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mikemarshall

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The silence over Catalonia
« on: October 05, 2017, 11:49:57 pm »
Recently the government of Catalonia - a province of Spain - tried to hold a referendum on independence.

The Spanish Government first arrested the Prime Minister of Catalonia for treason and then when his successor pressed ahead with the referendum they sent Spanish police in to STOP people voting. The police dragged ballot boxes out of polling stations, beat up protestors viciously - one video shows a Spanish policeman methodically breaking a woman's fingers one by one - and enraged even OPPONENTS of independence.

The response in the media has been embarrassingly muted and the condemnation from the EU has been non-existent.



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Re: The silence over Catalonia
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 10:34:44 am »
Agreed.

Those who complain about the press in the US should look at Catalonia.

And those who allege our elections are "rigged" again should look at Catalonia.
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Re: The silence over Catalonia
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 12:57:17 am »
The question is not whether or not Catalonia SHOULD be independent.

It is whether or not the lawfully elected government of the region - who won 48% of the vote in the elections - should be allowed to hold a referendum on the subject.

Now the Spanish Constitution makes any attempts to secede from Spain high treason.

So they arrested the Prime Minister of Catalonia for calling for a referendum - not even organising one, simply advocating one - and then when his successor again asked for permission to hold one and was denied he went ahead and tried to hold one anyway.

Then the Spanish police went in with brutality reminiscent of Gonzales' GAL or Franco's police.

And the EU has signally FAILED to say a single WORD of condemnation for Spain.

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Re: The silence over Catalonia
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 09:18:02 am »
I had thought of Franco.

I had also thought of where is the EU.

So not only is the media mum about the situation...the EU is MIA.
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