Catalonia

“Basic Income would allow us to gain a social base that is essential to defeat fascism”. Interview with Daniel Raventós

Laure Vega conducted this interview for Catarsi magazine. We begin, as always, with a brief explanation of what Basic Income is and its defence from a republican perspective: Basic Income is a public, monetary, unconditional and universal allocation. It is…

Elections in Catalonia: What Now?

By Joaquín Roy The recent result of the elections for the Parliament of Catalonia has presented a mixture of repetition of certain previous aspects and some spectacular novelties. But the everlasting dimension of any parliamentary confrontation of the proportional variant…

Spanish nationalism loses the plot

The English nationalism unleashed by Brexit is not the same as the Spanish nationalism unleashed by the Catalan crisis. Not yet. Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte for openDemocracy 14 October 2019 Imagine if what just happened in Spain, happened here. Imagine…

UN once again calls for the immediate release of the Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Press release Catalonian Government/UN | July, 5th 2019 Catalonia’s FA Minister, Alfred Bosch, agrees with the statement and insists that “rulings by international bodies have to be respected and human rights fulfilled” The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions (WGAD)…

UN demands the immediate release of Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Catalonia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfred Bosch, asks the Spanish authorities to comply with the Working Group’s decision In an official statement, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions demands the immediate release of three of the Catalan political prisoners. The UN Working Group,…

Persecuted as a terrorist in Spain

Tamara Carrasco campaigns for an independent Catalonia. She was arrested and has been in house arrest for months In the morning of April 10, 2018, the 35-year-old social worker Tamara Carrasco García is woken by loud knocking on the front…

Barcelona approves allocating 30% of new flats to subsidized housing

Last Wednesday, the Government of Catalonia, through the Barcelona Urban Development Subcommittee, finally approved a modification to Barcelona’s Metropolitan General Plan that obliges residential developments of more than 600 m2, whether newly created or completely refurbished, to allocate 30% of…

Granollers, Spain, once again expresses its commitment to a more just, peaceful and nuclear-weapon-free world

The municipal plenary unanimously approves a motion on nuclear weapons and support for the Treaty on their prohibition The municipal council of Granollers, Catalonia, Spain in a session held on Tuesday 27 November, unanimously approved the motion proposed by the…

Josep Mayoral, Mayor of Granollers, Spain: “Never again, here… or anywhere else!”

This is what Mayoral said about the minute in which the city he governs was bombed by Italian planes (31 May 1938), in the middle of the Spanish Civil War resulting in many victims. Granollers has rescued its memory dignifying…

Catalonia: a year on, political prisoners go unnoticed by the rest of the world

Georgina Blakeley, The Open University for The Conversation After an unofficial referendum in October 2017, the pro-independence political parties in the Catalan parliament unilaterally declared independence from Spain. In response, the Spanish government invoked Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution…

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