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This is a Hungarian poem about Wales, All Hungarian children are taught it in school...

A Walesi Bárdok / The Welsh Bards

Edward the king, the English king,
Bestride his tawny steed,
"For I will see if Wales," said he,
"Accepts my rule indeed.
"Are stream and mountain fair to see?
Are meadow grasses good?
Do corn-lands bear a crop more rare
Since wash'd with rebel's blood?

"And are the wretched people there,
Whose insolence I broke
As happy as the oxen are
Beneath the driver's yoke?
"In truth this Wales, Sire, is a gem,
The fairest in your crown:
The stream and field rich harvest yield,
And fair and dale and down.

"And all the wretched people there
Are calm as man could crave;
Their hovels stand throughout the land
As silent as the grave."
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Mohamed Abdullah was found by his brother, Hassan Abdullah, in a boarding house on #ButeStreet, #Cardiff, #Wales during the 1919 race riots. He died from fatal blows to the head on 13th June 1919. 1/

#1919RaceRiots #Cardiff1919RaceRiots
The verdict of the jury was "Haemorrhage and concussion due to injuries received by some person or persons unknown", ie., he was hit, received a concussion, experienced a haemorrhage and died from his injuries.

He was 21 years old.

#1919RaceRiots #Cardiff1919RaceRiots 2/
The Doctor on duty pronounced Mohamed dead at King Edward VII Hospital on #NewportRoad in #Cardiff. The inquest into Mohamed Abdullah's death was held on 10th July 1919 in #Cardiff, Wales🇬🇧

#1919RaceRiots #Cardiff1919RaceRiots 3/
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We asked you if you wanted an open-access syllabus, you said yes.

We've created an open-access #GoogleDocument📝 with resources about #CardiffRaceRiots1919 and #RaceRiots in #Newport

Visit us here:

#Cymru #Hanes #Caerdydd #History
3. In fact, it was @ShaheenCymru who recommended Peter Fryer's 'Staying Power: History of Black Britain" to us a few years ago…

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Look, they're even reporting the #Cardiff1919RaceRiots in #Ireland. This is from 14th June 1919

#Iwerddon #Newyddion #Wales #Cardiff #Cardiff1919RaceRiots
dyma bapur newydd o Iwerddon 🇮🇪, darllenwch👀 mwy am y digwyddiadau yma. Cafodd ei gyhoeddi heddiw am Dydd Sadwrn, Mehefin 14

@CenturyIRL has led on the #CardiffRaceRiots photo with an image of #StMarysStreet in #CardiffCity. On the left is currently a whole bunch of businesses including @KongsCardiff, @sainsburys along w/ @cardiff_castle and @TheGoatMajorPub in the distance

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1. Here's a #rundown of what has happened thus far on Friday 13th June 1️⃣9️⃣1️⃣9️⃣:

2. At two pm 🕑 this afternoon, an argument broke out between a French man 🇫🇷 and an Algerian man 🇩🇿 somewhere in #Cardiff

3. Three hours on, I'm uncertain as to what happened next. I'll check twitter and Facebook and that.

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@nzherald 🇳🇿 has published a piece in their newspaper 📰 about the riots over the past two days. We found this online. It discussed the death of #HaroldSmart on 11th June of the #1919RaceRiots in #Cardiff and the other disturbances

#News #Journalism
Here's the article continued below from @nzherald 📰🇳🇿 discussing the #Cardiff1919RaceRiots in #Cardiff, #Wales. It's got so much detail

#History #Journalism #Caerdydd #Cymru #NewZealand
This part of the piece looks at the experiences of Hadji Mohamed, who is an Imam. We reported on him yesterday. He lives in #HomefrayStreet in #Cardiff when the rioters came to his house. He clambered up a drainpipe.

#Cardiff1919RaceRiots #Wales #NewZealand 🇳🇿
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Reports of disturbances in #Barry. My dad's sister's second husband's third cousin lives there, and we drink in the same pub. He's gonna keep me in the loop.

#1919RaceRiots #Cardiff1919RaceRiots
The information on Barry is rolling in as we speak. Last night, 50 white men showed up to a fish🐟 and chip🍟 shop on 296 #HoltonRoad, if I recall correctly.

