Letter from Estremera jail, from Carles Mundó

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Catalan Justice Minister Carles Mundó sent the following letter from Estremera jail, where he has been held awaiting trial for charges of sedition and rebellion for fulfilling his publicly stated electoral mandate. Original Catalan appears at the end “In prison, each day is like the next. It’s even easy to forget what day we’re on at all. Mondays are confused with Fridays and Saturdays with Tuesdays. Even so, there are special moments that always have to do with things that come from the outside, whether they be a call from a family member, hearing the voice of your wife and …

Salvaguardar la República

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Un cap de setmana dur, sense president al balcó, ni control efectiu de la República. Sense gaires notícies, la majoria dolentes: Trapero acata. Espanya comença a aplicar el 155 on pot. Vol imposar eleccions en 7 setmanes. Algun bri d’esperança dels alcaldes que demostren la seva lleialtat a la Generalitat actual, fins i tot amb humor. Puigdemont apareix per Girona i crida a la resistència democràtica davant d’unes escales. El diumenge silenci complert excepte per la victòria del Girona sobre Madrid, que molts prenem com un presagi del futur, i uns altres senzillament disfruten. La pregunta queda: què passarà el dilluns? Què volen …

Saving the Republic

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(Versió més curta i en català) I have to admit, this was a hard weekend. On Friday, our Parliament finally approved a declaration of independence and sure, the Plaça Sant Jaume was packed for the celebration, but it still felt somewhat subdued. The fact that the President didn’t come out on the balcony to greet us was disappointing. But I’ve lived here a long time, and if there’s one thing that I know about Catalans, it’s that they don’t like to gloat, or take too much credit. So I went home, like everyone else, and kind of waited for instructions. …