The government is poised to apply Article 155, stripping the Catalan politicians of their posts and power. Will Catalan respond with a dramatic gesture? Continue reading To Independence or Not to Independence?
The students of Barcelona have taken up a strike in protest of Article 155 Continue reading Barcelona Student Strike
Companies are moving headquarters out of Catalonia following the referendum and threats of secession Continue reading Companies Saying “Adios” to Catalonia
But the Referendum was deemed illegal and it went ahead anyway. What’s different? This week the leader of Catalonia announced the intention to publicly secede from Spain either later this week or early next week. A parliamentary meeting was then scheduled for Monday. If you were a kid who was about to stick your hand in the cookie jar and steal cookies you’re not supposed … Continue reading Secession Meeting on Monday- Banned
The newest update in the post-referendum politics of Catalonia is that Carles Puigdemont, President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, has announced that Catalonia will imminently announce its independence as a country. It’s an announcement of a forthcoming announcement, if you will. Some people have said to pay no mind to such an announcement. I’ve heard the situation compared to Brexit in the sense that such diplomatic … Continue reading The Independent Country of Catalonia- What Would it Mean for Foreigners Living Here?
During the lead-up to the Independence Referendum (Referendum 1-0), Rajoy declared the Referendum illegal and unconstitutional. Ships of Police from Madrid arrived and occupied the cities. Granted, those ships had cartoons on them, but don’t let that fool you. Inside were real policemen with real weapons. You could feel the build-up of tension in the city. Every night at 10 PM, the entire city erupted … Continue reading Violence and Suppression in Catalonia
Today the #1 trending Youtube video in Spain, receiving more than a million hits in the first 24 hours, is this song parodying the ongoing political drama leading up to the Catalonian vote for Independence. The song is a duet between Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Carles Puigdemont, President of the Generalitat of Catalonia. In the chorus, the Prime minister sings “It’s illegal, you can’t vote!” and “For … Continue reading Vote for Independence – Parody Hit
As we approach October 1st, Barcelona winds up for the vote for Independence. Continue reading Referendum for Independence