Values for independent Wales/ Join us

Join Undod at Caernarfon on Saturday for a Wales that we can all be proud to call home. We will be marching with Undod banners and then meeting at Llety Arall. The excitement is palpable in anticipation of Saturday’s second AUOB march for independence, to be held in Caernarfon. And what better way to commemorate …

Arms licences for Saudi Arabia illegal says the Court of Appeal – what’s this got to do with Wales?

What’s the story? Undod welcomes the news that the Court of Appeal has ruled that the licensing of arms exports to Saudi Arabia is illegal. The judges said it was “illogical and therefore unlawful” that the UK Government’s Secretary for International Trade had authorised weapons export licenses, without an assessment of whether Saudi Arabia had …

Bridgend Ford is a catastrophe. Wales must learn the economic lessons

Last week in Wales should, in years to come, be considered a few days that defined an epoch. After years of prevarication, the M4 relief road was finally scrapped for what must surely be the final time. Within days, Ford had announced they were shutting their factory in Bridgend, with the loss of around 2000 …

Wales, the climate emergency, and the M4

Statement Undod is a movement established to secure independence for Wales. An independence worthy of the name follows several essential principles including, but not limited to: climate justice protecting our natural environment an ethical economy for all of Wales’ people, and all of the peoples of the world. Undod strongly opposes the idea to build …

A Brexit escape route for Wales?

A few weeks ago a most unusual occurrence came to pass. The Guardian ran a piece that focused some of its attention on Wales. Whatsmore, despite Brexit being its focus, it did not involve another of those narratives about a journey into the Heart of Darkness – the latest attempt to find out why the …

Democratising the Welsh alternative media

This is an adaptation of an article which originally appeared in Welsh in the magazine O’r Pedwar Gwynt. Thank you to the author and the magazine for giving Undod permission to republish it. Before we start, let us accept a basic truth: there is nothing inherently Welsh about the Welsh media, and there is no …

The night IndyWales became the best gig in town

“Something’s Happening” were the words that summed up the occasion. An ineffable feeling that could not be expressed in any specific terms, but only sensed in the moment. Well over a thousand people crammed into the Tramshed to listen to a veritable feast of artists singing under the banners #yesismore and #gellirgwell – urging people …

US imperialism in Venezuela, and the legacy of colonialism

For too long, solidarity with the oppressed, the working class and the “wretched of the earth” has been an afterthought for those on the left of the Welsh independence movement. Solidarity with socialists abroad shouldn’t be an adjunct, a caveat to the “real” struggle of Welsh independence; it is part of one organic whole, our …

No royalty: defining and growing a truly democratic Wales

What kind of Wales should we have? Let’s establish a foundational principle right now: the people of Wales must have the powers to decide their own future. Wales must be a democratic country, in the fullest sense. If we as a people value our democracy then this has implications. We cannot sustain, endorse, or even …

We have to share a picture of the independent Wales we want

Occasionally, I get asked how it was that I became involved in the Welsh national movement. The answer is that I had what you might call an epiphany – like the flicking of a switch – one evening in 2016. I saw a flyer advertising a meeting that Leanne Wood was hosting in my local …

Socialism and independence for Wales

Discussion about the relationship between socialism and the national question is fundamental to the future of the movement for independence, Undod. In these notes it is argued that a belief in the creation of socialism in one country is a dangerous foolishness. Outlined below are twelve considerations pertinent to the debate about the relationship between …

Radical politics and the Welsh language

If there is any hope of success for the indy movement in Wales, there is a real need to ensure a sense of unity amongst those who contribute. In this regard we might as well begin with one potential sticking point – the language. Too often, it can be seen to be a factor that …