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Solidarity (Scotland), is a political party, founded in 2006, by former Scottish Socialist Party MSPs, Tommy Sheridan and Rosemary Byrne.

A branch in Aberdeen was founded in 2015 and has stood in local city council elections.

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The Aberdeen Anarchist Festival will be held online on the 21st and the 22nd of November 2020.

All events will take place on Zoom. For more information including registration details see –

https://www.facebook.com/AAnarchists/

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Image based on Rosemount Square, designed by the City Architects in 1938 and completed in 1945. The great arch recalls the Karl Marx-Hof in Vienna. The allegorical figure of Wind sculpture is by Thomas Huxley-Jones who was Head of the Department of Sculpture at Gray’s School of Art.

To read more about Rosemount Square see this article from Mark Chalmers – https://www.urbanrealm.com/blogs/index.php/2011/07/06/rosemount-square-aberdeen-modernism-in-granite?blog=16

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Big thanks to Violet Kat for the artwork!

Amongst the various local groups there are very few lists of members that have survived. One very interesting example is the Clarion Club. See more about the Club here – https://aberdeenprotest.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/aberdeen-clarion-club-2/

I have keyed up the available lists of officers and members from the Club minute books and added a document to the Resources section of the website:

https://aberdeenprotest.wordpress.com/resources-2/

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Collection of pamphlets from The Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist), 1970s.

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Collection of anarchist/libertarian socialist journals and pamphlets including Solidarity Scotland, Anarchist Workers Association, Libertarian Struggle (Organisation of Revolutionary Anarchists), Black Flag (Anarchist Black Cross), Anarchist Youth and The Anarchist (1960s – 1970s).

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Collection of pamphlets and journals from various groups: Socialist Information and Research Bureau, Proletarian School, International Marxist Group Scotland, Communist Organisation in the British Isles (editorial contact in Edinburgh), Scottish Socialist, Scottish Socialist Society, Scottish Socialist Movement and Scottish Socialist Alliance (1910s – 1990s).

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Collection of journals from Workers’ Party of Scotland (Marxist-Leninist), 1960s – 1970s.

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Collection of Communist Party, Scottish Committee, pamphlets and journals from the 1930s – 1980s.

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Collection of material relating to the Socialist Workers Party (1970s – 1990s).

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