It is the revolution paid for out of the people’s own pockets and with the people’s own time, all of it made possible by volunteers. I will never tire of telling the story of 1 October, 2017. It’s a story that has changed lives.
Spain’s position is untenable and Borrell’s task impossible. Spain’s damaged image is well deserved and probably irreparable.
Spanish judges compare Puigdemont to a rapist and Òmnium to gang rapists
Independentism and its leaders are involved in a “coup”, they are “Nazis”, a “virus”, a “germ”. People who are mobilising in Catalonia act like “idiots”, they are “criminals”, “violent” or “extremists” to whom the “Penal Code must be applied” because they have leaders who are “sons of bitches” or “like rapists”
They did not pass. And they will not pass. No passaran.
These visitors are interested in Catalan language, culture and history, unlike so many who have lived here all their lives
Today, the now world-infamous Spanish Supreme Court judge, Pablo Llarena, is up in court in Belgium
This is the pathetic state that politics in Spain has been reduced to. To outsiders it seems too surreal to be true. Catalans will tell you that surreal became the new normal some time last autumn and that this autumn the crisis will deepen.