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Exasperation

Originally published in Spanish. Laura Freixas. La Vanguardia. I am fed up. I am fed with a procés [the process towards independence -TN] that has been spinning like a ferris wheel for five years, going nowhere but consuming energies, monopolizing debates, wasting public resources paid by all. I am fed with a Govern [Regional government […]

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Catalonian Nationalist Populism

Originally published in Spanish. Aurora Nacarino-Brabo. Letras Libres.  The most burgeoning political event of the last years is populism. This is how the rise of anti-establishment parties has been described —from Syriza in Greece to Trump in United States to plebiscitary accidents like Brexit and the prominence of candidates like Grillo in Italy, Le Pen […]

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Statement on the lack of foundation on International Law of the independence referendum that has been convened in Catalonia

In light of the errors in invoking International Law to provide a legal foundation for the self-determination referendum (of Catalonia), the undersigning members of the Spanish Association of Professors in International Law and International Relations (AEDPDIRI, in Spanish) consider their civic obligation to issue the following statement: 1. According to the United Nations doctrine as […]

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Truths that sum

Published originally in Spanish. Máriam G. Bascuñán. El País.  Democracy does not champion one single truth, but the possibility that many different viewpoints coexist. Nowadays it is infrequent, except for priests, to find people that believe to be in possession of the Truth. This is the case of Mr. Junqueras, who in a tweet thanking […]

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