Petition for Release of Spain’s Political Prisoners and Fair Elections in Catalonia

Catalonia is an autonomous community of Spain that held an independence referendum on the 1st of October, despite being ruled illegal by the Spanish courts. Four weeks later, Catalonia unilaterally declared independence from Spain. The following petition demands… Read More

Catalonia: A Cry for Understanding and Recognition

Photo from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9k0yb4dtoQ   By JÚLIA MONTAÑÀ Via OpenDemocracy.net   On the 2nd of November, a Spanish judge sent the Catalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras and seven cabinet ministers to prison without bail, using an outdated penal code from Spain’s Francoist regime. Extradition warrants… Read More

Independence: Communiqué on Situation in Catalonia

Following the Catalan Parliament’s declaration of independence on October 27, Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias tweeted: “We are against repression and for a negotiated referendum [which the Madrid government refused to Catalonia] but the declaration of independence is illegitimate… Read More

Climate Chaos & New Records in Europe: Hurricanes, Wildfires – What Next?

UN Climate Conference, Durban, South Africa 2011.  Photolangelle.org GJEP Note: Climate chaos claims more victims: Hurricane Ophelia which just brought havoc to Ireland and the UK, is the farthest east storm ever recorded at its strength.  Meanwhile, one… Read More

‘Unjustified Use of Violence’ as Spanish Police Try to Stop Catalan Independence Vote

Video from The Guardian Global Justice Ecology Project condemns the violence of the Spanish government against Catalan people trying to vote in support of their self-determination.   Via CommonDreams.org: As of Sunday afternoon, more than 760 people were… Read More