Campaigning Against an Old Conquest and a New Conquest of Wales by Means of Cheque Book Neo Colonialism in all it's forms inc that of Global Corporate and Green Imperialist Windmill Master Robber Barons, Speculative 'Sustainable' Spivs and Enviromentalist Carpet Baggers Advancing Eco Colonialism.
A 16th Century View Of The Land Grabbing Lords of the Land.
'Being oppressive and detestable;
scorning God and his commanments;
harrassing the weak for his land and welfare,
and behaving with abundant arrogance'.
Sion Brwynog who in1597wrote in reference to the
Forest of Snowdon Controversy:
'Trech Gwlad Nag Arglwydd'
(Adopted by Keir Hardie in his Aberdare/Merthyr 1900 Election Campaign.)
The Small Holders and landless Peasantry of Cwmwd Caeo made this their call in resistance to Gentry enclosues of their Common Land. the same Cwmwd Caeo where Gruffydd ap Rhys and his Young Wife Princes Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd ap Cynan with a small band of followers made their hide out from which to launch the great War of 1136 against then 'Anglo - Norman Robber Barons - the 'Conquistadores' of older times. The same Cwmwd Caeo of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan and sons who fought for freedom with Owain Glyndwr, Llywelyn being brutally executed in Llandovery Market Square for refusing to inform to the English King, the whereabouts of his sons. Let their sacrifices in struggles forLand and Libertyinspire us to continue the struggles of they and later generations of ‘People of the Pitcfork’ who fought against enclosures and later those farmers and Small Holders who fought in the great Tithe Wars 1886 – 88 for their Land Rights free of Economic Robbery by the Anglican Church of Anglo – Norman Conquest and Tudor Protestant Reformation.
Before these times, there was the age of the medival Anglo – Norman Robber Barons war of conquest and Colonisation complete with ethnic cleansing and with it creation of an ‘Apartheid’ system of ‘Englishry’ and ‘Welshry’, created as a weapon of Social – Economic colonialism which made it possible for the ‘Conquistadoes’ and the settlers that came with them from England, Flanders and else where to seize the best of our land whilst forcing the native Cymry into the margins of marsh and heathland of uplands as Mynydd y Betws and Mynydd y Gwair as but two examples of many and much of our land still held by English Aristocrats as much made Possible by the Tudors who as example seized it to give to along with Mynydd y Gwair and many other parts of our land to their English Aristocrat favourites, many of whom still posses it as the Duke of Beaufort on Mynydd y Gwair. Ironically, it was Oliver Cromwell who delived it back to the Welsh but Charles II deliverd it back to the English Lords and thence in part in recent times bought by Mynydd y Betws ‘Commoners’. In recent times along with other Common land that has been enclosedby the ‘New Conquistadores’ over running our land – the 'Windmill Masters' - Renewables Robber Barons.
Other than the ‘Old’ English Robber Barons, there is of course the English Crown itself who following the Conquest of 1282 – 84 made the greatest land grab of all – ‘Our Country’ , Completed by the Tudors in their 1536 Act of Annexation. Much of it is still in their hands in form of Crown Estates as recent one possessed being Swansea ‘Liberty’ Retail Park and of course the older English Crown Estates all over Cymru as at Mynyddoedd Neuadd Goch, Llys Dymper. Llanllwni and Llanfihangly Rhos-y-Corn . Where else, maybe part of historic Cefn Du ? Whatever, the English Crown aside there of course also the pressing matter of the Vyrnwy Estate and great sell off by Severn Trent to ? we have yet to be told for sure which makes of this unfinished business to be taken care orf this Mis Medi 2012 again by TARIAN GLYNDWR or mybe 'STRIVELAND CYMRU'. What else needs to concern us?
We recently attempted to luanch a petition for a Wales Land Act via WAG and found we could not and was given a verity of reasons so the reallity is we have a ‘Sham Senedd’ and so called devolved powers but we still do not own our own land or have powers over it. To this I can only say for all those who now cry for Independence to my mind this is meaningless and can only be real if we struggle for Land and Liberty and the first steps in that direction will be in as many Patriots and Welsh People far and wide signing the Wales Land Act Petition:
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That’s the easy bit as the next step gets tougher, if we not make struggle to reposses our land and put it in ownership of our people via native peoples; farmers, small holders and workers via means of long standing tradional rights and thence via community democracy and control. Then Independence and Freedom are meaningless words as are calling for a Welsh Republic, what a ‘Rainbow Republic’ of dreams and not any radical Reality born of a resurgent people seeking to readdress centuries of wrongs and finnish some unfinnished business. Such struggle will be launched ‘Jubille Jamboree’ week I – 7 June 2012 with the March Into The Mountains Initiative in association with an across Cymru poster protest campaign on the aforementioned English Crown Estates and conclude with the occupation of Mynydd y Betws – ‘Stryveland’ on 9th June 2012 also on 10th June 2012 the promotional pre launch of the Cymru y Tir Yn Ol ‘Land and Liberty sponsored ‘Land and Liberty’ ADFEDDIANT –Wales Land act Campaign. Noting that the official Launch will be at a conference in Maenclochog on 14 July 2012 and during evening of the same day at evening time there will be a Land and Liberty – Wales Land Act Rally at the Waldo memorial for reasons of successful Resistance to land Grabbing of Preseli Mountains.
