Catalan separatist Carles Puigdemont arrested in Italy

Exiled Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has been detained in Italy on a Spanish arrest warrant. Spain has accused him of sedition for a breakaway independence referendum in 2017 that …

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Green Left AU

Catalan National Day: Huge turnout by a movement that refuses to die

The river of independence supporters that flooded central Barcelona gave the lie to fears that the Catalan movement had been mortally wounded by ongoing Spanish state legal repression, 18 months …

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Thousands of Catalans rally for independence in Barcelona

Thousands of Catalans chanted, sang and waved flags as they marched through Barcelona on Saturday, calling for the region’s independence from Spain. The march, organised by the grassroots Assemblea Nacional …

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Jacobin Magazine

The Whitewashing of Franco’s Regime in Spain Must End

Above all, it leaves untouched the legal structures which have ensured the impunity of Francoist elites for the past forty years. This is not an accident, as the new law’s …

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Internet Censorship 2021: A Global Map of Internet Restrictions

Nearly 60 percent of the world’s population (4.66 billion people) uses the internet. It’s our source of instant information, entertainment, news, and social interactions. But where in the world can …

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The Intolerance Network

Today, 5th August 2021, WikiLeaks publishes “The Intolerance Network” over 17,000 documents from internationally active right wing campaigning organisations HazteOir and CitizenGO. The documents date from 2001 to 2017 and …

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European Association of Lawyers for Democracy & World Human Rights

ELDH: Unacceptable guarantees for former Catalan politicians

The European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) expresses its grave concern at the extraordinary measures taken by the Spanish Court of Auditors on 29 June 2021.  The proceedings …

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Helsinki Times

The Solidarity Fund, an example of the strength of the Catalan independence movement

Now, when there are already 3,300 victims of retaliation, this Solidarity Fund is managed by an independent association. From 2017 until now, it has paid 640,000 euros in fines and …

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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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The Wall Street Journal

Spain’s Targeting of Former Harvard Professor Provokes Trans-Atlantic Outcry

In just two months, Andreu Mas-Colell, an internationally renowned economist and former Harvard professor, went from enjoying a peaceful retirement in his hometown of Barcelona to facing allegations by the …

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