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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...
Manel Armengol

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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What are the genetic differences between the Spanish and Catalan populations? Or are there...

Are there any genetic differences between the Spanish and Catalan populations. The Catalan people and language. The Catalan people live in the region called Catalonia (Catalunya),...

What about Occitania? France, Nazis, Occitania and the criminal abuse of invaders.

Admitting the mistakes is the only gateway to healing wounds. Marine Le Pen, the National Front candidate for the French presidential election, shocked us when...
El bien y el mal cataros

Why was the dualism of Good and Evil of the Cathars threatening the Roman...

The dualism of good and evil. Catharism was one of several religious movements that emerged during the Middle Ages becoming deeply rooted in Occitania and...
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Holy Innocents’ Day and Feast of Fools

During the Middle Ages Holy Innocents’ Day became a focal point for the Feast of Fools. Holy Innocents’ Day, held in honour of the children...
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Bibite ex hoc omnes! Jesus Christ and the Holy Grail

Jesus Christ and the Holy Grail. Et accipiens calicem, gratias egit: et dedit illis, dicens: Bibite ex hoc omnes! Since the crucifixion of Jesus Christ (7...

Photos of Catalonia

two converning views
48 Crystal Moments: Two Converging Views. 17 th part of a collection of 48 poetic compositions, haiku style or close to such form of Japanese tradition, performed by Gustavo Vega. Not all of them conform strictly to the traditional Japanese way… The author prefers to call them, instead of haiku, Crystal Moments. Yuuka Nakamura, Japanese poet transferred the Crystal Moments to...

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