Letter From Catalonia: Barcelona’s Occupy Mayor Wins A Second Term

By Elia Gran, Indypendent.org -

Colau narrowly lost the popular vote (21.3% to 20.7%) on May 26 to Ernest Maragall of the Republican Left party, which calls for Catalonia — Spain’s largest and wealthiest province and home to [...]

Independence Trial Protest Organizers Celebrate A “Historic” March In Madrid

By Staff, Catalannews.com -

Organizers of the protest against the Catalan trial have celebrated a “historic” march in Madrid in a “context of political repression”. For the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) president Elisenda [...]

Burnt Tires & Clashes With Police As Pro-Independence Protests Grip Catalonia

By Staff, Rt.com -

Pro-independence activists in Catalonia are venting their anger at Madrid’s trial of the region’s provincial leaders. Baton-wielding police scuffled with some of the demonstrators as people also [...]

Who Are The 12 Catalan Leaders Facing Years In Prison?

By Staff, Aljazeera.com -

More than a year has passed since Catalonia's regional parliament voted to declare independence from Spain following a contested referendum that saw Spanish police violently disperse Catalan [...]

Protests In Catalonia Against Spanish Cabinet Visit: Here’s What Happened

By Staff, Catalannews.com -

Several parts of the city center were on lockdown this Friday morning due to the cabinet meeting and the pro-independence protests. The Palau Llotja de Mar building, close to the Barcelona [...]

Two Jailed Catalan Separatist Leaders Begin Hunger Strike

By Staff, Aljazeera.com -

Two Catalan separatist leaders jailed pending trial in Spain over their role in last year's failed independence bid have begun a hunger strike, their lawyer said. Jordi Sanchez, the former head [...]

Catalonia: A New Lesson For A People Who Want To Be Independent

By Carlos Aznárez, Resumen-english.org -

A million people crying for independence, demanding the release of political prisoners and the return of exiles should be an image that should be traveling around the world to show that the [...]

Extradition Against Catalan Leader Fails, Calls For Resolution, King Offers To Negotiate

By Catalan News -

On July 19, Spain’s Supreme Court has withdrawn all the European Arrest Warrants against pro-independence leaders abroad, including former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont. Spanish [...]

More Than 100,000 Call For Freedom Of Political Prisoners In Catalonia

By Guifré Jordan, Catalannews.com -

Between 110,000 and 200,000 people attended a march held in Barcelona on Saturday to demand freedom for the nine pro-independence leaders jailed. The Catalan capital's local police estimated that [...]

Change In Spanish And Catalonia Governments Positive Steps Offering Hope

By Staff, Catalan News -

The article below is a combination of three articles from Catalan News. With the ouster of President Mariano Rajoy of Spain and his replacement by socialist, Pedro Sánchez, as well as the lifting [...]

The Catalan “Robin Hood”: In Conversation With Activist Enric Duran Giralt

By Dorian Batycka, Truthout.org -

Known as the "Catalan Robin Hood," Enric Duran Giralt has for nearly two decades been at the center of promoting greater autonomy and self-organization in the newly ceded Catalan Republic. As a [...]

Hundreds of Thousands Protest for Release of Pro-Independence Prisoners

By ACN, Catalan News -

Six months to the day have passed since the imprisonment of the grassroots pro-independence activists Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez, the last presidential candidate. They were arrested by the [...]

Police, Protesters Clash In Barcelona After Separatist Leader’s Arrest

By Joseph Wilson and Kirsten Grieshaber, AP.org -

BARCELONA, Spain—Carles Puigdemont, the fugitive ex-leader of Catalonia and an ardent separatist, was arrested Sunday by German police on an international warrant as he tried to enter the country [...]

Tens Of Thousands Attend Pro-Independence March In Barcelona

By Staff, Rte.ie -

Thousands of people have marched in Barcelona to demand the formation of a new government in Spain's Catalonia region leading to its independence from Madrid despite formidable legal obstacles. [...]

Catalan Independence Protest Delays Swearing In Of Puidgemont As President

By Staff, Catalannews.com -

The decision to postpone the session to swear in Carles Puigdemont as president did not stop thousands of independence supporters from demonstrating outside the Parliament on Tuesday, with a [...]

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