Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 outrage-driven social media news circus and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
IN THIS episode, Jamieson speaks with Glasgow organiser for the Living Rent Scottish tenants union about the housing crisis, organisational strategies and class politics in Scotland today.
Among a broad range of issues they discuss:
– 1:06 What is the housing crisis, how bad is it, and what is the union doing in response?
– 7:07 How much of Scotland’s new tenants union’s work has involved enforcing existing housing law to the benefit of members, and how the state has sought to protect the law breakers.
– 24:11 What is the relationship between mass street movements, of which there are many, and ‘deep organising’.
– 37:20 Have changes in British capitalism made housing a major focus of class politics today?
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