Posts Tagged ‘catalonian’

Protesters shut down key Catalonian transport routes after night of violence (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

There were widespread violent clashes across Barcelona on Monday evening with the city’s El Prat airport a major flashpoint after nine leaders of the pro-independence movement were handed prison sentences totalling almost 100 years for their role in a failed secession bid in 2017. Also on Protests erupt in Barcelona as citizens vent anger […]

Going Underground – Ep. 594: John Bolton, Warmongering in the White House & EU Catalonian Political Prisoners

Going Underground – Ep. 594: John Bolton, Warmongering in the White House & EU Catalonian Political Prisoners Going Underground with Afshin In this episode we investigate John Bolton and whether he has the ear of the president to start world war three with Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies Phyllis Bennis. We ask […]

Former Catalonian president threatened with arrest if he returns to Spain, says he’ll work from "afar"

     Catalonia‘s former president, a fugitive sought by Spain over a foiled secession bid, will travel to Denmark next week for a university debate despite the possible risk of arrest, officials said Friday. Carles Puigdemont plans to make the trip to Copenhagen as he tries to get his old job back and step up the […]

Spanish central government fires Catalonian government officials, police chiefs

What happens with the police force is key. Madrid has dismissed Catalonia’s chief of police and its director general. The chief of police was already being investigated for possible sedition charges. The rank and file stood aside during the referendum, which led Spain to send in the Guardia Civil, which used what was […]

Spanish court grills Catalonian police officers and civic leaders in sedition case

nsnbc : The National Court of Spain questioned on October 6 two senior officers from Catalonia’s police and the leaders of two pro-independence groups […]

Catalonian firefighters protecting voters beaten by Spanish riot police (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Forming human chains and acting as buffer zones between civilians and security forces, selfless firefighters allowed many voters to cast their ballots and prevented more violence across Catalonia. As soon as polling stations opened Sunday morning, defying Madrid’s “illegal” vote ban, hundreds of off-duty firefighters rushed to the stations. Dressed in full gear, they stood […]

Is the Catalonian Referendum Really About Independence?

By Torchy Blane Farmers’ tractors and news cameras will be rolling in Catalonia Sunday morning as Catalans head to polling stations to vote once again on whether to secede from Spain. A Spanish court ruled such a vote would be illegal, and Spanish authorities in Madrid have been taking draconian measures to deny Catalans their right […]

Spanish national police cracks down on Catalonian independence referendum, arrests politicians

nsnbc : Spanish national police have cracked down on Catalonia, stormed ministries and buildings of the Catalonian regional government and arrested politicians in an […]

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