What next for Catalonia?
Some hope that Friday 27 October will be remembered for the birth of the new Republic of Catalonia, but in fact it will go down as the day hopes for a negotiated solution to the crisis crumbled into an ugly struggle for control of Catalonia.… (0 comment)

The Many Voices of Barcelona: Keep Talking
Have you noticed a change in atmosphere amongst your friends and colleagues? While it’s impossible not to think about the current political crisis affecting Catalonia, it’s getting harder and harder to talk about it. When was the last time you had a conversation about the issue with someone who you disagreed with?… (0 comment)

“You’re with us or you’re against us” – The competing narratives of the Catalan Referendum
While an all-out propaganda war rages in the media and online, any rational arguments about the pros and cons of Catalonia becoming an independent republic have been drowned out as each side demonises the other. The debate has become increasingly polarised - the “you’re either with us or you’re against us” mentality predominates on both sides. … (16 comments)