lundi, octobre 23, 2017

Tomás Mac Síomóin: Ceachtanna ón gCatalóin


Ceachtanna Ón gCatalóin
Teanga i ngleic le nualiobrálachas
Tomás Mac Síomóin
Coiscéim 2005
Litríocht €6.00

"Tá an Chatalóinis á labhairt ag beagnach aon mhilliún déag daoine faoi láthair. Tar éis bac iomlán a bheith ar an teanga faoi dheachtóireacht Franco, tá sí in uachtar anois i gcúrsaí rialtais, oideachais agus cultúir na Catalóine.

Fós féin, tá an teanga i mbaol dar le saineolaithe teanga sa tír. Tá cumhacht na Spáinnise, inimirce mhór Spáinniseoirí agus an idé-eolaíocht nualiobrálach ag bagairt uirthi.

Sa phaimfléad seo pléitear údair imní na saineolaithe seo. Déantar cur síos gearr ach cuimsitheach ar stair agus staid reatha na Catalóinise. Tá an-chuid ábhar machnaimh do lucht an Gaeilge anseo freisin."
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An Tionscadal 
Tomás Mac Síomóin 
Coiscéim 2007
Litríocht €7.50
Nuair a bhaineann Daithí Ó Gallchóir sráidbhaile iargúlta na Catalóine amach, níl aon súil aige leis an bpobal neamhchoitianta atá ina gcónaí ann. Ná leis an rún is cúis leis an neamhchoitiantacht seo.

Céard  é an rún seo atá caomhnaithe ag an bpobal óna shinsir i leith? An mbeidh scil bleachtaireachta Daithí in ann é a aimsiú? Agus má aimsíonn, nach mór an spéis a bheadh ag a chomhlacht in earra a d’fhéadfadh tús a chur le réabhlóid úr i saol an chine dhaonna?

Úrscéal neamhghnách eile ó údar nach drogall leis tabhairt faoi cheisteanna móra na linne.

Bronnadh an chéad duais ar an saothar i gcomórtas na n-úrscéal liteartha in Oireachtas 2006. 

‘Ta úire agus indibhidiúlacht ann’, a dúirt moltóir amháin.  ‘Téann an t-údar i ngleic le cuid mhór téamaí nach gnáth a ionsaí i litríocht na Gaeilge.’ ‘Éiríonn leis an údar garraí gabhainn an réalachais a réabadh trí ghníomh ollchumadóireachta nó meitificsean a chruthú agus a sheoladh go séimh faoin léitheoir', dar le moltóir eile. ‘Is úrscéal suntasach tábhachtach é seo a chuirfidh cor sa gcumadóireacht liteartha Ghaeilge…’

File agus úrscéalaí aitheanta is ea Tomás Mac Síomóin (B.Á.C, 1938). Dochtúireacht ó Ollscoil Cornell, (S.A.M.) aige, tréimhsí caite aige mar thaighdeoir eolaíochta, léachtóir ollscoile, iriseoir, mar eagarthóir ar Anois is ar Comhar is mar aistritheoir liteartha. Cónaíonn agus saothraíonn sé sa gCatalóin. 

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21 Dán - 21 Poemes - 21 Poemas 
 Tomás Mac Síomóin 
Coiscéim 2010 
€20
"63 dán i ndáiríre atá sa leabhar seo. Ach is iad na dánta céanna iad i dtrí theanga. 21 Dán i nGaeilge. 21 Dán i Spáinnis, 21 Dán i gCatalóinis. Tá na leathanaigh laistigh maisithe go gleoite le léaráidí ó Karen Dietrich (www.karendietrich.com). 

"Má éiríonn leis an saothar seo droichead beag a thógáil idir domhan na Gaeilge agus lucht labhartha na Catalóinise agus na Spáinnise, aireoidh mé gurbh fhiú go mór an iarracht"  (Tomás Mac Síomóin).
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dimanche, octobre 22, 2017

Scotland and Catalonia: Referendums and TV


(NB This version of the video is set to start just before the Catalan-related segment at 52:56)

samedi, octobre 21, 2017

“No podemos aceptar este ataque”: President Carles Puigdemont on Spain invoking Article 155 (21 Oct 2017)


English language segment (1 min 17 secs)
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Comparecencia de Puigdemont en reacción al 155
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Puigdemont: "The worst attack since Franco" (El Nacional)

Puigdemont: 
"The worst attack since Franco"
Marta Lasalas, El Nacional
Barcelona. Saturday, 21 October 2017

Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, has announced that he will ask the Catalan Parliament to call a meeting this week to analyse the consequences of the Spanish government's decision to activiate article 155 of the Spanish Constitution and remove the Catalan government from office. He asks the Parliament to take the relevant decisions.

The president was speaking this evening from the Catalan government palace in an official speech organised after learning that Mariano Rajoy's central government would ask the Spanish Senate to remove him from office as president along with the members of his cabinet and let the Spanish cabinet take over their roles.

"The Catalan institutions cannot accept this attack. It's incompatible with all democratic attitude and the rule of law", he said, as well as criticising the police repression during the 1st October referendum and the detention without bail of the presidents of the ANC (Catalan National Assembly) and Òmnium Cultural.

"We have to plan to again defend our institutions, peacefully," said the president.
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Craig Murray: Banning Democracy in Catalonia

Banning Democracy in Catalonia
Craig Murray (21 Oct, 2017)

There is a fundamental disconnect between the real Catalonia and the Catalonia the political Establishment and its lackey media want us to believe exists.

All of the major Western broadcasters, plus newspapers like The Guardian, Washington Post and New York Times, have repeatedly pumped out the mantra that it is only a minority in Catalonia that support Independence. They have never attempted to explain why therefore Carles Puigdemont is President, and why the pro-Independence parties got 48% at the last Catalan elections while the Spanish Nationalist parties got 39%.

There is a vital point here. The plan of the Spanish government to force new Catalan elections in January is not obviously going to give a different result. The national spirit aroused by the 2014 Scottish referendum resulted in a huge boost for the SNP at ensuing parliamentary elections. The same is likely to apply. [...] Catalans are not likely to have been convinced to abandon their hopes by the actions of the Guardia Civil.
READ FULL ARTICLE
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Russie : la propagande 2.0 (Christine Ockrent, France Culture)

Russie : la propagande 2.0
Affaires étrangères | Christine Ockrent | 14/10/2017
"Si la propagande depuis toujours et sous toutes les latitudes a fait cortège au pouvoir, la révolution numérique en bouleverse, les méthodes et l'impact. Quelle est la stratégie d'influence planétaire élaborée et construite par Vladimir Poutine, en près de 20 ans à la tête de la Russie?"

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vendredi, octobre 20, 2017

Help Catalonia. Save Europe.


Òmnium Cultural | Ajoutée le 16 oct. 2017
"Nous sommes des citoyens européens comme vous et nous avons besoin de votre aide pour défendre la liberté et la démocratie. S'il vous plaît, ne fermez pas les yeux. Partagez cette vidéo avec vos amis et des représentants politiques."
Aidez la Catalogne. Sauvez l'Europe.
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