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What’s going on in Catalonia? - Ara.cat

What’s going on in Catalonia? - Ara.cat | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
Why Catalans want to decide the future of their country in a referendum? Find out in this interactive by ARA
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This is actually a fairly good and concise website explaining what we're up to tomorrow. Go vote, Catalans!

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Catalan president to take legal action after Madrid declares November 9 'referendum' illegal - Telegraph

Catalan president to take legal action after Madrid declares November 9 'referendum' illegal - Telegraph | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
Artur Mas, the president of Catalonia, has vowed to press on with an independence vote scheduled for Sunday - despite Spain's constitutional court ruling it is illegal
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Can Spain and Catalonia's marriage be saved? Let the Catalans vote

Can Spain and Catalonia's marriage be saved? Let the Catalans vote | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
Catalonia's drive to break away from Spain hit a roadblock this week. Spain's Constitutional Court on Monday agreed to hear Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy 's appeal contesting Catalonia's plan for a Nov. 9 referendum on independence and suspended the regional vote. The court has five months to issue its final ruling. The Catalan government on Tuesday temporarily halted its campaign but said it would appeal the suspension and continue to push to let the people decide.
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Catalonia defies Madrid to call independence vote

Catalonia defies Madrid to call independence vote | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
Catalonia's president has formally called a referendum to decide whether Spain's richest region should secede.
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This website does a good job of explaining the November 9 2014 Catalan vote for Independence (and it's in English).

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What Does a 36-Foot-Tall Human Tower Have to Do With Catalan Independence?

What Does a 36-Foot-Tall Human Tower Have to Do With Catalan Independence? | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
An eye-catching protest across Europe is steeped in cultural heritage says Smithsonian curator Michael Atwood Mason
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Catalan leader defends independence stance - The Local.es

Catalan leader defends independence stance - The Local.es | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
Catalan leader defends independence stance
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For decades Jordi Pujol was the foremost champion of Catalan nationalism, who boosted the powers of the region even as he argued it should remain a part of Spain.
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Is Cataluña the Next Crimea?

Is Cataluña the Next Crimea? | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
Nothing spells political desperation like the frantic search for metaphors....
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Catalan News Agency - Brussels think tank: denying self-determination “undermines the Spanish political system’s legitimacy”

Catalan News Agency - Brussels think tank: denying self-determination “undermines the Spanish political system’s legitimacy” | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
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Catalonia independence? Spanish Civil War redux not an option ...

Catalonia independence? Spanish Civil War redux not an option ... | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
On Thursday, the president of the regional government in Catalonia Artur Mas said a deal had been struck between separatist groups, setting November 9, 2014 as the date for a proposed independence referendum.
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Madrid vows to block any independence referendum in Catalonia ...

Madrid vows to block any independence referendum in Catalonia ... | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
The Spanish government has vowed to block plans by parties in Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence on 9 November of next year. 'The poll will not be held,' Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon told journalists ...
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Spain's Corruption May Set Catalonia Free

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The scale of corruption inside Spain's ruling party has undermined the moral authority of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Catalonian autonomy's enemy number one. 
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Spain Court Blocks Catalonia Vote as Standoff Escalates

Spain Court Blocks Catalonia Vote as Standoff Escalates | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
Spain’s Constitutional Court temporarily blocked Catalan government plans to hold a vote on independence, raising the stakes in the central government’s standoff with the regional administration in Barcelona.
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Catalonia and Spain: End Game Scenarios

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I have written a number of times on the increasingly tense situation in Catalonia, Spain’s prickliest province that also wants to become Europe’s newest independent state. On April 8th another act in the unfolding drama was completed: three representatives of the pro-separatist elements in the
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Catalonia challenges Spain with independence vote

Catalonia challenges Spain with independence vote | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
The president of Spain's Catalonia region mounted a serious challenge to the Spanish state early Saturday when he signed a decree calling for a referendum on independence.
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Spain Starts to Feel the Scottish Effect

Spain Starts to Feel the Scottish Effect | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
Is the recent surge in support for Scottish independence undermining confidence in Spanish government debt?
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From business-as-usual to political upheaval, Mas is Catalonia's unlikely independence leader

