Category: Spain

Thomas S. Harrington: The Nerve of Catalonia

They are Once Again Trying to Swear in the Coalition that Won the Most Votes

Sebastiaan Faber: Spain’s Political Divide

Political parties in Spain are struggling to navigate an increasingly polarized political landscape

Ted Trainer: The Catalan Integral Cooperative

The Simpler Way Revolution is Well Underway

Sebastiaan Faber: Catalan Separatists Win Electoral Majority

In a major setback for Spain, Catalan separatist parties have won a slim majority in the Catalan Parliament. Voters went to the polls Thursday in a snap election called for by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who had sacked the previous separatist government. Thursday’s vote comes after Catalonia’s regional Parliament voted in October for independence Read more…

Mark Weisbrot: Current Conflict in Spain Has A Lot To Do With Economic Failure

The anti-democratic character and fascist heritage of the PP goernment became glaringly evident when Rajoy sent thousands of troops into Catalonia in a failed attempt to stop people from voting

Sebastiaan Faber: Catalan Separatists Defy Obstacles

Catalan independence parties won the regional parliamentary vote, defeating the central government’s effort to weaken the movement

Vicente Navarro: What is Happening in Catalonia and Spain?

A very important development occurring in Spain and in Catalonia that has not been covered by the media is the Indignados movement that mobilized millions of people against the political establishment

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia: The crackdown on Catalonia

The wholesale government assault on civil freedoms in Catalonia, sparked by the independence campaign

David Companyon: A Question of True Democracy

Freedoms and rights are at the centre of the debate for all democrats, and especially those of us who defend a nation’s right to decide

Tom H. Hastings: Catalonia to Cascadia

Since last November many of us in many places in the U.S. have heightened dreams of secession, of new nation-states, new sovereignty.

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