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Puigdemont not better than Mariano Rajoy

Yesterday, Puigdemont responded to Rajoy’s threats with some threats of himself. In doing so, the Catalan politician demonstrated that he is no better than Rajoy. Independence, self-determination and freedom are not bargaining chips for political agendas, they are rights that people have and that should never be used as conditionals to achieve goals or to challenge policy. On October 1, Catalonia voted massively to become independent, yet, Catalan leaders ...Read full article...

What Next for Catalonia?

On Tuesday, Catalan President Carles Puigemont and majority regional parliamentarians declared independence from Spain – then suspended it to pursue dialogue with Madrid. The document signed said in part: “We establish the Catalan Republic as an independent and sovereign, legal, democratic and social state.” “Catalonia restores today its full sovereignty, lost and longed for, after decades of trying, honestly and loyally, institutional coexistence with the people of the Iberian ...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...

Self-Determination: A Universal Right

A Catalan declaration of independence and self-determination appears likely, perhaps on Friday. It’s a fundamental principle under international law, regarded as jus cogens, a higher or compelling law. Nations with constitutional or statute laws in violation of this principle are illegal – including Article 155 of Spain’s constitution, authorizing Madrid to suspend Catalonia’s autonomous status, blocking its declaration of independence, its self-determination. People everywhere have the right to choose ...Read full article...

Sunday’s Catalonia Independence Referendum

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s regime is going all-out to block the referendum. He governs like a tinpot despot, waging class war, enforcing police state repression, arresting Catalan officials, threatening others with criminal prosecution for supporting the autonomous region’s self-determination right, affirmed under the UN Charter and other international law. He’s no democrat. A modern-day Francisco Franco defines his policies. Spaniards nationwide should revolt against his right-wing extremism. Spain’s ...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...

Laughing on the Way to Armageddon

The United States shows the world such a ridiculous face that the world laughs at us. The latest spin on “Russia stole the election” is that Russia used Facebook to influence the election. The NPR women yesterday were breathless about it. We have been subjected to ten months of propaganda about Trump/Putin election interference and still not a scrap of evidence. It is past time to ask an unasked ...Read full article...

Anthony Scaramucci spills the beans on White House Coup d’Etat

WASHINGTON – No US president in recent history has been elected without the help of the military-industrial-banking-political complex and all US presidents have been under the control of the same forces since at least 1910. Since the bankers took power over America, a continuous Coup d’Etat has been ongoing over the nation. The last president to defy the establishment was perhaps John F. Kennedy, and he did not live ...Read full article...

Trump Will Now Become the War President

President Trump has been defeated by the military/security complex and forced into continuing the orchestrated and dangerous tensions with Russia. Trump’s defeat has taught the Russians the lesson I have been trying to teach them for years, and that is that Russia is much more valuable to Washington as an enemy than as a friend. Do we now conclude with Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev that Trump is washed ...Read full article...

The US Establishment against the rest of the World

The US ruling class feels threatened by the international changes prompted by President Trump. It has just united in order to force him under the guardianship of Congress. In a law which was voted almost unanimously, it has re-introduced sanctions against North Korea, Iran and Russia, and has unraveled the investments of the European Union and those of China. For them, it is essential to block the President’s policy ...Read full article...

Spain’s Economic Terrorism against Catalonia

The dictatorship in Spain is blocking funds that belong to Catalonia to prevent the state from carrying out a lawful referendum on independence. The Executive office, that is, the central government in Madrid, is now regulating the amount of money that flows to the Generalitat, the regional government office in Catalonia, as a way to force the cancellation of the referendum scheduled for October 1, 2017. The Government has ...Read full article...

Is Brazil truly Cleansing its Politics?

SAO PAULO – It is difficult to be optimistic here in Brazil. The reality of politics is very constricting with what is believed to be happening in the political arena, where it seems that judges are cleaning the house. Although Lula has been convicted and there is an open process against the current President, Michel Temer – which show how prosecutors and magistrates dominate the political life here – ...Read full article...

Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism

One has nothing to do with the other. The long ago discredited canard still surfaces to discredit Zionist critics – yesterday in Paris by right-wing French President Emmanuel Macron. Netanyahu was with him for the 75th anniversary of mass-deportations of Jews by Vichy regime Nazi collaborators in 1942. Condemning holocaust deniers, Macron disgracefully called Zionist criticism “a new type of anti-Semitism.” He’s not alone spreading the Big Lie. Zionism ...Read full article...

Is a war between the United States and China inevitable?

If your answer to the questions is “The United States and China are already at war”, you are right. The US and China are at war in different ways and at different levels. Another more appropriate question could be: Can America and China avoid the trap of a greater more open war? Should the current course continue, the chance of a war between the two countries in the coming ...Read full article...

Strong Sino/Russia Ties: Vital Anti-Imperial Alliance

China’s President Xi Jinping calls Sino/Russia ties stronger than ever, the “best in history,” both nations “each other’s most trustworthy strategic partners,” adding: “President Putin and I have built good working relations and a close personal friendship. I will start a state visit to Russia at the invitation of President Putin. I believe the visit will inject new impetus into the development of the China-Russia relations.” Xi commented ahead ...Read full article...
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