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Majority Rejects stripping Catalonia of Autonomy

The application that is being carried out of Article 155 on Catalan autonomy finds a majority rejection in public opinion. More than 56% of those consulted disapprove of the application of 155. The positions of the respective groups of electors are quite unanimous. Among voters who support independence, more than 90% reject the application of 155. Meanwhile, those who support the oppressive regime in Madrid, massively suppport its dictatorial ...Read full article...

Catalan President Puigdemont on his way to a Spanish Jail

Puigdemont and four consellers arrested after surrendering in police station BRUSSELS – The prosecutor’s office in Brussels was preparing to order his arrest in order to appoint a judge. Belgium has not accepted the petition for political assilum and in doing so, it has condemned the Catalan leaders to face jail time imposed by the Madrid regime. The former President of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont and the four exconsellers ...Read full article...

More Political Prisoners in Catalonia

The whole world knows it: Dissent against an all mighty government ends in jail and oppression against those who dare challenge dictatorships in democracy clothes. In the past, those who spoke against oppressive regimes were captured, dragged out of their homes and sent to gulags. No trial, no charges, no justice. Today, western countries have no physical gulags, at least not as they existed 50 years ago, but there ...Read full article...

Catalonia in Limbo

Things are in unchartered waters, crisis conditions a long way from resolved in Catalonia. Both sides have polar opposite values. Pro-independence Catalans want their democratic rights upheld. Madrid wants them denied, forcefully if separatists resist. UK-based lecturer in politics and Spanish Caroline Gray accused pro-independence activists of living in a “parallel universe of the new republic…(t)he situation…unpredictable if Spain moves in to take control.” Catalan separatists still consider Pugdement ...Read full article...

Spain’s Coup d’Etat in Catalonia

Direct Madrid rule over Catalonia will be finalized after snap elections are held. Self-determination is a universal right. Constitutional and statute laws against it violate the UN Charter and other international law. On Saturday, Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy suspended Catalan self-governance extrajudicially, a coup by any standard, stripping the region of autonomy, annulling its executive and parliamentary powers, imposing fascist Madrid rule – with full EU and US support ...Read full article...

Catalonia has committed the greatest crime of All

The association Òmnium Cultural has published a video in English with the title “Help Catalonia” in which it denounces that the Spanish State is attacking the “fundamental rights” of the Catalans. The video takes inspiration from a Ukrainian tape broadcast in February 2014 to ask for help from the European Union in the face of the serious crisis that crossed the country – months later civil war broke out ...Read full article...

Catalonia Approaches its Moment of Truth

In Catalonia, separatist parliamentarians and civic groups called on President Carles Puigdemont to formally declare independence from fascist Spain by 9:00AM local time Monday, according to the Spanish-language broadsheet El Confidencial, citing unnamed ruling party officials. They want the declaration to firmly state Madrid cannot legally interfere with Catalan sovereignty. The Mariano Rajoy regime gave Puigdemont until 10:00AM Monday to clarify “yes” or “no” on Catalan independence – with ...Read full article...

Fascist Madrid’s Ultimatum with Catalonia

Rogue regimes don’t negotiate. They demand, offering no significant concessions. Spain is no democracy. It’s a political dictatorship, exploiting its people to benefit its privileged class – why Catalans want independence, freeing them from despotic rule. Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy gave Catalan President Carles Puigdemont five days to clarify whether the region declared independence or not, another three days to “rectify” the current standoff – eight days to return ...Read full article...

Catalan Declaration of Independence Imminent?

Sunday’s pro-unity rally in Barcelona was staged, orchestrated by Madrid, maybe with EU and US help. Sunday on Catalonia’s TV3, the region’s leader President Carles Puigdemont announced the following: “The declaration of independence, that we don’t call a ‘unilateral’ declaration of independence, is foreseen in the referendum law as an application of the results. We will apply what the law says.” Catalans demand no less. Their 92% pro-independence vote ...Read full article...

Catalan President and Parliament Obliged to Declare Independence

Pre-election polls and referendum results showed Catalan people overwhelmingly wanted independence from fascist Spain – the Mariano Rajoy regime a political dictatorship, much like Fransciso Franco’s military one. Madrid-sponsored police state violence against Catalan voters last Sunday unified popular secessionist support. The UN Charter and other international laws affirm the right of self-determination. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said he’d support the will of the people, indicating he’d declare independence ...Read full article...

Catalan Voters Face Police State Violence

Self-determination is a universal right, affirmed by the UN Charter and other international law – rejected by despotic states like Spain, masquerading as democratic. On Sunday, Catalans trying to vote in their independence referendum are being assaulted by thuggish police – smashing glass panels of polling stations, bursting in violently, forcibly removing ballot boxes and voters, attacking them with batons and rubber-coated steel bullets, women as violently as men, ...Read full article...

Why the Catalonian Referendum Matters to Europe?

The realization of the referendum will mark the fate of representative democracy on the continent. The Catalan Referendum is not only a Catalan problem or a Spanish problem, but a European issue whose result may crack democracy as we know it in western Europe. The situation in Catalonia is a fight for self-determination, and the right to vote. Simply put, what happens in Catalonia will set a precedent for ...Read full article...

Franco is more Alive than Ever

If Francisco Franco were alive today, he would be one of the proudest former tyrants that ruled in Europe. But even without Franco, Spain still relishes in his accomplishments. The Spanish State still governs over millions of people and subtly oppresses them with its politics and, as it is becoming more apparent up until today in Catalonia, with its Police State force. The origin of the conflict in Catalonia has ...Read full article...

Police State Repression in Catalonia

Catalonia is an autonomous community in Spain’s northeast, bordering France and the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona its capital and largest city. In November 2015, Catalan lawmakers approved a secession plan from Spain by 2017. October 1 is the moment of truth, Catalans to vote by referendum on whether to remain part of Spain or secede, establishing an independent state. Self-determination is a universal right. It’s a core principle of international ...Read full article...

Europe’s Five “Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States”. Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Turkey

The media, politicians, and scientists have remained silent. The focus was persistently on Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons. The focus has been persistently on Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons. And now the focus is on North Korea. Amply documented, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Turkey are in possession of nuclear weapons which are deployed under national command against Russia, Iran and the Middle East. Following the failed July 2016 military coup in Turkey, the media reported ...Read full article...
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