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What is happening in Catalonia is a symptom of much larger crisis that liberal democracies are suffering from. www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opin #Spain #Catalonia #Europe

With the new Mastodon v2.0.0 release and the option of having custom emojis, the Catalan Senyera and Estelada could be added to the flag collection, right? Where do I submit a formal request? @matt? (We already have two Spains πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¦ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ and two USAs πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡². A visual for Catalonia would be nice.)

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#catalonia #customemojis

#spain is having a bit of a #brexit moment because #catalonia leaving might lead to bankruptcy or something close to that

Described as 'nuclear option', Article 155 allows Madrid to suspend Catalonia's autonomy and has never been used before. www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10 #Catalonia #Spain
Puigdemont says if Spain follows up on stripping Catalonia of autonomy and blocks dialogue, secession will be declared. www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10 #Catalonia #Spain

#Spain seems to have handed off the frontline job on confronting #Catalonia to VP Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, perhaps hoping she can string together sentences in a more cogent manner than Rajoy

#Catalonia regional president Carles #Puigdemont says that if the central gov't in Madrid invokes article 155 suspending regional autonomy, he will lift the suspension of Catalonia's declaration of independence, thereby giving it immediate effect uk.reuters.com/article/uk-spai The Left is not in the driver's seat in Catalonia

#Catalonia regional president Carles #Puigdemont says that if the central gov't in Madrid invokes article 155 suspending regional autonomy, he will lift the suspension of Catalonia's declaration of independence, thereby giving it immediate effect uk.reuters.com/article/uk-spai

Anarchist News: **Voting in #Catalonia – an anarchist glance on the Catalan Referendum from Athens**

"from Enough is Enough The independence of Catalonia is a complicated issue. It may have entered the European public discourse with a blast, partly due to the referendum and partly due to the raw and disproportionate suppressive …"

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Enough is Enough: **Voting in #Catalonia – an anarchist glance on the Catalan Referendum from Athens**

"The independence of Catalonia is a complicated issue. It may have entered the European public discourse with a blast, partly due to the referendum and partly due to the raw and disproportionate suppressive viol…"

enoughisenough14.org/2017/10/1

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Elderly people remember the dark shadow of Franco as Spain and Catalonia grapple with tensions over secession vote. www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10 #Catalonia #Spain #Europe

#Spain's Constitutional Court issues offical ruling holding that #Catalonia #independence referendum is illegal. Asserts that a Constitutional amendment moved in the national parliament is the only route available for independence kansascity.com/news/nation-wor

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But it is true!

The whole Mediterranean Sea region, onshore and offshore is now divided in fracking claims.

There are also resources at the coast of #catalonia. Separating that area would save huge costs for the fracking industry.

Similar activities are also ongoing at the western coast of #Africa, in Middle America etc.

All the globe is reshaped for that. #Catalonia is a small brick in the wall.

@paulfree14 @acrata

Some micronationalist movements existed in #catalonia and also in other parts of #Europe.

They all know that they risk a civil war in the concerned country and always hope the #EU will "protect" them. Nationalism is a dumb ideology, but micronationalism is the dumbest.

The fracking claims give such movements a financial foundation and support from fracking industry.

The strategy is the same like applied by British Empire in Arabia, after the destruction of Ottoman Empire.