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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 »

Spain's Catalonia Crisis Is Getting So Serious That Even the King Weighed In - TIME

Spain's King Felipe VI weighed in on the country's growing political crisis Tuesday, slamming what he called the “irresponsible” leaders who pushed for Catalonia's independence referendum as hundreds of thousands took to the streets to protest police ...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 »

Catalan referendum: Anti-police strike hits public services - BBC News

Thousands of people in Catalonia are rallying and blocking roads in protest over Spanish police violence during Sunday's independence referendum. There is little public transport across the region, after local trade unions called a strike. Spain's King ...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 »

'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 »

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 »