The Nazis in Spain are those that tattoo swastikas, or similar, on their skin or glorify the Third Reich. The terrorists in Spain are those who have committed or incited intimidatory violence for their cause. To call a Catalan independentist a Nazi or a terrorist in 2018 is an abomination.
Like an internationally bankrolled and newly successful football club hoping to win the league and make the step up to European football, the Ciudadanos National Directorate has announced a raft of new signings. Manuel Valls could be their candidate for Barcelona mayor.
The Spanish government is like a rabid dog that needs putting down, that should have been put down long ago. But there is no one to do it as it has all the power, and so it will keep on biting. Today begins a new round of hearings for those accused of rebellion and secession and the trial of the Altsasu 8.
Last Wednesday, 11 April, was the 25th anniversary of the murder of young Guillem Agulló. The crime was key in uniting much of the Valencian left against fascism. The trial, however, reflected the impunity afforded to the far-right in the Community of Valencia. Nothing has changed, as we saw in the violent attacks of last October 9.
In Germany, the offence of Rechtsbeugung (‘perversion of the course of justice’ is the nearest English translation) is the crime committed by judges when they wilfully misapply the law. It has also been used to prosecute strict, but immoral, applications of the law.
Welcome to Catalonia, your Majesty. Excuse me if I don’t bend and kiss your hand. It’s just that people here are pissed off about everything that’s been going on. You know, what you and yours have been putting them through, again.
Under the eternal yoke, the arrows work,
perpetuating the values of the fatherland.
Which? Swindle, pilgrimage, shirking and ignorance
Albert Rivera might one day become the first Catalan president of Spain. As a Catalan, to pull it off he will have to repress Catalan nationalism more than any fellow Spanish nationalist. According to the latest polls, Rivera is doing well, and the media at home and abroad have generally swallowed the liberal centrist pitch.