Homage to Catalonia: A profoundly European disconnect between words and deeds

by Rashmee

Posted on March 19, 2021


/ LANGUAGE There are words and then there are deeds. On March 9, the European Parliament voted by secret ballot to remove the parliamentary immunity of three of its members, all Catalans who were formerly part of the government of that prosperous region of Spain. All three MEPs are wanted by Spain over Catalonia’s 2017 … Continue reading “Homage to Catalonia: A profoundly European disconnect between words and deeds”

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Europe should pay attention to Spain’s un-European harshness towards the Catalans

by Rashmee

Posted on October 21, 2019


Now that Catalonia’s president, Quim Torra, has called for a dialogue with the Spanish government, it’s time to state some basic truths: Spain has been behaving in an un-European way towards the Catalans, with the Spanish Supreme Court handing down draconian sentences for non-violent political offenses the European Commission hasn’t dared (or cared) to say … Continue reading “Europe should pay attention to Spain’s un-European harshness towards the Catalans”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK