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· October, 2013

Stories about Western Europe from October, 2013

13 October 2013

Hundreds of Earthquakes on Catalan Coast Stir Protests Against Gas Company

Over 300 microtremors hit the northern area of Valencia and southern Catalonia. The quakes could be related to the activities of a controversial natural gas company called the Castor Project.

11 October 2013

French MP Heckles Female Colleague by Clucking in Parliament

Re-Imagining Lusophony and Decolonizing the Mind

The Castor Project Causes Seismic Movements on the Spanish Coast

The tremors may have been caused by injecting gas in an undersea reservoir that the corporation Castor project manages.

9 October 2013

Teachers Strike and Protest on Spanish Balearic Islands to Defend the Catalan Language

An indefinite teachers' strike and protests in the streets are clamoring against a new regional education law which displaces Catalan in schools.

Underwear Bombardment on North Korea?

8 October 2013

“And Draw Until I Die,” Eight Questions for the Illustrator Lorraine Rodriguez

"Once you discover what you like, what brings you satisfaction, what you know how to do, what you're passionate about more than anything else, then there's no turning back."

5 October 2013

Exhibition of Fascist Paraphernalia in Public School in Spain

The mayor of the locality denies having seen the fascist paraphernalia displayed on the market stalls, although she admits that she spent an hour at the exhibition.

Interview with Guinea Boxing Champ Turned Belgian Politician

Making the transition between the worlds of high level sport and politics has never been easy. It is even more difficult when two different countries are involved. Bea Diallo explains...

4 October 2013

The Gambia Quits British Commonwealth, Calling It ‘Extension of Colonialism’

"The Gambia will never be a member of any neo-colonial institution," the West African country announced in a statement released this week.

3 October 2013

Local Elections in Portugal Confirm Distrust of Political Parties

Abstention, spoilt votes, blank votes and independent candidates. These were the choices of more than half of the potential voters in the recent local elections in Portugal.

Global Voices Català Wins at Catalonia Blog Awards

2 October 2013

Central African Republic: “Don't Forget About Us!”

The Central African Republic conflict between the Central African government and Seleka rebels has worsened alarmingly since December 2012. The humanitarian situation is catastrophic in certain towns but especially in...

1 October 2013

Spain Is Not Very Happy

According to a study by the Carlos III University in Madrid, Spaniards rank 49th out of 112 countries in happiness .

Video: Anti-fascist Solidarity from Turkey to Greece