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When Germany Arrests Madrid’s Opponents, the Parallels Are Too Eerie to Dismiss
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When Germany Arrests Madrid’s Opponents, the Parallels Are Too Eerie to Dismiss
April 6, 2018

The arrest by Germany of Catalonia’s exiled former President, Carles Puigdemont, follows on a German tradition of tracking down and imprisoning political opponents of the “regime du jour” in Madrid since the fascist putsch launched by Generalissimo Francisco Franco in 1936.

It’s Feeling Like the 1930s in Spain and France
February 28, 2018

Unlike the Rajoy regime, which has misused the Spanish courts and constitution to imprison Catalonian political leaders on arcane and trumped up charges of sedition and rebellion, the Catalonian independence movement has been open and transparent about its aims, Wayne Madsen writes.

It’s Feeling Like the 1930s in Spain and France
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Russia’s Alleged Meddling in Catalan Vote: Playing the Blame Game
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Russia’s Alleged Meddling in Catalan Vote: Playing the Blame Game
November 14, 2017

Western politicians have been resorting to blame-shifting tactic increasingly often. Each and everything going awry in the world is the fault of Russia. The drive of peoples for independence is a good example. Take Catalonia to illustrate the point.

Europe Threw Catalonia Under the Bus
November 8, 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.

Europe Threw Catalonia Under the Bus
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Direct Rule: the Latest Weapon for Crumbling Governments
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Direct Rule: the Latest Weapon for Crumbling Governments
November 6, 2017

The recent imposition of direct rule by the Spanish government on the autonomous region of Catalonia is having a ripple effect across Europe and around the world.

Kurdistan, Catalonia and the Iran Deal: The Perils of Overreach
November 1, 2017

In just the past few weeks, two examples emerged to demonstrate the harmful consequences when political leaders overplay their hand and provoke harsh responses. One occurred in Iraqi Kurdistan, the other in Spain’s Catalonia region. Both entities now teeter on the brink of calamity. There also are pertinent lessons from those episodes for U.S. policymakers.

Kurdistan, Catalonia and the Iran Deal: The Perils of Overreach
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Catalonia in Limbo
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Catalonia in Limbo
October 30, 2017

Things are in unchartered waters, crisis conditions a long way from resolved. Both sides have polar opposite values. Pro-independence Catalans want their democratic rights upheld.

Europe Will Reap What Spain Has Sown
October 29, 2017

The Spanish government decided to reach back into its history and borrow from the playbook of longtime Spanish fascist dictator Francisco Franco in dealing with Catalonia’s decision to declare independence from the Spanish Kingdom as the Republic of Catalonia.

Europe Will Reap What Spain Has Sown
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