24 April 2016
WELSH TRIBUTE TO EXECUTED 1916 IRISH EASTER RISING LEADERS AT THE WELSH 'COLONIAL' OFFICE, CARDIFF 3 - 12 MAY 2016 (Maybe Welsh Republican Resurgence Rally 15 May, same location. Foward a Welsh Republican Movement III?) YMLAEN I'R WERINIAETH!
Much water since under the bridge all to be written up in our book BAMN CYMRU, now, only a blog but to be published in the not too distant future which will also put the record straight not least regards a present day 'Back Stabbing' Pathetic Fringe of fb Fusiliers and the annual rally of 'Cilmeri Cream Crackers' et al.
Whatever, the 1966 venture to Dublin inspired many of us Patriots on our return to Wales to engage in a radical liberation struggle 'ADFYWIAD GWLADGAROL', nothing to do with Plaid Cymru 'Home Rule' campaigning nor the Cultural Nationalism of CyIG. I with Toni Lewis founded the Patriotic Front and engaged eventually in the main the Anti - Investiture struggle (with our Rali Cilmeri as a platform) for which we were arrested and imprisoned in 1969. Politically back in the day we were inspired by Welsh Republicans of WRM I as Cliff Bere and Pedr Lewis RIP also radical Nationalists as Trefor Morgan RIP and Emrys Roberts et al. However, what made me more a 'Socialist Republican' was my exile in Dublin in the early 'Seventies' and thus when I returned to Wales with my Brother we set up the Welsh Socialist Vanguard and with Viv Pugh founded the annual 1831 Commemoration. Later the WSV would with Ian Bone and the Haines Brothers make way for Cymru Goch I to advance a more Socialist struggle within a Nationalist environment, this did not come too much beyond muting setting up of a Plaid Gwerin Cymru with Idwal Dyer. But the most affirmative acheivement was the establishment of Cofiwn and the signifigant legacy it left on it's demise including Rali Cilmeri prior to it's decline as a radical nationalist platform.
Though today I recognise that as a mistake and well past it's sell by date if a real radical republcanism is to be ever advanced again as WRM III.
This and much else was affirmed by my recent journey to Dublin for the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising:
Regards suggested Welsh Republican Resurgent/Revival Rally on the 15th May, if to go head? I suggest informal discussions are held in Tafarn Cayo >
between 3 - 12 May to decide if to go for it or not? Speakers decided upon I suggest those who have been involved in past Republican Movements as Gareth ap Sion, Gareth Westacott and Tim Richards et al? As well why not Guest Speakers as Alan Jones of the Great Unrest and Robert ap Steffan of YESCYMRU and Geoff Ifans of 'Hawliau'. As for myself I cannot attend any of above due to other engagements and thus will with Sian carry out our contribution on the 1st May as representing 'YSBRYD COFIWN' and EMBASSY GLYNDWR also out activist campaiging platforms of:
Sian and Gethin.