The victim card

As regular readers of this column will know by now, I’m in favour of Catalonia having a referendum on its future and also of it separating from Spain and becoming a republic. Admittedly, it’s not a...

random thoughts. terry parris

Saluting the divinity in each of us

In Northwest India some years ago, I was entranced by Hindu greetings. With a slight downward inclination of the head, they would say ’Namaste’. This means ’The Divinity in me salutes the Divinity...

viewpoint. brett hetherington
Journalist and writer/ bretthetherington.net

Evolution’s forgotten man

This story begins in the late 18th century with a small boy’s limitless curiosity, at first for staring at his marbles and stones, but soon this grows into a thirst for knowing what lies deep beneath...


This house still stands

There was, in a flash, electricity and fear in the air. The bully storm crashed into our tight valley and started flailing. The first lightning bolt took out our modem, phone, one computer, our water heating...

medicine & literature
daniel pALOMERAS. GP and writer

Hadrian’s doctors

In Flaubert’s words: “Just when the gods had ceased to be, and the Christ had not yet come, there was a unique moment in history, between Cicero and Marcus Aurelius, when man stood alone.” This quote...

tribune. francesc reguant

Why Catalans want to be independent

Xenophobia is the concept that explains everything, because behind xenophobia is insult, lies, humiliation and discrimination. The Catalans ’ escape towards independence has many reasons, but the most...


Parliament proclaims The Republic

The Parliament of Catalonia approved yesterday, by accepting the mandate expressed by the people of Catalonia on October 1, to apply the precepts of the Law of Transition and begin a constitutional process....


An offer of dialogue? Article 155

The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, yesterday began the process of imposing Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution on Catalonia. This is the response of the State to the offer of talks made by...

from the editor
marcela topor. mtopor@cataloniatoday.cat

A new chapter in Catalonia’s history

This article was originally going to be an invitation to the pick of the upcoming cultural events this magazine traditionally presents in autumn. However, October 1means that Catalonia is now living through...


Finding home

Obviously, I’m very lucky. Just hearing what the floods of refugees have had to endure since they were forced to leave their war-torn homeland makes me realise that. I chose to leave my homeland many...