Published on 2013-05-20 03:47:00
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 - t
Published on 2013-05-03 15:38:00
Nationalia - Parties, organizations call for reunification and autonomy for Brittany: Parties, organizations call for reunification and autonomy for Brittany
Published on 2013-03-30 04:42:00
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.
Published on 2013-03-30 04:03:00
Council of Europe urges more ratifications of Regional or Minority Languages Charter
Published on 2013-02-02 03:28:00
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 pu
Published on 2013-01-31 02:37:00
Please consider signing the following petition to support our Breton cousins in their campaign to obtain bilingual TV station for Brittany:
Published on 2012-11-28 09:23:00
BBC News - Battle lines drawn over new airport for Nantes
Published on 2012-11-07 11:03:00
Bretons resist the Land Grab of multinational company VINCI.
Published on 2012-11-01 06:42:00
Lec'hioù ma vez komzet brezhoneg - Google Maps - Ar soñj gant ar gartenn-mañ a zo renabliñ stalioù, embregerezhioù, ti touristed ha kement zo tout e-lec'h ma vez komzet brezhoneg.
The idea of this map is to locate shops, companies, tourist i
Published on 2012-09-14 13:58:00
Published on 2012-08-25 13:29:00
Breton Arrested After Visit to Arts Council of Wales Stand at Inter-Celtic Festival « The Celtic League
Published on 2012-08-22 10:27:00
Olympics – Breton Flags Confiscated « The Celtic League
Published on 2012-08-03 11:21:00
Now that's multicultural for you. An interview in a national minority language (Breton) about a traditional music event with a couple of black musicians wiping the floor with the competition in the background.
Published on 2012-07-31 07:58:00
It seems the control freaks responsible for security at the Games have decided to ban the national flag of Brittany.
If you are going to the Games consider showing a little solidarity with our sister nation and take along a Gwen ha Du.
Published on 2012-07-09 15:43:00
Even if Kernow doesn't get to compete we still a mention: Brittany is one of the six Celtic regions in Western Europe, the others being Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Cornwall.
Published on 2012-07-03 14:50:00
The International Celtic Congress will hold its anual event in Guingamp Brittany this year. Hope to see some of you there.
Published on 2012-06-27 09:37:00
Rencontres Bretagne/Monde anglophone Bretagne/Cornouailles britanniques et/ou Sud-Ouest de l’Angleterre
This looks to be of great interest and note that Cornwall is distinguished from the South West of England.
Published on 2012-06-19 14:24:00
Great news in from the French parliamentary elections with the victory of Paol Molac, UDB member and chairman of Div Yezh organisation.
Equally the Breton speaking Jean Luc Bleunven (Parti Socialist), who’s children attend Diwan schools, was elected for Brest whilst Jean-Jacques Urvoas (PS) who supports the official recognition of Breton, was elected deputy for Kemper.
Published on 2012-05-24 13:41:00
Kuitaat lestr ar Rouantelezh-Unanet: an article in Breton about English regionalism from the new site 7seizh.info. The plan is to publish articles on 7seizh.info in French, Breton, English and Gallo.
Published on 2012-05-23 13:51:00
Sadly Agence Bretagne Presse has once more allowed the publication of press releases from the far-right group Jeune Bretagne on its website. For this reason the Breton Connection will no longer be linking to ABP. Jeune Bretagne form part of the Bloc Identitaire a French political party widely classified as being extreme right.
To bad! It seems the lessons of history have not been learned by some Bretons.
Published on 2012-05-17 01:05:00
Yesterday (15th May 2012) a new French President was inaugurated in Paris, but whether this means a new French approach towards Brittany remains to be seen.
President Hollande has promised Bretons that he is prepared to consider the ratification of the European Charter for Regional and/or Minority Languages and increased powers for the Breton Regional Council, but as yet has made no commitment on whether he would support the reunification of Brittany.
These are some of the promises that ha [..]
Published on 2012-05-09 11:29:00
Clearly my contribution (see previous blog) has had the desired effect.
