|Unveiling of the plaque to |
Bob Cooney by Neil Cooney
Brian Carroll of the ATUC said, "Congratulations to Tommy Campbell and all those involved in hosting the International Brigade Memorial Trust AGM in Aberdeen.
"We also owe a big thank you to Aberdeen City Council for hosting a civic reception for AGM delegates on the Friday evening and for providing the venues for all the events that took place over the weekend.
"Aberdeen saw many of its citizens go to Spain to fight fascism during the Spanish Civil War, some of whom died during the conflict. The bloodstained flag which became a shroud for two of the fallen, is displayed in the ATUC office.
The Kirk of St Nicholas held a service dedicated in remembrance of all the International Brigadiers who lost their lives, specifically our Aberdeen comrades who courageously fought the fascists in Spain.
The IBMT AGM weekend was brought to a fitting close by a march led by the stirring music of a pipe band, from St Nicholas Kirk to the Castlegate where a rally was held.
Brian Carroll added, "This was a great weekend which also saw IBMT comrades attend the Scottish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign Demo on the Saturday - a showing of solidarity and support for oppressed peoples that has its roots in what they were in Aberdeen to commemorate."
Video of the march:
|Banners at the unveiling of the plaques|
|Tommy Campbell at the unveiling of |
Bob Cooney's plaque
|The plaque in memory of Brigader Bob Cooney|
|Laura McDonald addresses the rally at the |
Castlegate on behalf of the ATUC
|Delegates to the IBMT AGM join the ATUC to support the SPSC demo|
on 17th October to call for justice, freedom, democracy and peace for Palestine;
to support BDS, isolate Israel and stop occupation and oppression.