Artur Mas doesn't seem like a political revolutionary.
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Nació Digital: Joan Carles abdica

Nació Digital: Joan Carles abdica | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
Mariano Rajoy anuncia per sorpresa que el cap de l'Estat espanyol ha decidit abdicar del tron en favor del seu fill, Felip | Demà dimarts hi haurà consell de ministres extraordinari per aprovar la llei orgànica que vehiculi el procés successori
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Catalan EU claim may impact on Scots independence

Catalan EU claim may impact on Scots independence | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
A SENIOR European Commissioner has suggested Catalonia would have to leave the European Union if it seceded from Spain, a claim which could have an impact on the future status of an independent Scotland.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, September 16, 2013 8:35 PM

I suppose we have to sort of admire the ability of the British nationalists to endlessly recycle the same tired old scare-stories. Quite how they imagine these increasingly threadbare arguments will hold together for another year is a bit of a mystery. And we have to wonder what they will move onto when it finally gets through to them that the public are heartily sick of the antics of Project Fear.


The entire concoction about how Scotland will somehow be expelled and excluded from the European Union is, of course, a myth that has been repeatedly and comprehensively debunked. Only the "true believers" of the British nationalist cause continue to cling to it like an article of fundamentalist faith. But, ridiculous as the whole nonsense is, it is made even more ludicrous when facile comparisons are made with Catalonia.


As the Spanish government itself is at pains to point out, there is no meaningful comparison between the constitutional situations of Catalonia and Scotland. It is not for me to go into detail on Catalonia's constitutional relationship with Spain. It is not relevant in any case. The crucial fact is that Scotland is not part of a nation, it is a nation in its own right. A nation only denied the normal status of a nation by a nominally voluntary union with a neighbouring nation.


In dissolving that union, Scotland is not seceding from a nation of which it was once part. It is merely normalising its constitutional status.


Scotland is part of the union by virtue of the fact that the UK Parliament acted on Scotland's behalf when it ratified the relevant treaties. And by virtue of the fact that it has for decades satisfied all the relevant conditions of membership within its quite separate and independent legal jurisdiction.


Scotland is, and will continue to be, a member of the EU not least because an accession process would be entirely redundant. Unionist scaremongering on this issue treats us all as fools.

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New blow to Scottish independence bid as Catalan leader admits secession from Spain could mean EU exclusion

New blow to Scottish independence bid as Catalan leader admits secession from Spain could mean EU exclusion | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
The news from Spain may be explosive to Scottish nationalists' chances of winning the 2014 referendum on independence from Britain

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, December 28, 2013 1:49 PM

Consumers of the mainstream media in the UK, and other media which rely on it as a source, must be wondering if there is anything that does not constitute a "blow" to the SNP and/or Scotland's independence campaign. Every utterance by any European politician or EU official that touches on the subject of independence, however vaguely or tangentially, is inevitably portrayed as a major setback for the party or Yes Scotland.

The other thing readers might well wonder about is what happened to informed political analysis. Any serious observer of Scottish or European politics would be aware that there is absolutely no comparison between the constitutional circumstances of Scotland and Catalonia. The remarks of Catalan President Artur Mas therefore have absolutely bearing on the constitutional question in Scotland.

The entire premise of the article is just wrong. But what can we expect when the author can't even get the name of the SNP right. It would certainly be too much to expect anything more than the horribly simplistic lumping together of all of Europe's independence movements as if they were identical.

I read pieces such as this and I despair for the once honourable profession of journalism.

Ken Feltman's curator insight, January 1, 2014 8:50 AM

Independence, the Scots, Spain and Catalan - and not very well hidden in the background, the European Union.

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Catalonia president takes vote on independence case to EU heads ...

Catalonia president takes vote on independence case to EU heads ... | Catalan Independence | Scoop.it
Catalonia's president has called on European Union prime ministers for support as the region seeks a vote on independence in November this year, the source of an increasingly bitter fight with Spain's central government.
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