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Scottish Independence Podcast 157 – Anna Arqué on Catalonia

anna-cv.jpgThe 157th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is the second time on the show for Anna Arqué. Anna has been a long-time campaigner for Catalan independence and also works for the International Commission of European Citizens.

I asked her about the preparations for the Independence Referendum they are about to have and also about the measures that the Spanish government is using to try and disrupt the process.

I also asked her how the people are reacting to some of these measures and what the outlook for the referendum is.

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 48 – Anna Arqué

TParlament Europeuhe Scottish Independence campaign is obviously not the only one happening around the world, so it is more than useful to see the similarities and differences in what is going on elsewhere.

With this in mind, for the 48th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast I took a trip to Catalonia (not literally – though it’d be nice), and the guest was Anna Arqué who is involved in the Catalonian Independence Movement and some groups that work at a European level trying to stress the importance of the democratic right of self-determination including the International Commission For European Citizens  (and she hopes some more Scots will get on there and sign the thing).

You might want to go to this too.

Finally, her chosen song is in Catalan so you can find the translation underneath the links for the podcast.

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No Deixis De Caminar
Don’t stop walking
even if your strength leaves
Moving forward here and there
inside you the revolution speaks
never stop yourself
even if your strength leaves
you feel your heart beating
it’s a must to keep walking
Be a hope-traveller

For A’ That 35 – Catalonia & Back

1347431389-catalonia-sees-the-biggest-separatist-demonstration-in-history_1439540For our 35th episode Andrew and I were joined by James Maxwell and Kate Higgins.

James has been over to Catalonia to see what’s happening in their independence campaign. Can parallels be drawn between what’s happening there and what is happening in Scotland? Moreover, SHOULD parallels be drawn between Scotland and the various other independent movements around the world, or is our situation unique?

A lot of people were asking where Johann Lamont was during the summer. Well, she came back with an errrm, interesting accusation in last week’s FMQs. What does this say about the Labour press department and more widely their strategy and competence.

The new Scottish budget came out this week. Is Swinney doing well? How difficult is it to keep the wheels turning in the face of what is (or isn’t) coming from Westminster.

Finally, a year to go! How are you going to spend it?

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