#1919RaceRiots #Barry #SouthWales
There seem to have been a few different instigators, a number of arrests were made in #Barry last night. They went to the fish and chip shop owned by #EdithGillespie, who has a husband who is a coloured man

#Barry #RaceRiots #Wales
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1. On Friday 6th June 1919, there was a #RaceRiot in the city of #Newport in #Gwent, #SouthWales. What happened in #Newport had a huge overwhelming effect on #RaceRelations for years to come. Here's a clipping from @nytimes about the #riot
2. As @renireni pointed out in Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race:

"Riots always seem to kick off in the summer." 🔥🔥🔥

In 1919, there were riots in:


+ and more

#Cymraeg #History #Cymru #Hanes
3. According to the #history, a #black man insulted a #white woman in #Newport, which lead to an altercation. It kicked off in #GeorgeStreet [see below], where 3000 white people formed into a mob and attacked the houses of the two black people on the street.
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Il y a 2-3 ans, j'ai commencé à "collectionner" et à renseigner dans une base de données des pochettes de disques dans l'optique de rédiger sur #spacefiction un billet portant sur l'usage des cartes (et globes) sur ces dernières... Corpus de pas loin 200 pochettes à ce jour ! 1/4
Et puis, le temps me manquant, j'ai mis le projet de côté... Je le prendrai très certainement plus tard, et d’ailleurs, de temps en temps, quand je tombe dessus, je rajoute encore des pochettes au dossier. 2/4
Mais en attendant, plutôt que de les laisser sur mon disque dur, j'ai décidé de les partager ici et de me lancer dans un #thread au long cours. Il y a des albums de tous les styles de musiques et des artistes de tous les niveaux. 3/4
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THREAD (#EP2019)

Polling Day is upon us & here is a thread showing why ALL #Brexiteers need to turn out & cast their precious vote for the @brexitparty_uk
See a graphic breakdown by region of how the main parties have betrayed us. On Thursday it’s time to say no more 1/14

Green is Good - Red is Bad

#BrexitWrecker is an MP who voted for a 2nd Ref &/or to Revoke A50 - All Remain parties are full of them #Labour is by far the worst offender

#BrexitInbetweener is an MP who voted for May’s WA more than once

#BrexitLegend True BeLeavers


Labour has 11 #BrexitWrecker MPs and should not be given your vote.

Vote for @zatzi @JonathanMEP @math_patten Tracy Knowles @DrAnnaBailey1

Vote for @brexitparty_uk

Vote for #Brexit

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ComRes 16 Apr EU Election Voting Intention by Region Converted to MEPs.

@ComRes report that before the campaign gets underway, Labour look set to dominate & that the Brexit Party may not do as well as reported in most of the MSM. Alas, there's no NI data, GB only.

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Our first region is Scotland. It's no great surprise to discover @theSNP look well-placed to do well in the #EuroElection & are set to gain a seat from UKIP:

SNP (35%), 3
CON (18%), 2
LAB (11%), 1
BREX (6%), 0
UKIP (6%), 0
GRN (4%), 0
CHUK (3%), 0
LDEM (2%), 0

S1/2 (2/28)
It would be nice to think that supporters of the no-hope unionist Remain parties in Scotland might get behind @UKLabour, giving them the opportunity to retain their second seat, currently set to go Tory.
S2/2 (3/28)
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Today is St David's Day. Who was this chap?

Dewi (Anglicised centuries later to 'David') lived in the Age of Saints (the 'Dark Ages' in England).

He was born in Caerfai, #Wales into an aristocratic family and founded a Celtic monastic community at Glyn Rhosyn.
📷Man vyi

17c diarist Samuel Pepys noted how Welsh celebrations in London for Saint David's Day would spark wider counter-celebrations amongst the English: life-sized effigies of Welshmen were symbolically lynched.

Ref: Samuel Pepys' Diary 1667 -…
In the poem Armes Prydein (The Prophesy of Britain), composed in the early to mid-10c, the author prophesies that the Cymry (the #Welsh people) will unite and join an alliance of fellow-Celts to repel the Anglo-Saxons, under the banner of Saint David.

