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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Vilaweb

Andrej Hunko: “The Council of Europe could play an international mediation role in Catalonia’s case”

Andrej Hunko, MP for Germany’s Die Linke, has been a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2010. He is familiar with the Council’s inner workings. …

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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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People's Dispatch

Daniel Gallardo and the Spanish walls

Spain has a long history of jails and penitentiary centers and thousands of social and political prisoners have passed through their walls. Not all of them survived. Since ancient times, …

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Vilaweb

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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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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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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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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