40 Years of Amnesia and Memory

Jordi Palou - Loverdos's picture

Last autumn, two anniversaries coincided, revealing many hidden realities. It was the 75th anniversary of the execution of thousands, including the President of the Government of Catalonia Lluís Companys (the only democratically elected president in Western Europe to be executed by Fascism, after having been arrested by the Gestapo and illegally turned over to General Francisco Franco by the French authorities).

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Save the river Ebro and its Delta

Plataforma en Defensa de l'Ebre's picture

The river Ebro winds its way through Spain and Catalonia for 930 km before flowing into the sea at the Ebro Delta. This river delta was created by the sediments the river has deposited there over many centuries. The Ebro Delta is a spectacular, fragile place - a unique set of ecosystems hosting a profusion of bird species, but also home to tens of thousands of citizens whose way of life depends on the river.

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Why does LinkedIn continue to ignore Catalan-speaking users?

Oriol Torres i Tornel's picture

Has anybody heard of the biggest professional network in the world? It is called LinkedIn and it has caused the Latinism ‘curriculum vitae’ to be in danger of extinction. More companies and more people all the time ask for and send their ‘LinkedIn profile’ rather than that Word or PDF document, which have proved to be too difficult to update, especially nowadays when changing job is a very usual thing. LinkedIn’s success happened in parallel to the atomisation of the labour market.

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The catalan way to freedom

Santiago Vidal's picture

The results of the 27-S elections, which were considered a plebiscite on independence by all the public institutions involved, showed that Catalan citizens' future expectations can be divided into three groups.

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Is Italy interested in the Catalan process?

Luca Bellizzi's picture

If we think of Italy, politically, in all its own facets, we can confirm that it is a laboratory for European policies. It was both the place the birth of ‘Fascism’ as well as the historic compromise between the Christian Democrats (50 years firmly in the government of the Country) and the PCI (the largest communist party of Western Europe); and then, with ‘Mani Pulite’ and its judicial investigations that radically changed the entire Italian party system of the so-called ‘First Republic’. Just to name a few examples.

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Rivesaltes

Martí Anglada's picture

The Camp de Rivesaltes near Perpinyà, in the French Department of Pyrénées Orientales, was created in the 1930s. This camp hosted the Spanish republican exiles (1939); the "indésirables" of the Vichy regime; Jews and Gypsies during the Second World War; the German prisoners at the end of the war; the Algerians loyal to France called "harkis" and the pro-French Guinean soldiers, in the 60s. After 20 years of inactivity (1966-88), the Camp de Rivesaltes worked again from 1988 to 2007 as an internment centre for illegal immigrants.

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Digital Education in the Smart Cities of Catalonia

Oriol Torres i Tornel's picture

In May 2014, Barcelona’s City Council published a Read More

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We will vote for democracy

Raül Romeva's picture

‘Junts Pel Sí’ (‘Together for Yes’) is an unprecedented electoral candidature for an unprecedented moment in Catalan politics. It brings together people with very different ideas but who share a common goal: obtaining the essential tools and mechanisms to ensure a better life for everyone in Catalonia. 

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Sense, our flag

Ramon Espadaler's picture

On the 27th of September next, the eleventh elections to the Catalan Parliament after the reestablishment of democracy in Spain are being held.

All the elections are important; however these are probably the most important in the recent history of this old European nation that is Catalonia. There is a candidacy that has set them up to be a ‘de facto’ plebiscite through which a result in favour of his own list implies following a roadmap that leads to a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.

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A true democratic lesson from the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, as other important players of the international scene, has had to adopt a muted position with regards to the peaceful bottom-up movement that has been rising in Catalonia in the last few years. But nobody should deceive himself into believing the UK sanctions the way Spain has handled this issue. This silent neutrality is a necessary consequence of having to keep healthy diplomatic relations with Spain.

However, in a country of nations with an ancient democratic tradition such as the UK, people’s voices are not disregarded: they are listened to with sympathy.

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