The hundreds of arrests effected by Spanish State agencies over the past sixteen months have been designed to repress the basic freedoms of expression, assembly and protest, and criminalise independentism
After so many months of limited non-violent action, how is it possible that Catalan activists are still treated like terrorists? It is like a recurring nightmare.
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.
The journalist is shown the pistol tucked in his contact’s waistband and he feels a tingle of excitement. He is told the officer fears for his life and the firearm confirms it.
This article is a response to City of spies: how the battle for Catalonia divided Barcelona, by Michael Stothard, which appeared in the Financial Times on Friday 15 June, 2018
“Albert Rivera talks of defeating nationalism, but his party offers only one nationalism with which to cover everything else. He dreams of becoming president of Spain, but this tweet was anything but presidential. It was that of a hooligan.”
Catalans are not allowed to express anger, not allowed to react. No matter how hard you beat them, no matter how much they suffer, every Catalan is expected to put Ghandi to shame. These standards aren’t applied to other peoples.