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St Athan: clear red water

St Athan is an English mistranslation of the Welsh female saint Tathan. The Defence Training Academy to be built at St Athan will be a further corruption of a Welsh culture of peace.

Wales' First Minister Rhodri Morgan famously promised “clear red water between Cardiff and London”. This water it turns out isn't to be a political moat but rather a cultural river of blood that will flow courtesy of a warmongering New Labour brotherhood.

St Athan will be a privately operated “university” for British armed forces that “promises to play a pivotal role in defining the future identity and direction of the new and devolved Wales”.

An informative critical booklet by Stuart Tannock of Cardiff University is available from Cynefin Y Werin (www.cynefinywerin.org.uk) where you can also register your opposition to St Athan.

Stuart Tannock will lead a seminar at 7.30pm on 30 November at the Urdd Centre in Cardiff Bay, as part of a weekend of events focussing on St Athan (post@cymdeithasycymod.org.uk for details).