Montreal Simon: Spain’s Fascist Assault On The People of Catalonia

Just over a week ago I wrote a post on the Catalonian people's long struggle for independence.And I made it clear I supported their right to determine their own fate with a democratic referendum.But when the Catalans held, or tried to hold that referendum yesterday, this is how the Spanish police reacted.Read more »

Montreal Simon: Why I Support the Struggle of the People of Catalonia

It's hard to believe it's happening in Europe, and in an ostensibly democratic country like Spain.But just as the autonomous region of Catalonia was planning to hold a referendum on whether or not to secede from Spain, the Spanish government has tried to block it by arresting some separatist leaders. The Spanish police detained more than ...

Parchment in the Fire: Catalan Independence Struggle Impedes Formation of Spanish Government

Filed under: Europe, Eurozone crisis, Uncategorized Tagged: Catalonia, Spain

Parchment in the Fire: Will the Catalan elections see the reconfiguration of Spain? – Equal Times

by Arturo Puente –   On 27 September Catalonia is holding elections that will be pivotal in determining whether a territory in which 7.5 million people live will remain part of the Spanish state. The president of the Catalan government, Artur Mas, has called on citizens to cast their votes in an election he wants ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: The 100th Calgary Stampede: real men don’t kill horses for fun

A chuckwagon race in 1924 – then and now, unquestionably exiting and unquestionably cruel. Time for it to stop. Below: Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, both looking fashionably butch in their cowboy duds. There’s no doubt about it: chuckwagon races are as exciting as hell. There’s also no getting around the ...