12 December 2014

Babylon Wales

photo by Keith Morris 1972

There is an interesting history of solidarity between the South Wales Valleys and African Americans, starting with Paul Robeson, through to Angela Davis of the Black Panthers and hopefully through to today. Yet, in reality, I fear class consciousness has been largely washed out since the closing of the coal mines and the deadly rising tide of consumer culture. I Hope I'm wrong.

Above Photo taken from the Babylon Wales blog  that now, unfortunately also seems to be deceased.

As a side note, under surveillance by MI5, the CIA (see recent abhorrent abuses of Human Rights) and the FBI, Paul Robeson had his passport confiscated in 1950 until 1958 whereby he was unable to attend the annual Miners’ Eisteddfod in Porthcawl.