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The Satirical Tabarnia Movement is Reflecting a Democracy in Crisis

An ironic introduction of Tabarnia “What is Tabarnia?” – is the question that most people have asked themselves after last month’s Twitterstorm. The word ‘Tabarnia’...

The Yellow Ribbon is a Polemic Symbol in Catalonia and South Korea this Christmas

Did you know that yellow ribbon is a symbol of division and unity both in Catalonia and South Korea? The yellow ribbon is used for...
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The Forgotten History of the Catalan ‘Santa Claus’

The real origins and history of the Catalan equivalent of Santa Claus is one of Barcelona's best kept secrets. (reader discretion is advised) As a Finnish...
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The information war in social media is tearing Catalonia apart

How to fight against the misinformation and propaganda that is dividing Catalan society? During the last two months I have observed closely how Catalan society...
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Soluciones a la crisis democrática que vive España.

¿Es España un país democrático? Han pasado más de 40 años desde que el General Francisco Franco muriese tranquilamente en su cama el 20 de...
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The Referendum in Catalonia is a Threat to Democracy

What if the referendum in Catalonia is undemocratic? Like Maduro in Venezuela and Erdogan in Turkey, Mussolini, Hitler and Franco also loved referendums. But what...
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Summer Solstice

Best time to get honey From time immemorial, after winter the snow disappear and warmth covers the foliage with green shoots and garlands the earth...
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Barcelona’s blotted out history of hygiene, fecal waste business and the Caganers.

Barcelona has almost 2000 years of special connection with neatness and human feces. There are a lot of peculiar histories, but one of my favourites...

What would happen if Catalonia decides to make a unilateral declaration of independence?

What is going on with the Catalan independence? A few days ago, one of the main Spanish newspapers, El País, leaked a selection of quotes. These...
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Guernica: Photograph of the Day by Manel Armengol.

Today is the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Guernica. During the Spanish Civil War, 26 April 1937 at 16.30, the Nazi German Luftwaffe's Condor...

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