Catalonia

How Barcelona Has Coped With Weeks Of Lockdown – The Story Of Two Locked-down Apartment Blocks

One of the hardest hit regions in Europe, which has imposed some of  the most repressive restrictions – Catalonia, is finally inching closer to relaxing its lockdown. From Monday, Spain’s 8.3 million children will finally be allowed to...
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Poisoning Or Mass Electrocution? Dozens Of Birds Drop Dead On Motorway In Spain In Apocalyptic Scene

A Twitter user has shared footage of a motorway in Catalonia strewn with dead starlings, sparking concerns among activists, netizens, and local authorities. The mysterious mass death comes a month after an explosion in a nearby chemical factory...
Related topics: Spain, Social Media, Activism

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Waterbug From European Rivers Found In The Iberian Peninsula

Aphelocheirus aestivalis, a waterbug found in mid and high sections of well-oxygenated and preserved rivers in the European continent, has been found for the first time in Catalonia (Spain), specifically in the rivers Ter and Llobregat, according to...
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Ex-police Chief On Trial For Role In Catalan Secession Bid

The former head of Catalonia's regional police and three others are standing trial on charges of rebellion and sedition for their alleged roles in the illegal bid by the Catalan regional government to break away from Spain in 2017.     The trial...
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The Future Of Protest? Catalonians Outwit Spanish Authorities With Phone App

Pro-independence protesters in the Spanish region of Catalonia are using the latest technology to try to outwit authorities. An anonymous smartphone app is being used to coordinate demonstrations  - and the latest target was the world-famous "El...
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Top Catalan Court Bars Torra From Holding Public Office For 18 Months

MADRID (Sputnik) - The High Court of Justice of Catalonia has barred President of Catalan Government Quim Torra from holding elected office for 18 months, according to a statement on the court's ruling published on Thursday.
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Catalan President Dismisses Ban From Public Office, Pledges To Appeal Court Ruling

MADRID (Sputnik) - Earlier in the day, the High Court of Justice of Catalonia convicted Torra for disobeying the Spanish central electoral commission’s order to remove pro-independence symbols from government buildings during the election...
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After Brexit, Could Scotland Become The Next Catalonia?

A revived Scottish independence movement may be compelled to play the same game of brinkmanship as their counterparts in Catalonia.

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Why Are There So Many Mass Protests In Today’s World But So Few Real Revolutions?

By Peter McPhee | – We live in a world of violent challenges to the status quo, from Chile and Iraq to Hong Kong, Catalonia and the Extinction Rebellion. These protests are usually presented in the media simply as expressions of rage at “the...
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Uk General Election; Antisemitism In Uk’s Labour Party; Catalonia And Natacha Atlas

Join George Galloway on the new home for the Mother of All Talk Shows - this week we delve into the UK General Election, Antisemitism in Labour party, what’s going on in Catalonia and we talk to internationally-acclaimed singer Natacha Atlas.
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Github Removes Tsunami Democràtic’s Apk After A Takedown Order From Spain

Microsoft-owned Github has removed the APK of an app for organizing political protests in the autonomous community of Catalonia — acting on a takedown request from Spain’s military police (aka the Guardia Civil). As we reported earlier...
Related topics: Github, Tsunami, Spain, Microsoft (MSFT), Protests, Military, Police

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Global Protests Round-up: Authoritarian Adaption, Data Gathering, And The Role Of Class

A review of the literature on global protests (as in Chile, France, Hong Kong, Iraq, Lebanon, and Spain/Catalonia).
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Protesters Demonstrate Against Independence Of Catalonia In Barcelona, Spain - Video

The violent protests have been ongoing in Spain’s secessionist Catalonia region since 14 October, when the Supreme Court sentenced several Catalan politicians to lengthy prison terms over their involvement in the semi-autonomous region's 2017...
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Scots March Through Glasgow In Solidarity With Jailed Catalan Independence Leaders - Photo

Scottish trade unions are supporting Catalonia and its demands for self-governance after the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan independence leaders to lengthy prison terms.
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Hong Kong Protesters To Rally In Support Of Catalan Activists

Hong Kong protesters plan to rally on Thursday evening to show solidarity with people demonstrating in Spain's wealthiest region of Catalonia over jail sentences handed out to nine separatist leaders.The protests in Catalonia share some noticeable...
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Trump's On The Scene, Like An Outrage Machine!

The Brexit saga continues; Liberals win in Canada: Catalonia protests continue as Spanish elections loom
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Spanish Interior Chief Says Calm Returned To Catalonia After Week Of Separatist Protests

MADRID (Sputnik) - Spain’s acting interior minister said in parliament on Tuesday that the situation in restive Catalonia was back under control, after thousands protested against convictions for separatists.
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Spain's Catalonia Crisis Just Got A Lot Worse

Spain's Catalonia Crisis Just Got A Lot Worse Authored by Sebastiaan Faber and Bécquer Seguín via TheNation.com, “Now that the verdict’s out, it’s time to start getting along,” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said at a...
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Who Are The Young People Behind The Catalonia Protest Violence?

The violent protests that have swept Catalonia over the jailing of nine separatist leaders have involved veteran anarchists and youthful troublemakers as well as outraged separatists, some of whom became radicalised only recently. “I am 24,...
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More Than Dozen People Detained In Catalonia During Overnight Protests

BARCELONA (Sputnik) – Overnight protests across Catalonia left 13 people detained and four security officers injured, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Sunday.
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