The National Scot

Row over immunity of three Catalan MEPs could go to Court of Justice

A LEGAL row over the withdrawal of parliamentary immunity for three MEPs took another twist yesterday when the bete noire of the Catalan independence movement said he would take the issue to …

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The Guardian

Like Pablo Hasél, Spain wants me jailed for rap lyrics – but artists must not self-censor

The arrest of Pablo Hasél this month, a Spanish rapper who has been convicted of glorifying terrorism and insulting the monarchy in his lyrics, didn’t surprise me. When I was …

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The Catalan National Assembly launches the international campaign #DefendCataloniaSaveEU, against the parliamentary immunity waiver of Catalan MEPs

The campaign aims at raising awareness concerning the persecution of Catalan MEPs by Spanish authorities, as it represents a new worrying case of repressive action against the rights of the …

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Al Jazeera

Spain protests: Woman hit by police rubber bullet ‘loses eye’

A woman has lost an eye amid protests in Spain over the arrest of rap artist Pablo Hasel – demonstrations that have seen police fire rubber bullets and baton-charge demonstrators, …

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Catalan rapper Pablo Hasel imprisoned for lyrics against Spanish monarchy

Pablo Hasél has been sentenced to 9 months of prison for criticizing the Spanish monarchy in songs and tweets. This Tuesday, 16th of February, police broke through a barricade set up …

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Support for independence in Catalonia hits the milestone of over 50%

The 14th of February Catalan parliamentary elections have shown that support for the Catalan pro-independence movement is higher than ever, both in terms of a parliamentary majority and in the …

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The National

Carles Puigdemont calls for top diplomat to quit over Moscow humiliation

FORMER Catalan president Carles Puigdemont – now an MEP – has urged Europe’s top diplomat to quit after a humiliating visit to Moscow. Josep Borrell, Spain’s former foreign minister, was …

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EU Observer

Russia humiliates Borrell in Moscow

“Palm Trees in the Snow,” EU top diplomat Josep Borrell said to Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Friday (5 February). “Huh?”, Lavrov said.

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The Catalan Organizing Model and Scotland: Lessons from the ANC

This weekend Now Scotland, a membership organisation for the Scottish independence movement, will be launched. It draws inspiration in part from Catalonia. We can learn a great deal from the …

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times view on Scottish independence: SNP raises the stakes

Westminster should engage constructively and imaginatively on nature of Scotland’s place within UK. The Belfast Agreement stipulates that if “at any time it appears likely” to a secretary of state …

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