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Catalonia declares independence from Spain
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Having escaped police violence during Catalonia’s independence referendum on October 1st, trouble arrived this week in the town...

Catalonia declares independence from Spain
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We spent from 5.30am on Sunday morning at the local library, or biblioteca, less than 100m from my...

We Just Want to Vote - Franco ReturnsDuring a pre referendum social event in Placa Octavia, Sant Cugat del Valles, with dancing and other traditional activities, including castellets, the human towers, pro independence activists question the actions of th
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“We just want to vote” This is the message, in English, that many Catalans have been sending out...

Supermoon rising over Parc Collserola
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After taking the monthly arrivals and departures of the moon for granted, my young son is teaching me...

Greenpeace ship Esperanza in the Southern Ocean
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Greenpeace ship Esperanza in the Southern Ocean Via coldreality.org: About a month ago, Deutsche Welle journalist Irene Quaile...

Massive queues crossing Spain-France Border following controls put in place after November Paris attacks.
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We’re all here, nose to tail, thanks to the “border controls” that the French government, brought into force...

The Belgian-French Border (c) Dave Walsh 2015
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The French are serious, they’re going to check everything. The road surface will be immaculate. They will ask...

An Beal Bocht, Dave Walsh
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Ireland's dear and glorious leader, Taoiseach Enda Kenny stood manfully astride the COP21 podium in Paris. Holding the lectern...

Brussels Lockdown, Federal Police Cat Meme
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That was a weird weekend. Brussels, the world’s 2nd most cosmopolitan city, with 62% of its population born...

All Stops to the Point, by Suzanne Walsh
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All over the city my friends are losing their homes. The ones you think will last forever, passed...