At the 1th of October there will be an “illegal” vote for independence here in Catalunia, similar to Kurdistan in Irak. The spanish police invated the city and will try to prevent the votation. But many people are exited to do it. The surpression of the governement in Madrid pushes more and more people into the partiy of the separatist or republicans. A clash could happen on Sunday which changes the course of things.
Separatist supporters have gathered outside the high court in Barcelona in the latest protest over Madrid’s attempts to stop Catalonia’s independence referendum.
The court is deciding whether to release 15 pro-independence officials arrested on suspicion of helping to prepare for the 1 October poll.
Spain’s constitutional court says the vote is illegal.
But the region’s vice-president said the vote would go ahead if possible.
Oriol Junqueras admitted that police action on Wednesday to disrupt planning for the referendum, including seizing about 10 million voting slips from a warehouse, had “altered the state of play”.
But he said “everything is being done” to allow the vote to proceed.
Last night, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the referendum was a “chimera” and urged separatists to abandon their plans.
Although the referendum itself now looks less likely to take place, the already hostile relationship between Catalonia and Madrid has been exacerbated, says the BBC’s Guy Hedgecoe in Barcelona.
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Protesters outside the high court on Thursday chanted “Free the prisoners!” and sang the Catalan anthem.
Police searches on Wednesday in Barcelona, the Catalan capital, sparked a mass street protest. Police said up to 40,000 people gathered outside the devolved government’s economy ministry in the city, which was searched.
Several hundred stayed on past midnight and some scuffles were reported and objects were thrown as police tried to exit the building. Police charged some protesters trying to block their passage. Three police patrol cars were damaged.
Meanwhile, comments by Catalan President Carles Puigdemont were denounced as “lying, cheating and manipulating” by a Madrid government official in Catalonia.
Mr Puigdemont had accused the central government of effectively suspending devolution after it moved to seize control of regional finances to stop them being used to fund the referendum.
Separatist parties who control the Catalan parliament pushed through the referendum law earlier this month after unsuccessfully demanding for years the right to hold a free vote on self-determination.
Catalonia, a wealthy region of 7.5 million people in north-eastern Spain, has its own language and culture but is not recognised as a separate nation by the Spanish state.
Why did God rather receive the sacrifice of the shepherd and hunter than the sacrifice of Cain, the farmer? This does not resembles the doctrine of the prophets and Jesus, according to which God does not want a blood sacrifice. This story is rather a reminder of the happiness of nomadic life, the golden age when we were hunters and collectors. The nativie indians have shown us this fortune once again, especially when they had learned to tame and ride the new wild horses, which appeared in the prairies around 1675, and had escaped from escaped horses of the Spaniards. So Jesus also says in the Thomasevangelium “Be wanderers/ be transient!”. This can be practiced at any time. Pray and let go. Again and again, enter into the new moment and accept the gifts of God.
What is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in Genesis 2, of which God would not allow Adam and Eve to eat? It is a knowledge that seems not good for them. Or is God a jealous God and wants to have all the good things alone? Sometimes it seems to be like this in the Old Testament. But, according to the model of the Trinity, God is one of the tree who always surrender. The Father gives all things to the Son, the Son to the Holy Spirit and he to God the Father. We are also invited to this table as the New Testament says in the Lord’s Supper at higher chamber: “Come, it is all prepared.” If God gives anything, why does not he want to give this knowledge to the first people?
It is the thinking of the ego, which is based on isolation and on judgment on an external world. Before, the outer and inner world were one. Now everything has fallen apart and Adam and Eve are ashamed. We followed them into the world. What shall we do now? We all have a character that we can not change. To change it and to perfect us will not bring us back to paradise. We must refuse to eat from the fruit of the tree of knowledge. Judging is not our task. Instead, we are called upon to trust God and to let ourselves fall into this moment. We can enjoy our caracter and let life flow through us. We only need to do something when we are told. The ego should not rule our lives, (Peter, Spirit Life Coach).