Archive for the ‘environment’ Category

The Cornish countryside is disappearing at an alarming rate. Our landscapes are being degraded and urbanised and the character of our towns and villages is changing forever. Tranquility, the environment and our heritage are ruthlessly ignored. Our young people are finding it more and more difficult to find an affordable home yet, meanwhile, housing continues to be sold off as second ‘homes’. Our hospitals and schools cannot cope and our roads are ever more congested. Unfortunately, Cornwall Council seems determined to ramp up housing and population growth even more.
There has to be a better way. But to change the actions of the Council, we have to change the actions of the Councillors.

We will be calling on candidates seeking election to Cornwall Council in May 2017 to sign up to the four pledges of a Charter for Cornwall.

* reduce Cornwall Council’s excessive housing targets and put local needs first
* restore social rented housing and increase genuinely affordable housing
* reduce the number of second homes
* support the devolution of strategic planning to Cornwall
We will then see who best to vote for to obtain a council more committed to Cornwall, its countryside and its culture.
For more see: www.charterforcornwall.com

You can help:

a) share this message as widely as possible.

b) suggest any amendments to the principles or pledges. The final wording won’t be decided until the next phase of the campaign in early February.

c) support the Charter for Cornwall by getting in touch with us and leaving your email address on our contact form.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.
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Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland launch a celtic union of renewable energy | CommonSpace. Another project that an autonomous Cornwall would have been able to integrate and undoubtedly benefit from.
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett giving a lecture at Tremough next month. This is an excellent opportunity for Mebyon Kernow, Celtic League and others to go along and question our allies as to their position on devolution and the Cornish question in general. 
MK, via the European Free Alliance, is allied with the Green Party for England and Wales (what about Kernow) via the EFA/Green European parliamentary group. Equally, in 2005, MK and the Greens had an alliance for the general election, the Greens supporting calls for Cornish devolution.

I’d also add that thanks to an electoral pact with Europe Ecologie – Les Verts (French Greens) the Breton autonomists UDB won councillors to the regional council of Brittany and obtained a fantastic score for the European elections. Now I know that in the UK things are not the same, not the least of which is the electoral system, but it’s still food for thought.

Ideas for an alliance then. 

In the forth coming council elections, when both an MK and Green run in the same ward, then so be it. MK should show no mercy and let the best candidate win. However in wards where only a Green is running -no MK candidate – then why not allow for the Greens electoral material to carry a clear endorsement from MK, and, vice versa, when there is only an MK candidate – no Green candidate – then our electoral material could carry a clear endorsement from the Greens. This negotiated with a renewed and clear call for Cornish devolution from the Greens.

Of course MK need to try and stand as many candidates as it can in as many wards as possible but, where this is not possible, then why not have an agreement of mutual support with the party that perhaps we have the most in common with?

Bretons resist the land grab of multinational company VINCI.

First Plogoff now Notre-Dame-des-Landes.

The below is from the Celtic League.
 

Just days after the Celtic League criticised the lack of accountability of special police in the Celtic countries and we post links showing one such force in action trying to suppress peaceful protest against the construction of a new airport near Nantes in Brittany. 
There is considerable opposition to the site of this airport by local people whose rights are being trampled on. 
In one of the videos we post French Police (CRS) are shown utilising the same brutal tactics we have seen against protesters in other Celtic countries. Indeed the scenes are reminiscent of the treatment of the local community in North Mayo who oppose Shell and have seen similar brutal suppression of their legitimate right to protest. 
The Celtic League will be identifying what practical steps it can take to assist the anti airport protest in Brittany. 
The Celtic League has branches in the six Celtic Countries. It works to promote cooperation between these countries and campaigns on a broad range of political, cultural and environmental matters. It highlights human rights abuse, monitors all military activity and focuses on socio-economic issues 
Internet site here and Yahoo news group here.

Bretons resist the land grab of multinational company VINCI.

First Plogoff now Notre-Dame-des-Landes.

The below is from the Celtic League.
 

Just days after the Celtic League criticised the lack of accountability of special police in the Celtic countries and we post links showing one such force in action trying to suppress peaceful protest against the construction of a new airport near Nantes in Brittany. 
There is considerable opposition to the site of this airport by local people whose rights are being trampled on. 
In one of the videos we post French Police (CRS) are shown utilising the same brutal tactics we have seen against protesters in other Celtic countries. Indeed the scenes are reminiscent of the treatment of the local community in North Mayo who oppose Shell and have seen similar brutal suppression of their legitimate right to protest. 
The Celtic League will be identifying what practical steps it can take to assist the anti airport protest in Brittany. 
The Celtic League has branches in the six Celtic Countries. It works to promote cooperation between these countries and campaigns on a broad range of political, cultural and environmental matters. It highlights human rights abuse, monitors all military activity and focuses on socio-economic issues 
Internet site here and Yahoo news group here.