CATALAN CRISIS

Thousands of students march in Barcelona to defend Sunday referendum

Catalan police will not block access to voting stations if there is risk of street unrest

Air Travel

Ryanair extends flight cancellations until March 2018 after leave “mess-up”

A total of 34 routes, including two involving Spain, will be shut down for the winter

MUSIC

Are the Rolling Stones even mortal?

They’re old, rich, and way past their sell-by-date but they don’t give a damn what people think

Editorial

The Catalan police force must carry out its legal duties

Regional government calls illegal referendum, then says public order could be a problem

Catalan secession crisis

Russian “hackers” help keep banned Catalan referendum census site online

Pro-independence forces are using all means necessary to keep electoral roll available on web

Cartoons

Ros

Ros cartoon, September 28, 2017

Cartoons

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, September 28, 2017

Referendum in Catalonia

The “very serious repression” in Catalonia and seven more of Julian Assange’s lies

In interview with Catalan radio station, WikiLeaks founder claims Spain heading toward “Chinese censorship model”

Referendum in Catalonia

Russian meddling machine sets sights on Catalonia

The global network that acted in favor of Donald Trump and Brexit turns attention to Spain

Referendum in Catalonia

Catalan public prosecutor orders police to take control of polling stations

Referendum preparations continue, but regional officials are now suggesting a period of talks before secession occurs

Referendum in Catalonia

Investments on hold over referendum uncertainty in Catalonia

Tensions over the illegal vote on Sunday slow projects after a record first half of the year

Referendum in Catalonia

Catalan police warn about public order unrest on referendum day

Chief of regional Mossos force says officers will act with “proportionality” to avoid “undesired consequences”

Culture

The failure of Venezuela’s ‘cultural revolution’

Suspension of literary award and cancellation of youth orchestra tour highlight crisis in sector