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Tag: Catalonia

Pro-Independence Parties Win Big in Catalonia’s Regional Election

Together the nationalist coalition Junts pel Sí and the Popular Unity Candidacy party in Spain won the absolute majority of parliamentary seats in Sunday’s regional election in Catalonia.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 READ MORE

The Case for Universal Basic Income

Support for a universal basic income is growing. In Europe, for example, the Dutch city of Utrecht is about to introduce an experiment that aims “to challenge the notion that people who receive public money need to be patrolled and punished.” Here, the political, philosophical and economic arguments are made clear.

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 READ MORE

Is an Official Independence Referendum for Catalonia ‘Inevitable’?

Over a third of Catalonia’s electorate voted in an “informal independence consultation” Sunday, prompting a Guardian editor to predict that it’s just a matter of time before the region is granted an official referendum to vote on its independence from Spain.

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 READ MORE

Catalonia to Vote

Posted on Nov 9, 2014 READ MORE

Republicans, Racism and Romney

Romney’s campaign is benefiting from racism among voters; Catalonia’s cry for independence is inspiring violent threats from Spanish institutions; meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” immense popularity reflects the modern sexual condition. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 21, 2012 READ MORE

Secession in Spain

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 READ MORE

Flickr / S. Lo

Spain Bans Live Bullfights on State TV

Spain’s state television network has banned the airing of live bullfighting, angering fans still reeling from prior restrictions against the “sport” in Catalonia.

Posted on Jan 9, 2011 READ MORE

AP / Alexandre Meneghini

Inching Away From Bullfighting and Its Macho B.S.

Catalonia has imposed a 2012 ban on the tradition, which is losing support throughout Spain. Could this toxic mix of blood lust and male preening finally be on its way out?

Posted on Aug 26, 2010 READ MORE

Wikimedia Commons / MarcusObal

Catalonia Hangs Up the Matador’s Cape

Depending on one’s perspective, the Spanish region of Catalonia’s decision to ban bullfighting represents either the beginning of the end of a time-honored tradition or a much-needed move in the direction of the humane treatment of animals. Actually, there may also be a third option.

Posted on Jul 28, 2010 READ MORE

Flickr / S. Lo

Olé! Catalonia Takes Steps to Stop Bullfighting

The northeast Spanish province of Catalonia has made the first step toward banning the practice of bullfighting, a cultural phenomenon but also a sizable thorn in the side of animal rights activists.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009 READ MORE

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