International human rights NGO launches a campaign calling on the German Bundestag to denounce Spanish repression against Catalonia

The NGO Society for Threatened Peoples, focused on defending the rights of national minorities, demands to the Spanish Kingdom to follow the recommendations of the United Nations Working Group on …

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Indian Express

How Gandhian idea of non-violence is shaping political struggle in Spain

As the Gandhian moment of Catalonia is showing the world, democracy is not only about institutions, law-making and carrying on governmental administration by means of popular suffrage and elected officers.

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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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Nieman Reports

Breaking the silence about corruption in Spain’s press

After 18 years as a war reporter and correspondent, David Jiménez was appointed editor-in-chief of El Mundo, one of Spain’s biggest dailies, at the end of his Nieman fellowship at …

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Jacobin

What the Show Trials Show

The sedition charges against Catalan independence activists mark a shameful moment for Spanish democracy. Franco’s regime is long gone, but the state machine he created has not been fully broken.

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Craig Murray

Democratic Triumph for Catalan Separatists

The Spanish General election in Catalonia was a stunning victory for the Catalan Separatists, their best ever election result, achieved despite their leadership being exiled or political prisoners and despite …

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Salon

Exclusive (2): Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont on reinventing nationalism in a new century

From exile in Belgium, Catalan president talks about reinventing democracy after “right” and “left” have collapsed.

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Open Democracy

Catalonia: the trial will be about our ideological freedom

In December 2017, Carme Forcadell received journalists in her fine wood-panelled office where photographs on the shelves told the story of the tireless commitment of the Speaker of the Catalan …

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PEN America

A troubling trend: Free expression under fire in Catalonia

After more than 14 months in pre-trial detention, Oriol Junqueras, the former vice president of the Catalan regional government, is set to go on trial January 22, 2019, in Madrid …

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Vilaweb

Europeans believe Spain is too authoritarian on Catalonia

A study by Spanish think tank Real Instituto Elcano finds Madrid has not been open to dialogue when dealing with the independence issue

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