Rent strikes: Historical overviews

Chapter in John Couzin’s Radical Glasgow online edition

Very short overview by the Anarchist Federation on

Glasgow Digital Library: Clydeside Rent Strikes 1915-1916


Tenants’ rights and housing today

Queen’s Cross Housing Association Tenants action against rent increases and the bedroom tax. Also see Blog.

Scottish Tenants’ Organisation, representing tenants’ interests and opposing privatisation and de-regulation of social housing.

Glasgow Solidarity Network, an all-volunteer mutual support network using collective direct action to defend tenants and workers’ rights.


Archives and collections

Spirit of Revolt, records from Glasgow’s and Clydeside’s anarchist and libertarian-socialist past and present.

Glasgow Women’s Library


Related projects

Govan’s Hidden Histories, creative projects about Govan’s heritage, women’s roles in protest movements, and the life and work of Isabella Elder. See in particular the ‘Women’s Histories and protests on the Clyde‘ project, developed with local partners and cultural institutions.

Arming All Sides conducted research into the arms trade before, during and after the First World War. The project aimed to compare and contrast the arms trade at the time with it now, in the run up to the First World War Centenary commemorations.



Mary Barbour

Biography in John Couzin’s Radical Glasgow online edition

‘Remember Mary Barbour’ campaign to build memorial in Govan

Helen Crawfurd

A celebration of Helen Crawfurd in comic-book format by artist Lorna Miller

Biography in Glasgow Digital Library