Catalonia Today

Violence in spirit only

Experts argue the Catalan trial prosecutors are attempting to broaden the definition of “violence” as a reaction to a lack of proof of physical violence

POINT MADE

Netanyahu & Trump’s support

Trump is happily making moves to support his main international ally at present. Today he’ll receive Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, in a nicely-timed move to give him some international attention...

Altsasu trial

Thousands demand Altsasu justice

Under the slogan “this is not justice”, 60,000 demonstrators turned to the streets this Sunday to demonstrate in favour of the eight youths sentenced in the Altsasu trial two weeks ago. Seven of the...

COMPUTING

Barcelona seeks European supercomputer

Europe is to finance a new generation of supercomputer, arguing this is a fundamental tool for progress in the 21st century, and to ensure economic competitiveness with super-computing nations such as...

ISRAEL

Real possibility of alternative to Netanyahu

After a decade in power, the upcoming elections in Israel, on April 9th, will be a sort of plebiscite on the rule of Benjamin Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party. Netanyahu himself is the subject of...

Theresa May’s days could be numbered

Things continue to go from bad to worse for British Prime Minister Theresa May. According to the Sunday Times, 11 members of her cabinet have already written to her to encourage her resignation. The strategy...

society

Thousands march against Vox in BCN

Thousands of people, 3,500 according to local police, yesterday filled Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia to protest the rise of the far-right in Europe, and the Vox party in Spain. Under the slogan “STOP...

culture

First professor of Catalan language in Italy dies

Italian philologist, Giuseppe Tavani (Rome, 1924), who was the first professor of Catalan in Italy, has died. Tavani was awarded the Sant Jordi Cross in 1997 for his services to Catalan and for promoting...

society

Call for Franco police HQ to become memorial

Cultural and historical groups have set up a committee with the aim of turning the Jefatura Superior de Policía on Barcelona’s Via Laietana, the former HQ of Franco’s political police and today a...