'He kept the Preslau from the Beast'.
To conclude poetically again:
Below couplet, written to remind ofRhyfel y Sais Bach1826and of Siaci Ifan y Gof,
sounding his horn in a call to actionof the time on Mynydd Bach:
Fe dwythwyrd yr udgorn ar ben yr Hebryg Fawr Dach mwy na mil o ddynion ynghyd mewn hanner awr. . The horn was sounded on Hebryg Fawr. More than a 1000 men came together in half an hour.
In view of the fact that our Cymric land is being desecrated by rapacious landlords, hereditary aristocrats, the English Crown and Corporate Utility Companies this Petition demands of the Westminster Parliament and the Welsh Government the restoration of the land, by compulsory purchase, to its rightful owner, the People of Cymru, in order to preserve our heritage, the great beauty of this land and the common right of our people to access and make use of it until perpetuity.
CASE FOR A WLA WITH ABOVE and BELOW ALREADY ON THE ON THE WEB.
Following the complete occupation of Wales by the Anglo Normans in 1282 - 4 and again, in the 1420's following the War of Independence led by the great Welsh Prince Owain Glyndwr, great areas of Welsh land was either taken by the English Crown or 'given' as rewards to English barons for fighting for England in the Welsh Wars.
Ironically this was repeated by the Tudors in the 16th, who were of 'Welsh Descent', One such example being the Dukes of Somerset being given Mynydd y Gwair and much else throughout Southern Wales. This Mountain is now the centre of a major local issue and national campaign as the Somerset Trust intends to establish a Wind Mill Plantation on it.
Apart from the above, much of Welsh land was common land - which meant that the peasantry had the right to build a smallholding on it as well as hunt and fish but, increasingly over the centuries and up to the present, the Gentry and incoming 'New Conquistadores, such as Iron and Slate Masters began to seize this Common Land by means of Enclosure Acts. The issue of Anglican Church ownership was very much addressed in the Welsh Tithe Wars of 1886 - 88 by a National Land League but there is still much unfinished business to be taken care of.
Today, the aforementioned land is still occupied by the English Crown and the descendents of the English barons and, increasingly, by outside 'Utiliy Companies as in the case of the Vyrnwy Estate, It is being extensively plundered of its natural resources, such as water and timber, and is being savagely destroyed by gigantic windfarms. It is our Welsh herital land and we want it returned to the communities and people of Wales through this Wales Land Act.
NB: A Print version of this will soon be made available to be signed on 9th June at the Mynydd y Betws event also packs may be taken away to be signed in supporters own localities.
The Below is intended as back up to above campaign.
I am placing it here so that supporters may see and discuss with each other when and where possible, here in ‘Groups’ or where ever. Please note at the Mynydd y Gwair event of 10 June 2012, there will be ample opportunity to sit around in a ‘Mountain Top Democracy’ to discuss and make suggestions as to changes and additions. If possible bring some typed up contributions so as to make preparatiuon of a penultimate document ready for presentation to the Tresmasiad Founding Conference at Maenclochog on 14 July. This will then be placed on Cymrwch y Tir Yn Ol Blog and in due course on a Tresmasiad Website. Further to be printed along with the Tresmasiad Manifesto as a pamphlet hopefully providing a clear explanation of much and information to back up the campaign.
Wales Land Act Initiative.
WALES LAND ACT CAMPAIGN DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION NOTES FROM
DR MYRON EVANS
There are five or six precedents in the Commons for Land Acts under Gladstone and Balfour. William Ewart Gladstone was four times Prime Minister and there is an 1888 recording on the net of his voice. It is a kindly voice with a Scottish accent - plain Mr. Gladstone, but a powerful reformer. All of Wales is seething with anger at various injustices, notably wind turbines, so Plaid Cymru and Labour had better wake up soon and start representing the People or they will have a wholesale revolution on their hands, People's Councils being set up and so forth. Lloyd-George described the House of Lords of his day as a collection of the unemployed chosen at random. The aristocracy is weak, has no power in the Lords, and will not stand against a Land Act.
