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Catalonia And Brexit: The Same Nationalism - Social Europe

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, will not enter the history books as an enlightened leader. However, when in 2014 he had to decide to allow the Scottish referendum, he used his brain and opened the door for the referendum. It took place on ...and more »

My Word: Independence and states of the mind - The Jerusalem Post mobile website

I don't want to start a fight, especially when there are so many already going on, but it goes with the territory. There are always two sides (or more) to self-determination efforts and if you back one (or are perceived as favoring one), you'll ...and more »

Catalonia: hundreds of thousands join anti-independence rally in Barcelona - The Guardian

Police say 350,000 have protested against regional government's separatist course, but organisers say 930,000 joined in. Sam Jones in Madrid and Stephen Burgen in Barcelona. Sun 8 Oct 2017 10.03 EDT First published on Sat 7 Oct 2017 21.09 EDT.and more »

How the Catalonia crisis could have been avoided - Irish Times

Following Spain's transition to democracy in the 1970s, Catalan nationalism was marked by moderation, caution and gradual progress. The Catalan movement has eschewed separatism in favour of a plural and decentralised vision of Spain, itself anchored in ...and more »

Spain: shall we talk? - Open Democracy

"We need to opt for dialogue, respect and understanding. We are many, we are diverse, we are respectful, and above all we want a better country and not one infinitely worse." Español · lead A crowd demonstrates in favour of Spanish-Catalan dialogue in ...and more »

Spain apologises for violent crackdown on Catalan vote - Irish Times

Spain apologised on Friday for a violent police crackdown on Catalonia's independence referendum, in a conciliatory gesture as both sides looked for a way out of the nation's worst political crisis since it became a democracy four decades ago.and more »

Spaniards take to streets as Catalonia independence tensions rise - The Jerusalem Post

MADRID/BARCELONA - Thousands of people gathered in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday as Catalonia prepared to declare independence, many dressed in white and calling for talks to defuse Spain's worst political crisis for decades. The wealthy ...and more »

"The streets will always be ours" - Catalonia, a referendum from below - Open Democracy

Although some still conceive of the referendum as launched by a pro-independence vanguard, the elite story falls short of explaining the resilient participation of a large part of Catalan civil society. Pro-Separatists of the Catalonian independence ...and more »

Spanish king slams 'disloyal' Catalan breakaway leaders -

Spain's King Felipe accused pro-independence Catalan leaders of “disloyalty” in a rare royal TV address Tuesday, and said he would strive to keep the country united. “They have tried to break our national sovereignty,” said the king. “With their ...and more »

Spain's Article 155: The constitution's 'nuclear option' - Deutsche Welle

Article 155 is the most extreme measure available to Spain's government, allowing it to take over the running of an autonomous region, should it declare independence. That could be invoked as soon as Saturday. In political circles, the article is known ...and more »