News 14.10.2019 a les 11:15h

“Weeks-long” protests launched in Catalonia after jailed independence leaders are given 9- to 13-year sentences

Nine Catalan pro-independence politicians and grassroots social leaders were given, 14 October, jail terms of between 9 and 13 years, after the Spanish Supreme Court found them guilty of sedition for their role in the 2017 independence referendum. Several civil society groups in Catalonia were today announcing “massive” and “weeks-long” protests. Several thousands people poured into the streets of Catalan cities and towns. Keep reading

Estudiants tallen l'avinguda Diagonal de Barcelona després de l'anunci de la sentència.
News 9.10.2019 a les 16:45h

8 questions and answers on Turkey’s invasion of Rojava

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the military operation against Rojava in northern Syria on Wednesday 9 October. The operation is led by the Turkish army with the support of Syrian fighters brought together under the umbrella of the self-proclaimed Syrian National Army —not to be confused with the Syrian Armed Forces, the army of the Syrian Arab Republic, loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. The operation, which may herald the beginning of the invasion of most of Syrian Kurdistan, comes four days after US President Donald Trump gave Erdogan a free hand. Keep reading

Mapa oficial turc de l'operació militar. La línia roja marca el límit esperat per Ankara de l'ocupació de Rojava. La zona groga és sota control de les SDF.
News 2.10.2019 a les 09:30h

Renewed push for independence in Oceania

Most countries of Oceania, having been colonized by European powers during the 19th century, gained their independence throughout the 20th century. Several cases, however, were not resolved, as some decolonization processes remained pending, while in other cases new demands for sovereignty emerged within post-colonial republics. Bougainville, which will be holding an independence referendum in November, and West Papua, in a renewed conflict escalation, are two examples of that. Keep reading

Una manifestació independentista papú.
Dossier 19.9.2019 a les 10:00h

A timid Amazigh awakening in Tunisia

Our meeting with Ghaki Jalloul, president of the Tunisian Association of the Amazigh Culture (ATCA), takes place in a café in the capital, instead of the headquarters of the organization. “We no longer have an office in Tunis. We had to close it. It was too expensive to rent it, and we do not have ... Keep reading

Mongi Bouras (segon començant per l'esquerra), responsable del Museu Berber de Tamezret, amb altres activistes amazics.
Dossier 17.9.2019 a les 10:15h

Kurdish women with white head scarves against all walls

Mr. Mustafa is a 51-year-old historian and researcher. We embark on a small tour with him around Urfa’s Balıklı Göl (the Fish Lake) where according to tradition it is believed that the wood from the great fire ordered to be set by king Nimrod to burn Abraham was transformed into the fish whereas ... Keep reading

Dones kurdes en una protesta aquest 2019. La pancarta diu "Jin, jiyan, azadî", que significa "Dona, vida, llibertat" en kurd.
News 25.9.2019 a les 11:30h

Kashmir and the darkest days of Indian democracy

In the streets of Srinagar, phones have not been ringing for seven weeks now. Since the Indian government decided, 5 August, to dissolve the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and withdraw its special autonomy status, the most militarized region in the world is living under an “emergency closure.” The closure of educational centres, restrictions on public transport and vehicle movement, and the ban on street meetings of more than four people, are some of the restrictions which, although relaxed over the course of the days, continue to be imposed on the territory. While the Kashmir Valley cries ‘azadi’ —freedom—, New Delhi celebrates annexation as a pending victory since 1947. Keep reading

Una imatge de la capital de la Vall del Caixmir, Srinagar, el 2010.
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