Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

Sobre la resposta a Business Week

Monday, 9 august 2010 | Business Week, General
La revista Bloomberg Business News va publicar recentment un article que tractava dels problemes econòmics d´Espanya i els relacionava amb les despeses i la mala administració de les comunitats autònomes (“Why the Pain in Spain Will Get Worse”, July 26 – August 1, 2010). En altres ocasions una de les autores, Emma Ross-Thomas, havia escrit de manera molt equilibrada sobre qüestions relacionades amb Catalunya, i ens hem dirigit directament a ella per expressar el nostre desacord amb algunes de les idees que surten a l´article i per donar-li noves dades sobre el tema. [+]

A Public Reply to Business Week

Monday, 9 august 2010 | Business Week
Your recent report on the Spanish economy (“Why the Pain in Spain Will Get Worse”, July 26 – August 1, 2010) seems to give undue credit to an idea that has been gaining currency in government circles in Madrid. This is that regional governments – or the system of autonomous regions itself – are the main culprits of the country’s economic troubles and an obstacle to their solution. We would like to bring up certain facts and figures that may shed some light on the issue. [+]

A (new) Public Reply to The Economist (VI)

Tuesday, 3 august 2010 | The Economist
Sir, We strongly disagree with your treatment of the Catalan Parliament's decision to prohibit bullfighting in Catalonia ("The land of the ban", July 29th 2010). We find the title itself tendentious, and several other phrases appearing in the article (for example, 'What will Catalonia outlaw next?'; 'a taste for outlawing whatever irks them'; and 'spasm of intolerance') are inaccurate, offensive, and out of place in a publication of The Economist's caliber. [+]

Just What Is The Economist Up To In It’s Seeming Crusade Against Catalunya?

Tuesday, 3 august 2010 | The Economist
(Recommended article from Col·lectiu Emma's great friend Edward Hugh)   Well, this is certainly not the first time I have had cause to complain about the quality of the journalism and economic reporting served up over at the Economist, and I’m damn sure it won’t be the last. But this latest example of shoddy (I would almost even go so far as to use the word “gutter”) journalism certainly takes the biscuit. Catalunya, the august magazine informs its readers is the “Land of the Ban” - “First the burqa, now the bullfight. [+]

Sobre la resposta a Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Monday, 2 august 2010 | General, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
La resposta que apareix en "Resposta a Neue Zürcher Zeitung (III)", feta per catalans bons amics del Col·lectiu Emma residents a Suïssa, són una resposta a l'article "Katalonien geht auf Distanz zu Spanien" del passat 26 de juliol. La resposta s'ha publicat avui (la còpia en PDF la pots trobar a "Resposta a Neue Zürcher Zeitung (III)"). En aquesta resposta primer es felicita al diari per l'explicació neutral i objectiva de la manifestació del passat 10 de juliol. [+]

Resposta a Neue Zürcher Zeitung (III)

Monday, 2 august 2010 | Neue Zürcher Zeitung
(Catalans residents a Suïssa, molt actius en la defensa de la imatge internacional de Catalunya i bons amics del Col·lectiu Emma, han enviat una resposta a l'article "Katalonien geht auf Distanz zu Spanien" del passat 26 de juliol, que s'ha publicat avui al diari NZZ; agraïm els esforços de la comunitat catalana a Suïssa, i també al diari NZZ per fer-se ressò d'aquesta resposta) Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren Erstens möchte ich Ihnen für Ihren neutralen und objektiven Artikel: Katalonien geht auf Distanz zu Spanien von Montag, den 26. [+]

Resposta a The Economist (V)

Sunday, 1 august 2010 | The Economist
Des del Col·lectiu Emma hem respost al darrer desafortunat article de The Economist "The land of the ban" ("A Public Reply to The Economist (V)").   En aquesta resposta qüestionem que The Economist oblidi els mèrtis de la proposta de les curses de braus a Catalunya i es focalitzi en la suposada limitació de les llibertats dels individus. Per què s'hauria de permetre a Barcelona el que no es permetria a ío Londres?   Reprovem que The Economist critiqui el dret dels catalans, a l'igual que cap altra democràcia, a acceptar què i què no és acceptable en el nostre país. [+]

A Public Reply to The Economist (V)

Sunday, 1 august 2010 | The Economist
Sirs, The decision by the Catalan Parliament finally to put an end to bullfights in the area under its jurisdiction has been generally applauded in the international media. The Economist, however, has chosen to ignore the merits of the case (which Col.lectiu Emma has already discussed on several occasions like here, here and here) focusing instead on a supposed Catalan penchant for restricting other people’s freedoms (“Land of the bans”, July 29th, 2010). Never mind that the freedom that Catalans have so callously curtailed had to do with the public torture of an animal. [+]

Bullfighting and Catalonia: recommended article from Colm Tóibín

Saturday, 31 july 2010 | The Guardian
After all the media attention that has been given to the recent decision by the Catalan Parliament to ban bullfights, we would like to bring to your attention an article by Irish author Colm Toíbín, published today in The Guardian ("Bullfighting ban is sweet revenge for Catalonia"). We feel that it provides a thorough and unbiased explanation of the affair, including the very different attitudes on this and other matters that can be observed in Catalonia and in Spain. Després de tota l'atenció que els mitjans de comunicació han dedicat a la recent decisió del Parlament de Catalunya de prohibir les curses de braus, volem recomanar un article de l'escriptor irlandès Colm Toíbín publicat avui a The Guardian ("Bullfighting ban is sweet revenge for Catalonia"). [+]

Govern americà i bandera de Catalunya

Saturday, 31 july 2010 | USA
Curiositat que potser t'interessa: en la web del govern americà, en l'apartat referit a la Declaració Universal dels Drets Humans, surten diverses banderes: la de la Unió Europea, Bèlgica, Suïssa, Alemanya... i la de Catalunya.   Ens agrada, la bandera de Catalunya està allà on li correspon: al costat d'altres banderes d'estats sobirans, en la web del govern dels Estats Units, i com a il·lustració de la Declaració Universal dels Drets Humans. [+]

Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

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