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Catalunya versus Cataluña*: the Groundhog Day

Photo by Adrien Olichon on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: “Catalunya versus Cataluña: el día de la marmota”. Marco Hulsewe. Expansión. October 5, 2018 The author writes about the degeneration of politics and social coexistence in Catalonia one year after the secessionist coup d’état of October 2017. Between September 6th and October 27th, 2017, we lived the first […]

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Inside the Catalan hurricane – Part III: “October 1st.”

Excerpts from: “En el huracán catalán. Una mirada privilegiada del procés” a book by Sandrine Morel Ed. Planeta 2018 Chapter 20. October 1st. And that which was feared came to be. Everything was ready for the high-risk, illegal referendum. In the preceding days, some people in the secessionist camp tried to convince Puigdemont to desist from holding the referendum. So […]

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Torra and Fascism

Photo by Jack Hamilton on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish. ‘Torra y el fascismo’. Daniel Gascón. El País. 8th August 2018 The president should act as if he believed in democracy rather than devoting himself to destroy it. Quim Torra, the president of the Generalitat, has published an article where he says that “as in so many other […]

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Anatomy of the “procés”

Photo by Carson Arias on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish. Anatomía del ‘procés’. Elisa de la Nuez. El Mundo. 17th July 2018 A few days ago I had the opportunity to meet a group of experts (sociologists, political scientists, jurists, economists, historians, diplomats, journalists, businessmen and even psychologists) in a seminar held at the International University […]

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Inside The Catalan Hurricane – Part II: “The Media”

Excerpts from: “En el huracán catalán. Una mirada privilegiada del procés” a book by Sandrine Morel Ed. Planeta 2018 Chapter 11 The pressure on the media In 2017, Joan Maria Piqué, then director for external communications at the Generalitat, included all correspondents in a mailing list in order to send us everything that, in his opinion, would help us […]

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The Socialists and Catalan Schools

Photo by Ravali Yan on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: “Los socialistas y la escuela catalana”. Joaquim Coll. El País. 28th February 2018 In view of Catalan Socialists’ closed defence of the so-called immersion policy, which they reaffirm whenever there’s some sort of controversy, one might conclude that nationalism’s greatest success has been getting them to believe that it was they […]

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