Hiroshima: 70 years since USA used the first Nuclear Weapon

Civic reception by Glasgow City Council for CND on 70th  anniversary on the first use of Nuclear Weapons on a human population: the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Provost Sadie Docherty – Welcome

Reply by Dr Alan MacKinnon from Scottish CND

Reading of Japanese survivor’s account – Chris Dolan

Organised by Glasgow CND.
http://www.banthebomb.org/

Imperialism in Ukraine & Venezuela

The construction of anti-socialist NATO & the EU Capitalist club have seen mighty forces arrayed to frustrate any opposition to Western-based capitalist dominance across the world.

Control over world resources & markets is seen as paramount to the old Capitalist order of Western Europe & the United States of America.

The Middle East: Arab Spring or New Era of Intervention & War?

Filmed in March 2012 - at a time when Western NATO nations & media were focusing on challenging certain governments, whilst hypocritically helping protect some of the most corrupt & dictatorial governments in the region - simply because they were deemed to be pro-NATO already.

What are the forces at large in the region? What does it mean for the future of people in the Middle east, and are we seeing an era of our Western nations engaging in yet more war & bloodshed? 

WW1 - Whose War was It?

Tam Kirby: musician, People's Assembly Scottish Executive member & member of the National Executive Committee of the British Communist Party, comes to Glasgow to present his talk on the Imperialist nature of the "Great War" or World War 1 - claimed to be "the war to end all wars".

Palestine

Theresa McDermott from the Free Gaza Campaign and Kenny Coyle from the Communist Party.

Recorded Friday 5th September 2014, Glasgow, Scotland at a Communist Party public meeting.

The Spanish Civil War & International Brigades

Young men from across Britain, many who were Communists or sympathetic to their cause, left relative safety at home to go and fight for the Republican Government of Spain who were being attacked by Franco's Fascist forces.
They formed International Brigades (Brigadas Internacionales) and fought heroically, aided by material support by the Soviet Union, who stepped in once it was clear that Fascist Germany and Italy were arming and enabling Franco.

Memoirs of a Militant - Kevin Halpin

One of Britain's leading communists, Kevin Halpin has been a fighter all his life.
As a child in Preston, he fought the poverty that saw his grandmother die in the workhouse. After the death of his mother, seven-year-old Kevin fought an increasingly harsh father. At school, he fought the teachers who dished out six of the best for questioning religion, and in the streets, he was a champion scrapper.

Syria, Imperialism & the Middle East

Kenny Coyle takes us through the issues of the war raging in Syria and how the Left in Britain should be fighting the cause of anti-Imperialism in the Middle East, and that we the West have been intervening for far too long. 

Also the Morning Star featured a number of articles by Kenny on this topic, entitled: