One month in hunger strike for Catalan

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Jaume Sastre’s hunger strike goes on after 30 days. The Majorcan teacher has already lost 15kg since he started his fast one month ago, as he recently explained in his blog. Sastre’s blog … 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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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 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, 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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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Last Monday the Catalan Government’s Advisory Council for National Transition (CATN) stated [European Voice] that EU Treaties did not include any provision regarding the secession of a Member State and therefore … Read More

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Monday, 7 April, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Anyone who’s carefully studied the Catalan political process knows that civil society –non-profit organisations, cultural associations, and individuals– is largely behind nowadays’ pro-independence surge. Years before the Catalan Parliament saw … Read More

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Spanish media are overwhelmingly not only anti-independence but anti-referendum as well. A recent study by news watchdog Media.cat found out recently that the four biggest Madrid-based papers (El País, El … Read More

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

The Catalan National Assembly (ANC), Catalonia’s major citizen organisation, today has published the massive panorama photo of last 11-September human chain for independence. The so-called gigaphoto was actually made from more … Read More

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

Many in Catalonia see 2014 as a historic year. Profoundly symbolic –Barcelona fell to Spain’s Philip V troops in 11 September 1714 – and in a social and political context … Read More

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