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Croeso Americanaidd: An American Welcome for Arfon Gwilym

Daithí | 22.06.2009 17:28 | Culture | Repression

In June of 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security denied respected musical artist, publisher and Weslh language activist Arfon Gwilym entry into the United States to perform at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington. D.C. (info: )

Arfon Gwilym is a peaceful man who engaged in non-violent protest decades ago to resist the obliteration of his people's culture.

He poses no threat whatsoever to the security of the United States. Furthermore, the American people are being denied the educational and cultural benefits which this important exponent of Welsh culture has to offer.

All members of this group commit to write to the following. It is recommended that all such correspondence be accompanied by this letter:

The President
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500

Hon. Hillary R. Clinton
Office of the Secretary
Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520

Hon. Janet Napolitano
Office of the Secretary
Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528

Those living in the United States are urged to write to their U.S. Senators ( ) and Congressional Representative ( )

Those in Wales are encouraged to write to Members of Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru ( ) urgin them to speak out and possibly issue a resolution on this case.

Those in other countries may write to the United States Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic mission within their respective countries. ( )

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