Counterfire

Flawed Transition: why the Spanish state is repressing the Catalan independence movement

Catalonia awaits the verdict in the trial at the Spanish Supreme Court of 12 political and civic leaders charged with ‘rebellion’ and ‘sedition’ for their part in the 1 October …

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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

EU’s ‘own Trump’ Josep Borrell avoids discussing Catalonia

He has insulted the US and Russia, been fined for insider trading and been described as the EU’s “own Donald Trump”, all of which has been ignored as he bids …

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Deutsche Welle

Catalonia: 12,000 people protest arrest of alleged terrorists

Catalan separatists claim national authorities are trying to manufacture “a violent narrative” in the movement. Tensions are high ahead of a ruling against 12 leaders of a failed secession bid.

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Brave New Europe

Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte – State Repression and Police Intimidation in Catalonia

Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte are editors of Building a New Catalonia, a new book exploring the anti-capitalist, feminist and socialist dimensions of the Catalan independence movement.

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Catalan News

Brussels backs exiled rapper’s arguments against extradition

Valtònyc “optimistic” after EU Commission tells high court in Luxembourg that singer’s offenses predate legislation underlying arrest warrant

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The Washington Post

Massive rally for Catalonia’s secession in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain — Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards who support the secession of Catalonia gathered in Barcelona on the region’s main holiday Wednesday, just weeks before a highly anticipated verdict …

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El Nacional

Catalan independence at the UN: how the legal battle at Geneva is being waged

With the Supreme Court verdict in the Catalan independence trial pending, and expected to be emphatic, and with the more than obvious discrediting of Spanish justice recently, especially with regard to its handling …

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Al-Jazeera

Open Arms rescue ship faces $1m fine from Spain

The humanitarian charity operating the Open Arms ship, saving the lives of refugees and migrants at risk in the Mediterranean Sea, may face a $1m fine from Spanish authorities.

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The National

Spanish espionage affair haunts Borrell’s bid for top EU role

Spanish spying on British MPs and Catalan delegations in London, Germany and Switzerland, could backfire on Spain’s Josep Borrell’s bid to become Europe’s top diplomat.

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