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Condemning Rebellion In Occupied France And Ireland

Today’s Irish Times newspaper carries a deeply offensive article examining the period of 1939-45 in France and what the author of the piece characterizes as the “armed rebellion” of the … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 26 Comments

Those Leaked Al Jazeera Emails On Charlie Hebdo

The National Review Online, the web-version of the right-wing American current affairs magazine, has published a series of “leaked” emails from the Al Jazeera news network under the somewhat disingenuous … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 20 Comments

Je Suis Charlie

    Like many other people around the world I have been shocked by the events that have taken place in Paris over the last 24 hours with the presumed “terrorist” … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 8 Comments

In Support Of A Reunited Brittany

In 1941 the Vichy regime in France ordered the partition of the north-western Celtic nation of Brittany as part of administrative restructuring during its collaborationist rule with the Nazis. Nearly … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

Paddy Ashdown, IRA Volunteer

Paddy Ashdown is a former British marine commando and intelligence officer with MI5, the ex-leader of the Liberal-Democrat party (which is now the minority partner in Britain’s coalition government), and … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 6 Comments

Support The Reunification Of Brittany!

Since the 1940s when the fascist government based in southern France partitioned Brittany into two separate administrative regions with the objective of countering Breton resistance to the Vichy regime the Celtic … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Some Basque Lessons

This article on the resilience of the indigenous language of the historic Basque nation in north-eastern Spain and neighbouring France is filled with the sort of optimism that one rarely hears … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Cultus Obscuram, Once Upon A Time… Space

  Il était une fois… or “Once Upon a Time…” is an ongoing animated series produced by the multi-talented French television-maker Albert Barillé and his Procidis studio in Paris. Since … Continue reading

May 17, 2014

France Says No – Again!

Once again the political establishment in France has shown its opposition to any recognition of the cultural rights of the historic nations that currently lie within the administration of the … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · 3 Comments

Albert Robida, Fantastic Futurist

The artist Albert Robida is one of my favourite writer-illustrators from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, not least for his fantastical vision of a future Europe represented in … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Éire, 1913

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May 27, 2013

Cultural Terrorism In Timbuktu

This is terrible news that comes on top of previous acts of cultural terrorism carried out by extreme ideologues in the Moslem world. From the Guardian: “Islamist insurgents retreating from … Continue reading

January 30, 2013

The French Elections 2012 – The Breton Connection

The Agence Bretagne Presse carries the results of the first round of votes to the French parliament from Brittany (in French, of course). Nationalist politics in Brittany is incredibly fractious and has been since … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

No Peace For The Basque Country

Just a quick post to note the strange events in the Basque Country, both Spanish- and French-ruled, where despite the declared cessation of operations by ETA (the Basque guerilla organisation) authorities in Spain and France have in … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 3 Comments

Brittany And Europe’s “Rogue State” – France

France prides itself on being a nation that embodies the principles of democracy and freedom with a republic born through bloody, revolutionary struggle (and not once but several times). It … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 4 Comments

Les Irlandais Autochtones

The Irish-based French blog Couleurs irlandaises has another look at the Irish language in contemporary Ireland, including a mention of your’s truly, un blogueur militant Le renard blond (actually, I do believe I am more Le renard blanc. But then … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Brittany And Cornwall – The Return Of The Celtic Nations

A late post on some news from December of last year as the Celtic League carries a story with major implications for the partitioned Celtic nation of Breizh (Brittany). “The French Parliament has … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

At Home Amongst The Bretons

So far I’ve carried little news on our Celtic cousins in Breizh (Brittany) and I’ve been taken to task for it by a number of you. The difficulties faced by … Continue reading

August 18, 2011 · 1 Comment

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