The Parti Socialist, supported by Breton autonomists (UDB) and the Greens (Europe Ecologie), has attracted a large majority of votes in the second round of the French presidential election in Brittany.
François Holland, the new president, has promised to ratify the European charter for minority languages. This would undoubtedly aid the recovery of the Breton language. Equally he has promised to decentralise further pow [..]
Published on 2012-05-03 04:52:00
Er-maez in this context you could roughly translate from Breton as sling your hook.
Published on 2012-04-03 11:45:00
"A France that can preserve its 400 types of cheese must be able to find a way to safeguard its 75 ‘regional’ languages", said Charles Kergaravat the president of BZH New York at a seminar concerning Frances 'regional' languages at the CUNY University of New York, Saturday 1pm.
Published on 2012-03-29 13:28:00
France a 'rogue state' on regional languages - Features - Al Jazeera English
Published on 2012-03-17 08:38:00
27 janvier 2012 : lancement de la monnaie Heol à L'Attribut - Brest économie sociale et solidaire.
Published on 2012-03-03 03:07:00
BZH New York will protest in New York-City on March 31st for the regional languages in France
Published on 2012-02-27 13:45:00
Published on 2012-01-22 08:51:00
Published on 2012-01-19 14:08:00
Nationalia - Brittany one step closer to reunification
Published on 2011-12-27 09:35:00
The French Parliament has voted in favour of a change in the law that could herald the reunification of Brittany.
In the evening of Wednesday 21st December 2011 the French Parliament voted in favour of allowing residents of a department to hold a referendum without the agreement of other residents of the region.
The change in the law could potentially mean that residents of the Loire Atlantique department, which forms part of the historic nation of Brittany and includes the historic Bret [..]
Published on 2011-11-19 08:32:00
Six mois pour parler breton avec Skol An Emsav , Rennes 11/11/2011 - ouest-france.fr
Spot the blog author.
Published on 2011-11-18 15:14:00
Eva Joly en campagne défend l'autonomie et les langues des régions - RPS - Fédération Régions et Peuples Solidaires
Europe Ecologie's (the French Greens) candidate for the 2012 presidential election has spoken out in favour of the promotion and teaching of Frances 'regional' languages. Equally Eva Joly (pictured) has called for the reunification of Brittany with its historic capital Nantes coupled with a far greater degree of autonomy.
Can the Cornish expect the same from Caroline [..]
Published on 2011-10-30 04:47:00
Some inspirational images from a recent match between Stade Rennais and Celtic in one of the two Breton capitals Rennes (the other being Nantes of course).
Published on 2011-10-30 04:34:00
On 18th June 2011 protesters marched on the Breton city of Naoned/Nantes in a mass demonstration of solidarity in calling for the reunification of Brittany. A number of groups were behind the organisation of the protest, including Naoned e Breizh (Nantes in Brittany), Bretagne Reunie, 44=Breizh, Agence Culturelle Bretonne Morvan Lebesque and Kevre Breizh. However, some campaigners did not think that the reunification campaign is going so well as it may perhaps seem. One [..]
Published on 2011-10-17 14:12:00
Néanmoins, les corniques hurlent au massacre culturel quant à une réunion des comtés du Devon et de Cornwall (The new Devonwall !), mais là ils ne comprennent pas encore le potentiel culturel et autonomiste d'une Nation Devonwall, regroupant deux cultures identiques britoniques, avec un Dewnansek (Devon language, très proche du Cornique commun) retrouvé (à l'avenir !).
The translation of which reads: Nevertheless the Cornish hurl cultural massacre with regards a 'reunion' of the countie [..]
Published on 2011-10-08 10:50:00
Some light reading for you: Electoral performance of regionalist parties and perspectives on regional identity in French regions.
Published on 2011-09-27 13:43:00
Published on 2011-07-02 07:16:00
Last week (24th June 2011) the First minister of Wales travelled to Brittany to reaffirm the 'special relationship' that the two nations enjoy.
Welsh First Minister, Carwyn Jones, was invited to address the Breton Regional Council in Rennes by the Pr
Published on 2011-06-20 13:46:00
More images of the 5000 who marched for the reunification of Brittany and Breton language rights in Nantes this weekend can be found here.
