- The Catalan National Assembly will announce the mobilisation for the 2014 National day of Catalonia on the next 5th April General Convention
The ANC has published the giga picture of the Catalan Way: www.gigafoto.assemblea.cat. The gigapixel picture (made of 107.000 pictures) covers the 250 miles length in which more than 1.6 million people held their hands from the North to the South of the country, and will show the participants on the first row of the human chain. Also, a short video has been edited showing the date and encouraging all participants to find their place in Catalan history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9WrrKNrc1c and https://vimeo.com/90309695 .
5th April, new mobilisation for 11th September 2014 to be announced during the General ANC Convention in Tarragona
The Catalan National Assembly (ANC) is celebrating on 5th of April its second general convention, where the ANC’s full members will vote the association’s roadmap for the next year. The event will take place at Tarraco Arena (c/ Mallorca, 18) in Tarragona from 10:00am. The Management Report of the National Secretariat will also be voted and approved during the event.
The ANC is prepared to start a momentous year, in which Catalans will vote and decide freely their political future. Over the next months, the ANC will work towards spreading the reasons for the Sí+Sí with the final goal of increasing the current pro-independence majority.
Following the announcement of the rally for the 2012 National day of Catalonia at the Constituent Assembly held at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on the 10th March 2012, and the announcement of the Catalan Way for the 2013 National day of Catalonia at the first General Convention held in Girona on 16th March 2013, the ANC will announce on 5th April the mobilisation that will take place on 11th September 2014.
The aim of the Catalans: a referendum on independence on 9 November 2014.
On September 11th 2012, Catalonia’s National Day, 1.5 million people marched to demand independence. A year later, with the same goal, more than 1.6 million Catalans made a 400 km human chain, tracing all the territory from north to south, known as the Catalan Way (Via Catalana). The Catalan National Assembly (ANC), the organizer of this great social movement, is a grassroots, transversal and unitary organization whose objective is the independence of the Catalan nation by peaceful and democratic means
The will of the Catalan people, expressed through these and other actions in recent months achieved, on December 12th last year, an important step forward by the political parties. The President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, accompanied by representatives of 60% of the political forces of the Parliament of Catalonia, announced that on 9 November 2014 the Catalans would vote in a referendum with a double question:
1. Do you want Catalonia to become a State? And if so,
2. Do you want it to be an independent State?
A large part of Catalonia’s citizens have been claiming, for the past few years, the right to decide its destiny, with the support of 77 % of the Parliament of Catalonia, which had already declared in favour of the Catalan people being consulted, although the Spanish government has blocked the possibility of a referendum being held by the 7.5 million Catalans to vote democratically on their future. The Catalan government has found five different ways to legally channel the demands of the Catalan people to exercise their right to vote, but the Spanish government is not willing to discuss any of them.
The oficial poll by the Opinion Study Centre (CEO) from March 2014 reveals that 74% of citizens think the future of the country needs to be decided on a referendum (p.27), and that 60% support the Independence of Catalonia.
The year 2014, during which the Scottish referendum will be held, also marks the commemoration of 300 years since Catalonia lost its freedom.