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Barcelona v Real Madrid: why this time it really is more than just football

m.guardian.co.uk. 06.10.12 Updated 19.26 Barcelona v Real Madrid: why this time it really is more than just football Catalans prepare to unveil huge flag and chant for independence as Spain’s economic woe causes rise in nationalist sentiment Barcelona fans wave a Catalan flag, or senyera (left). Catalan nationalism has always added an extra spice to […]

Catalonia warns EU that million-strong march cannot be ignored | World news | The Guardian

Catalonia warns EU that million-strong march cannot be ignored | World news | The Guardian. The Guardian, Thursday 13 September 2012 20.05 BST Catalan regional leader Artur Mas said of the 1.5 million people who marched for independence in Barcelona: ‘This was not a sudden summer fever.’ Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters The European Union must prepare […]

Barack Obama: “The right to self-determination is universal”

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 http://www.helpcatalonia.cat/2012/09/barack-obama-right-to-self.html?m=1 Not long after Artur Mas, the President of the Catalan government, proclaimed in Parliament yesterday afternoon that “it is time to exercise the right to self-determination,” the right of peoples to decide was also spoken of on the other side of the world. It was US President Barack Obama who […]

Diada 11S2012 – The Guardian

Catalan independence rally brings Barcelona to a standstill Surge in secessionist sentiment surprises regional government as Madrid dismisses ‘big gesture’ guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 11 September 2012 19.06 BST ‘Catalonia: a new European state’ was the slogan for the march. But statehood remains a long way off, the EU warns. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images Barcelona was a […]