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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Singer Joan Baez expresses support for Catalan independence movement

Legendary American singer-songwriter, Joan Baez, visited on Friday the former parliament speaker, Carme Forcadell, in the Mas d’Enric prison, and afterwards expressed her support for Catalan independence. “I give my …

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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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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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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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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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Brave New Europe

Elections results from Catalonia: A further step towards independence

Just as important as the election in Spain is the election in Catalonia. The independence movement in Catalonia has attained an impressive electoral victory. There are clear signs that it …

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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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Jailed Catalan Speaker Forcadell appeals to European court

Carme Forcadell was the speaker of the Catalan parliament until January – but has spent almost nine months in prison.

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