Published on 2011-05-21 13:51:00
Tentative d’assassinat sur un antifasciste breton, aujourd’hui à Rennes.
Some French fascists have tried to kill a Breton activists. This is one Cornishman who is 200% behind the Breton campaigners. The scum bag ran over an activist in
Published on 2011-05-20 13:39:00
The 18th of June 2011: Another mass meeting to be held in Nantes for the reunification of Brittany. Putting Brittany's reunification on the political agenda. Two Breton groups are intent on putting the issue of Breton reunification on the politi
Published on 2011-05-19 12:35:00
Independence Cymru: The Case for Brittany : Independence and national identity are emotive issues, but the arguments in favour of a greater level of autonomy for Brittany are very strong and rest upon historical, geographic, cultural, and econom
Published on 2011-05-10 12:48:00
A proposed weekly ferry route between Brittany and Cornwall is currently being discussed and a feasibility study into the venture is being carried out.
A and P Falmouth, the company which runs the docks in the town, is leading a consortium to run a r
Published on 2011-04-11 13:48:00
In the clip above we can see Jean-Luc Mélenchon of the far-left state-nationalist Parti de Gauche having a cosy chat with Marine le Pen of the far-right state-nationlist Front National. Who would have thought that they could stomach each other let a
Published on 2011-03-09 13:22:00
BBC News - Marine Le Pen poll rating shock for French politics. What get's me is that polite French society is shocked by the fact that the far-right are so strong.
Anybody who's travelled around France will have noticed the huge amount of streets, s
Published on 2011-03-05 08:16:00
Published on 2011-02-28 14:07:00
Pipers unite against white supremacists - Europe, World News - Independent.ie: Pipe players of Brittany on Sunday united against a group of US based white supremacists who are campaigning to discredit the French region's top piper, who happens to be
Published on 2011-02-26 11:39:00
Any Cornish activists looking for ideas for T-shirts and other such rebellious bunting, so good at bring in the coffers, would be wise to have a gander at Emsaver.
Published on 2011-02-13 09:20:00
For the forthcoming cantonal elections in the Breton administrative department of Ille et Vilaine: The UDB will be campaigning alongside the newly re-branded greens Europe Ecologie les Verts; Breizhistance has formed an electoral pact with the New An
Published on 2011-01-30 07:18:00
The Bretons are coming, the Bretons are coming … - Herald Scotland | News | Home News
Published on 2011-01-22 07:19:00
French politics in the balance? - the Le Pen Effect | openDemocracy
Breton comments welcome!
Published on 2011-01-19 09:45:00
Oh go on! It's not my musical cup-of-tea but I'll include it here as the album is a huge success and uses the Breton language.
But give me some punk anyday!
Published on 2011-01-17 09:31:00
The Celtic League has received reports that a French appeal court has agreed to the extradition of a French woman to Spain for her activity in a political party that is illegal in Spain, but not in France.
The decision to extradite the French woman
Published on 2011-01-10 13:49:00
Published on 2011-01-08 11:15:00
The Celtic League has produced its review -full version here- of 2010 for the Celtic nations. The section relevant to Brittany is reproduced here.
Linguistically 2010 was an exciting time for the Celtic nations, especially during the second half of
Published on 2010-12-18 07:11:00
The below is taken form WikiLeaks and details a cable sent by US Ambassador Craig R. Stapleton following a meeting with former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard.
2. (C) Rocard, like former president Valery Giscard d'Estaing (reftel), believes
Published on 2010-12-14 04:30:00
Bretons fight to save language from extinction - CNN.com
Published on 2010-12-11 08:45:00
As promised the Marie of Carhaix Christian Troadec has launched his new party Mouvement Bretagne Progrés.
Their current mission statement is to defend and promote the political, social and cultural interests of the who
Published on 2010-11-28 14:16:00
The general secretary (GS) of the Celtic League has written to the mayor of a Breton town, asking him to give his support to efforts in persuading the post office in the town to use the Breton language in its working practice.
The letter from the gs