Jul 20 2018

CATALONIA: A NATION THROWN FORWARD

Murdo Ritchie reviews Catalonia Reborn. How Catalonia Took on the Corrupt Spanish State and the Legacy of Franco, Chris Bambery & George Kerevan, Luath Press, 2018.

 

CATALONIA – A NATION THROWN FORWARD

When exiled Catalan minister Clara Ponsati spoke recently in Edinburgh she had to explain why the Spanish Constitution was not a mechanism of popular protection, but a way of ordering the transition from the Franco dictatorship to a world acceptable to the Spanish elite and international imperialism. The Spanish state promoted the illusion that the referendum and the declaration of independence were against the law and a popularly agreed constitution. Regrettably, the way the so-called democratic transition was manipulated into existence is badly understood outside of Spain. Continue reading “CATALONIA: A NATION THROWN FORWARD”

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Nov 17 2013

CATALUNYA – FREEDOM COME ALL YE

With delegates from Independence to Change All attending the Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow, Duncan McCabe of Dundee RIC looks at the current situation in Catalunya.

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Freedom Come All Ye

Back in the mid-eighties 25000 anti-nuclear protesters took part in a CND-organised ‘Hands Across Scotland’ human chain. That was quite a show of solidarity, but it was nothing compared to the Catalan Way event on 11th September this year when an estimated 1. 6 million Catalans linked hands from the French border to the Mediterranean coast south of Barcelona.

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