Tag Archives: democracy

Spain | Spanish Government Issues Veiled Death Threat To Catalan Leader

In a quite shocking escalation of the rhetoric in Spain, a spokesman for the ruling People’s Party just issued a (barely) veiled death threat to the President of Catalonia.

“Let’s hope that nothing is declared tomorrow because perhaps the person who makes the decalartion will end up like the person who made the declaration 83 years ago.”

Spain | The Repression on the Streets of Barcelona Is the True Face of the European Union

The Democratic Independent Workers Party of France issued a statement on recent police violence in Catalonia. They state it was a true face of the EU shown to the world.

“The Civil Guard breaking down the doors of polling stations with battering rams and snatching ballot-boxes out of the hands of peaceful scrutineers; hundreds of citizens – youth, elderly people, and even children – physically abused, beaten, injured: the violence unleashed against the Catalan people by the Rajoy government on 1 October confirms, to anyone who might have doubted it, that the institutions of the Spanish monarchy are indeed the legacy of the Francoist dictatorship.

Spain | Who’s the Dictator Now?

Nicolas Maduro, Jeremy Corbyn, Alexandar Vuchich and Julian Assange have condemned the Spanish government.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has attacked the Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, for the violent crackdown on the banned Independence referendum in Catalonia.

Israel | “No, Israel Is Not a Democracy”

From Ten Myths About Israel, by professor Ilan Pappe, an Israeli historian and socialist activist

In the eyes of many Israelis and their supporters worldwide — even those who might criticize some of its policies — Israel is, at the end of the day, a benign democratic state, seeking peace with its neighbors, and guaranteeing equality to all its citizens.

USA | The Problem With Modern Philanthropy

A new book argues that the giving patterns of today’s wealthy may present challenges to the democratic process.