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28 de maig 2020

"To you, Unionist", an open letter by Paco Martínez (English translation)

What Spain seems incapable of understanding is why so many Catalans who support independence are not Catalan-born. Paco Martinez, who came to live in Catalonia decades ago, expresses his views very clearly here.
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David Fernàndez (not to be confused with the former CUP MP and journalist) hammers home a clear message: Spaniards, you let Fascism act in Catalonia - without a word of complaint - to try and stop a completely peaceful, democratic independence movement. So don't expect our support now!
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1 de maig 2020

Orwell, the Spanish Civil War and propaganda

"...Early in life I have noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper, but in Spain, for the first time, I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts, not even the relationship which is implied in an ordinary lie. I saw great battles reported where there had been no fighting, and complete silence where hundreds of men had been killed. I saw troops who had fought bravely denounced as cowards and traitors, and others who had never seen a shot fired hailed as the heroes of imaginary victories; and I saw newspapers in London retailing these lies and eager intellectuals building emotional superstructures over events that had never happened. I saw, in fact, history being written not in terms of what happened but of what ought to have happened according to various ‘party lines’..."