pic (c) Sian Ifan
20 August 2009 14:05
Balchder Cymru backs MCN in their campaign to reclaim North Wales for motorcyclists.Read the full story http://www.balchdercymru.com/generalnews.htm
Pic thanks Sian and Gethin
Sadly Glyn has passed away 22 August. Well known and respected FWA man, Glyn was defiant till the end
funeral details to follow
Is it wrong to say you enjoyed a funeral? well yesterday I enjoyed a funeral-and i think those that were there will understand what i mean.
in a non religious humanist service Pedr Lewis was remembered with affection, honour, respect and brilliant song. for the first time in years
all 3 verses of "Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau" (land of my fathers) was sung with the chorus getting louder each time.
for a change the focus was on the man himself and what he believed in rather than the general feeling of somberness that goes hand in hand
with a traditional service. The speakers painted a brilliant picture of the man, his cause and his vision for his people, country and for everyone.
he arrived in draped in "Y Ddraig Goch" and was represented by the "Republican tricolor".
I didnt know Pedr as well as some of my friends had known him but I left in no doubt of the man and his cause
We will never have a free Wales until we have a republic,
and you cant be an Internationalist without first being a Nationalist.
thank you to the organisers and those that cared for him and thank you to the speakers!
"Fe Ddaw Ein Dydd" - Er Cof Pedr Lewis
A Phillips 1/8/2009
source - Gethin! (diolch)
Er cof Pedr Lewis- Taken from "Welsh patriot" blog
I have included the text in its entirety as i think Gethin has said it as it is!
Given the sad state of Welsh Republicanism, at present virtually non - existant or worse no more than confused blatherings of politically bewildered knee jerk super patriots, usually of the Confused Rali Cilmeri Kind, or worse totally 'Retro Romantic Republicans' of the Cymru Rydd kind, if it still exists? I suggest that an even greater tribute to Pedr's memory would be to establish a Pedr Lewis Welsh Republican Club with purpose of discussing and debating what should needs be true Welsh Republican Philosophy and Principles in theory and practise. If any one out there is keen on such suggestion, I shall be quite happy to post up information on any developments in this direction, here in this blog.
BC and Peoples Council Of North Wales Chairman A phillips will be one of many guest speakers after the parade through Liverpool this weekend (25/07/09) to honor the great man.
"Remembering Larkin Saturday 25th July 09" (following taken from the event flyer)
The James Larkin Society are organising a march and rally to celebrate the great legacy left to us by liverpool irish Socialist
BIG JIM LARKIN. Larkin was one of the greatest ever treads union leaders both in Liverpool and in Ireland, and dedicated
his life to improving terms and conditions for the working class.
People like Larkin should always be remembered.
The march will begin near Larkin's birthplace at the corner of Combermere st and Park Rd Liverpool 8 at 1pm
We will march to a venue in town.
The parade will be led by the Liverpool Irish Patriots Flute Band and there will be guest speakers.
We are hoping for a large turnout with trade union flags and banners
UNITY IS STRENGTH
Dennis Coslett Rememberance service
Llangenech Cemetery Sat 23rd May 2pm all patriots welcome
Come and show your support for one of our National Heroes
Remember these- "CYMRU 1400"?? Thought they had gone away?? Think again...Click here http://cleddau.webs.com
See the dedicated Martyrs page -
and by the way- we have deleted a load of stuff and pages from this site-and we are still maxed out on file web space apparently so we will continue to build elswhere and link in, its not the tidyest way but should work
A phillips 23 April
First bit of new news----
Chair Paul Edwards is moving aside for a while and i will be taking the lead until the next BC meeting (after the Abergele rememberance march) where a new leadership will be voted in.
BC is to be involved in various campaigns around Cymru from this spring and will start with assisting and throwing our full weight behind the Newly Formed "Peoples Council of North Wales" a test bed of peoples collectives brought together to fight the collonisation of our land by our greedy neighbour!
the "Right to be Welsh" web site run by the "peoples Council of North Wales" is now up and running - go and have a look http://righttobewelsh.com/
BC is supporting this movement!
Adam Phillips April 20 2009
Flintshire Brit queen loving Ex leader now wants to weaken Flintshires identity with a "Plantation" project http://www.balchdercymru.com/notadrop.htm
Balchder Cymru Spokesman Adam Phillips gave his views on the Housing issue for the BBC in the run up to the Assembly elections in May
The Interview went out on the Air 25th April heavily Edited.
