The National

Revealed: Spain’s secret dossier on Nicola Sturgeon’s speech

An official from the Spanish embassy followed last year’s SNP conference in Glasgow and, as well as reporting on the First Minister’s address, highlighted a tribute to former Catalan education minister Professor Clara Ponsati – The …

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The National

Catalan President Quim Torra issued fine by Spain for yellow ribbons display

Catalan President Quim Torra was yesterday hit with fines of €8500 (£7750) for refusing to remove yellow bows from public buildings and speaking in support of the jailed politicians, public …

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The Politic

Homage to Orwell—The Misinformation Campaign Against Catalonia

On October 1, 2017—the day of the Catalan Independence Referendum—voters across Catalonia took to the polls and cast ballots, proudly practicing their democratic right to self determination. Mobilizing despite the …

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Telegraph

Catalonia accuses Spain of spying on its UK mission as order revealed to ‘get closer to Nicola Sturgeon’

Catalonia’s pro-independence government has accused Spain of spying on its internal communications with its UK diplomatic mission, after foreign ministry documents revealed Catalan plans to “get closer to Nicola Sturgeon”.

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Catalan News

UN calls for release of four jailed Catalan politicians

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the “immediate” release of four Catalan politicians, with some having already spent up to 20 months in preventive detention.

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Vilaweb

Court of Justice admits appeal of Puigdemont and Comín to be recognised as MEPs

The European Court of Justice, based in Luxembourg, has accepted the procedure only four hours after the lawyer of exiled president Carles Puigdemont and his former minister Toni Comín presented …

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The National

150 academics sign open letter criticising repression of rights in Spain

Quoting the Council of Europe‘s Declaration on Higher Education and Democratic Culture: Citizenship, Human Rights and Civic Responsibility (Strasbourg 2006)…

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Vilaweb

The demographic ‘tic toc’ and Catalonia’s independence

A year ago, José Luís Álvarez wrote in El País about Catalonia’s demographic tic-toc (‘tic-tac demográfico’). According to Álvarez, Jordi Pujol had designed a social engineering strategy to make indepenence …

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Vilaweb

Barcelona Chamber of Commerce goes pro-independence

A pro-independence grouping has won the election for the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, causing something of a stir in business and political circles in Catalonia. Candidates for the pro-independence Catalan National Assembly …

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Washington Post

The Catalan independence movement is not behind the rise of Spain’s far right

The Spanish extreme right is fueled by a fear of true democracy, of diversity, of equal opportunities and women’s rights. They have used fear and hate as their main tools …

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