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Reflections on COP26 protest art: Darren Cullen’s Hell Bus

24th December 2021

Jeevan Farthing reflects back on Cullen’s satirical protest piece, which criticized the greenwashing of Shell in the form of a “Hell Bus” during COP26. *This artwork was installed during COP26 and ran until 13 November*  Parked incongruously at the back end of The Glasgow School of Art is the Hell Bus. It is the creation ...


Why GULGBTQ+ are protesting the BBC

22nd November 2021

Members of the GULGBTQ+ society discuss how the BBC’s actions towards the trans community promote the growing transphobia that is prevalent throughout the UK. Transphobia is ubiquitous and it is intensifying. It pervades our parliament, our National Health Service and increasingly our media, too. Our public service broadcaster, the BBC, is furthering an orchestrated moral ...


100,000 people take to the streets of Glasgow to protest COP26

13th November 2021

Glasgow’s biggest protest unites diverse groups to fight for climate justice. As part of the COP26 Coalition’s Global Day of Action on Saturday 6 November, approximately 100,000 people took part in the Justice March from Kelvingrove Park to Glasgow Green to have their voices heard about the COP26 climate summit. The protest was diverse in ...


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 ...


Extinction Rebellion activists arrested as protests intensify

4th November 2021

Four arrested and hundreds more trapped in police kettle for hours at XR protest. At least four members of the environmental activism group, Extinction Rebellion (XR) were arrested today after protests broke out in the city centre.  The four activists reportedly tried to force their way into the SSE energy company offices, and were subsequently ...


Protest in Kelvingrove Park while world leaders dine in Kelvingrove Art Gallery

3rd November 2021

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to protestors who expressed their anger at politicians from across the world taking part in COP26. Protestors and Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists gathered in Kelvingrove Park on the evening of 1 November to urge world leaders to take action against the climate crisis, whilst the leaders themselves dined at a banquet ...


Multiple demonstrations took to Glasgow’s George Square on Saturday

6th September 2021

From Glasgow’s Pride to the Irish Republican march to the anti-vaccine protest, Glasgow’s streets were packed Saturday 4 September was a busy day for Glasgow, with the city centre hosting three demonstrations. Glasgow’s Pride was organised by Mardi Gla to start at Festival Park, whilst the Friends of Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association started their ...


‘Ice Clean’: The Kraken’s ice cream protest comes to Glasgow

20th August 2021

The Kraken-PADI AWARE partnership aims to emphasise the impact of UK beach litter on the environment to staycationers This Saturday 21 August, The Kraken Rum, in partnership with ocean conservation charity PADI AWARE, is giving away a new “protest” ice cream across Glasgow in an attempt to raise awareness amongst holidaymakers about the impact of ...


Buchanan Street protest condemns government response to the Afghanistan crisis

20th August 2021

Local MSPs and activists took to the streets to call for a greater government response following the events in Afghanistan A Buchanan Street protest was one of many held around the country by the anti-war movement, following the Taliban takeover of Kabul earlier in the week. All took place on Wednesday 18 August, as the ...