Analitzem amb Joan Ridao la conjuntura política en la propera Trobada de Sòcies i Socis de SiJ


 

Divendres, 1 de desembre, a les 7 de la tarda, celebrem la propera Trobada de Sòcies i Socis de Sobirania i Justícia. Analitzarem en detall els esdeveniments polítics succeïts a Catalunya a partir de l’1-O, intentarem fer una projecció d’escenaris de cara a les eleccions del 21-D i fixarem el posicionament públic de la nostra entitat. La tasca no és poca i per això hem convidat a Joan Ridao, professor de dret constitucional a la Universitat de Barcelona, perquè ens acompanyi en aquesta sessió de reflexió. Ridao ha viscut en primera línia, com a lletrat del Parlament, alguns dels episodis més cabdals d’aquestes darreres setmanes: el maratonià ple per aprovar la Llei del Referèndum i la Llei de Transitorietat Jurídica (6 i 7 de setembre), la declaració i posterior suspensió de la independència per part del president Puigdemont (10 d’octubre) i la proclamació de la República Catalana després de la votació al Parlament (27 d’octubre). A més a més, aprofitarem i donarem compte de la jornada de debat organitzada a Israel amb la Universitat de Tel Aviv i de les darreres novetats de l’associació.

La trobada tindrà lloc a la Sala Carner (1er pis) de La Casa Elizalde (València, 302, Barcelona).

Inscripcions: monica.morros@sij.cat

The Future of Catalonia: Opening Remarks #TelAviv University

Shalom, bon dia, good morning everyone.

Professor Rein, Maayan Nahari, thank you for your kindness and warm welcome.

Dear speakers, I am looking forward to hearing your ideas, your thoughts on the issue we will discuss today: the future of Catalonia. I am confident the future of our country will be decided freely by its citizens in a democratic and peaceful fashion. There is no other way in the 21st century Europe. We, Catalans, are seven and a half million of European citizens. And, I’m sure, it will be, eventually, us who will decide our own future. And that will happen in spite of the authoritarian opposition, the state repression and the brutal violence we have to endure, both ordinary citizens and our political leaders, from the most corrupt government in Western Europe as it is Rajoy’s Popular Party government.

According to the chief inspector of Spain’s Unit of Economic and Financial Crimes, better known by its acronym (UDEF), Manuel Marocho, Rajoy’s political party used a parallel system of accounts to siphon bribes into party funds through “box B”. That’s illegal money. Appearing before a Spanish Congressional commission investigating the issue, Mr. Marocho, described the illegal network as totally corrupt. More than nine hundred members of the Partido Popular in political posts are currently being prosecuted for corruption. It’s shocking. Those that are using the judges, the courts, the constitution to smash the pro-independence movement, those that tell us we are out of the law just because we want to vote, those have practiced, for years, and I quote Mr. Marocho, “corruption in its purest form”. Even Rajoy himself allegedly received secret payments in opaque money for years, in a profitable corruption scheme. Why I am telling you that? Many believe that heightening, in a deliberate manner, the conflict in Catalonia serves a purpose: to cover up the huge corruption scandals that are rocking the Popular Party and the Spanish government. And this is just outrageous.

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