News 31.5.2021 a les 09:15h

France leads teaching of minoritised languages to even greater uncertainty

What was supposed to be a “historic law” for France’s minoritised languages has given way to a threat over their present and future. Tens of thousands marched 29 May in towns of several stateless nations in France calling for respect for language immersion in minoritised languages, as this pedagogic approach has now an uncertain future after the declaration of unconstitutionality of two articles of the so-called Molac Law. Keep reading

Manifestació a Baiona (País Basc), 29 de maig de 2021.
News 11.5.2021 a les 12:00h

Horizon 2023 or beyond for second Scottish independence referendum

The SNP’s victory and the enlargement of the pro-independence parties’ absolute majority in the 6 May election to the Scottish Parliament has strengthened the Scottish government’s call for a second self-determination referendum. But the UK government’s refusal to negotiate and the threat of a court case make a vote unlikely in the short term. Keep reading

Nicola Sturgeon.
News 14.4.2021 a les 11:30h

Kashmir’s year and half in the dark

The land that poets once described as “paradise on earth” has for decades been the world’s most densely militarised territory. Since the Indian subcontinent gained independence from the UK in 1947, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state, has been mired in a long-running dispute between that country and neighbouring Pakistan. This is a long history where the ghosts of the subcontinent’s partition, the instrumentalisation of the conflict by Narendra Modi’s ultra-nationalist Hindu government, and the economic interests of three nuclear powers are intertwined. Since 5 August 2019, Kashmir has been undergoing a new phase of repression and suspension of rights and freedoms, aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic, which some critics describe as a siege within a siege. Keep reading

Una imatge de la capital de la Vall del Caixmir, Srinagar, el 2010.
News 8.4.2021 a les 17:30h

France passes “historic” law to allow minoritised language immersion in public schools

The French National Assembly has passed a bill that opens the door to implement language immersion through the medium of minoritised languages in public schools, as well as to allow for better funding of immersive, community-run private schools. The approval has been described as “historic” by several organisations working in favour of those languages, such as Breton, Catalan, Occitan, Basque or Corsican. Keep reading

El moment de l'aprovació de la llei a l'Assemblea.
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