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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...

Game of Thrones: PP and PSOE take over Catalonia

Officials said on TVE, the government propaganda outlet, that the intention of the Government and PSOE would be to intervene Catalonia. What does a tyrant and an oppressive regime do when someone or some people do not fall into line? They use violence, coercion and threats to take over power. Taking over Catalonia against the will of its people is exactly what the Spanish government intends to do. In ...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 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...

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...

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...

Obedience or Force: Spain’s Oppression over Catalunya

The Superior Prosecutor of Catalunya, handed over to the police instructions to seize all material linked to the referendum. There is no good government and bad government. There is GOVERNMENT. Government is not an entity by The People and for The People. It never was and it will never be, because people in government do not serve those who elected them. One characteristic that all governments share is that ...Read full article...

Spain’s Public Debt Overcomes GDP

Spain’s public debt reached an all-time high in June, almost 1.2 billion euros, which is equivalent to 100.9% of GDP, according to the latest data released Wednesday by the Bank of Spain. Specifically, in June public debt added 18.5 billion euros, an amount that has exceeded the level of one hundred percent of GDP for the third time since early 2015. Public debt reached 100% of GDP in the ...Read full article...

Spain taps into Reserves to pay for Social Security Obligations

Reserves will disappear in 2017 if no solution is found to the deficit. The government of Spain had to resort to its reserves to pay for Social Security and pensions for the month of July. It had to take 8,7 billion euros from the Reserve Fund, the largest one-time withdrawal to date. Following this transaction,  there are only 25,17 billion euros saved, the equivalent to 2.33% of GDP. At ...Read full article...

The Collapse of Western Democracy

Corporations want more profit and regard regulations and laws that benefit people as barriers to higher profitability. Democracy no longer exists in the West. In the US powerful private interest groups, such as the military-security complex, Wall Street, the Israel Lobby, agribusiness and the extractive industries of energy, timber and mining, have long exercised more control over government than the people. But now even the semblance of democracy has ...Read full article...
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