Brian Holmes on Tue, 3 Oct 2017 07:17:54 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Barcelona: nationalism, municipalism?

On Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 12:02 AM, Aliette GC <> wrote:
Country is not nationalism for them but their singular and exclusive work tool available to experiment.
Maybe, and let's sure hope. But not blindly. Ada Colau, mayor of Barcelona and leading figure of municipalismo, calls not for Catalan independence but rather for Rajoy, the conservative PP leader, to step down. Why does she hesitate to join the independence movement? Because Catalan sovereignism itself has historically been a regional figure of nationalism, with a conservative, nativist bias that no egalitarian leftist has ever been able to support. Now of course the abusive strongarm tactics of the Spanish state have rallied people against them, and maybe there will be a real majority in favor of Catalan independence. But what that means is still undecided. If you want to know which way the winds of history are blowing, pay attention to the details in the days and weeks and months ahead.

with all best wishes for the outcome, Brian
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