Catalonia


Catalonia: A new king with old rules

9 August 2018 It might seem like the fall of Rajoy's government bodes well for Catalonia. Not so fast, write Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte

Spain’s new laws turn peaceful protesters into terrorists

1 June 2018 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte report that Spanish central government has introduced new police powers to crack down on radical movements in Catalonia.

Surveillance, arrests and fear-mongering: The crackdown on Catalonia

15 December 2017 Raphael Tsavkko Garcia recounts the wholesale government assault on civil freedoms in Catalonia, sparked by the independence campaign.

Catalan independence is not just ‘nationalism’ – it’s a rebellion against nationalism

2 November 2017 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte argue that Catalonia's independence movement is driven by solidarity – and resistance to far-right Spanish nationalists

Five things to know about the independence movement in Catalonia

6 October 2017 James O'Nions looks at the underlying dynamics of the Catalan independence movement

‘This building will be a library!’ From referendum to general strike in Catalonia

4 October 2017 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte report from the Catalan general strike, as the movements prepare to build a new republic

‘Committees in Defence of the Referendum’: update from Catalonia

28 September 2017 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte on developments as the Catalan people resist the Spanish state's crackdown on their independence referendum

By trying to stop Catalonia’s referendum, they’ve sparked something much bigger

22 September 2017 The Spanish state is seizing ballot papers and raiding meetings, write Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte – but it is being met with united resistance

The rising demand for Catalan independence

18 September 2014 Although the demand for independence has dominated Catalan politics since 2010, it had previously been very much a minority position. Recent events have changed that, seemingly irrevocably, writes Jaume Muñoz Jofre