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"Catalunya Diu Prou" brings class action on Catalan voter disenfranchisement

"Catalunya Diu Prou" brings class action on Catalan voter disenfranchisement | WE ARE CATALANS | Scoop.it

The Catalunya Diu Prou (Catalonia Says “Enough”) platform filed class action on Thursday January 3 on behalf of Catalans living outside of the Spanish State and were unable to vote in the elections last 25 November. 

 

A total of 150.346 Catalan voters residing abroad could not vote in the last Catalan election of the 25 November, according to data from the International Federation of Catalan Organisations (FIEC). Only 16.271 voters entitled to vote (5% of Catalans living abroad, according to newspaper La Vanguardia) were able to overcome the first step of the so-called voto rogado (solicited vote) process, whereby voters must request their right to vote. Catalunya Diu Prou (CDP) has gathered and brought to Court 40 lawsuits and 450 legal complaints from people who had difficulties or were unable to vote because they reside outside Spanish territory.


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This column demands: Independència! | Reagrupament International

This column demands: Independència! | Reagrupament International | WE ARE CATALANS | Scoop.it
This column demands: Independència! October 22, 2013 | Filed under: News R | Posted by: JSG. Estelada Texas is not the only region of the world to demand its independence. Nor does it have the best claim or most momentum.
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The Republic of Catalunya

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Since the end of last year there have been a series of street protests[1] and digital petitions[2] circulating online calling for the creation of an independent Catalan State to be carved out of the Kingdom of Spain. The new State would be comprised at a minimum of the current Spanish region of Cataluña centered around Barcelona.

 

There are political, social and historical arguments both for and against such independence. There are also serious questions about the scope or scale of any such independence (territorially speaking), how such a decision would be made, who would be nationals of the new State and about whether such a new State should be allowed into the European Union. This first post on the question of Catalan independence will address the preliminary issue of whether there is a right for Cataluña to secede from Spain and form an independent State. The analysis here will be in the context of secession and not “self-determination” as this second term has found its greatest application in the colonial context, which this s not.


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From Madrid with Love, Part 2: Catalunya, Basque and the regional rivalries - Goal.com Singapore

From Madrid with Love, Part 2: Catalunya, Basque and the regional rivalries - Goal.com Singapore | WE ARE CATALANS | Scoop.it
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From Madrid with Love, Part 2: Catalunya, Basque and the regional rivalries
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One of the most distinct examples is FC Barcelona.
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Whats up with Catalonia (Catalunya)?

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Authenticity Radio is pleased to have Miquel Calçada, communication Entrepreneur, Journalist, and Host of several national television programs to offer some insight to the future of Catalonia. Join Slade Suiter Live as he seeks, "What the next stop for the Catalan People." “We are going to go through this process until the end in a democratic, Peaceful, and joyful mode, absolutely.” -Miquel Calçada


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Frankly Independent: Independència

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Independència. Improbable though it may seem, France3 broadcast a special television programme about Catalan independence yesterday . . . in Catalan with French subtitles for its audience in that part of the Catalan Lands ...
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Catalunya no es Espanya? A struggle for independence and coexistence

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If you ever find yourself in the Barcelona area, be careful not to mention that you are 'in Spain' within earshot of a local. Should you happen to commit this vernacular faux pas, be prepared to be quickly and flamboyantly educated in the history and culture of Catalonia/Catalunya.

Catalonia is located in the Northeastern region of Spain that borders France. A phrase you will encounter often in the area is 'Cataluyna no es Espanya' or 'Catalonia is not Spain.' Though not as apparent on the international radar as the Basque Separatists, Catalonians are perhaps just as fiercely protective of their regional identity. In addition to their own regional flag, the Catalan people have their own branch of folklore and local legends that work to affirm the sense of Catalan unity and nationalism...


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