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Spain Sentences Catalan Leaders in Contradictory Ruling

October 18, 2019

Police and protesters clash in Barcelona for a fourth consecutive day over a problematic, contradictory 9-13 year prison sentence for Catalan independence leaders.

Catalan Independence Leader’s Arrest in Germany Strengthens Rajoy’s Hand

March 27, 2018

Carles Puigdemont, the former president of Catalonia, was arrested in Germany on a Spanish international arrest warrant. The action will serve to harden positions on both sides of the independence fight in Spain, says Oberlin Prof. Sebastian Faber

Catalonia Independence Crisis Intensifies Spain’s Political Divide

January 17, 2018

Political parties in Spain are struggling to navigate an increasingly polarized political landscape, says Professor Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College

Catalonia Vows to Resist Madrid’s Direct Rule

October 27, 2017

Expect to see acts of civil disobedience, resistance from public servants, and election boycotts in the weeks ahead – as well as criminal persecution of Catalonia’s political leaders, says Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College

Europe

September 13, 2017
One million people took to the streets in Barcelona to support Catalonian independence from Spain. The movement plans for a referendum on Oct. 1, in violation of a court ruling declaring the referendum unconstitutional, explains Carlos Delclos of Roar Magazine