Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

Sobre la resposta a Time Magazine

Monday, 19 october 2009 | Time Magazine
Des del Col·lectiu Emma hem volgut felicitar a Time Magazine pel tractament objectiu de la informació relacionada amb el rebuig majoritari de les curses de braus a Catalunya en el seu article "Spain's Catalonia Moves to Ban Bullfighting", que contrasta amb la visió nacionalista espanyola que se sol donar tant en la premsa espanyola com en algun mitjà internacional (com per exemple fa poc el The New York Times, que va motivar una resposta del Col·lectiu Emma). [+]

A Public Reply to Time Magazine

Monday, 19 october 2009 | Time Magazine
Your report of October 16, 2009 about bullfights in Barcelona (“Spain’s Catalonia Moves to Ban Bullfighting”) contrasts favorably with some stories on the subject that have appeared in the Spanish press and at least in one international publication (see article in The New York Times and Col·lectiu Emma’s reply). Those stories tend to give credence to the views of Spanish nationalists seeking to portray the anti-bullfighting initiative as a politically-motivated and almost seditious act. [+]

Sobre la resposta al The Daily Telegraph (II)

Sunday, 18 october 2009 | Daily Telegraph
El Col·lectiu Emma, per segona vegada, ha enviat una resposta al diari The Daily Telegraph (A Public Reply to The Daily Telegraph II) a propòsit de l'article “Christopher Columbus writings prove he was Spanish, claims study”. L'article esmenta els estudis que mostren els orígens catalans de Cristòfor Colom per acabar concloent, en el títol de l'article, que Colom era... espanyol. Des del Col·lectiu Emma expliquem que en el segle XV no existia Espanya, sinó que hi havia dos regnes diferents, el de Castella i el d'Aragó, i que de fet la reina Isabel va reclamar els territoris descoberts per Colom pel seu Regne de Castella, no per "Espanya". [+]

A Public Reply to The Daily Telegraph (II)

Sunday, 18 october 2009 | Daily Telegraph
The theory of Columbus’s Catalan origin that you refer to in your article of October 14, 2009 (“Christopher Columbus writings prove he was Spanish, claims study”) is not new. It was first proposed many years ago and scholars from different countries have been regularly adding new elements that make it ever more plausible. But it is truly inaccurate to say that a Catalan Columbus would have been “Spanish”, just as it would be inaccurate to say that America was discovered and colonized by “Spain”. [+]

A Public Reply to The Guardian / The Observer

Tuesday, 13 october 2009 | The Guardian
Dear Sirs, We have noticed in your article on bullfights in Barcelona (“Bullfighting finds a messiah as ban in Barcelona looms”, Sunday 11 October) an unattributed quote – a misquote in fact – from a letter that we sent as a reply to an earlier piece in the New York Times. This is the full text of that letter, with the relevant parts in with the relevant parts highlighted: “We find Michael Kimmelman’s story about bullfighting in Barcelona (“In a Spanish Region, a Twilight of the Matadors”, September 30, 2009) objectionable on many counts. [+]

Difusió a premsa

Monday, 12 october 2009 | Premsa
La resposta del Col·lectiu Emma al The New York Times arran el seu article sobre Catalunya i les curses de braus ha tingut una difusió interessant: primer El Mundo va parlar del "Colectivo Emma" en el seu article "Los toros en Barcelona, ¿punto final?" i després el diari britànic The Guardian, en el seu article "Bullfighting finds a messiah as ban in Barcelona looms" ha explicat la resposta del Col·lectiu Emma (sense citar el nom del col·lectiu, però fent una traducció bastant literal de l'article d'El Mundo on parla de nosaltres): ". [+]

Two more replies to The New York Times

Friday, 9 october 2009 | New York Times
Two catalans have also sent a reply to The New York Times regarding the article regarding the article "In a Spanish Region, a Twilight of the Matadores". These replies have not been published by the New York Times but we reproduce them here (you can find the Col·lectiu Emna reply: "A Public Reply to the New York Times III). Manel Macià i Gallemí There will not be a “referendum” in the Catalan Parliament on the abolition of bull-fighting in Catalonia. [+]

Sobre l'article "Leaders Arrested in Catalonia" al NYT

Thursday, 8 october 2009 | New York Times
El New York Times va publicar el 7 d'octubre de 1934 i va reproduir ahir, 75 anys després, l'article "Leaders arrested in Catalonia". En aquest article el New York Times parla de la proclamació de "l'estat independent de Catalunya" i de la detenció del President Lluís Companys. A través del New York Times molts nord-americans i ciutadans d'altres països del món coneixen avui una mica més la història de Catalunya, i com "l'estat independent de Catalunya" va acabar per la intervenció de les "tropes espanyoles" que van "ocupar els edificis del govern i van detenir al President Companys i als altres membres del Govern". [+]

Leaders Arrested in Catalonia

Thursday, 8 october 2009 | New York Times
New York Times, October 7, 1934 (republished on October 7, 2009) Leaders Arrested in Catalonia BARCELONA: The independent state of Catalonia, which was proclaimed by President Luis Companys at 8.30 last night [Oct. 7], came to an end at 6 o’clock this morning when Spanish troops under General Balet occupied the government buildings and arrested the Catalan President and the members of the Cabinet. Simultaneously the project of proclaiming Spain a federated republic with Manuel Azana, former Premier, as its first President, collapsed. [+]

Sobre l'article del Financial Times

Tuesday, 6 october 2009 | Financial Times
Des del Col·lectiu Emma celebrem el darrer article del periodista Victor Mallet al Financial Times ("Catalonia pays homage to independence") ja que explica de forma objectiva el referèndum d'Arenys de Munt i planteja diferents punts de vista (a favor i en contra) de la independència de Catalunya. Aquest article a la premsa internacional es contraposa (una altra vegada) als articles viscerals sobre aquesta consulta local publicats a la premsa espanyola i en alguna premsa catalana. [+]


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