‘Political debate cannot be decided by repression’: French parliamentarians unite in support of Catalan political prisoners
Fifty-two deputies of the French National Assembly have published a public letter condemning the ongoing imprisonment of 12 pro-independence Catalan politicians
‘The repression is not stopping’: Quim Torra calls for answers after UN report advocates release of Catalan prisoners
As the trial of Catalan leaders draws to a close, the Catalan president is seeking an “urgent meeting” with Pedro Sanchez to discuss the findings of the UN working group on arbitrary detention
Analysis: European elections confirm resilience of Catalan independence
Catalan democracy has functionally outgrown Spanish law
EVEN before the full results were in, many sought to interpret this month’s European parliamentary elections as a proxy for matters beyond the vote at hand, on everything from the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn to the uncertain strength of the far right.
Book Review - Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion
Chris Bambery, author of A People’s History of Scotland co-author of Catalonia Reborn, reviews J.H. Elliott’s Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion, Yale University Press, 2018
THE movements for independence in Catalonia and Scotland have, in the last decade, grown together and identify with each other. Both threaten the unity of key European states, key NATO members and allies of the USA. What unites these two movements and what is different?