Published originally in Spanish. Laura Freixas. La Vanguardia. Our president calls for a referendum that lacks a voter registry, an electoral commission, civil servants or voting places. Isn’t that worth laughing? The government is presided by a gentleman who didn’t run for the position, and whose star project is one that wasn’t in the electoral […]
In a recent article published in the Guardian, Irish writer Colm Tóibín defended Catalonia’s referendum. Many of his arguments could be debated, and more than a few of his statements seem ill-informed.
Publicado originalmente en alemán. Ulrich Ladurner. Zeit Online. Los catalanes quieren la independencia de España e intentan arrastrar a la UE a su bando. En esencia: la situación requiere de Bruselas, pero como mediadora. Es hora de que la Unión Europea encare el conflicto entre el Gobierno español y los separatistas catalanes. Es sumamente importante. […]
Published originally in Spanish. Manuel Toscano. JotDown. Constitutional Democracy and the secession referendum in Catalonia (II) III The above discussion refers roughly to what in the literature are known as ascriptive and plebiscitarian theories of secession. There is also a third way of justifying secession, according to which it could be morally justified as the […]
Published originally in Spanish. Ricardo Dudda. El País. On September 22, Esquerra Republicana MP Joan Tardà gave a speech to students of the University of Barcelona. He said: «We have the commitment to give birth to the [Catalan] Republic, but it is you who will lead it. And if you do not, you will commit […]
Published originally in Spanish. Politikon. Considering the exceptional moment we are in, seven editors of Politikon pour their different viewpoints regarding the vote on October 1st, what has happened up to now and what is yet to come. Elena Costas Pérez. Four days before the referendum in Catalonia any diagnostic is bound to be tragic. […]
Published originally in Spanish. Carlos Jiménez Villarejo. Crónica Global. ‘Nobody is worth more than anybody else’ (Antonio Machado) The events of 20 September have made it all clearer. The Civil Guard, as a state law-enforcement agency under orders from Barcelona Investigative Court no. 13, and as part of its judicial commission, searches several state institutions […]