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Catalonia Independence Crisis Intensifies Spain's Political Divide
Political parties in Spain are struggling to navigate an increasingly polarized political landscape, says Professor Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College

  January 17, 2018

Catalan Separatists Defy Obstacles to Win Parliament Majority
Catalan independence parties won the regional parliamentary vote, defeating the central government's effort to weaken the movement, but the parties will have a difficult time forming a government, explains Prof. Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College

  December 22, 2017

Spain Is Turning the Political Problem of Catalan Independence into a Judicial Issue
As Spain issues European arrest warrants for Catalan independence leaders who are in Belgium, the conflict is becoming a judicial matter when it really should be political, says Sebastian Faber

  November 8, 2017

Spanish Judge Orders Arrests of Catalan Independence Leadership
A Spanish judge has detained eight former Catalan ministers and issued arrest warrants for Catalan leader Carles Puidgemont and his cabinet. Protesters have taken to the streets to demand their release. Professor Sebastiaan Faber has more from Madrid

  November 3, 2017

Catalonia Vows to Resist Madrid's Direct Rule
Expect to see acts of civil disobedience, resistance from public servants, and election boycotts in the weeks ahead - as well as criminal persecution of Catalonia's political leaders, says Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College

  October 27, 2017

Catalonian Independence: What are the Economic Stakes?
The conflict has a lot to do with Spain's economic failure since the world financial crisis of 2008 and its impact on young people and the long-term unemployed, says Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

  October 28, 2017

Spain to Take 'Nuclear Option' on Catalonia
Spain's central government went 'even more nuclear than anybody had expected' when it announced plans to completely strip Catalonia of its autonomy, says Professor Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College

  October 24, 2017

A Way Out for Spain and Catalonia?
The Catalan leadership has stopped short of declaring independence from Spain, calling instead for talks with the Spanish government. We speak to Fusion host Nando Vila and Professor Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College

  October 11, 2017

Can the Spain-Catalan Crisis Be Resolved?
The only way to diffuse the situation would be for Madrid and Catalonia to sit down and discuss a serious reform of Spain's constitution--but current Spanish leadership is unlikely to take that step, says Oberlin professor Sebastian Faber

  October 4, 2017

Catalonia Strikes Over Suppression of Independence Vote
Tens of thousands took to the streets to oppose a police crackdown that left hundreds hospitalized

  October 3, 2017

Spanish Police Attack Voters During Catalan Independence Vote
Mayor of Barcelona and others called for Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to resign in the wake of police violence against Catalonia citizens during Sunday's vote, in which 90% voted in favor of independence

  October 1, 2017

Spanish Government Cracks Down on Catalan Independence Vote
The government of Mariano Rajoy is cracking down on efforts to conduct an independence vote on October 1, but this just increases Catalan opposition to Spain's central government, explains Carlos Delclos

  September 27, 2017

Spain's Economy is Growing, but Leaving Most Spaniards Behind
CEPR's Mark Weisbrot explains that even though Spain's economy has been growing recently, this is mostly due to external factors, without benefitting the majority of the population, making Spain Europe's most unequal country

  September 25, 2017

Catalan Independence Struggle Impedes Formation of Spanish Government
The issue not just nationalism, but the struggle for more democracy against austerity and EU institutions, says Roar Magazines editor Carlos Delclos

  September 13, 2016

Spanish Election Signals End of Governance by Absolute Majorities
ROAR Magazine editor Carlos Delclos discusses how the Brexit vote might explain why Unidos Podemos did not poll as well as anticipated

  July 5, 2016

Spain's "indignados" summon spirit of 1968
Thousands of Spanish protesters take part in an illegal demo against mass unemployment

  May 22, 2011

Spain takes to the street against austerity
Spaniards protested for a seventh consecutive day on Saturday against high employment and austerity measures, ignoring a ban on rallies on the eve of local elections.

  May 22, 2011

The rage in Spain falls mainly on the pain
The rage in Spain continues as tens of thousands pack Madrid's city centre for a sixth day in protest over austerity measures and crippling unemployment

  May 22, 2011

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