Categoria: Sovereignty and Democracy

Nicola and Independence [Craig Murray, 10.13.2018]

I have been gently chided for not giving my reactions to the SNP conference, which I attended as a delegate. Nicola’s major speech was very good. The media…

Catalonian Quest for Independence is Undeterred [Attilio Moro – Consortium News, 07.25.2018]

In an interview with Consortium News, an independence leader and member of the Spanish parliament tells Attilio Moro that Catalonians are not finished seeking separation from Madrid. “Freedom…

Jean-Claude Juncker and the catalan crisis [Matthew Parish, 04.12.17]

In politics, it is usual that things are not as they first appear. A dispute about the constitutional status of a region of Spain may transpire to have…

Europe Threw Catalonia Under the Bus [Stephen Lendman, 11.07.2017]

Millions of pro-independence Catalans are on their own. Europe turned its back on them, violating fundamental international law, affirming the right of self-determination for all people. Separatist officials…

Coup D’Etat in Catalonia [Stephen Lendman, 10.22.2017]

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…

What Next for Catalonia? [Stephen Lendman, 10.11.2017]

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…

Spanish Government Issues Veiled Death Threat To Catalan Leader [Tyler Durden–ZeroHedge, 10.09.2017]

In a quite shocking escalation of the rhetoric in Spain, a spokesman for the ruling People’s Party just issued a (barely) veiled death threat to the President of Catalonia….

Police State Repression in Catalonia [Stephen Lendman-Strategic Culture Foundation, 23.09.17]

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…

Spanish elites have never wanted to respect the will to be of the Catalans (Pere Sampol)

Spanish elites have never wanted to respect the will to be of the Catalans. They consider that Catalonia is not Spain, but belongs to Spain, as the Valencian…

Greece Surrendered: But to Whom Exactly? (Diana Johnstone-CounterPunch, 07.17.2015)

On July 12, Greece surrendered abjectly and totally.  Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who had promised to combat the austerity measure that are driving the Greek people to ruin,…

Africa’s “Second Liberation” against Today’s Neo-Colonialism (Garikai Chengu-Global Research, 25.05.15)

On Monday March 25, many African Government offices, businesses and banks grind to a halt in order to commemorate Africa Day. In schools up and down the continent,…

Global domination is a political policy that cannot possibly succeed (William Pfaff)

We conceived of ourselves as potential liberators of a Soviet-conquered Europe, supporting Europe’s guerrilla resistance. (That was to change with the Vietnam deployment in the 1960s, when Special…