Catalonia to Defy Spanish Court on Independence Vote - wsj.com, MATT MOFFETT, Nov. 4, 2014. '“The government of Catalonia will never do anything against the freedom of expression of the Catalans,” regional government spokesman Francesc Homs said at a news conference. He also said that Catalonia would sue the central government in the Supreme Court for allegedly violating the “fundamental rights” of Catalans.'
The Economist: The cost of freedom. Catalans are rightly proud that more than half of their trade flows outside of Spanish borders. France is the top destination, accounting for of Catalonia's exports.
Catalonia crisis: Why has a Spanish judge withdrawn the arrest warrant against Puigdemont?
President of Catalonia Artur Mas casts his vote as members of the ultra-right wing Spanish political party VOX hold up spanish flags and banners at a polling station on September 27, 2015 in Barcelona, Catalonia. The main Catalanist parties, Catalan Democratic Convergence 'Convergencia Democratica de Catalunya' party (CDC), Republican Leftist of Catalonia 'Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya' party (ERC) and a group of social associations have joined together.
Catalonia rallies for independence on ‘Catalan National Day’
The Washington Post: Catalonia rallies for independence on ‘Catalan National Day’. While Americans commemorate Sept. 11 by putting aside differences, Spaniards mark the day by letting divisions flare. Sept. 11 is Catalonia’s National Day, when the 7-million-strong semi-autonomous community commemorates the anniversary of their defeat by Spanish troops in 1714, which ended Catalan independence.
Spanish Court Overturns a Ban Against Bullfighting in Catalonia
Artur Mas Calls for Alternative Self-Determination Referendum
President of Catalonia Artur Mas (C) holds a government meeting after a press conference at Palau de La Generalitat on October 14, 2014 in Barcelona, Catalonia. Artur Mas has called for an alternative Self-Determination referendum after the Spanish Constitutonal Court suspended the original referendum. The President of Catalonia has expressed his wish for a high turnout to vote on November 9.
Barcelona hit out at Copa del Rey final ban on Catalonia’s separatist flags
Pro-Independence catalans gather in Catalunya square during a Pro-Independence rally on October 19, 2014 in Barcelona, Catalonia. President of Catalonia announced to hold an unofficial poll instead of independence referendum on November 9 in an attempt to avoid the suspension imposed by the Constitutional Spanish Court.
"Why pro-independence Catalans envy Scotland" By Allan Little BBC News. Jan 2014 "You cannot stop a democratic and peaceful movement like this” Artur Mas Catalan president. (You can see the full interview by clicking the photo)