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From Spain: 25 November 2012 November 26, 2012

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

The latest post on ejh’s Spanish Disaster blog. ejh is ill, but has suggested some interesting links for those of us interested in matters Catalan.


1. ejh - December 2, 2012

This week: fallen idol. Franco’s monument and the issue of historical memory.


Rot Peter der Affe - December 2, 2012

The blog is always informative and interesting ejh – thank you.

I meet significant numbers of Spanish, Catalan and Basque economic refugees here in Berlin, most of them making a precarious living as au pairs, working in low-paid bar jobs etc.

People are streaming hither and thither like they haven’t done since the last great depression.


Tomboktu - December 3, 2012

Your second-last link deserves a bit more of a profile.

More than 200 judges across Spain have come out publicly to manifest their anger with the Popular Party (PP) government over its decision to pardon four Catalan police officers who were found guilty of torturing a man who they mistakenly believed was an assailant.

“The government’s decision is an improper one in a democracy; illegitimate and unethical. For that reason, we cannot just stand back and not raise our voices against the abuses committed in the right to pardon and warn of their effects, which are devastating,” reads a statement released by the judges.

Among those who signed the document are Supreme Court Justices Perfecto Andrés and Joaquín Giménez, and a senior member of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), Margarita Robles.

The four members of the Mossos d’Esquadra were convicted and sentenced in 2008 for torturing the suspect they had arrested. Their convictions had been upheld by the Supreme Court.

Full report here.


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