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ABERDEEN CND

 

Hiroshima Day Commemoration

On the 5th August Marlyn Glenn, MSP and Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Nuclear Disarmament, visited the group to discuss perspectives from the Parliamentary viewpoint. On the 6th August members and supporters commemorated the people who died in the nuclear bomb blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki by constructing 200 peace lanterns lit by tea-lights. Each paper lantern represented 1,000 people killed in the unnecessary holocaust. Around 25 members of the Aberdeen branch together with some onlookers, watched as the lights bobbed serenely down the river Dee and under the George VI Bridge. Hilda Meers who is 82 and has been an active campaigner against nuclear weapons since the 1960s, read out a poignant poem. She said afterwards: “I’m thrilled with the amount of people here.”

Aberdeen City Council and the Nuclear Free Local Authorities

Aberdeen CND is running an ongoing campaign for the City Council to rejoin NLFA. Members and supporters are lobbying their local councillors and we are collecting signatures at our stalls for a supporting petition.

Other planned events in Aberdeen

Aberdeen CND is also planning to:

  • Have a profile at the University Freshers’ Fayre

  • Organise a meeting on the campus jointly with Aberdeen Stop the War Coalition around the theme of “Empire and the Bomb”.

  • Send a team with our new banner to the Big Blockade at Faslane on 1st October.

  • Hold a “Winter Solstice Festival of Peace” in the form of a social event on Sat 22nd December, possibly on the beach with fire lanterns, weather permitting.

The Aberdeen CND branch meets at the Belmont Cinema cafe on the second Monday of every month from 6.30pm. More information is available on our website:

www.aberdeencnd.co.uk

Mike Martin

 

 

 
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