The question was "what do you think about affordable housing in your area and in general from the Political Party point of view.
The answers given went on to outline the need for "Affordable houses" but for locals only and a build for need policy, A housing policy or law that imposed sanctions on incomers from other countries and criteria for incomers similar to those that apply in other "Democratic" countries like the Isle of Mann and Australia. The fact that developers are made to build 20 percent of their houses affordable just means that the 20 percent just get snapped up even quicker by our neighbours.
Like we said 95% of this was cut - and only the fact that he and the other locals will not be able to afford houses in their own area due high prices got out.
but what do we do now - MOVE ON AND KEEP PLUGGING AWAY!
The Ap with the BBC
www.homes4locals.com check it out!
Two balchder Cymru members were interviwed by the BBC for Radio Cymru in relation the the housing crisis facing the people of Wales.
The Interviewers simply stated that they are priced out of the housing market by greedy property develpoers who are building "Luxury houses" for the incomer market.
even one bedroon appartments are up to £170,000 in Llangollen now.
As soon as we have an idea when its aired - we will post on here
Wales 'building blocks' are in place
Feb 12 2007
Martin Shipton, Western Mail
ONE of Wales's most distinguished historians has asserted that the country is on its way to becoming a "nation state"...........
With early 21st century Wales in possession of the characteristics of a fledgling nation state, the framework existed within which a consciousness of Welsh citizenship could be fostered."
Dr Davies goes on to describe how Wales has gained increasing international recognition as a country in its own right.........read on...http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/tm_headline=wales--building-blocks--are-in-place%26method=full%26objectid=18609435%26siteid=50082-name_page.html
Welsh firmly back Britain's Union
Nearly 70% of people in Wales said they wanted to keep the Union as it is with 20% being in favour of independence.
The BBC Wales/Newsnight poll found 48% thought Wales would lose financially by splitting from England and Scotland whilst 14% believed it would benefit.
Wales can't say no to N-stations http://www.balchdercymru.com/generalnews.htm
THIS IS WHAT YOU SAY TO ANYONE WHO ASKS WHY WE WANT SELF DETERMINATION!
A Smart (sorry!!!!) way to plug the site and raise awareness of the issues we face today
The finished article!
John from Fairway-design at work http://www.fairway-design.co.uk/
8000 new homes to be built in Flintshire
We are already showing signs of overpopulation!
Locals can't get homes , new ones are snapped up instantly by outsiders
Our services are already stretched
The cultural and National identity of the county is at risk
Environmental impact will be massive
more to follow on this issue soon...............
The King with no clothes
Someone posted me some ideas and subjects for discussion- i believe he has a point and therefore give this subject the prime spot on this site!
Anyone remember the story? well basically to cut a long story short......the kings tailor manages to convince him that his birthday suit is the best thing since sliced bread, and he believes it-and as he's prancing round with no clothes on telling everybody that he is the best dressed chap in town-the people think hes lost it but no one tells him otherwise-
So what relevance to us???? -"Y Senedd" literaly means "The Parliament" and our assembly ministers are convincing themselves that they are going to work in "Y Senedd" for real.
Well this means that they have given up on further goals, The people are falling for it to - It was bad enough with the old Assembly-Joe bloggs thought we had a Parliament and now we have one in name.
I urge you to bring this subject up wherever you can in all forms of media- Our people and Politicians believe they have a Parliament - lets put them straight!
Lions Of our long lost Proud Royal families
Dragon of our Nation
Eagle of Freedom
Black for our Heroes
We wish to accnowledge and thank mr John H Marshall for designing the Balchder Cymru logo
buy the collectors badgehttp://www.balchdercymru.com/shop.htm
DIOLCH YN FAWR - BIG THANK YOU
to those that helped make the "HOPE IV" event a big success there were people from every corner of our country and even representatives from the Irish community in Scotland.
Bigger and better for next year!
SAD 18 CHWEFROR / SAT 18th FEBRUARY
M Rh C
Our symbol of freedom -
The White Eagle of Snowdon (or Eryri to give its Cymru name) is as symbolic to the Cymru as the mountain that takes its name from the Eagles themselves.
Legend says that when the Eagles fly high the Cymru will prosper.
When they fly low we will suffer.
Others say that as far back as Roman times our people scratched the symbol of an eagle onto rock faces to warn of the presence of the enemy.