Spain

10.11.2017

Spanish action to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Spanish action to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 7 July 2017, at the initiative of the United Nations, 122 countries concluded negotiations and elaboration of a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Subsequently, on 20 September 2017, the process of signing the treaty was opened, with the well-founded expectation that more than 50 countries would ratify… »

04.11.2017

Catalonia, open letter to Juncker and Tusk: the silence of the EU is unjustifiable

Catalonia, open letter to Juncker and Tusk: the silence of the EU is unjustifiable

In front of the repressive escalation in Catalonia, 185 politicians, intellectuals, academics and MEPs have signed an open letter to European Commission President Juncker and European Council President Tusk to urge the European Union to intervene for the salvation of fundamental freedoms. Dear President Juncker, dear President Tusk: We are scholars,… »

27.10.2017

Ada Colau: Not in my name

Ada Colau: Not in my name

By Ada Colau [1] Talking so much about the train crash on conditional or in the future, it is hard to assimilate that today is the day. A decade of neglect of the Popular Party in Catalonia ends up today with the approval of the Senate of Article 155. »

22.10.2017

Demonstration for the liberation of Cuixart and Sànchez, dignity in front of totalitarianism

Demonstration for the liberation of Cuixart and Sànchez, dignity in front of totalitarianism

By Enric Feliu, Images by Esperanza Fernándes, Daniel Cruz and Krystyna Schreiber “The streets will always be ours”. This is the slogan that resonated on Paseo de Gracia [Barcelona] this afternoon, from the throats of hundreds of… »

18.10.2017

Forbidden to vote, demonstrate or think: Enough is enough!

Forbidden to vote, demonstrate or think: Enough is enough!

Catalonia is experiencing a political catastrophe with repercussions in all areas of society. Mariano Rajoy is preparing the ground to sow Article 155 based on a policy of lies. The last few months have seen the utmost tension in Catalonia, and by proximity, in Spain and in neighbouring Europe, which… »

02.10.2017

“Mr. Rajoy, thanks to you we are out of Spain… even though we didn’t want to be.”

“Mr. Rajoy, thanks to you we are out of Spain… even though we didn’t want to be.”

Criticisms of Mariano Rajoy’s administration for they way it has behaved during the referendum haven’t stopped coming all day from all over the world. The brutal force of the police and the civil guard that we saw yesterday in Catalonia; the refusal to dialogue with the different actors before, during… »

01.10.2017

Spain “loses” all sense of judgement in Catalonia

Spain “loses” all sense of judgement in Catalonia

As the day of the referendum advances in Catalonia, the state police contingent is intensifying its repression. Tear gas, rubber bullets, very strong aggression against young, old and even the injured who are hit again. The state police attack with excessive brutality.  Faced with such a situation, the massive rebellion… »

01.10.2017

Catalonia: the people’s peaceful response to police violence

Catalonia: the people’s peaceful response to police violence

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans queue up in the rain in front of polling stations to vote in the referendum on Catalonia’s independence.  This is a nonviolent demonstration, a sign of peaceful expression by a people who want to express themselves and break the siege of repression and the force… »

01.10.2017

State police try to stop the Catalan referendum wave

State police try to stop the Catalan referendum wave

Spanish state police forces burst in with violence first thing this morning, but the popular wave is very large and multi-centred.  There is a disparity of situations, in many places the atmosphere is festive while in others there are police charges. During the course of the day, various strategies are… »

01.10.2017

Spain tries everything to stop referendum, now with violence

Spain tries everything to stop referendum, now with violence

At the beginning everything went peacefully. Despite the rain, many people were waiting in front of polling stations at schools since the early morning.  General suffrage was announced this morning by the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs.  This will allow all citizens to vote, even if their polling stations… »

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