Elements of organising: housing struggle in Glasgow 1945 - today
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Castlemilk: Gizza Hoose!
Affordable, decent public housing for all has been a key area of struggle for the working class in Glasgow for over 100 years. While the Clydeside rent strikes of 1915 are a crucial moment in this history, lesser-known struggles post-1945 provide important tactical and political lessons for housing campaigners today.
This WEA / LR workshop series has been building a timeline of these struggles through text, image and discussion, focusing on a different housing struggle each time:
1946 - 1949: Glasgow squatter's movement
1952: Merrylee campaign against sell off of council houses
1958: Arden all-Scotland rent strike
1970s: 'The damp monster' Gorbals rent strike
This week's workshop takes us up to the Castlemilk 'Gizza Hoose' campaign of 1983. One of the key figures in the struggle - Jeanette McGinn - sadly passed away last week, and this workshop is dedicated to her memory.
All welcome to join! Reading is provided in the links below.
This workshop is funded by the Workers Educational Association (Scotland).