Sunday, 3 November 2013

Friday, 6 September 2013

Un déficit d'enseignants bilangue mais pourqoui?

Rentrée Diwan : un déficit d'enseignants - Je lis souvent que Diwan manque d'enseignants mais il faut dire que la filière ne facilite pas la vie à ceux qui sont prêt a travailler. BAC + 3, niveaux B 1 / 2 Breton, natif des Cornouailles britannique, dix ans d’enseignement à mon actif, je suis très motivé pour travailler comme professeur d'anglais suppléant dans les écoles, collèges et lycées Diwan. Jusqu'à présent Diwan m'a offert un poste de surveillant à presque 100 bornes de chez moi. 

Si Diwan pense que nous devons quitter nos maisons pour suivre une formation à Quimper, puis déménager pour une autre ville en Bretagne pour remplir un poste, sans oublier d'avoir, entre temps, appris le breton et tout ça pour une salaire bas il y a effectivement une problème qui n'est pas prés d'être réglé...

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

La Cornouailles et la Bretagne : Même Combat !

Monday, 20 May 2013

Regional language campaigners denounce France to UNESCO

Regional language campaigners denounce France - Features - Al Jazeera English: Basque, Catalan, Alsatian and Corsican speakers deliver petition to UNESCO in Paris asking for "cultural asylum".

It's worth noting that Frances Jean-luc Mélenchon - the darling of the alternative left in the UK - is as hostile to these linguistic minorities as is Frances far-right Marine le Pen.

The attacks by Mélenchon on projects to protect minority languages and his misrepresentations of language campaigners, and even the languages themselves, leaves nothing to be envied by the far-right. A very small selection of his nonsense can be found here on 7 Seizh (French).

To give you an example of the intolerance within the French state towards its regional languages I've included a map that was published in 2003 in a Geography manual destined for French colleges. The map marks the regions where there is a risk of 'repli identitaire', in other words xenophobia and cultural isolationism.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Nationalia - Parties, organizations call for reunification and autonomy for Brittany

Nationalia - Parties, organizations call for reunification and autonomy for Brittany: Parties, organizations call for reunification and autonomy for Brittany

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Fascist Alert! - The Breton far-right

Below is a list of Breton far-right organisations and websites. These groups have well documented links to fascists and violent criminals from around Europe. 

After careful consideration it has been decided to blog about them here following the logic of the wise adage forewarned is forearmed. Equally I have noted that members of these organisations, posing as simple Celtic patriots on Facebook, have been trying to make contact with Cornish activists. One such individual is Claude Guillemain member of Jeune Bretagne an organisation that has well documented links with the far right in France, Flanders, Italy [1][2] and elsewhere.

As a Cornishman who lives in Brittany, and who speaks both Breton and French, I have discovered the true nature of these groups. It is now hoped that others who follow can benefit from my insights. Paths that are not worth following are here signposted as such. These groups undermine the cause of Breton national recognition and self-determination. Their ideology belongs in a different age so help them become history and steer well clear. 

Kadarn / Adsav youth wing
War Raok (The publication of Adsav) 
Bloc Identitaire Bretagne 
 Breizh Identitaire Facebook
Jeune Bretagne
Breizh Atao
Feiz ha Breizh - Bretagne nous avons foi en tois
 Breizh Novopress 
 L'Idee Bretonne 
Ti Breizh 

So that readers can judge just what these groups stand for and how they are perceived by the Breton movement  then let me give you a few pointers. Most notably Diwan, the Breton language schools by immersion, have made it quite clear that support from the above groups is wholly unwelcome and that they are not wanted at any of Diwan's public events. Jeune Bretagne recently organised a meeting in Brittany inviting various far-right formations one of which was Reposte Laique known for being extremely hostile towards the ratification of the charter for minority languages by the French government. So much for supporting the Breton language then. Finally when one of the leaders of Jeune Bretagne visited the UK his only political engagement was to attend a rally by the English Defence League and claim to be a representative of the French anti-Islam movement. So much for his interest in Celtic solidarity and Breton patriotism. 

For confirmation of what I have claimed you can contact Mebyon Kernow's sister party the Union Démocratique Bretonne. Equally you could ask the Parti Breton, Breizhistance, Celtic League, Ofis ar Brezhoneg or any other Breton organisation.

Other far-right regionalist groupings from around Europe include: Alsace d'abord (Alsace), Ligue du Nord (Nothern Italy), Vague Normande (Normandy), Vlaams Belang (Flanders), Nissa Rebella (Nice), Génération Identitaire (France), Bloc Identitaire (France), Plataforma per Catalunya (Catalonia), Citizens' Union (South Tyrol).

Currently, in the UK, far-right nationalism seems to be reserved to being of the British or English type. NF, BNP, England First, EDL and English Democrats this telling list goes on and on. In Celtic nationalist and English regionalist circles you'd be hard push to find anything of significance. Perhaps the illusive Scotland First or the one man show that is the Cornish Democrats could be mentioned. A hand full of National Anarchists, including the amusingly strange Berrocscir's Banner blog, argue for racially/culturally pure autonomous tribal groups - a recipe for Hill Billy hell if ever there was one - but nothing to compare to France's Bloc Identitaire for the moment.

Again not wanting to give any more publicity to these groups than they deserve the idea is that Cornish activists are forewarned when they venture onto the Internet.

Council of Europe urges more ratifications of Regional or Minority Languages Charter

Council of Europe urges more ratifications of Regional or Minority Languages Charter
Sadly despite the promises made by the socialist presidential candidate François Hollande before the elections the charter for minority languages has not be ratified and the new laws on decentralisation within the French state offer next to nothing to Brittany. 

Yet again it has been made quite clear that national minorities should expect very little from the state-nationalist parties - left, centre or right - based in Paris, London or Madrid.

In the long run there is only one real solution. Independence! Click on the logo and sign the petition if you agree.


Saturday, 2 February 2013

18% of Bretons for independence

From the Celtic League: A popular Breton magazine is at the centre of a controversial debate about the freedom of the French press following the censorship of a front page story by the boss of a well known French newspaper, who owns a share in the publication. 

Read the rest here:  

Thursday, 31 January 2013

For a bilingual TV station in Brittany

Please consider signing the following petition to support our Breton cousins in their campaign to obtain bilingual TV station for Brittany:  

Please leave messages of support from Cornwall.


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