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Spain | When will we see tanks in Barcelona?

“Independent Catalonia? Over my dead body and those of many other soldiers”. It was with these words that on August 31, retired infantry lieutenant-colonel Francisco Alaman Castro referred to the possibility of an independent Catalonia. And he added: “We will not make it easy. Although the lion seems to be sleeping, they have no interest in provoking it too much, because it has already given enough proof of its ferocity over the centuries. These plebs are not up to much, if we know how to confront them”.

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 | Referendum in Catalonia has finished

Some 761 people have been injured in disturbances across Catalonia on Sunday, the regional government said, as riot police clashed with people who had gathered for a banned referendum on the region’s independence from Spain. Despite the police action, hundreds-strong queues of people formed in cities and villages throughout the region to cast their ballots.

Spain | Catalan independence: democratic background

A threat of civil conflict and war has arisen last weeks in Catalonia after central government decision to derail the vote for independence of Spain region. Many groups and parties are looking at referendum and discuss its legitimacy and probable impacts.

Here is a statement of the group belong to the heirs of the Forth International. It is intersting by the stress on various democratic aspects of the Catalan struggle for independence.

Initial results show 93% of voters support Kurdistan Independence

Initial results have shown that 93 of Iraqi Kurds support Kurdistan independence from Iraq, the electoral commission supervising the independence referendum said Tuesday.