Such demonstrations are either shows of strength or weakness, and today’s whirlwind performance was much more of a dust devil than a tornado
Goodbye to 2018 in Catalonia: a year marked by continued repression by the Spanish State and regression for Catalan independentism and republicanism; a year full of painful dates and anniversaries
From the Catalan political prisoner to the citizen that wishes to protest injustice, human rights are being breached in Spain; all day, every day
Ignoring the violent element in Spanish unionism is blind or propagandistic, but Spanish unity takes precedence over all else, including the truth
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.
President Torra is calling for an advantage to be pressed home and for people to go on the offensive – from the political prisoner to the most lowly activist – pacifically, of course