Catalan National Day, September 11, is just around the corner. The civic Association Col·lectiu Emma (@CollectiuEmma) has published a statement in English and 9 other languages on its blog. The text explains the current political situation in Catalonia (Spain's far north-east corner) and calls worldwide media to keep an eye on the public pro-independence event that will take place on September 11.

In an attempt to show the increasing popular support to the option of independence and push the regional government to hold a referendum, the civic association Catalan National Assembly (CNA) is organizing a huge human chain along the 400 km long Catalan coastline, called The Catalan Way (#CatalanWay, #viacatalana). 105 human chains around the world have already been or are scheduled to be celebrated in advance.