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Opportunity and risk for Catalan research in independence debate - Times Higher Education (THE)

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The Spanish Government Just Energized Catalonia's Independence Movement - The Nation.

The image of black-visored riot police clubbing peaceful citizens will long haunt Catalonia's collective memory. By Sebastiaan Faber and Bécquer Seguín. October 4, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. Catalonia referendum protest. People gather ...and more »

How not to deal with separatists - Macleans.ca

Stephen Maher on how Madrid's violent refusal to allow a Quebec style-referendum is pushing Catalans into the arms of the secessionists. by Stephen Maher. Oct 4, 2017. On Tuesday morning, the day Catalonians shut down their part of Spain, thousands of ...and more »

The EU has tied its own hands. It cannot intervene in Catalonia - The Guardian

Brussels has to adhere to its own rulebook even if it looks feeble. It has no mechanism for secession disputes. Tue 3 Oct 2017 14.53 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 11.00 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email ...and more »

'We are with you Catalunya' – the revolt in Spain is bigger than flags and language - The Guardian

Two million Catalans braved the threat of a police boot in the face to demand independence. As with Scotland and Greece, this was a modern, cosmopolitan form of nationalism. Contact author. @paulmasonnews. Mon 2 Oct 2017 10.30 EDT Last modified on ...and more »

Who is Catalan President Carles Puigdemont? - Aljazeera.com

Standing inside the grand hall of the Palau de la Generalitat, the Catalan regional government's headquarters in the Spanish city of Barcelona, in early 2016, a 54-year-old bespectacled former journalist addressed a crowd of politicians and citizens.and more »

Catalonia's Independence Vote and the Resistance to Centralism - National Review

If “No taxation without representation” was the motto of the American Revolution, “Madrid nos roba” is the motto of Catalonia's independence movement. The saying, which translates to “Madrid robs us,” summarizes the view of many in the northeastern ...and more »

An unconstitutional vote on independence turns nasty - The Economist

THEY were scenes the Spanish government did not want to see. Across Catalonia, in north-eastern Spain, tens of thousands of people turned out to cast votes in an unconstitutional referendum on secession organised by the regional government. Spain's ...and more »

What happened with Catalonia's vote for independence — and what's next - PBS NewsHour

Leaders in Catalonia say voters in the northeast region of Spain overwhelmingly cast ballots for independence from Spain in a Sunday referendum. But the country's central government won't recognize the vote, calling it illegal. Since then, protesters ...and more »

The violent side of Spain has resurfaced. We Catalans must cut loose - The Guardian

For many years I had forgotten about independence for Catalonia, thinking that Spain was modernising. The recent crackdown has changed everything. Wed 4 Oct 2017 05.00 EDT Last modified on Thu 26 Oct 2017 15.51 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »