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This is a thread on the curious #catalangate and on the presumed espionage of separatist leaders in Catalonia. First a disclaimer: I do not intend to defend in any way the Spanish secret services, whose in my view either for action or omission have contributed to the scandal 1/ ImageImageImageImage
On 18 April 2022 journalist @RonanFarrow wrote a column on @NewYorker called "Spy on their Citizens"… explaining that @citizenlab had found evidence of the use of the Pegasus spyware (by Israeli @NSOgroup) on Catalan politicians, lawyers and activist...2/
...the article explains that the finding was possible because a pro-independence Catalan politician, Jordi Solé, brought his iphone to a pro-independence Catalan activist, fellow of @citizenlab, Elies Campo, in March 2022. Campo confirmed suspicion of malware infection, but ...3/ ImageImage
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#Catalunya és un país extremadament ric en #patrimoni #arqueològic #protohistòric. Molt més que altres nacions reconegudes arreu pel seu patrimoni i que, a més, l’estimen, el valoren i en viuen, com poden ser el cas d’#Anglaterra o d’#Escòcia.

(little heritage phil...) Image
El patrimoni protohistòric d'aquestes altres nacions, tot i ser extraordinari és, al costat del nostre, de putxinel·lis. I, malgrat això, ells l’han sabut convertir intel·ligentment en un actiu cultural i econòmic (òbviament, Image
sumant-lo a la resta del seu #heritage d’altres èpoques) mentre que nosaltres, sempre capaços de les majors de les proeses, l’hem sabut convertir (no era pas fàcil, atenent a la qualitat del que tenim entre mans...) i el vivim com un problema. Image
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⬛️⬜️ When the #US Department of State publishes a report dealing w/ #Spanish abuses of the #Catalan national minority, political prisoners & the increase in hate speech vs Catalans, the Spanish “internal affair” is already too big to try and hide it.(THREAD)

⬛️⬜️US @StateDept annual report: “On March 8, the @UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues @fernanddev expressed concern about the restrictions and criminal charges against Catalan politicians and civil society activists involved in the "referendum" of October 2017"
⬛️⬜️"The SR agreed w/ conclusions of the @UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that the extended detentions & subsequent convictions of @jordialapreso & @JordiCuixart, as well as the Catalan political leaders in prison, were to intimidate them because of their political views"
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'Scotland's New Choice' Independence after Brexit' our NEW ebook from 25 leading academics examining what independence would mean for #Scotland after #Brexit and #COVID19

Find out more👇… Image
Edited by @EveVHepburn @McEwen_Nicola Michael Keating @aberdeenuni the book focuses on 5 themes:

➡ the process of independence
➡ the economics of independence
➡ the implications on politics & society
➡ the international aspects
➡ the view of independence from elsewhere Image

We hear from @chrismccork @AileenMcHarg exploring the constitutional pathways to #indyref2 and why the legality of a referendum matters. Image
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Catalan MEPs who have just lost their EP parliamentary immunity holding presser now.

Nice historical reference from @ClaraPonsati on Spanish extradition attempts: “Spanish armadas have a tendency to have problems in Flanders”

(Lest we forget, Belgium used to be part of Spain). Image
#Puigdemont says he will appeal the European Parliament’s vote with the European Court of Justice, on procedural grounds.

The key question is whether the loss of immunity will change the rulings of Belgian courts who have so far denied Spain’s extradition requests. Image
More context and background on this case here, with the wider implications for #Catalonia's place in the European Union.
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News: Rioters Have Set Trash On Fire In The Streets During The Protests For Feedom Of Expression March
#Barcelona #Spain
Protesters Can Be Seen Pushing Trash Containers Into The Streets #Barcelona #Spain
More Video Of The Rioters Setting Fires During The Protests #Barcelona #Spain
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Existeix un molt mal costum en arqueologia protohistòrica, dels #Pirineus cap a baix: quan no tenim prou dades arqueològiques (cosa que no és pas infreqüent) rellegim la #Ilíada. El dia que deixem de fer això, farem millor la nostra feina.


#protohistòria #protohistory Image
Generacions de protohistoriadors han viscut obnubilats per la devoció malaltissa (i molt masculina i testosterònica, també convé dir-ho...) que sentien vers la imatge dels herois aqueus i troians foten-se castanyes a cor que vols a peus de les muralles d’#Ilion,
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i han desenvolupat la seva recerca, moltes vegades, aplicant als jaciments arqueològics una mirada a través d’aquest prisma.

En realitat, d’aquest problema no se’ls pot culpar del tot a ells, ja que historiogràficament enfonsa les seves arrels en circumstàncies diverses,
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MHP Carles Puigdemont, @KRLS
#President of #Catalonia in Exile

"Everyone knows perfectly well what this is all about. A shame, as a result of a certain sector of [#Spain's] judiciary sinking into #Lawfare mud. A classic. All my support, my friend Gonzalo Boye @boye_g"
Well known #HumanRights activist lawyer & Criminal Procedural Law Prof. @boye_g, coordinates #President @KRLS & cabinet in Exile's int'l defence team, and defends #President @QuimTorraiPla recently ousted by #Spain's Supreme Court for displaying a #FreePoliticalPrisoners banner
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Meanwhile in #France,
"the peak of this second wave is over"

(according to the President in his Adress to the Nation):
Wait... "the peak is over" doesn´t mean "it´s back to normal"!

Confinement will only fall on December 15,
if there´s less than 5.000 new cases a day.
(today it´s ~9.000).

France is disappointed.🙁

Although they certainly can make it happen.
Meanwhile in #Switzerland:
(excess mortality of the second wave is significant)

Good news: fastest decrease in infections happens in the worst hit areas now.
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#presidentMas held Independence CONSULTATION

#president @KRLS held SelfDetermination REFERENDUM

#president @QuimTorraiPla displayed banner against political repression

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@josepcosta Parlament:

"Avui som aquí discutint de la monarquia espanyola, la monarquia borbònica i la notícia hauria de ser que som l'únic parlament que ho està fent, a l'estat espanyol"

#RepúblicaCatalana #Catalonia
@josepcosta Parlament:

"La notícia hauria de ser que no hi hagi més gent als carrers demanant responsabilitats i demanant que és canviï aquest règim caduc i corcat que és el presidit per la monarquia borbònica"

@josepcosta Parlament:

"Ara ens tocava estar en vacances parlamentàries però la monarquia va pensar que aprofitant les vacances ens podia vendre la seva fugida, aquest escàndol de corrupció enorme i que nosaltres no faríem res perquè preferiríem estar de vacances"

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Belgien spricht dem internationalen Haftbefehl gegen Lluis Puig und den katalanischen Präsidenten Carles #Puigdemont @KRLS seine Berechtigung ab. Warum geht das nicht auch in Deutschland, @die_regierung? #Puig #Katalonien #Catalonia #Catalogne #Catalunya… ImageImageImageImage
Hitler, Franco & die Falange. Unter NS-Herrschaft stellte Deutschland nicht nur Kampfgerät und Soldaten zur Niederschlagung der Spanischen Republik zur Verfügung, sondern förderte aktiv die ideologischen Ziele der Franco-Faschisten: #Katalonien #Catalunya
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As #COVID19 cases are found to spread, #Melbourne (city of ~5 million) tries to contain them by going into #Lockdown.
(The interview features the idea of a dedicated #Quarantine building - that would actually help, I guess)...
"People acting as if the pandemic was over was 'not the answer, it is part of the problem' ".

"The virus had leaked from postcodes already under the stay-at-home orders to other parts of #Melbourne."
(and beyond, it is feared).
Due to #Melbourne's outbreak, neighbouring South Australia is about to completely close it's borders to #Victoria.

(Nearly) no exceptions. And those essential few who are allowed in, will have to wear facemasks the entire time...
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Vorpommern-Greifswald district (where rejections of #Gütersloh residents took place, yesterday)
has specific rules:
"Those who return from international risk areas (out of Germany) or whose Corona-Warning App has alerted them, need to report to authorites" Image
In fact, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Corona-ordinance really prohibits entry of people from international risk areas AND german risk areas as well.
It's just not prominently featured on their websites.

(Overlooked that myself, hence deleted earlier tweet)… Image
People from #Gütersloh district may have to scrap all their holiday plans anyway...

An official #Lockdown is just being announced for the entire district.
(for one week, as of now)
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ICYMI back on Feb. 7, 2020, I published: "A Harvester of Sorrow – First Wave of the SARS 2.0 Novel Coronavirus" / #COVID19 #1918Pandemic #Pandemic #Coronavirus #SARS… Image
San Francisco had the 1918 flu under control. And then it lifted the restrictions #COVID19 #1918Pandemic #Pandemic #Coronavirus #SARS…
#COVID19 #1918Pandemic #Pandemic #Coronavirus #2ndWave no kidding, use summer as a time to prep just in case, no matter what anyone says, bc a virus is much smarter than any of you...
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◼️◻️ After the International call to protect the rights of prosecuted #Catalan civic and political leaders, #Spain is positioning agents in @UN and @EUroparl_en decision-making boards, directly putting in danger the protection of human rights.


◼️◻️ Another new member of the @UN #HumanRights committee is #China, recently tarnished by the #Uyghur concentration camps scandal. Digital gag laws, political persecution and police abuses are also in #Spain's track record.

◼️◻️ In 2017, @UN experts Annalisa Ciampi, @leilanifarha, @Alfreddezayas & José A. Guevara, urged #Spain to stop police violence against #Catalan #indyref voters, while @davidakaye advised not to persecute political figures.

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🔎 I took a closer look at some #government #apps related to🦠#COVID19 that are just springing up like mushrooms. If you find an app/country missing in the [thread] below, please let me know!
#tracking #surveillance #appsec #Virucy
🇵🇱 Home Quarantine (Kwarantanna domowa): Can access 📸, phone/serial no., knows about the 📲 you placed or got etc.
Tracking with @Facebook Analytics, @Google @Firebase, @Microsoft @VSAppCenter Analytics.…
Broadcast receivers exported. Possible SQL injections (CWE-89). Sensitive information stored in cleartext (CWE-312) and into Log Files (CWE-532). Using MD5 and Java Hash algorithm (CWE-327). Use of insufficiently Random Values (CWE-330). Insecure WebView implementation (CWE-749).
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The #Spanish judiciary on trial

The #Catalan pro-independence activists jailed on 26 September, 2019 are gradually being released on bail. Operation #Judas is falling to pieces already.

#Spain's dirty war on #Catalonia - October 1, 2019

The #CDR 7: #Spain’s new political prisoners

From presumption of innocence to isolation - October 14, 2019


Systematic rule breaking by #Spanish authorities

Illegal leaks from the case of 7 jailed #Catalan activists were designed to influence the #Spanish general election result.

14 November, 2019

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(1/3) In #Catalonia, li max grand partise separatist (li ERC, Levul Republican de Catalonia) ha expresset su suporte por li hispan Socialistes in li formation de un coalition, con li condition que on mey discusser con les pri li subjecte de índependentie. #Occidental #Interlingue Image
(2/3) Anc in li prospectiv coalition vell junter se li anti-capitalist partise Podemos (hispan: Noi posse), un altri sur li flanca levul. Ma un tal coalition vell posseder 155 sedes sin li suporte de un altri partise, mancante ancor li necessi 176 sedes por formar un majorité.
(3/3) Li ERC ha victet tri sedes plu quam su rivale sur li dextri látere, li partise quel nomina se in li lingue #catalan Junts per Catalunya (Occ: Junt por Catalonia). Junt por Catalonia es li partise del anteyan catalan Presidente Carles Puigdemont, nu in self-exilie in Belgia.
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We started this week with a blog from @DanielWinc @Jaclarner @WalesGovernance @UKandEU discussing #GeneralElection2019 in Wales, where this #election is likely to be different from those in the past.… Image
'The Spanish model of territorial accommodating its nationalities, once a factor for stability is now in crisis' Michael Keating reflects on the results of last week's election in #Spain… Image
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HILO DE VIOLENCIA POLICIAL EJERCIDA POR EL ESTADO ESPAÑOL EN CATALUNYA. Algunas de las actuaciones represivas ejercidas por las fuerzas de seguridad de este estado totalitario que criminaliza la disidencia política y el derecho de protesta. ¡Máxima difusión!
POLICE #VIOLENCE EXERCISED BY THE SPANISH STATE IN #CATALUNYA. Some of the repressive actions exercised by the security forces of this totalitarian state that criminalizes political dissent and the right to protest. Maximum diffusion!
#Violencia injustificada contra manifestantes que solamente corría para huir de los golpes.

Unjustified #violence against protesters who only ran to escape the blows.

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Aquest és el poema recitat per la nostra estimada Carme Sansa:

Desconfiaré sempre de qui no respecti la meva llengua. Perquè, en fer-ho, demostra que no em respecta a mi, i alhora que no respecta un bé cultural essencial.
Desconfiaré sempre de qui no trobi normal el seu ús institucional i simbòlic, perquè no troba normal la meva realitat cultural i perquè a sobre es pensa que té dret a decidir què és la normalitat, i curiosament la normalitat és ell, i no jo.
Desconfiaré sempre de qui digui que el meu problema no és real, perquè em menysté a mi i perquè es creu amb el poder de decidir què és real, i casualment també ho és ell, i no jo.
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No-show of #Spanish police and intelligence officials - Trapote, Gonzalo, Pérez de los Cobos - before commission investigating terror attacks #Catalonia, Aug '17. Disrespect of #Catalan institutions and still no news of what they knew.

Ex-chief of CNP Cat, Sebastián Trapote
Dir. CNI, Félix Sanz Roldán
Ex-chief of Civil Guard Cat, Ángel Gonzalo
Interior Ministry rep. to Security Commission Cat, Diego Pérez de los Cobos
Dir. of CITCO, José Luis Olivera Serrano
Ex-DG of CNP, Germán López Iglesias

#Spain’s secret service (#CNI) admitted “contacts” with Abdelbaki Es Satty, the mastermind behind the terror cell but didn't clarify their frequency, duration or remuneration, only that they were within the “protocol established for convicts” 17/11/2017

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So we've got a general election in #Spain today. Socialist PM Pedro Sánchez is the frontrunner, although it's not certain that he will be able to put up a ruling majority. Here's a thread with a few thoughts on #28A:

What's new?

a) The Socialists are set to win, a first since 2008
b) Five national parties will get over 10% of the vote
c) The far-right will enter parliament, a first since 1982
d) The conservative PP faces an assault on the right not seen since the UCD collapsed in the 80s

The campaign has been heavily polarized between left and right.

The right (PP + Ciudadanos + Vox) has focused on #Catalonia, hammering Sánchez's credibility and accusing him of being ready to cut the country into pieces for the sake of remaining in office.

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