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Rodrigo Orihuela

Spanish Broadcaster Covered Wine Harvest Instead of Breakaway Vote

As Spanish police clashed with Catalonians voting in a renegade referendum that threatened five centuries of nationhood, the country’s public television network was airing a documentary on French wine harvesting and years-old reruns of shows about living abroad.

Big Questions for Catalonia

Things could all come to a head this week in Barcelona. We look at some of they issues around the bid to break away.

The Ground War Over Catalonia Is Being Fought in Cyberspace

Cyberspace has become an active front in the Catalan rebellion for independence as the Spanish government pulls down websites, police detain hackers and software developers and haul them into court to testify, and even Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wades into the fray.