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The Quiet Return of Feudalism
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The Quiet Return of Feudalism
July 15, 2020

Few policy items have more ominously heralded the ongoing realignment of our politics than Universal Basic Income. That its proponents and detractors can’t seem to agree on what UBI is intended for in the first place is merely a measure of that omen.

An Interview With Embattled Catalan President Quim Torra
January 15, 2020

The Catalan independence movement, comprised of three main factions, Junts per Catalunya, Esquerra Republicana Catalana, and Candidatura d’Unitat Popular—which roughly correspond to the positions of center-right, center-left and far-left on the political spectrum—is wracked with internal divisions.

An Interview With Embattled Catalan President Quim Torra
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Lessons from Spain for the Left
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Lessons from Spain for the Left
May 11, 2019

There were several lessons to take from last month’s Spanish elections, some special to Spain, others that resonate continent wide. Since the 28-member European Union is preparing to vote on the makeup of the European Parliament at the end of May, those lessons are relevant.

Spanish Elections a Lesson for the Left
December 27, 2018

The center-left and the left are still formidable forces in Europe, and their programs do address the crisis of unemployment, growing economic disparity, and weakening social safety nets. But the path to success will requiring re-thinking the strategy of the past 30 years and fighting for programs like those the British Labour Party adopted under Jeremy Corbyn.

Spanish Elections a Lesson for the Left
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Trump Urged Spain to ‘Build the Wall’ — Across the Sahara Desert
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Trump Urged Spain to ‘Build the Wall’ — Across the Sahara Desert
September 21, 2018

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell recently revealed that Donald Trump suggested that the government of Spain build a wall across the Sahara desert to prevent immigrants from traveling into the country.

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.

When Germany Arrests Madrid’s Opponents, the Parallels Are Too Eerie to Dismiss
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It’s Feeling Like the 1930s in Spain and France
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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.

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.

Russia’s Alleged Meddling in Catalan Vote: Playing the Blame Game
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