Thursday, 30 July 2015

Join the Aberdeen Hiroshima Memorial on 6th August on the River Dee

Aberdeen and District CND will be hosting this years Hiroshima Memorial on Thursday August 6th. The Hiroshima Memorial takes place at 8.30pm at the Fishermans Hut on the River Dee in between Duthie Park and the Bridge of Dee. All are welcome to attend.

Jonathan Russell, Chair of Aberdeen and District CND said, "We have speakers, poetry and songs and following a minutes silence we will release 200 lanterns down the River Dee in comemoration of the people who died following the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago.

"This is a very special event and you are welcome along."

Click here for more information

Hope to see you there

Monday, 20 July 2015

Sign up to fight the Tory Govenment's attack on unions

On 17th July the government unveiled the Trade Union Bill and ATUC members will have seen and heard Tories taking to the airwaves to denounce trade unionists.

The bill is the biggest attack on trade unions in decades. Sign-up to Unions Together's 'Fight the Bill'  at

Melanie Bartlett, Campaigns Co-ordinator at Unions Together warned, "The text of the bill is a carefully crafted and chilling attempt to undermine the basis of trade unionism.  
"We need to stand together to stop this bill which represents an attack on both our human and democratic right to organise collectively.
"The Tories want to restrict our ability to protect our member’s terms and conditions at work, limit our ability to strike and restrict our ability to campaign on the political issues which matter.
"The right to strike is made significantly harder, other agency workers drafted in to make legitimate strike action redundant, attempts to criminalise pickets and reduce our political campaigning funds.

"Trade union laws in Britain are already outside international convention standards and this bill will take Britain far away from the democratic tradition."

Sign up today to join the campaign to fightback against this unfair, unnecessary and undemocratic law

Max Blumenthal - the 51 Day War - will speak in Aberdeen during the anniversary of the Gaza massacre

Max Blumenthal, the author of "The 51 Day War" will speak in Aberdeen on Wed 5th August at 7.30pm in the Unite Offices, 42-44King Street, as part of his Scottish speaking tour taking place during the anniversary of Gaza massacres.
Please get along if you can. It promises to be a very interesting event.

Click here for more information on the Facebook page.

The ATUC has condemned the killing and devastation of Gaza last year, which was carried out using both indiscriminate and carefully targeted bombing and shelling.

Max Blumenthal managed to enter Gaza during the assault, and the immediacy of his reports, his interviews with Palestinian survivors inside the killing zone, makes for compelling reading. In marked contrast to all mainstream UK media, the author contextualises the events he reports.

Read the book review - The 51 Day War - The 51 Day War