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Lá Dearg Irish Language Protest In Belfast

News from Irish Branch of the Celtic League:

Saturday’s Lá Dearg in Belfast was an historic day by all accounts.  Irish language speakers and supporters marched for their rights, for equality and for justice through the streets of Belfast with the demand that an Irish Language Act be introduced in the Six Counties.  An estimated 12,000 people attended, mainly from the Six Counties, but with strong contingents of support from Irish speakers from Gaeltacht regions and the Twenty Six Counties.

Irish leaders condemn 'vile' terrorist attack on UK city

The President and Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland have both condemned the terrorist attack that deliberately targeted children and teenagers attending a concert in the English city of Manchester last night (22 May 2017). At the time of writing twenty-two people have been killed and at least 59 people injured in a terrorist bombing during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Some of those in hospital have life threatening injuries.

Isle of Man: Swift Action Needed to Encourage Local Bird Population

Our contemporary lifestyle may have brought additional benefits to Island life, but for one annual summer visitor from Africa it has made a significant impact on their much needed habitat.

The Manx Ornithological Society, in conjunction with Manx BirdLife, have now joined forces under the banner of Swift Action to assess the breeding population of the swift, and monitor current numbers after a visitor from Tasmania noted a decline in the local population in comparison to a previous visit and suggested setting up a project to help them.

Brittany mining will leave a pollution legacy for decades

News from the Celtic League:

It says something for the anger over the mining licence granted to Variscan Mines that a second bomb attack has been made on the organisation which has a massive 400sq km licence to develop mineral extractions in Central Brittany.

Scottish archaeologists save 50,000 frozen Alaskan artefacts with aim to return them to their Nunalleq homeland

Archaeologists at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland are to return more than 50,000 artefacts rescued from the archaeological site of Nunalleq on the southwest coast of Alaska. The objects, which had been frozen in time, were everyday things that the indigenous Yupik people used to survive and created. They began to emerge as temperatures continue to rise. The team from Aberdeen has spent more than seven years recovering and preserving the objects at Nunalleq in a race against time.

Reversal in the Decline of Scots Gaelic - An Historical View

The Scotsman has an article, linked below, highlighting an historical map of the Gaelic language in Scotland which, among other things, illustrates the effectiveness of the British governments persecution of the Gaelic tongue: “Published in 1895, the map which charts the prevalence of Gaelic speaking in Scotland, is the first of its kind. Produced by Edinburgh map company Bartholomew’s, the map contains information distilled from the first census, in 1881, that counted Gaelic speakers in Scotland.”

Cornwall: General Election 2017 invite to Redruth Hustings 2nd June, 2017

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

AN INVITATION TO HUSTINGS

General Election 8th June, 2017

REDRUTH HUSTINGS

YOU ARE INVITED!

Come and put your question (s) to the four Parliamentary candidates standing for election in the Redruth, Camborne & Hayle Constituency!

George Eustice  - The Conservative Party

Geoff Garbett - The Green Party

Geoff Williams - The Liberal Democrat Party

Graham Winter - The Labour Party

This question and answer panel will commence at 7pm on Friday 2nd June, 2017

Cornish language freedom of information request

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Last year, during November, we submitted a Freedom of Information Request as follows to the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) following the announcement that Westminster had ceased its funding for the Cornish language:

“Please provide all and any documents relating to this

decision including, among others, the brief for ministerial decision,

any explanatory notes, any impact assessment, other documents

KMTU considered possible advocates to deal with incidents against the Cornish National Minority

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

ADVOCACY

Following meetings between the police and Matt and Mike, Devon & Cornwall Police Headquarters are currently considering recommending KMTU as officially recognised advocates to deal with racist incidents against the Cornish National Minority.  We have just received an email confirming this from the Police Diversity & Victim Care Unit.

From the recent compliance report:

Plans to restore memorial cairn as one of Scotland's biggest archaeology projects launched at World War One internment camp

The First World War lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Originating in Europe, by the end of one of the deadliest conflicts in history, over nine million combatants and seven million civilians had died as a result of the war. During the First World War, many thousands of German, Austrian and other Central Power civilian men were interned in Britain. These were made up of civilians already present in the country in August 1914, along with others brought to Britain from various parts of the world.

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