In Tribute and Remembrance of the Post 1282/3/4 Conquest 'Colonial Underclass', many of whom continued Welsh Resistence as Outlaws - 'Adar y Greim'. Following they the 'Barefoot Welsh Doggis'- Glyndwr's Peasant Army who the Wars end with their families became 'Y Gwerin Owain'. To Post 1536 'Banditti Cambria', Common Land Squatters and Small holders who fought against enclosures and famine in Corn Riots. a tribute to this tradition of Popular Protest and Struggle continued to this day.
Friday, 20 May 2011
FROM OGC: MYNYDD HYDDGEN/NANT Y MOCH WIND TURBINES SHALL NOT PASS! A Look into the future and how a major protest is probable?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
MYNYDD HYDDGEN/NANT Y MOCH WIND TURBINES SHALL NOT PASS! A Look into the future and how a major protest is probable?
See below: Our Tarian Glyndŵr photo story of our '16 Medi Dydd Glyndŵr Day of Action' at the entrance to Swansea Docks. Such could be viewed as a symbolic gesture but that was not the only purpose. The main purpose of the action was to reconnoiter and suss out logistics for future minor and major protests for now that we know that turbines are being imported into Wales via the docks and then systematically moved out to various windmill plantation sites throughout the land, we suggest that picket protests should be organised for whenever such occurs. We will support such but feel it is up to the locally concerned Anti - Windmill Groups to call for such action. If however the Hyddgen/Nantymoch plantation gets the go ahead and Turbines start to be moved in from Swansea docks to that site, we will take a lead role in calling for national protest from Swansea to Hyddgen/Nantymoch. However, until that time, we will await on any one's call to action as and when and where ever such is needed?
So,what was achieved by our 'Day of Action'? Well, in the main, we displayed that we are prepared to protest but also, photos we took (see below) show the way in to the docks off Fabian Way. Look out for the McDonalds on the left whilst the Docks is to the right on the mini roundabout. Photos also illustrate that there is plenty of space along the side of the roadway to the Docks for 100's of demonstrators to line up with placards plus loads of fences to hang banners on with slogans. Hopefully, others have started to go out and look out for good protest picket, banners and placard locations en route to Hyddgen.
In medieval times a flag turned up side down signified surrender or death or both, thus I conclude by saying NO SURRENDER! The TURBINES SHALL NOT PASS! But please, this stand can only work if all groups and individuals take our proposal serious - and in haste. We detect that there much individual action but not group solidarity action going on when unity and solidarity must be the order of the day, Devided You Fall - United We Stand! If one united movement is an impossibility, could not, at the least, a central national liaision and coordination council be established? along with one blog/website by which info may be passed on. Such is important and needs to be done with much urgency as we are getting e-mails from dozens of anti - windmill sources on a daily basis, and if, as us, people are involved in much else, then the windmill info may go by unread or put on a shelf, even accidently deleted. It is in everyone's interest that such a council or an activist who can be counted on, or, anti windmill groups on a rotating responsibility ''takes charge'' of info sort out and distribution.
Please accept this advice with the best interest of all Anti - Windmill campaigners at heart. Last but not least, face reality that, sooner or later, there will be needed volunteers prepared to carry out non - violant direct action as in the form of passive resistance such as 'sit downs' or 'sit ins' so, the matter of support groups need to be considered to support activists, pay fines or whatever, but most of all, please remember, standing alone is no option, as those against us will pick you off 'one by one'.
TO FOLLOW INFO ON OTHER E.G. ANTI - WIND TURBINE ACTIONS. . . . Siân.