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CHARACTERS º What's up with Catalonia? ☆ ❴Download❵ ➹ What's up with Catalonia? Author Join or create book clubs – Dcmdirect.co.uk On September 11 2012 on Catalonias National Day 15 million people from all over Catalonia marched peacefully and joyfully through the streets of Barcelona behind a single placard CataloFXavier VilaOn Septemberon Catalonias National Day million people from all over Catalonia marched peacefully and joyfully through the streets of Barcelona behind a single placard Catalonia New State in Europe Fifteen days later President Artur Mas called snap elections for the Parliament of Catalonia in order to hold a referendum that would let the people of Catalonia decide their own future The rest of the world and even Spain were caught by surprise but the events unfolding in Barcelona have been a long time comingIn this new book experts explore Catalonias history economics politics language and culture in order to explain to the rest of the world the fascinating story behind the march the new legislature and the upcoming vote on whether Catalonia will become the next new state in EuropeWith a prologue by Artur Mas President of Catalonia and contributions from Ignasi Aragay Laia Balcells GermBel Laura Borrs Alfred Bosch Nria Bosch Roger Buch iRos JoanCanadell Pau Canaleta Salvador Cards Muriel Casals Andreu Domingo Carme Forcadell Llus Josep Maria Ganyet Salvador Garcia Ruiz lex Hinojo Edward Hugh OriolJunueras M Carme Junyent JC Major PereMayansBalcells Josep M Muoz Mary Ann Newman Elisenda Paluzie Vicent Partal Cristina Perales Garca Eva Piuer Enric Pujol Casademont Marta Rovira Martnez Vicent Sanchis Xavier Solano Miuel Strubell Matthew Tree Ramon Tremosa FXavi. In response to Yannis's unbiased review in which he goes so far as to say that while Catalonia is still very different from the rest of Spain but a so are all other regions since Spain is just an average; and above all b Catalonia is not any that single uniform and single minded nation it might have been once upon a time I'd like to retort that a is simply not true as borne out by the fact that no other region in Spain leaving aside the terrorist ETA group in the Basue Country has ever rebelled against Spain's central power with the exception of Portugal in 1640 1640 was also the first time the Catalan Republic was proclaimed out of a total of five timesWhile present day Catalonian society is indeed very diverse few places in Europe have seen their population double in the space of fifty years due to an influx of population from other places southern Spain but also North Africa South America and Eastern Europe in the case of Catalonia even Yannis must admit that Catalan society is remarkably cohesive in spite of its plurality So while approximately 20% of the population feels exclusively Spanish a high percentage of the population of non Catalan origin has joined the mainstream grass roots movement of civil society for independence This movement which is unprecedented in scale and drive in recent European history is fuelled by a peremptory need for dignity fair treatment and eual representation as citizens of a free state This runs against the course of events in the history of the Spanish State still today dominated by a Castilian oligarchy permeating all spheres of power and holding a supreme disdain for the Catalan identity language and socioeconomic structure The illusion of a plural federal democratic Spain has vanished over the last thirty years as it has become gradually evident that Catalans are nearly absent from the Central Government the judiciary the military the extractive elite at the head of the major corporations created after the privatisation of former state monopolies the industrial military complex and the major banks all based in Madrid except for La CaixaWhile the Spanish parties on the left PSOE and the poorer Spanish regions have been bought out by these extractive elites with enormous investments of public funds including EU aid of which Spain as a whole but not Catalonia has so far been a net beneficiary the entrepreneurial and middle classes in Catalonia have been starved of funds left out in the cold with obsolete infrastructures and to add insult to injury accused of insolidarity and of being lacking in patriotic feeling Coming from the ruling class of the wealthy megalopolis Madrid has become over the last 30 years this is cynicism to the utmost degreeRather than the 2008 economic and financial crisis the present situation in Catalonia is the result of the lack of recognition as a distinct nation with cultural linguistic and political rights as well as of 30 years of systematic looting amounting to 8% or 9% of its annual GDP by the Spanish Government and the humiliation of seeing the very modest Statute of Autonomy of 2006 struck down in 2010 by the Spanish Constitutional Court after it having been approved by the Catalan and Spanish Parliaments and by the population in a referendum

