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Month: October 2017


The pro-independence crowd outside the parliament followed the session vote by vote. The crowd met every “Yes” vote with a cheer – and every “No” with a boo. At the end of the vote, there was a huge cheer…

On May 4th, 1990 I stood in such a crowd, my heart skipping to every “Yes” vote and sinking with every “No”. My little Latvia was bravely breaking away from the Soviet Union. Today it was Catalonia, declaring independence. And I felt the same emotions, again. Go, Catalonia, go! My heart goes with you! Continue reading

16th October to remember

Two Catalan independence leaders – Jordi Sanchez of the Catalan National Assembly, and Jordi Cuixart of Omnium Cultural – were sent to prison by Spain’s National Court. They are held without bail while they are investigated for alleged crimes of sedition (Sic!), which carry a sentence of up to 15 years in prison. Congratulations, Spain!

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