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Live art installation compares COP26 to Squid Game

2nd November 2021

A performative protest organised by Glasgow Actions Team in conjunction with Green New Deal Rising, has world leaders playing life or death games for the fate of the planet. With the real world leader gathering on the opposite side of the Clyde, a group of protesters dressed as them played children’s games and called their ...


XR host Trillion Bash protest outside Morgan Stanley

2nd November 2021

XR gathered outside to protest the bank’s role as a fossil fuel financer. Extinction Rebellion (XR) gathered outside Morgan Stanley’s office on Waterloo street today, protesting the bank’s role as a financer of fossil fuel extraction. According to the group, JP Morgan is the biggest banking funder of fossil fuel extraction, 33% ahead of their ...


Extinction Rebellion’s Red Rebels arrive at Glasgow Central Station

2nd November 2021

The Red Rebel Brigade, part of Extinction Rebellion (XR), arrived in Glasgow Central Station on 1 November on the London Euston train from various English cities.  The Red Rebels were joined by a group of Scottish XR rebels upon their arrival. The two groups then delivered a solemn and theatrical silent procession around the train ...


UK religious leaders call for climate justice at George Square vigil

2nd November 2021

The vigil aims to call for action, crossing boundaries in religious solidarity to protect and repair the planet. A diverse crowd gathered on George Square at 2pm on on Sunday, made up of religious leaders from a variety of faiths for an hour of prayer for the negotiators at the upcoming COP26 conference. The faith ...


‘The era of injustice is over’: COP26 Coalition held their opening ceremony on Sunday

1st November 2021

Many people from across the movement delivered speeches, criticising governments for their poor action towards helping those worst affected from the climate crisis, including former UofG student Lauren MacDonald. The COP26 Coalition held their opening ceremony at The Landing Hub in Glasgow on Sunday 31 October. They welcoming speakers from across the movement, including indigenous ...


Protesters celebrate Iranian President’s withdrawal from COP26 following calls for his arrest in Scotland

1st November 2021

A protest during the first official day of COP26 celebrated President Raisi’s absence from the conference following a complaint calling for his arrest if he came to the conference. Protesters gathered in George Square early in the morning for the first day of COP26. While much of the attention has been put on the events ...


What’s going on in Glasgow this fortnight?

1st November 2021

A summary of all the events being hosted in Glasgow over COP26. From on-campus events to Extinction Rebellion, we’ve got you covered. With so many events being held over the next fortnight, The Glasgow Guardian has compiled a calendar of events to help keep you up-to-date with what’s going on. Most events are free to ...


Police expect up to 300 additional arrests a day during COP26

31st October 2021

10,000 police are expected to be placed in Glasgow throughout COP26 as arrests are predicted to rise. With COP26 taking place in Glasgow this week and next the police have warned of up to 300 arrests in response to the large number of protests that will take place alongside the conference. It is expected that ...


Subway extends Sunday timetable for duration of COP26

31st October 2021

Subways will begin at 08:00 and run until 22:00 for the next two Sundays while the climate conference takes place in Glasgow. Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has extended the timetable of the Glasgow subway service for the duration of the COP26 summit being held in the city from 31 October to 12 November.  Subways ...


Glasgow binmen strikes back on

31st October 2021

GMB refuse collectors will participate in a walkout from midnight tonight. This afternoon GMB confirmed that the cleansing service in Glasgow City Council will take strike action throughout the first full week of COP26. From midnight tonight, GMB refuse collectors will participate in a walkout, after previously calling the strike action off on Friday.  Unions ...