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Er VilaOn Septemberon Catalonias National Day million people from all over Catalonia marched peacefully and joyfully through the streets of Barcelona behind a single placard Catalonia New State in Europe Fifteen days later President Artur Mas called snap elections for the Parliament of Catalonia in order to hold a referendum that would let the people of Catalonia decide their own future The rest of the world and even Spain were caught by surprise but the events unfolding in Barcelona have been a long time comingIn this new book experts explore Catalonias history economics politics language and culture in order to explain to the rest of the world the fascinating story behind the march the new legislature and the upcoming vote on whether Catalonia will become the next new state in EuropeWith a prologue by Artur Mas President of Catalonia and contributions from Ignasi Aragay Laia Balcells GermBel Laura Borrs Alfred Bosch Nria Bosch Roger Buch iRos JoanCanadell Pau Canaleta Salvador Cards Muriel Casals Andreu Domingo Carme Forcadell Llus Josep Maria Ganyet Salvador Garcia Ruiz lex Hinojo Edward Hugh OriolJunueras M Carme Junyent JC Major PereMayansBalcells Josep M Muoz Mary Ann Newman Elisenda Paluzie Vicent Partal Cristina Perales Garca Eva Piuer Enric Pujol Casademont Marta Rovira Martnez Vicent Sanchis Xavier Solano Miuel Strubell Matthew Tree Ramon Tremosa FXavier Vi. Imagine a country dominated by a right wing nationalist party that concentrates economic and cultural power in the capital city Catalonia 's case for independence is carefully argued by a range of advocates Any democrat in Europe would condemn the threats of violence from the Spanish state but strangely we hear nothing Read this book and understand why the Catalans want freedom from Madrid

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What's up with CataloniaOn Septemberon Catalonias National Day million people from all over Catalonia marched peacefully and joyfully through the streets of Barcelona behind a single placard Catalonia New State in Europe Fifteen days later President Artur Mas called snap elections for the Parliament of Catalonia in order to hold a referendum What's up PDFEPUBthat would let the people of Catalonia decide their own future The rest of the world and even Spain were caught by surprise but the events unfolding in Barcelona have been a long time comingIn this new book experts explore Catalonias history economics politics language and culture in order to explain to the rest of the world the fascinating story behind the march the new legislature and the upcoming vote on whether Catalonia will become the next new state in EuropeWith a prologue by Artur Mas President of Catalonia and contributions from Ignasi Aragay Laia Balcells GermBel Laura Borrs Alfred Bosch Nria Bosch Roger Buch iRos JoanCanadell Pau Canaleta Salvador Cards Muriel Casals Andreu Domingo Carme Forcadell Llus Josep Maria Ganyet Salvador Garcia Ruiz lex Hinojo Edward Hugh OriolJunueras M Carme Junyent JC Major PereMayansBalcells Josep M Muoz Mary Ann Newman Elisenda Paluzie Vicent Partal Cristina Perales Garca Eva Piuer Enric Pujol Casademont Marta Rovira Martnez Vicent Sanchis Xavier Solano Miuel Strubell Matthew Tree Ramon Tremosa. This is the best current coverage of the case for a free Catalonia available in the English language at present Don't worry that the articles or chapters are all written prior to 2013 the date of publication of the book you can read online about the situation re Catalonia to see that only small changes have been made Beside that where else would you have a chance to learn from experts all Catalonians in so many areas of interest reCataloniaThe chapters cover the following aspects of existence in Catalonia1 A New path for Catalonia2 Catalonia a new state in Europe3 2013 the transition year toward the referendum on independence4 Premeditated asphyxia Spanish economic suffocation of Catalonia5 It's always been there ; Catan language presence even under Franco's extreme oppression6 Catalonia land of immigration7 Opening the black box of secessionism8 Schooling in Catalonia 1978 2012 how Spain treats Catalans different breaking their own laws9 The view from Brussels the favorable atmosphere toward Catalonia10 Keep calm & speak Catalan Catalan reaction to Spanish intentions to hispanicize Catalonia & Catalans11 Wilson Obama Catalonia & Figueres American governmental treatment of Catalonia throughout history12 News from Catalonia the current state of Catalonian independentism vs Madrid's centralization13 On the prickly matter of language14 Is the perfect always & everywhere the enemy of the good how Madrid's centralism mirrors the USSR15 What has happened to us Catalans how Madrid speaks of autonomous govts but only if they kowtow to Madrid16 Our place in the world the country of Barcelona Catalonia's future as an independent country17 How did we get here18 Judo in Madrid to deal with Madrid re independence or not19 European patriots Catalan independentists as true European patriots20 The battle for the audience development of Catalan media21 Strangers in our own land Madrid's extreme measures to steal Catalonia from the Catalan people22 Yet another wiki Catalan language on the internet23 The languages of the Catalans linguistic versatility in Catalonia24 Non nationalist independentism the case for real autonomy25 Catalan language literature what's going on vibrancy of the Catalan language in literature26 Catalonia or Catalan countries the Catalan nation as than just Catalonia27 Time to say yes a call to Catalan action28 A Scottish Referendum for Catalonia29 Language in education30 What happened on November 25 political results of Catalonian election31 Americans heart Catalonia a geometric progression Americans attitudes vis a vis American govt attitude32 The viability of Catalonia as a state33 To my Spanish friends Catalonia as friends who just want to be left alone politically34 The Catalan business model35 The CUP the oldest & newest independentists evolution of a independentist party36 Our September 11th 1714 history of the Catalan nationAdmittedly some of the above topics overlap & some of the same information is repeated but each chapter covers its subject from a different angle Each chapter has a separate author & a summary of the author's credentials are recorded prior to the chapter text Each chapter is densely packed even though some are 3 pages or less This book in many ways is a course on understanding Catalonia what follows are my independent summary of the chapter contents