‘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
Michael Eaude: Remembering Bob Smillie 82 years on
Michael Eaude, author of Sails & Winds, a cultural history of Valencia (Signal, April 2019), remembers Bob Smillie, a Scottish anti-fascist volunteer during the Spanish Civil War who died in Valencia, aged just 20, 82 years ago today, who was commemorated last month in the city he was laid to rest
Ander Larunbe: The view from the Basque pro-independence left in a year of elections
Ander Larunbe looks at the spate of recent elections in the Basque Country, and the strong performance of the Basque pro-independence leftist coalition EH Bildu
THE YEAR 2019 has been marked by electoral cycles in the Basque Country: a Spanish General Election in April, regional elections, local elections and European Parliament elections in May.
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.