Glyndŵr Day Welsh Independence Rally, Cardiff

indymamYesCymru Cardiff will be holding a street rally in Cardiff today (Saturday 17th of September) to celebrate Glyndŵr Day.  The rally will start at midday, with Gwynoro Jones, Neil McEvoy and Sandra Clubb amongst the speakers. 

The Yes Cymru movement believes that independence for Wales is the only way to secure a prosperous future for the people of Wales. The movement believes that Westminster cannot be relied upon to deliver fairness and respect to Wales.

Sandra Clubb is one of the organisers.  Originally from England, this is the first time that Sandra has been active in the independence movement.  You can follow her blog here Sandra said:

“A better future for Wales is possible, and the only way to secure that future is through independence.  Westminster has proved time and time again that it does not have Wales’ best interests at heart.  Just this week the majority of our own Mps voted against devolving powers over policing, criminal justice and energy generation over 350 MW to Wales.”

“In order to build this future it is important that the movement for independence is diverse and inclusive – I’ll be speaking at the rally about what women can bring to the campaign, as well as how independence will benefit gender equality and women’s rights.”

Welsh Independence Rallies, Cardiff & Caernarfon, 2 July 2016

cymraegYes Cymru will be supporting two pro-independence rallies held this Saturday, 2 July 2016.Yes Cymru Annibyniaeth IndependenceYes Cymru has always held true to the principle that Wales should be an independent nation. Our aim is to respond positively to the climate of uncertainty created by the recent referendum. We must show that the people of Wales are braver than our politicians and that Welsh independence is ours to achieve. Continue reading

A vision for an independent Wales – YesCymru Launch

YesCymru’s aim is to gain independence for Wales to improve the way our country is governed. Many are talking about UK independence from the European Union, and about Scottish independence, but what about Wales?

The recent Daily Mail headline asked “Who Will Speak for England?”. With Scottish independence all but inevitable, the question for us when such momentous changes are taking place is “Who will speak for Wales?”.

YesCymru has been open to members since the beginning of the year. The official launch will be held at 2.00pm on the 20th February 2016 followed by our first AGM, at The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff. Click here for the event on Facebook.

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Yes Cymru Rally and Launch – 20 February 2016

Rali_Lansiad_YesCymruYesCymru is a new movement in Wales. We will be holding our first ever AGM on 20th February 2016 at the Old Library (Yr Hen Lyfrgell) The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1BH.

Before the AGM, we will hold an indoor rally, also at the Old Library.

2pm – Yes Cymru Rally + Launch

Liz Castro
– Author, Publisher, and Executive Committee member of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) responsible for International Affairs.
John Dixon – Former Chair of Plaid Cymru and a keen blogger on several issues including Welsh Independence. He has spent most of his life working in IT.
Shona McAlpine – has been instrumental in establishing and campaigning for a number of organisations supporting Scottish independence over the past decade.

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Wales Supporting Catalan Independence

catalonia-cymrfEvents are currently being held worldwide in support of the Catalan right to democratically vote for independence.

The events this year are of huge significance, as they lead up to the Diada (Catalan national day) on Sunday 11 September when a huge rally, the Via Lliure, will be held in Barcelona and then the watershed Catalan election on the 27th of September when a united list of pro independence parties will use the election as a mandate to actively achieve independence.

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Ray Davies : Tribute

It is with great sadness that Yes Cymru hears of the passing of our comrade and supporter, Ray Davies, who died yesterday following a short illness. We send our heartfelt condolences to his many friends and family members, many of whom will be still recovering from the deaths in recent weeks of Ray’s brother, and in January, the death of Ray’s son Mark, in what must be a devastating few months for them.

Labour councillor Ray Davies was a legendary figure in politics in Caerphilly and in Wales, but his scope stretched far beyond the  local and national, to pursue the cause of peace and justice universally; representing not only his local constituents, but the very best of the socialist tradition of the South Wales valleys, and its internationalist vision. He spent his life campaigning for an endless number of causes, but all informed by a deep-rooted socialism that refused to break whilst others bent to accommodate the modernising requirements dictated by the powerful and super-rich.

The tributes paid to Ray Davies following his sudden passing will be numerous and heartfelt, but Yes Cymru would like to pay particular tribute to Ray’s support for the cause of Welsh freedom; to his insistence that greater freedom for Wales, as for Scotland, meant a greater prospect of securing socialism and justice for our people. Ray was not a party political tribalist, and was willing to work with others interested in pursuing socialism in a Welsh context, and he was a regular at various Welsh republican events, where he rubbed shoulders and found common cause with Welsh patriots sick of Wales’s domination and exploitation under London-rule.

Ray spoke excellently at Yes Cymru’s September 2014 rally in Cardiff Bay, in support of a ‘yes’ vote in the Scottish referendum on independence. He turned up again this April, along with Côr Cochion Caerdydd, to once again fly the flag for Home Rule for Wales. His passing away on the day of the 2015 British General Election, yet another occasion when the people of Wales failed to receive the government that they voted for, offers us a rare opportunity to invite the Labour party in Wales, and its supporters, a chance to reflect.

During his excellent September speech for Yes Cymru, Ray Davies commented that the possibility of Scottish freedom represented a ‘beacon of light on the horizon’, including the very obvious implications this had for pursuing socialism in a Welsh context. We can think of no better description with which to describe Ray himself, and we invite others, across the political spectrum in Wales, to pay the best possibly tribute to his memory, and to follow Ray’s example.

Leon Russell

One of South Wales’ most colourful councillors Ray Davies dies aged 85