Rising Up With Sonali

Catalonians Remain Defiant After Referendum Violence

BARCELONA, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 21: People demonstrate in front of the Catalan High Court building on September 21, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Pro-Independence Associations called for a meeting in front of the Catalan High Court building demanding release of the 14 officials arrested yesterday during a Spanish Police operation in an attempt to stop the region’s independence referendum, due to take place on October 1, which has been deemed illegal by the Spanish government in Madrid. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

The streets of Catalonian cities have come to a stand still as pro-independence activists launch a general strike after Sunday’s vote. On today’s show we’ll turn to Sebastiaan Faber, a professor of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College about the vote, Spanish police violence, historical context, and what comes next in the fight for independence. Then, Ramesh Srinivasan joins us to discuss how fake news proliferated in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting and how companies like Facebook and Google continue to elevate dishonest reporting for click-based ad revenues. Finally we’ll speak with Dr. Terry Allen Kupers about his new and powerful book, Solitary: The Inside Story of Supermax Isolation and How We Can Abolish It. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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