Gasland part II film showing – tonight in O’Neils, Cardiff

gasland

 New anti-fracking group, Cardiff Against Fracking Everywhere (CAFE), will be showing ‘Gasland part II’…*TONIGHT*

7pm, Thursday 14th August 2014

Upstairs in ‘O’Neill’s’
20-21 Trinity St
Cardiff CF10 1BH

Followed by a short discussion about what’s going on and what’s new in Wales fracking-wise.

Some local links:

FB – /cardiffagainstfrackingeverywhere

cardiffagainstfrackingeverywhere@riseup.net

http://frackfreewales.org

Lording it over the anti-fascists

Anti-fascist? Dont make us laugh!

Anti-fascist? Don't make us laugh!

What on earth has prompted anti-fascist campaigners Searchlight Cymru to make Dafydd Elis-Thomas their honorary president? Don’t they know that Elis-Thomas epitomises the very worst characteristics of many professional politicians: hypocrisy, greed and arrogance to name but three?

Once upon a time Elis-Thomas was a self-confessed Marxist who moved the writ in parliament for Bobby Sands’ election in 1981. Yet within two decades he dumped any pretense at being a democrat to become a member of the house of lords, taking the title of lord Elis-Thomas of Nant Conwy.

Unworried by the charge of ‘traitor’, the good lord has continued to exploit his powerful position, especially with the ladies. Marjorie Thompson claims she and her purse were taken to the cleaner’s by the former Plaid Cymru leader in their nine-year relationship. Mind you, his “lordship” does speak sense from time to time: in 2003 he slammed the Welsh assembly, saying he wouldn’t bother to vote if he wasn’t a politician. So why is he still the presiding officer? Err, could it be anything to do with the big fat salary he gets on top of all the allowances? Or perhaps it’s the chance to vote himself an 8.3% bung when other public servants are scraping by on below-inflation pay settlements. Then, again, it might be because he gets to be the chair of a number of well-paying quangos, including the Welsh Language Board – seen in Welsh-Speaking Wales as not only toothless but in many ways sustaining the status quo that condemns the language to client status.

Wise up Searchlight! If you want to maintain your credibility get rid of this pompous ass. He does the anti-fascist cause no favours. Quite the opposite – ordinary people are increasingly turning to the BNP because they’re fed up seeing members of the political establishment pursuing political careers for personal gain. If the BNP get a foothold in Wales, it’s down to nobs like Dafydd Elis-Thomas.

Next South Wales Anarchist Meeting

A meeting of all South Wales Anarchists has been called by Cardiff Anarchist Network for Monday 8th September at the Model Inn, Quay Street, Cardiff. 7.30pm start.

This meeting is a forum for anarchists in south Wales to discuss current events and future strategies as well as passing on information and generally keeping each other up to date with recent activites.

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