Countdown begins to Catalonia independence bid

MADRID (AP) — Barring an unexpected development, Spanish and Catalan authorities are headed for a head-on clash Sunday, when the regional government vows to stage a binding referendum on separating from Spain. The Spanish government insists the referendum is illegal and promises it won’t take place. Here’s a look at how Spain got to this […]

Defiant Catalans Block Spain’s Military Boats From Landing; Spain Seizes “.CAT” Domain

Spain’s plan to send boatloads of military police to Catalonia to prevent its independence referendum has backfired with dockers in two ports staging a boycott and a third refusing access. The Express writes Police boats Blocked by Catalan ports as unrest threatens to Rip Spain Apart. More than 4,000 members of Spain’s Guardia Civil are being dispatched to […]

Spain In Crisis: Catalan Police Reject Madrid Takeover, Vow To “Resist”

Spain found itself on the verge of a full-blown sovereign crisis on Saturday, after the “rebel region” of Catalonia rejected giving more control to the central government in defiance of authorities in Madrid who are trying to suppress an independence referendum on Oct. 1. As tensions rise ahead of the planned Catalan referendum on October […]

“Go Out & Vote!” – Catalan Separatists Defy Spain, Distribute 1 Million Ballots Ahead Of Referendum

From Zerohedge: Following the confiscation of millions of ballots in recent days, and the Spanish governments’ pressure on local mayors to deter the October 1st independence referendum, AP reports that the grassroots groups driving Catalonia’s separatist movement defied Spanish authorities on Sunday by distributing one million ballots for the vote that  Madrid has called illegal […]

If the Majority Votes to Secede — What About the Minority?

by Ryan McMaken In recent years, left-wing groups have often been the driving force behind secession movements. This has been the case in Scotland, in Catalonia, and in California. In each case, the secession movements have been initiated in part to forward left-wing goals, such as the creation of a larger welfare state or to escape limitations imposed by political […]

The Subsidiarity Principle

by Jeff Deist Leftwing Vox.com recently published a welcome and thoughtful piece on the virtues of devolving political and legal power away from the federal government toward states and localities. This is exactly the kind of conversation honest Americans need to have if we are serious about preventing the kind of political violence witnessed recently in Charlottesville and Berkeley. […]

Spain Invades Barcelona & EU Shows Its Fascist Character

by Martin Armstrong Spain has invaded Barcelona sending in an army of 16,500 as pretend riot police to effectively suppress and intimidate the people. Armed police have seized almost 10 million ballots for the referendum to shut down any democratic process showing the entire world that Spain is still fascist and that is really supported […]

Let Catalonia Decide

The Independent reports Spanish police storm Catalan government buildings to stop independence referendum. As MishTalk’s Mike Shedlock details, the Catalan president described the raids as a “co-ordinated police assault” and a “de facto state of emergency”. Spanish national police have stormed ministries and buildings belonging to Catalonia’s regional government to put a stop to the region’s independence referendum. […]

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