Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Red Salute to Unified Korean Flag at Winter Olympics


Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr welcomes the announcement of a joint hockey team of North and South Korea - we are aware that both North and South Korea marching under the same flag at the Winter Olympics will largely be symbolic - but it is the symbolism we love - it warms the heart and swells the demand for the Unification of the Korean Peninsula.



Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Irish Socialist Republicans were honoured to be invited by Jugendwirderstand to the annual Lenin /Luxemburg /Liebknecht demonstration in Berlin this year.


























Irish Socialist Republicans were honoured to be invited by Jugendwirderstand to the annual Lenin/Luxemburg/Liebknecht demonstration in Berlin this year.

On Saturday 13th January a representative gave a brief run down of the current position of Irish Socialist Republicanism in 2018 before a cultural event which included performances from local Berlin hip hop artists and also performances from activists from Norway and France. The night ended with the singing of the International simultaneously in a number of different languages.

Sunday 14th January saw a well disciplined and organised bloc of revolutionary youth congregate and march in honour of Lenin, Luxemburg and Liebnecht and all revolutionaries who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Half way through the march the bloc was forced to break ranks when German police attacked Kurdish demonstrators who were carrying pictures of Kurdish leaders (something which is illegal in Germany). A number of demonstrators were successfully rescued. As the bloc reorganised the police again tried to antagonize the demonstrators but were successfully repelled.

The bloc remained disciplined until the end of the demonstration where there was a brief rallying speech which finished with the singing of the International.

After the main march had dispersed revolutionary youth reorganised in the Nuekölln area of Berlin and defiantly shouted revolutionary slogans and support for the Palestinian struggle. The demonstration was welcomed positively by locals, some of whom waved flags in support.

Irish Socialist Republicans and Anti-Imperialist Action would like to thank Jugendwirderstand for their invitation and hospitality and also all the other international activists who made it a memorable weekend. We look forward to working together in the future.

Nuekölln is Red! Long live the Reds!


SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/antiimperialistactionireland/posts/1975658625784798.


Roger Torrent set to be next Catalan parliament president'

Friday, 12 January 2018

Catalonia From Political Prisoners to Political Hostages a bad sign for the future




Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr says given the importance of Catalan Self Determination for the future of democracy in Europe we are appalled and disgusted by Spanish Government and Catalan opposition tactics to undermine the popular vote for independence by political hostage taking in the form of the current political prisoners and continued intimidation of pro independence leaders with potential 30 year prison sentences.

Spain is making a mockery of democracy in the heart of Europe and the silence of political forces from the Leftists to the Rightists shows how far they have abandoned the United Nations Right to Self Determination as part of the struggle for Democracy and Socialism.



Monday, 8 January 2018

Interview with leading figure of Catalonia's pro-independence left, Quim Arrufat for discussion and debate


Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr publish these videos with the permission of Counterfire for discussion amongst  the  comrades of Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr at our forthcoming meetings in Carmarthen and Merthyr and Wrexham in February

SOURCE: http://www.counterfire.org/articles/opinion/19373-building-a-republic-from-the-bottom-up-a-view-from-the-catalan-left-interview-with-quim-arrufat