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The scandal of electronic eavesdropping on 65 leaders of the Catalan independence movement by Spanish state intelligence shows signs of becoming a long-running soap opera. Dick Nichols reports.

Catalangate

A New Yorker investigation has exposed that between 2018‒20, at least 65 leading figures in the Catalan government and independence movement had their mobile phones bugged, reports Dick Nichols.

Anti war protest in Belarus

An underground anti-war movement continues to organise in Russia and neighbouring Belarus, despite facing harsh repression, reports Dick Nichols.

Mural of Corsican nationalist hero Yvan Colonna

The murder of Corsican nationalist hero Yvan Colonna sparked huge demonstrations on the island and renewed calls for self-determination, reports Dick Nichols.

Protest in Zaragoza for Western Sahara cr Iker G Izagirre/Arainfo

The Spanish state has announced it will accept the incorporation of Wester Sahara into the Moroccan state as an “autonomous province”, betraying the right to self-determination of the Sahawari people, reports Dick Nichols.

Catalan Parliament applauds Ukrainian representative

In the context of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, supporters of Spanish unionism are taking every opportunity to attack independentist figures, reports Dick Nichols.

Anti-tank guided missile

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has delivered many political presents to forces supporting the status quo of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization, reports Dick Nichols.

Protesting the war in Maastricht on Feb 26

At first glance, nearly all parties and think tanks in Europe that lie to the left of social democracy seemed united in their response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, writes Dick Nichols.

Spain is experiencing a wave of industrial unrest, as workers fight for secure jobs and to regain lost wages and conditions, reports Dick Nichols.

EH Bildu leader Arnaldo Otegi and Sortu leader Arkaitz Rodriguez cr Javier Etxezarreta (EFE)

In a historic declaration, left-independentist alliance EH Bildu has acknowledged the suffering caused by the actions of its former armed wing, Basque Homeland and Freedom (ETA), reports Dick Nichols.

The Catalan parliament extended official recognition to the Autonomous Administration of North-East Syria (AANES), commonly known as Rojava, on October 19, reports Dick Nichols.

Juan Carlos Spain money

The revelation that Spain's former king will probably get off scot-free on allegations of corruption has shone a torch down the sewer of the Spanish state, writes Dick Nichols.

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The arrest and subsequent release of Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia’s exiled ex-president, has caused a political storm in the Spanish State, reports Dick Nichols.

The river of supporters that flooded central Barcelona for Catalan National Day has affirmed that the independentist movement has survived despite ongoing repression, COVID-19 and differences over strategy, writes Dick Nichols.

Following betrayal and expulsion, Forward Andalusia has regrouped and relaunched, reports Dick Nichols.

By releasing the Catalans leaders, the Spanish government is hoping to rebuild bridges with those alienated by their imprisonment, even as it insists on the impossibility of having a indepedence referendum, writes Dick Nichols.

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