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[16 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Since I currently live in Germany I am also member of Catalans Abroad. A group of Catalan expats who live all around the world and who also work for Catalonia’s independence.
The other day I finished making the english subtitles of Sergi López‘s speech at the Catalan National Assembly, of which I spoke a few days ago. The subtitles are also available in French, you just have to switch on the captions option on the video for your preferred language. Highly inspirational.

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[13 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Des que em vaig interessar per les independències del món el que més m’interessa és què és exactament el detonant de cadascuna d’elles, generalment acostuma a ser una iniciativa que de forma aïllada normalment no tindria cap tipus d’impacte però que en una situació propicia pot generar un efecte contagi.
M’enrecordo visitant un museu a Dublín a l’any 2005 que explicava la història de la independència d’Irlanda a principis del segle XX. Em va sobtar molt que tot va començar per l’assalt al 1916 d’un grapat de patriotes irlandesos al …

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[22 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]
Man on hunger strike in Mallorca to defend Catalan language

Jaume Bonet, a retired 64 year old man from Mallorca has now lost 22 kilograms and his health has seriously deteriorated since he went on a hunger strike on March the 1st as a protest for the campaign against Catalan culture (the local culture in the Balearic Islands since the 13th century) started by PP’s Spanish nationalist government at the Balearic Islands.
The measures taken against Catalan since 2010 include closing down the only public TV which broadcasted Catalan content in the islands, a law which allows civil servants to not …

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[11 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
11.11.11 special: La Vanguardia director José Antich tears the independence polls on TV

Since today is the 11th of the 11th of 2011 and here in the Cologne (Germany) area where I currently live is the start of a huge carnival and since that is the time of the year for fools and mockery I thought it very appropriate that I dedicate today’s post to José Antich, director of Barcelona-based newspaper La Vanguardia and well known Spanish nationalist.
Señor Antich gave us a performance worth remembering on October the 26th. In Catalan public TV, at the show Els Matins, while analysing the latest CEO …

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[3 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
“I am a Catalan” 40th anniversary of Pau Casals’ speech at the UN

On October 24th, 1971 Pau Casals, one of the greatest cellists of all time, made a historical speech at the United Nations in New York as he was awarded the U.N. Peace Medal. Casals also composed the United Nations anthem.
Here‘s a transcription:
But let me say one thing. I am a Catalan. Today a province of Spain. But what has been Catalonia? Catalonia has been the greatest nation in the world. I will tell you why. Catalonia has had the first parliament, much before England. Catalonia had the beginning of the …