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Stop the Bombing Rally/Ways Forward for Iraq and Syria

PRESS RELEASE

Stop the Bombing Rally/Ways Forward for Iraq and Syria November at 11.30am there will be a rally outside Marks and Spencer’s in Aberdeen to raise concerns about the bombing campaign taking place in Iraq/Syria.

All those speaking at and attending the rally from across the political divide are horrified by the rise of ISIS and do see the need for action to deal with the rise of ISIS however we are united in that we consider that the bombing will in the long-term make the situation worse as more people get killed and much needed infrastructure is destroyed. There is one thing many people in the Middle East hate more than ISIS and that is Western Involvement. Aberdeen and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament will be hosting the event. Jonathan Russell Chair of Aberdeen and District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament stated,’ interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria have all been disastrous leading to broken countries with hundreds of thousands dead and millions in refugee camps. Over the past three years there has been a massive increase in arms sales to the Middle East in particular Saudi Arabia but also Oman and Turkey it is these very countries allies of the West that have funded and armed ISIS and through whom oil has been sold. We need to be starving ISIS of resources, supporting the Iraqi government and Kurds, giving many more resources to refugees and toward rebuilding these failed countries. Bombing by West just feeds this wild frenzy of blood. We need a long term solution to the area this requires negotiation not more bloodshed’

Those speaking at the Rally will be Dame Anne Begg MP, Christian 

Allard MSP, Dr Jill Austin , Brian Carroll Aberdeen Trade Union 

Council and Sean McVeigh Radical Independence Campaign.

For further information contact Jonathan Russell Tel 01224 586435 mobile 07582456233 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aberdeen Peace & Justice Concert

A Peace and Justice Concert to celebrate One World Week

2 pm-5.30 pm, Sunday, 19th October, The Blue  Lamp, Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU

Free event - Donations to CND and WDM

Music, Poetry and Dance performed by local artists from Scotland, India, Nepal, Vietnam, China, Japan, Spain, South America

Bob Marley and John

Lennon Anthems

One World Week aims to bring people together across the world in the cause of Peace and Justice. The event is dedicated to all people suffering injustice worldwide.

For more info contact Jonathan, tel: 01224-586435, email:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Web: http://www.banthebomb.org/

Aberdeeen Hiroshima Day

Hiroshima Memorial Day
Aberdeen CND invites you to mark the 69th anniversary of the first use of nuclear weapons. In August 1945 the US dropped  two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
We will release 200 peace lanterns on the River Dee to commemorate the 200,000 men, women and children who died.
There will also be peace songs, poetry and short contributions from trade unions, community & faith groups, civic leaders and a speaker from the Japanese community. 


Date: Wednesday 6th August, at 8.30pm
Venue:  the Fisherman’s Hut on the River Dee
(by Riverside Drive -  see map overleaf)
For further details see: www.banthebomb.org
or telephone::  Jonathan on 01224-586435

Aberdeen CND: New arms race - Asia-Pacific

Public Meeting: The dangers of a new arms race in the Asia-Pacific region

Time and Date: 6:15pm, Monday, 9th June
Venue: Unite the Union, 42-44 King Street, AB24 2TJ


Obama's 'pivot' to Asia has shifted America's geo-strategic focus to the new realities of power across the world. Our guest speaker, Alan Mackinnon, will examine how this pivot is raising tensions in the region and could trigger a new Cold war with huge regional and global implications.


After the presentation there will be an opportunity for questions and contributions.

 

Aberdeen CND

Aberdeen and District CND meet on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm. The meetings cover planning and business issues and we also hold talks. Over the last year we hosted debates on NATO and Syria. We also send letters of concern to the local Westminster MPs and Holyrood MSPs. We also maintain our own Facebook page.

Each year we hold a Hiroshima Memorial event on the 6th the River Dee (picture) and an International Day of Peace, Music and Poetry night on or close to the 21st
fundraiser (picture of Kirsty Potts). Both these events have grown in strength over the years. We endeavour to raise awareness of these events and other relevant issues with the local press and media.

We link in with national events such as the 2013 SCRAP Trident demonstration and rally and the blockade of Faslane which took place in April. We not only organised a coach but also music and speakers for a rally in Aberdeen. We have a yearly Christmas Party and on January 11th holding a fundraising soup and pudding event at the Aberdeen Quaker Meeting House.

For further information contact Jonathan Russell on 01224-586435 or via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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