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Spanien klagt Puigdemont und 12 katalanische Politiker wegen Rebellion an

Tuesday, 10 july 2018
An den absurden Vorwürfen wird festgehalten und im nächsten Schritt werden sieben katalanische Parlamentarier suspendiert, die sich im Knast oder im Exil befinden

Old order is on way out, in Spain and Scotland

Tuesday, 10 july 2018 | THE NATIONAL
THE NATIONAL 9th July 2018     GEORGE KEREVAN   THE Socialist Workers’ Party, or Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol (PSOE), is Spain’s oldest extant political organisation, founded as far back as 1879. Under its youthful new leader Pedro Sanchez, it has miraculously returned to power in Madrid, though only as a (very) minority government, following the downfall of the right-wing Popular Party (PP) administration of Mariano Rajoy. At the last Spanish general election (in 2016) the PSOE only managed a derisory 85 seats out of 350 and was being written off – very much like the Labour Party before Jeremy Corbyn. [+]

Cathal MacSwiney Brugha: ‘Jailing Catalan pro-independence leaders is a stupid move by Madrid, a sign that they are losing’

Saturday, 7 july 2018 | VILAWEB
The Irish Professor proposes a “Europe Cares” about Catalonia campaign
Picture by Lluís Brunet

Es wird immer enger für den spanischen Richter Llarena

Saturday, 30 june 2018 | TELEPOLIS
Das katalanische Parlament hat Anzeige gegen den Ermittlungsrichter wegen rechtswidriger Inhaftierung und Rechtsbeugung erstattet, Merkel soll ein Blutbad beim Unabhängigkeitsreferendum gestoppt haben

AP Interview: Catalan chief to ask Spain for secession vote

Saturday, 30 june 2018 | APNEWS
APNews By JOSEPH WILSON   26-06-2018   BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia’s new separatist chief plans to deliver one message to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in their highly-anticipated meeting next month: an authorized ballot over Catalan secession from Spain is the only solution to the country’s worst political crisis in decades. “We will go to the meeting with the Spanish Prime Minister ready to discuss the major issue ... which is the right to self-determination for Catalonia,” Catalonia’s regional president Quim Torra told The Associated Press in an interview on Monday. [+]

Sánchez and the Catalan Crisis

Saturday, 30 june 2018
JACOBINMAG 18-06-2018   By LUKE STOBART   "It’s the best thing for me and for the Popular Party, or to put in another way, it is the best for the Popular Party and for me, and I think also for Spain and the rest doesn’t matter." With these typically bumbling words Mariano Rajoy said goodbye to his seven years of presidency after losing a no-confidence motion in Congress. After many depressing months in which the new Spanish right — Ciudadanos (C’s) — had helped push mainstream politics rightwards, a more interesting political phase has begun. [+]

Self-determination and Catalonia

Thursday, 28 june 2018 | Alfred de Zayas Human Rights Corner
The change of government in Madrid gives hope that negotiations in good faith may now be possible with the government of the Generalitat of Catalonia.  A modicum of historical knowledge should help outsiders understand that Catalonia has its own distinct culture and traditions and that the only way forward is through a new referendum.  The legal aspects of the issue are explained in the memorandum below.

Catalonia is an inclusive country, a civic republic

Monday, 11 june 2018 | EUobserver
euobserver 6. JUN, 2018   By JORDI SOLÉ Recent allegations have tried to paint the broad Catalan pro-independence movement as one with racist and xenophobic undertones, comparing it with far-right populist movements that remind us of a different era. 

 Thankfully, in Catalonia this kind of identity politics was overcome decades ago by those in favour of building an independent Catalan Republic. Catalonia has historically been, and still is to this day, a land where different cultures have met, mixed, and lived together. [+]

Clara Ponsatí accuses Spain of illegal vendetta against Catalan nationalists

Sunday, 10 june 2018 | THE GUARDIAN
Academic tells SNP conference Catalan independence referendum was entirely legal


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