Catalan News

2017 referendum electoral board members to face retrial after acquittal

Prosecutors request two years and nine months in prison for disobedience and usurpation of functions.

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Three Catalan civil society organizations bring 37 new charges against Spanish police officers in the independence referendum case in Barcelona

The Catalan National Assembly, Òmnium Cultural and Irídia have presented a new expert report which identifies more than 450 illegal acts during the October 1st, 2017 self-determination referendum. The Catalan …

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Thousands march in Catalonia in remembrance of the 2017 independence referendum

Thousands are marching in Catalonia on Saturday to commemorate the referendum of 1 october 2017 and to call for independence. One of them has begun in Sant Julià de Ramis …

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Eight Spanish chief inspectors summonsed by court over police violence during Catalan referendum

Barcelona court of instruction number 7 has summonsed to testify under investigation eight chief inspectors from Spain’s National Police involved in the operation in the city against the Catalan referendum on 1st October …

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International Policy Digest

Spanish Diplomatic Behaviour in the Wake of Catalan Nationalism

Spain and Catalonia have been living in a climate of open conflict since the suspension of the Estatut d’Autonomia de Catalunya (the Catalan Statute of Autonomy) in 2010 and with increasing intensity …

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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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The National Question in the 21st Century

CommonSpace editor Ben Wray introduces CommonSpace’s special week of coverage on international movements for self-determination by arguing that, contrary to popular theorists of globalisation on the left and right, the …

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