When can Catalans stop apologizing for being Catalan?

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When can Catalans stop apologizing for being Catalan? — Medium

And then the waves of anti-Catalan hate tweets began. “I think the plane accident is just fine if it was full of Catalans.” “Plane full of Catalans and Germans crashes in France. #winwinwin” “Come on, don’t get bent out of shape, it was just Catalans in the plane, not people.” “OK, I’m going to say what half of Spain is thinking: here’s hoping that those 45 Spanish surnames belong to Catalans, Basques and [despective term for South Americans]”.

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Joan M. Tresserras: ‘The dominant narrative’

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Joan Manuel Tresserras

“In the aftermath of 9N, and with all positions inventoried, Catalan politics seems to be temporarily trapped in the moment and the space of tactics. For this reason we must raise our eyes and take in a wider field of view–both backwards and forwards.”

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ERC extends a hand, for now

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The passage of the Generalitat’s budget for 2015 could go ahead thanks to a gesture of support from ERC, which this newspaper reported on Saturday, after an internal debate to find a way to prioritise the social axis of consensus defended by the republicans and maintain the forward momentum of the sovereignty process.

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Weekend News Roundup

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  A few days ago, the former president of Portugal, Mario Soares wrote an op-ed at the leading Portuguese paper Público, in which he argued that Catalonia should be allowed … Read More

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Editorial News Roundup

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International editorials

Bloomberg: Catalonia’s Vote Was a Success. Now Negotiate. Perhaps for the first time, the national government in Madrid made the smart choice, allowing the nonbinding “consultation” to go forward without interference from the police. In that same spirit, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy should now arrange for a proper referendum and a free and full debate.

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Saturday News Roundup

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Vilaweb | Editorial: Homage to Catalans Following yesterday’s editorial in English language by Ara, today is the turn of Vilaweb, one of Catalonia’s prominent online dailies, to publish an op-ed signed by the director … 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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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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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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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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American-born economist and blogger Fernando Betancor today published a remarkably thorough analysis of the five different avenues left to the Catalan government on its independence struggle. Betancor has studied the … Read More

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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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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Friday, April 4, 2014

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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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