Dydd gwyl Dewi hapus!
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Welsh Government funding support for non-UK citizens before Brexit

#inLimbo #Wales
@the3million @eucitizenschamp @1daywithoutus

"With the continued and growing uncertainty those from European Union countries living in Wales are facing, it is imperative the correct information and support about rights and the Settled Status system are shared." @JaneHutt


"We recognise that, in preparation for the EU Withdrawal, communities need additional and tailored support – that’s why our excellent third party organisations and services are best placed to assist."


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My Nan sent me this today. I don’t think she realised I’m more of an ‘anti-British traitor’ than Corbyn ever will be!

I love my Nan, but it got me thinking: why do so many Welsh people care about whos anti-British or not? We should all be anti-British. Heres why (a thread, soz):
People who are (imo) inexplicably proud of being British as well as Welsh. Honestly, why? Westminster doesn’t care about us and never has.

#Wales has a GDP per capita of approx £20,000 - England and Scotland, £40,000+. Why are we significantly poorer?
During the industrial revolution, Britain made it’s fortune and it’s empire.

Wales had the majority of the most valuable commodity in the world at that time, which fuelled both - anthracite coal.

‘Britain’ became rich. Wales didn’t.

Why are we significantly poorer?
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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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#Gender #Identity (FCO since 2009) Mathematical Analysis of @MoJGovUK stats 30 June 2018 wrt sexual offences (99.1% #Male) #Male-pattern Sexual Offending shared by #Transwomen, 60 is just under half of 128 #female from total population of 30M in #England & #Wales. @munkihanger
#Gender #Identity:
#Tavistock *Gender Identity* Clinic
#BAGIS #British Assn of *Gender Identity* Specialists
#GIRES *Gender Identity* #Research & #Education #Service &
@FCOHumanRights since 2009/10-ish!
Why does this #Lesbian of the #BritishEmpire know? 🤔
@faintlyfalling 😊😊😊
#Shoutout for @mrkhtake2 for patiently explaining that #Intersex people can ONLY be i) #female with Variant Sex Characteristics from typical #female sex characteristics presentation &... ii) #male with Variant Sex Characteristics from typical #male sex characteristics. @ClareCAIS
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THREAD: #OTD 1966: Aberfan Disaster.

The Aberfan Disaster killed 116 children and 28 adults.

On Friday morning, the 21st October 1966, a wave of coal waste slid down the Aberfan Valley.

#Wales #History
At approximately 9.15am this coal waste hit Pantglas Junior School, Aberfan and destroyed a number of houses nearby. In less than five minutes 116 children and 28 adults were killed in the disaster- the majority within the primary school walls.

#Wales #History
The coal waste hit the classes at the back of the school building killing the headmistress, four teachers and almost all their pupils.
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I suppose we can safely say that now #TheFrighteners have been so successfully and publicly put on a certain sector their combined angst will spew a diarrhoea of spin & warp whilst trying to use THAT VERY THING to generate $£Es Some with automated AdTech software already bought.
2/ Some bought by gormless companies, by mistake, some in full knowledge or partial knowledge of what it could do. It will be interesting as time goes on to see who apparently DIDN'T CARE about the likely instigation of its more negative 'dark' capabilities looking to 'side-step'
3/ or even 'wrong-foot' Irish & EU regulation standards, & possibly law. This too is a kind of #climatechange & #ClimateAction in itself, a would be mammoth untouchable iceberg of 'dominion' & 'control' being melted out into an ocean of citizens' scrutiny & advancement for change
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#FBPE is on the same side as:
Unite, GMB & Community Unions
Labour NW & West Midland MPs
Majority of Labour MP's
Majority of UK population
UK public
Majority of Labour members
Green Party
On: #CustomsUnion #SingleMarket & #PeoplesVote
The transport union, TSSA:
"The left should unite now and come together to stop this Tory act of war against our class...

Supporting Tory/UKIP Brexit is unacceptable class collaboration.
Full stop.

I like this. This is fighting talk


#StopBrexit !!
TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes:

"Our focus is our people, their rights and those of their families, which includes retaining their ability to move across EU borders freely”.

TSSA was and is in favour of remaining in the EU.…

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