Michael Gove loses court case over lack of of sign language at Covid briefings

Support us and go ad-free A deaf woman who took High Court action after complaining about a lack of British Sign Language interpreters at Government Covid-19 briefings in England has won a compensation fight. Katie Rowley took legal action against Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove. Rowley, a self-employed actor and writer, said the government had …
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Language activists say broadcasting powers should be devolved to Wales

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has begun preparing the licence fee for 2022 until 2027. And as this includes Welsh-language TV channel S4C, Welsh language activists want it to be the “last time” Westminster decides. are devolved to Welsh language and community activist group Cymdeithas yr Iaith has written to the …
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Sunday Times editor insults the Welsh language while enjoying their hospitality

On 3 April, the Sunday Times travel editor Duncan Craig wrote about his cycling trip through Brecon Beacons in the south of Wales. Craig said he was trying to “burn off some lockdown pounds in the ‘cycling hub’ of Wales”. He was a guest of Discover Carmarthenshire. He was open about his own cycling limitations, …
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Campaigners call for the strengthening of Welsh language rights as people globally stand up for oppressed mother languages

Sunday 21 February was International Mother Language Day, and people around the world took the opportunity to stand up for oppressed mother tongues. The International Mother Language Day is a global event intended to highlight the need to protect linguistic diversity. And as activists stood up for oppressed languages around the world, there’s also a …
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The army is now hijacking feminist language in an attempt to recruit young women

The British Army is up to its old tricks again. This time using progressive language to indoctrinate girls aged as young as 14. On 16 February, the first of a series of ‘Virtual Female Leadership Events‘  was aimed at 14-16 year old girls. The next event, on 18 February, will feature business leaders from the …
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Welsh language speaker alleges discrimination at Britain’s largest prison

A Welsh language speaker has alleged he and others are being discriminated against for speaking Welsh in HMP Berwyn. Prison campaigners, grassroots activists and Welsh language campaigners are also speaking out about this. Welsh independence movement Undod said: Undod and Prisoner Solidarity Network are campaigning together to stop the persecution of Welsh language speakers at …
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As COVID Surges in L.A., Hard-Hit Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life, Culture & Language

As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. “Indigenous people, we don’t have the privilege to stay home and not go to work,” says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive …
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