Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

Recommended article: "Spain's woes and Europe's" by Joan Ramon Resina

Tuesday, 3 july 2012 | FSI Stanford, Joan Ramon Resina
(Col·lectiu Emma recommends the following article: "Spain's woes and Europe's" by Joan Ramon Resina, published in FSI Stanford, The Europe Center News) Some excerpts: Spain’s troubles go back to the origin of its current regime in the late 1970s. They are rooted in a faulty transition that was expected to convert a country without democratic traditions into a full-fledged western democracy. But today all of Spain’s core institutions have fallen into disrepute: after years of covering its scandals, the monarchy has finally disgraced itself irreparably; the Supreme Court is affected by corruption at its core; the president of Madrid's regional government (a militant and vocal member of the extreme right wing of the Partido Popular) is calling for the dissolution of the Constitutional Court (i. [+]

Recommended article: "Catalonia Leader Artur Mas Forging a Turkish-Style Foreign Policy Amid Debt Crisis" by Olga Aymerich

Saturday, 30 june 2012 | PolicyMic
(Col·lectiu Emma recommends the following article: "Catalonia Leader Artur Mas Forging a Turkish-Style Foreign Policy Amid Debt Crisis", by Olga Aymerich, published in PolicyMic; via our friend Miquel Ros). A biotechnology convention in Boston, meetings with multinational companies in New York, interviews with top media channels, a planned tour to several European states to explain the fiscal deficit: it looks like a pretty tight agenda for Artur Mas, the president of Spain's Catalonia region. [+]

ANSA, l'agenzia della solita minestra

Sunday, 24 june 2012 | Catalogna Oggi
(publicat a CATALOGNAoggi - gran feina la que fa l'amic Marco Giralucci) Dispiace dover spesso citare i media italiani per la visione catalanofoba che diffondono, ma anche questa volta, da quello che si legge in questa nota, sembra che sia la Catalogna ad avere la responsabilità. Non è cosí. Prima di tutto si deve sapere La Catalogna è una comunità autonoma con due lingue riconosciute dalla costituzione: la propria e quella del resto dello stato, lo spagnolo. [+]

Entrevista recomanada al professor Carles Boix

Saturday, 23 june 2012 | ARA, Carles Boix
Recomanem l'entrevista a Carles Boix publicada al diari ARA ("Carles Boix: "Europa ha comès un error de desmesura"").  I agraïm també al Carles el que diu del Col·lectiu Emma i, sobretot, el suport que sempre ens ha donat. Reproduïm una part de l'entrevista: El govern català sí que ha fet els deures, però no se l'ha premiat, fins i tot se l'ha criminalitzat a fora. El panorama és horrorós. [+]

Reply to the Financial Times, by Toni Strubell

Wednesday, 20 june 2012 | Financial Times
Col·lectiu Emma would like to recommend the letter sent to the Financial Times by our good friend Toni Strubell, arguing against some of the notions expressed in Simon Kuper´s article about the Spanish football team ("Spain’s football unity shows regions the way"). Recomanem la carta adreçada al Financial Times pel nostre bon amic Toni Strubell, on es rebaten algunes de les idees expressades a l'article de Simon Kuper sobre l´equip espanyol de futbol ("Spain’s football unity shows regions the way"). [+]

Recomanació: Presentació de CARTES IANQUIS de Carles Boix (dijous 21 de juny, a les 19:30, a PROA ESPAIS, carrer Rosselló 212, entre Balmes i Rambla Catalunya)

Tuesday, 19 june 2012 | Carles Boix, General, Quim Torra
Hem rebut aquesta invitació de Quim Torra per assistir a la presentació del nou llibre del professor Carles Boix: "CARTES IANQUIS, un passeig sense servituds per Catalunya i el món", i la volem compartir amb tots els amics del Col·lectiu Emma. Nosaltres hi serem.  Espero que molts de vosaltres també hi aneu. P.D. Quim i Carles, enhorabona pel nou llibre (i gràcies pel vostre suport al Col·lectiu Emma!). ********** Benvolguts, El proper dijous 21 de juny, a 2/4 de 8 del vespre, presentem el llibre del professor Carles Boix, CARTES IANQUIS, un passeig sense servituds per Catalunya i el món. [+]

Recommended article: "We are not them (Letter to our European friends)" by Vicent Partal

Friday, 15 june 2012 | Vilaweb
(Published in Vilaweb) We are not them (Letter to our European friends) I don’t doubt you must be amazed by the way the Spanish politicians, especially the Spanish Government, behave. In spite of the serious crisis that overburdens us all, they all act in an utmost lack of responsibility. A lack which is causing important problems all of us must try to fix. Yet, I can’t say I’m amazed in the least, as I’ve been enduring this for decades. Such behaviour, so strange to you, isn’t at all strange to me. [+]

Properes conferències del Col·lectiu Emma: Puigcerdà (13/6) i Sant Feliu de Llobregat (18/6)

Monday, 11 june 2012 | Conferència, General
Els propers dies Salvador Garcia, promotor del Col·lectiu Emma, fa dues xerrades del Col·lectiu Emma: A Puigcerdà el 13 de juny a les 20:15, al Museu Cerdà (c/Higini de Rivera, 4), organitzat per Reagrupament  A Sant Feliu de Llobregat el 18 de juny a les 21:00, al Saló dels Àustries del Palau Falguera de Sant Feliu de Llobregat (c/de la Falguera, 6), organitzat per l'Assemblea Nacional Catalana  El títol de les conferències: "Catalunya al món: com som i com diuen que som". [+]

Recommended article: "Lunch with the FT: Jordi Pujol", by Victor Mallet

Saturday, 9 june 2012 | Financial Times
An excerpt: “I’ve said for at least the past 65 years: ‘I am Catalan, I want to be Catalan and I am Catalan above all,’” he says, tapping the table with his hand for emphasis. “I used to think that to be Catalan and to be Spanish was absolutely compatible ... Catalonia should have an attitude that is co-operative, loyal and positive towards Spain to consolidate democracy, to help its economic progress and to help create a more just and equitable society. That was the ideal scenario. [+]

Recommended article: "The rise of secessionism in Catalonia has emerged out of the will to decide the region’s political destiny as a nation" by Montserrat Guibernau

Monday, 4 june 2012 | LSE
(Recommended article: "The rise of secessionism in Catalonia has emerged out of the will to decide the region’s political destiny as a nation" by Montserrat Guibernau. Published at the LSE's European Politics and Policy website.) Will Catalonia secede from Spain? Montserrat Guibernau explores why many Catalonians now hope that it might. She argues that Catalonia’s subsidization of less affluent regions, which leaves the region worse off, is a major root of discontent. [+]

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