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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...

Varoufakis: Fight against the Establishment is now in Spain

After his country’s government surrendered to the Troika and Brussels, in what has been one of the clearest examples of betrayal by Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, former Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis understands that combating centralized control of politics and finance in Europe is still far from over. Varoufakis has already identified the next battleground, where the next fight between corporate control and those who wish to have sovereignty and ...Read full article...

Are You Safe from the War on Cash?

Governments are waging a war on cash as part of their total control agenda. Although you won’t hear it in the mainstream media, many world governments want to eliminate paper cash. Governments hate paper cash because it’s hard to track. Electronic payments through banks are much easier to monitor and record. Nick Giambruno, editor of Crisis Speculator, has been following this trend closely. The War on Cash is a favorite ...Read full article...

The Dark Dancers

The north-western Galicia region in Spain is the top entry point for cocaine into Europe. Despite preventative measures, the number of drug addicts in this region is still growing and the fight against drug addiction is disappointing. El Pazo Bayón, located in Vilanova de Arousa, has become the symbol of mothers combating drugs. This building once belonged to Laureano Uviña, one of the most infamous drug kingpins in the ...Read full article...

Capitalism Has Devolved Into Looting

…when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed.   –  Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged” There’s no such thing as markets anymore – only interventions.  –  Chris Powell, co-founder and Treasurer of GATA Ayn ...Read full article...
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