Sovereigntist cyber-activism: the role of the internet in Catalan separatism

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The Catalan journalist Saül Gordillo has just published Sobirania.cat [Sovereignty.cat], an essay analyzing the recent evolution of the Catalan pro-independence movement with a focus on the contribution of networked activists, politicians and other actors:

Racó Català | Sobirania.cat
The account starts on 2004 with the 11-M Madrid bombings and the subsequent electoral victory by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, who made it to La Moncloa with the promise to accept the reform of the Statute of Autonomy by the Catalan Parliament. The author analyzes the role of blogs, online media and the emergence of social media, which have become a key tool in the political development of pro-independence groups and forces. His exposition extends until the calling of the November 9 referendum and includes the historical demonstrations of September 11 2012 and the Catalan Way of 2013.

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