Th...


Thousands attended Extinction Rebellion’s ‘Greenwash’ protest at Buchanan Galleries

8th November 2021

The Glasgow Guardian spoke to attenders of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest against greenwashing and ecocide at Buchanan Galleries. They called out political self-interest, corporate disinformation, and global inequalities at COP26. Over 1,000 people gathered on the steps of Buchanan Galleries at midday on 3 November, carrying props, flags, and banners protesting against false climate ...


COP26 week two: what’s going on?

8th November 2021

With the first week of COP26 done, what’s still in store at the UN climate conference? Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn gives an overview of Monday’s blue zone events. Even though the world leaders have flown back home, and the climate activists have held their largest march through Glasgow, there are still a number of events due ...


Calls for more intersectionality amongst climate activists groups at COP26

7th November 2021

There has been criticism levelled at the COP26 summit at the lack of intersectionality and racial justice, which proponents argue are vital to any solution to the climate crisis.   Both the delegates in the blue zone and the most prominent activist groups such as Extinction Rebellion (XR) are perceived by some as lacking in ...


Thousands take to the streets for Fridays for Future Glasgow

7th November 2021

The march set off from Kelvingrove Park and ended with a speech by Greta Thunberg in George Square. On Friday, 5 November, over 30,000 activists of all ages took to the streets of Glasgow to protest the climate crisis. The march started at 11:00am in Kelvingrove Park and ended in George Square. The day was ...


Arrests made as XR scientists occupy King George V Bridge

6th November 2021

Extinction Rebellion sub-group “Scientist Rebellion” chained themselves together and occupied the bridge for three hours before arrests were made. Protesting the lack of action following the recent IPCC report, scientists from the Extinction Rebellion group “Scientist Rebellion” took non-violent action today by occupying the King George V bridge. After a three hour stand-of...


Anton Muscatelli receives letter concerning academic freedom and antisemitism

5th November 2021

The BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom has sent a letter regarding the University’s consideration of a talk by Dr Somdeep Sen. Principal Anton Muscatelli has received a letter from the The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Committee on Academic Freedom regarding the University’s protocol for invited speakers and it’s definition of antisemitism. The ...


Climate conference controversies: world leaders welcomed as Glasgow locals shunned

5th November 2021

Despite hopes that the Glasgow-based event will be pivotal for action against the climate crisis, The Glasgow Guardian has spoken to a number of students, residents, and workers in and around Glasgow who are concerned about some of the negative effects resulting from the UN Climate Conference coming to the city. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ...


Job insecurity at the University at ‘record levels’ according to UCU report

5th November 2021

The UCU annual casualisation report found that 1,149 members of staff are at risk in the next five months. Ahead of the ballot on University College Union (UCU) strike action, the Glasgow branch of the Union produced their annual report on casualisation at the University. The report found record levels of job insecurity at the ...


Why lecturers are voting ‘yes’ to industrial action

4th November 2021

 The Glasgow Guardian speaks to University of Glasgow staff on their decision to support UCU strikes. The University and College Union (UCU) have announced that 76% of their members voted in favour of taking strike action over pension cuts.  A strike ballot held by the University and College Union (UCU) saw University of Glasgow staff ...