Diolch yn fawr, many thanks. The most important power in my opinion is to prohibit absolutely the construction of wind turbines and all works that destroy the unique environment. In this the sovereignty of the Welsh Government is paramount, i.e. no court or power outside Wales will overturn or dissolve the Welsh Land Commission and Land Court in Wales. That includes the Welsh Assembly, the Land Act shall become law by direct referendum of the People of Wales. Secondly the Welsh Land Commission shall have the power to order the dismantling of turbines and all works that may hav been illegally built on land formerly owned by absentee landlords. Thirdly the former absentee landlords responsible for turbines shall be fined heavily for damage to the land, and / or ordered to restore it to good condition. Fourthly the former landlords shall be fined heavily for failing to keep the land in good order. The land thus acquired for the People of Wales shall be safegaurded in perpetuity in an extended national park system covering a large percentage of the areas of great beauty in Wales, that is, ninety percent of Wales. As in the Irish Land Acts and Land Law of the Irish Free State the tenants shall have the option of bying back the land freehold from the Commission, and shall not be tenant holders. There are many other provisions like these, modelled on the Irish Land Acts. The Land Act shall be put to the People of Wales in a referendum. For example extensive and effective provisions to heavily protect land against biker criminals, arsonists and horse riding vandals who stary off bridle paths habitually, provisions for traffic regulation orders, gates, fencing and wiring adn other measures such as closed circuit TV cameras to keep horses on bridle paths at pain of being fined or imprisonment, this will make their habitual trespass a criminal offence for which they may be heavily fined and / or imprisoned. Effective provisions against biker criminals and so on, including long prison sentences with hard labour, and optimally, the destruction of all off road motor bikes in Wales. Many other badly needed provisions.
The most important power in my opinion is to prohibit absolutely the construction of wind turbines and all works that destroy the unique environment. In this the sovereignty of the Welsh Government is paramount, i.e. no court or power outside Wales will overturn or dissolve the Welsh Land Commission and Land Court in Wales. That includes the Welsh Assembly, the Land Act shall become law by direct referendum of the People of Wales. Secondly the Welsh Land Commission shall have the power to order the dismantling of turbines and all works that may hav been illegally built on land formerly owned by absentee landlords. Thirdly the former absentee landlords responsible for turbines shall be fined heavily for damage to the land, and / or ordered to restore it to good condition. Fourthly the former landlords shall be fined heavily for failing to keep the land in good order. The land thus acquired for the People of Wales shall be safegaurded in perpetuity in an extended national park system covering a large percentage of the areas of great beauty in Wales, that is, ninety percent of Wales. As in the Irish Land Acts and Land Law of the Irish Free State the tenants shall have the option of bying back the land freehold from the Commission, and shall not be tenant holders. There are many other provisions like these, modelled on the Irish Land Acts. The Land Act shall be put to the People of Wales in a referendum.
NB: Untill 14 July this Initiative will be under the sponsorship promotion of Cymrwch y Tir Yn Ol – ‘Land and Liberty’ Blog also I have set up a ‘Group’ on my fb in ‘Groups’. For ‘Tresmasiad’ for development of the WLA Promotion Platform and ‘Tresmasu’ for development of Campaign Promotion events and activities. After this and the Maenclocog Meeting, an official elected democratic body will take over and establish a Website and fb etc. All to be organised very carefully and seriously, not just another fb? I shall be retiring at this point from ‘Hands On’ involvement but remain a member and activist. But Sian and I need a bit of a break and then we got to get down to a load of O.S. Business as histories and films etc.
NB:I and Sian are also working on basis of a ‘Tresmasiad Manifesto’which all will get to discuss and contribute to before putting to the 14 JulyConference to finalise and then off we go! Go! So please give these documents your serious special supporters attention and make your contributions for D&D.
NB:Gethin Comment, there was a matter on TV of late re confidence tricks re potential 'Affordable Housing' land, this is an economic issue and I think the Cultural Issues aside as per Deffro Ddraig. This could be of concern to the WLA and Tresmasiad/Tresmasu Campaign - Do Look Into I suggest.
Search Land Acts (Europe) and Land Rights (native) also Land and Liberty Struggles (Spain and South America) on Web which could be useful as well:
Land Value Tax for Wales
6 Feb 2012 ... The short debate in the Welsh Assembly is well worth listening do. Mark puts across his argument very clearly and distinctly. The response from ...
14 Mar 2012 ... Continuing the Cymric Consciouness Campaigning of Cofiwn in ... Y BETWS CAMPAIGN AGAINST WINDMILL PLANTATION UPON 'STRYVELAND'. ... I as ' Welsh Remembrancer' will handle the event of Friday at Betws ...
Interesting review of my work in below link, a comment expected from certain quarters but I do not count this as previous full on malicious 'Black Propaganda' which some one, maybe WECTU placed on Wikiapedia (since removed) and as otherwise 'Chinese Whispers' Campaign on the ground aimed undermining my work and efforts of Sian Ifan my fellow 'Welsh Remembrancer'. At moment this new 'Wreckers Work' is running in 'Over Drive' out of a number of 'Dark Corners' with intention of thawrting our 'March Into The Mountains Initiative' and undermining what was once the potential huge success of the 'Save Stryveland Struggle'. Making us having to work even harder to now overcome this devious opposition.Now, go see the two links below.