Belgium asks Spanish National Court to clarify how Puigdemont will be treated if extradited

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“Simply making assumptions based on mutual trust will not be sufficient.” This is how the Belgian Prosecutor’s Office warned the [Spanish] National Court, in a writ dated November 10th. The Belgian justice ministry wants to have all the information on the future of President Carles Puigdemont and the other four counsellors, in the case that it is decided that they will be extradited to Spain.

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Forcadell Freed

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The Speaker of Parliament, Carme Forcadell, is already on her way back to Barcelona. Her official car entered the prison of Alcalá Meco, to the entrance of the women’s module, to allow her to leave discretely, avoiding the gaze of the public media, and expected persecution at the hands of hundreds of cameras and journalists waiting at the door of the prison compound.

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A letter from Belgium

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The President and his ministers speak from exile in Belgium, ahead of this Saturday’s Day of Freedom, planned in Barcelona.

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PDD Opens Solidarity Account to raise money for Carme Forcadell and emprisoned government members

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The Platform for the Right to Decide (PDD) has opened a solidarity account to collect money for Carme Forcadell and the other members of the cabinet of the Catalan Parliament. Carme Forcadell, the Speaker of Catalan Parliament, was formerly the Vice President of the PDD, has been, and continues to be, a guarantor for the national rights in our country.

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Catalonia – Rampart of Democray against the extreme-right

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The Catalan independence movement is above all a democratic and pacifist answer to a weakening of Western democracies, and not a project based on intolerant nationalism, which is found more on the Spanish side. Western democracies have weakened to such an extent that they are gradually approaching the extreme right.

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Summary of interventions to the transport network by activists on general strike day in Catalonia

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A country-wide general strike was called today in defense of the institutions of Catalonia and to demand the release of political prisoners. The dozens of road and railroad blocks that took place this morning throughout the country have had a great impact and have achieved the purpose of stopping the country and generating a noticeable collapse. The blockades continued through in the afternoon and some could even continued into the morning.

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44,000 voices call for the right to decide in Bilbao for the right to decide and democracy

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The third major demonstration in Bilbao in less than two months, supporting the right to decide in Catalonia and the Basque Country exceeded the previous two, at 44,000 people. The organisers stated their commitment to “preventing the degradation of democracy and the defense of all civil and political rights” against the State’s aggressions.

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Editorial: Sociological Francoism

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We knew that the institutions of the State had changed very little. But now we are coming to realize that many of the people in our surroundings hadn’t either.

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