News 2.10.2018 a les 10:15h

Catalan referendum: one year later, demonstration’s symbols recall what happened —and what not

One year after the 1 October 2017 Catalan referendum on independence, thousands —according to the local police, 180,000— took to the streets of Barcelona to commemorate the date and to demand action from the Catalan authorities to implement an independent republic in Catalonia. But after having seen devolution suspended for 7 months, the current pro-independence Catalan government is cautious about steps it takes. Yesterday’s demonstration left images in the form of symbols and signs that help explain where this political conflict stands right now. Keep reading

News 21.9.2018 a les 10:15h

“I seek to stress the role of Minorcans as part of the origin of present-day Gibraltar”

“I like minorities, diaspora communities and micro-societies. The Minorcans’ journey to Gibraltar brings together those three interests.” This is how Catalan journalist, philologist and historian Martí Crespo (Barcelona, 1972) explains his motivation to trace a not very well known episode of the western Mediterranean history of the 18th and early 19th centuries: the settlement in Gibraltar of hundreds of Minorcans from the Balearic Islands, a community that at some point reached 6% of the Rock’s population, and whose legacy can be traced to date. Out of his work, Els ‘minorkeens’ of Gibraltar has been published this summer, the book being presented in Barcelona (26 September), Minorca (15 and 16 October) and the Rock (26 October). Keep reading

Martí Crespo publica 'Els 'minorkeens' de Gibraltar'. Els Tudury's Steps, a la portada, duen el cognom menorquí Tudurí encara avui.
News 2.8.2018 a les 11:15h

Why Bamyan province brings out the best of Afghanistan

The Bamyan province lies at the centre of Hazarajat, one of many territories of which Afghanistan is made up. One of the larger minoritised peoples of Afghanistan, the Hazara —a Farsi-speaking, Shi’a group—, live there. A couple of years ago, Nationalia released —find it here in Catalan— an interview with Carme Roure, in which the state of discrimination and violence faced by the Hazara was analysed. Today, we are having a look onto a rather kinder face of that territory through this Global Voices story. Keep reading

Les imatges que il·lustren aquest article mostren escenes diverses del Festival Dambura.
News 12.6.2018 a les 14:45h

Southern Cameroons, independence and repression: a violent, increasingly serious crisis

The crisis in Southern Cameroons, which has resulted in a violent confrontation between armed pro-independence groups and the Cameroonian forces over the last 9 months, is not giving any sign of moving towards a solution —rather the contrary is true. Since the date of the symbolic declaration of Southern Cameroonian independence of 1 October, at least hundreds have been killed in a conflict that has been dragging on since the 1960s and has a lot to see with the centralization of power at the hands of the Cameroonian state. Keep reading

News 24.5.2018 a les 13:30h

How a university and a tribe are teaming up to revive a lost language

This is a story about a North American Native people, the Miami, which (almost) lost its language. Which, out of individual and collective efforts, is trying to revive it through an incipient work in which, for the first time in decades, some children are being raised in Myaamia and some adult Miami are learning essential notions of the language. It is as well a story of racism and inequality, oppression and dispossession, but also of struggle and solidarity to break down barriers at university. We are republishing this article by Mary Annette Pember on Yes! Magazine. Keep reading

James Oris (esquerra) i el cap miami Douglas Lankford el març de 2018. Lankford duu una estola amb treball tradicional de cinta miami, creat per Karen Baldwin.
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