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Questions remain one year after jihadist attacks in Catalonia

On August 17 last year a van rammed into crowds on Las Ramblas boulevard in the heart of Barcelona, igniting four days of terror which investigators are still trying to explain and the survivors to overcome.

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Life goes on in Barcelona almost a year after Catalonia attacks

The attacks in Catalonia seem to have failed to scare tourists away from las Ramblas in Barcelona, but some still have fresh memories from one year ago, when a van ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians.

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Elie Saab’s homage to Catalonia

Lebanese designer Elie Saab’s red carpet-ready collection, shown in Paris, was influenced by Catalonia and Gaudi. (Jul 4)

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King Felipe VI, Sanchez and Torra make first joint appearance

King Felipe VI of Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Catalan President Quim Torra make their first joint appearance at the opening of the 18th edition of the Mediterranean Games taking place in Tarragona, Catalonia, until 1 July. IMAGES

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Fighting For Drug Peace Across The Globe, Cannabis University 2018

An International debate about the future of cannabis.
With:
Jules Stobbs, Myrtle Clark (The Dagga Couple), Dana Larsen (Canadian activist, politician, writer) Ben Wise (Filmmaker), Ben Dronkers (founder Sensi Seeds), Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli (FAAAT)

Jules Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke
…better known as The Dagga Couple, have been fighting for the legalization of cannabis in South Africa since 2010. Through the courts they hope to enforce the lifting of the ban. In 2017 their long-awaited trial against the state, ‘The Trial of the Plant’, took place, with a leading role for the English professor David Nutt. With their organizations Fields of Green for All and Join the Queue, they stand up for compatriots who are being persecuted for cannabis.
Jules Stobbs en Myrtle Clarke, beter bekend als The Dagga Couple, strijden sinds 2010 voor legalisering van cannabis in Zuid Afrika. Via de rechter hopen ze opheffing van het verbod af te dwingen. In 2017 vond hun langverwachte proces tegen de staat, ‘The Trial of the Plant’, plaats, met een hoofdrol voor de Engelse professor David Nutt. Met hun organisaties Fields of Green for All en Join the Queue komen ze op voor landgenoten die wegens cannabis worden vervolgd.

Dana Larsen (Canada)
Dana is one of Canada’s best known cannabis activists, the country that legalizes recreational cannabis on a national level this summer. He wrote for years for Cannabis Culture, the magazine of Marc Emery, and was co-founder of the Marijuana Party of Canada, the BC Marijuana Party and the Vancouver Seed Bank. Larsen wrote several books about the plant, including ‘Hairy Pothead and the Marijuana Stone’ and ‘The Pot Puzzle Fun Book’ and gave away millions of cannabis seeds for free. He founded the Vancouver Dispensary Society and leads Sensible BC, the largest Canadian grassroots organization for the legalization of cannabis.
Dana Larsen is een van de bekendste cannabis activisten van Canada, het land dat deze zomer recreatieve cannabis op landelijk niveau legaliseert. Hij schreef jarenlang voor Cannabis Culture, het tijdschrift van Marc Emery, en was medeoprichter van de Marijuana Party of Canada, de BC Marijuana Party en de Vancouver Seed Bank. Larsen schreef meerdere boeken over de plant, waaronder ‘Hairy Pothead and the Marijuana Stone’ en ‘The Pot Puzzle Fun Book’ en gaf miljoenen cannabiszaden gratis weg. Hij richtte de Vancouver Dispensary Society op en leidt Sensible BC, de grootste Canadese grassroots organisatie voor legalisering van cannabis.
Ben Dronkers
Founder of Sensi Seeds, Hempflax, the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Cannabis Culture Awards and sponsor of hundreds of demonstrations, events, action groups, campaigns and organizations in the field of cannabis. Ben Dronkers is a pioneer, a visionary and one successful entrepreneur. His contribution to the international cannabis culture cannot be overstated.
Oprichter van Sensi Seeds, Hempflax, het Hash Marihuana & Hennepmuseum, de Cannabis Culture Awards en sponsor van honderden demonstraties, evenementen, actiegroepen, campagnes en organisaties op het gebied van cannabis. Ben Dronkers is een pionier, een visionair en een succesvolle ondernemer. Zijn bijdrage aan de internationale cannabiscultuur is niet te overschatten.
Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli
Kenzi is a French drug policy reform advocate and researcher at FAAAT (Foundation for an Alternative Approach to Addiction and Substance Dependence) who lives in Barcelona, Spain. He is involved in local campaigns in the Occitania (southern France) and Catalonia (northeastern Spain) regions and is a regular at the CND meetings at the United Nations in Vienna and Geneva and the World Health Organization. He focuses primarily on harm reduction issues as they relate to cannabis and on the cannabis social club model as a health-based approach to cannabis policies.
Kenzi is een Franse activist voor hervorming van het drugsbeleid en onderzoeker bij FAAAT (Foundation for an Alternative Approach to Addiction and Substance Dependence). Hij woont in Barcelona en is betrokken bij campagnes in Occitanië (Zuid-Frankrijk) en Catalonië (Noordoost-Spanje). Kenzi is regelmatig op de CND-bijeenkomsten van de VN in Wenen en Genève en de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie. Hij richt zich op harm reduction in relatie tot cannabis en op het Cannabis Social Club model als een op gezondheid gebaseerde benadering van cannabisbeleid.

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New catalan government takes office

The new Catalan separatist government is sworn in in Barcelona, lifting direct rule imposed by Madrid after Catalonia’s now-deposed leaders tried to break from Spain in October. Spain gave its green light Friday to the executive that does not include jailed or exiled former ministers. IMAGES

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New Catalan leader is sworn in, shuns constitution

Quim Torra, Catalonia’s new separatist leader, is sworn in in a brief ceremony without central government representatives where he avoided promising to obey the constitution and pledged instead to follow “the will of the Catalan people.”

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Reactions in Barcelona after Quim Torra election

Reactions in Barcelona after staunch separatist Quim Torra was appointed regional president of Catalonia.