Desmond Tutu urges Spain to listen to Catalans

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

South African Archbishop and anti-Apartheid activist, Desmond Tutu, has been awarded the XXVI Premi International Catalunya (Catalonia International Prize), the country’s most prestigious award, granted each year to people “whose work has made a decisive … Read More

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Electors awarded the pro-referendum parties in Catalonia a resounding victory at this weekend’s European elections, with a historic first position by the progressive Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (23%, 2 MEPs), … Read More

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Hi! We’re today sending out our first-ever weekly update newsletter. Expect it every Friday afternoon. Read it here and if you want to get it right in your mailbox subscribe … Read More

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

In a shocking statement, journalist Román Piña recently wrote in a column at El Mundo, one of Spain’s major papers, that “he hates” those school teachers & students protesting in the Balearic Islands in favour of Catalan language at school, and that “it would cheer him up” if they were “murdered”.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Help Catalonia launched a campaign in support of Jaume Sastre, the teacher from Majorca who recently begun a hunger strike calling on the Balearic Islands’ Government “to start real negotiations … Read More

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

25-M: Send a message to Europe | Súmate Next May 25 we can send a message to Europe. Súmate encourages all citizens to express themselves and show that people in Catalonia … Read More

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

The Catalan government has called a press conference to denounce Spain’s intentions of shutting down a handful of Catalan public TV channels. According to the spokesman of the Catalan government, … Read More

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Do you want to know why Catalonia wants to be independent? Would you like to be part of Catalan culture for a weekend? Are you interested in town twinning? What … Read More

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

A major feature of the Catalan pro-independence movement is its inclusiveness. Although some try to portrait it as a nationalistic lobby based on ethnicity and obsessed with chasing Spanish-speakers, the real truth is … Read More

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Following the latest events in Ukraine, the Spanish government was quick in seizing the chance to warn Catalans about the consequences of unilateral referenda on independence. Spain’s minister of foreign affairs, José Manuel … Read More

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Andrew Davis, Head of the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the US urges Spain –and the international community– to see the Catalan government’s referendum proposal as part of a … Read More

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

With the EU elections coming up, Catalan parties have kicked off their electoral campaign for one of the most decisive votes of recent history. A referendum on independence is due on November … Read More

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Businessman and CCN member Albert Macià explains in an op-ed the opportunities for Spain in the event of Catalan independence: Several waves of opinion polls show a consistent majority of Catalans who want … Read More

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

The main Catalan civil organisation advocating for independence, Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC, or Catalan National Assembly) has launched the campaign “We Are Ready for Independence” seeking to convince the undecided, … Read More

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Catalan MonitorInteractive, News Roundup

Pro-independence Catalan town councils

Many different kinds of actors play a role in the political process currently taking place in Catalonia. The Catalan government, Members of the Parliament, trade unions, non-governmental organisations, and renowned … Read More

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

In a context in which open support to the independence cause tends to be rather scarce –at least publicly–, the Liberal International unapologetically endorsed the Catalans’ right to self-determination and … Read More

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

A voluntary group has started working on a “preliminary draft of a Constitution for a future Catalan republic”, the judge Santi Vidal told Catalunya Ràdio [listen in Catalan]. Although Catalonia … Read More

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Catalonia to forge ahead with referendum on independence | Financial Times (behind paywall) Catalonia’s president has vowed to press ahead with a fiercely contentious referendum on independence from Spain, warning that he … Read More

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