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Almost a hundred professors, historians, politicians and Spanish intellectuals, summoned by philosopher Fernando and MEP of UPyD, Maite Pagazaurtundúa, have sent to personalities referring to international academic community A Document of explanation on reasons why external mediation is not acceptable in order to solve problem in Catalonia, as this would mean, in his view, an attack on democratic sovereignty of Spaniards. The missive, which has more than 70 signatures, seeks to make international university community understand how this crucial moment of independence challenge has been reached.
"We have to explain that Catalonia, one of richest regions in Spain, has been ruled for more than three decades by a nationalist elite that has made every effort to build a distorted Catalan administration, where everything that reminds Spain Disappear. During that time y have imposed will of half of Catalan citizens, nationalists, on or half. And today y do it more strongly than ever, threatening to separate Catalonia from Spain, y point out.
"Today re is a lot of talk about intermediation and dialogue." We are concerned that re are public personalities or prestigious international institutions that (with best intentions) do not realize that by appealing to dialogue in present circumstances y can actually be pressuring government of Spain to give in to Wicked claims that seek to break equality of Spaniards before law, "y pose.
"Social peace and freedoms are now most urgent;" But democracy and Solidarity Pact on which it is based are also at stake. We believe that rule of law and its institutions, whose safeguard is task of Government of Spain, now deserve international support not to give in to blackmail and preserve legality in Catalonia against those who sing in demonstrations that ' streets They will always be ours, y add.
According to document, to which y continue to join signatures, " secessionists put images of mobilization in streets before parliamentary arithmetic and law;" "And that is an obvious risk to any democracy." "Just see who your allies are." That is why we reject a hypotical bilaterality Spain-Catalonia, which would reward seditious and wrest rest of Spaniards from ir democratic sovereignty, y indicate.
Only "When constitutional order is restored and fear and threats end, all Spaniards will have to dialogue and to address legal changes that we consider opportune." Not before, in order not to deliver political equality, y underline.
The signatories point out that " message that reaches outside" is being distorted and " nationalist lobby has been internationalizing a version that does not correspond to Catalan social and political reality too many years."
"Too many times we open a book and we realize that re are very prestigious orists of democracy, of nationalism, of multiculturalism or of secession to those who have told a false history of what is Catalonia, of what is Catalan social reality." Nationalism takes a lot of advantage in internationalization of his story, telling his fallacious version; We believe that, although very late, it is time to tell truths beyond our borders, ' adds thrusters.
The signatories include politicians such as Juan José Laboro, former president of Senate and Professor of University; Teresa Giménez Barbat (ALDE); Javier Nart (Cs); Esteban González Pons (PP) and Enrique Calvet Chambon (ALDE); Rosa Díez (ex-member of PSOE and UPyD) and Joaquín Leguina (former president of Comunidad de Madrid), but also intellectuals like Albert Boadella (actor and playwright), Andrés Mapielo (writer), Nuria Amat (author), Javier Mina (essayist and painter) or Arcadi Espada (writer and journalist), and a large number of academics such as Félix Sheepdog (professor of economics, ethics and Social Sciences at University of Barcelona), Teresa Freixes (professor of constitutional law at Autonomous University of Barcelona) and Francesc de Carreras (professor of constitutional law at Autonomous University of Barcelona), among ors.