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How a Dubious CIA Document is Fuelling Tensions in Catalonia

By Zach Campbell and cross-posted from The Intercept

Tensions are running high in Barcelona. Last month saw a terrorist attack on one of the city’s main thoroughfares, Las Ramblas, which killed a dozen people and injured more than 100. 413 more words

The Endless War

Spain's Muslims see hatred spike since Barcelona attacks

Until the Barcelona terrorist attacks, it seemed as if Spain were almost immune to anti-Islamic sentiments. But the number of Islamophobic incidents has increased dramatically since then, and Spanish Muslims are worried. 876 more words

'Not afraid': Defiant Barcelona marches against terror

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

BARCELONA (AFP) – Spain’s King Felipe VI joined thousands of people in a defiant march against terror through Barcelona on Saturday (Aug 26) following last week’s deadly vehicle rampages. 593 more words

Current Affairs

Demolishing Starlight - poem

My flat is a few streets away from Las Ramblas, where the Barcelona attack took place last week. This is a smallish city, and I had friends who were close by. 202 more words

By Me

Back to Barcelona

I committed myself to revisiting this view of La Placa Reial in Barcelona whilst I was away on holiday, and before last week’s horrific attacks. Unsurprisingly, those events did play on my mind whilst painting. 1,048 more words


Catalonia's Islamic extremism problem

Radical Islamists are more active in Barcelona than in most other Spanish cities. The reason lies partly in the autonomous nature of the government, and partly in the multicultural character of the city. 900 more words

Real Estate

We have no fear —I don't have words either

I’m out of words. My words have been stolen. The only thing that helps me swallow when life gets so much bitter.

Yes I’m safe. I can’t write, not even type a short message back. 999 more words

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