Politico

Carles Puigdemont allowed to enter EU Parliament after court ruling

The former president of the northeast Spanish region, Carles Puigdemont, and his former health minister Toni Comín were elected to the assembly in May, but have been unable to take …

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Euronews

EU top court rules Catalan separatist Junqueras was MEP with immunity when jailed in Spain

The European Union’s top court has ruled that Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras was covered by immunity as an MEP when he was jailed by the Spanish Supreme Court in …

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Amnesty International

Spain’s conviction for sedition of Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart threatens rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly

The conviction of Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart for sedition violates their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and they must be immediately released, said Amnesty International today, …

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The Metropolitan

Catalonia, a long claim for democracy to achieve independence

The Catalan question comes from a long way back and although it’s tagged as the struggle for an independent state that is more of a symptom than a cause. The …

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Open Democracy

Spain’s response to protests is a dangerous step towards authoritarianism

“The reality is a democratic mass movement increasingly frustrated with successive governments who have sought juridical answers to political problems.”

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Amnesty International

Spain: authorities ‘must reduce tensions’ in Catalonia protests

In response to the demonstrations in Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia after the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced 12 Catalan political leaders and activists, Amnesty International has called on the …

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Wired

Catalonia has created a new kind of online activism. Everyone should pay attention

A pro-independence group is leveraging social media and peer-to-peer technology to orchestrate massive protests. The catch? No one knows who runs it

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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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