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The Politics of Tragedy

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Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification of the veracity of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. On August 17th, Barcelona became the latest European city to suffer tragedy from the ongoing war waged by terrorists on […]

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Catalonia and Spain Prepare for the #IndyRef Endgame

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Summers in Spain have always been hot, but the past few years have been unusually so. This is partially due to climate change, which has been turning July and August in Iberia from merely “hot” to “torrid”. But mostly it is because of the constitutional and national crisis that has simmered between Catalonia and the […]

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Catalonia-Spain Endgame Scenarios: 2017

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Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification of the veracity of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader.  In 2014, I charted five potential paths for the Catalan independence movement. I mapped the most likely progression for each […]

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Entrevista con Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, Presidente de la Assemblea Nacional Catalana

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Common Sense tuvo la oportunidad de entrevistar a Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, el Presidente de la Assemblea Nacional Catalana, una organización cívica dedicada a la promoción de la lengua y cultura catalana junto con la independencia de España. El Sr. Sànchez i Picanyol fue elegido en sustitución a  la Sra. Carme Forcadell i Lluis cuando […]

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Interview with Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, President of the Catalan National Assembly

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Common Sense had the opportunity to interview Mr. Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, President of the Catalan National Assembly, which is a civic organization based in Barcelona and dedicated to promoting Catalan language, culture and Independence from Spain. Mr. Sànchez i Picanyol became the leader of the assembly after the former leader, Carme Forcadell i Lluis, […]

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Spanish “Witch Hunt” Against Catalans Revealed

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Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification of the veracity of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. 22 June 2016 Spanish online periodical Público.es revealed yesterday that it had access to recorded conversations between the Spanish Interior […]

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 “Catalonia Nears Default, Threatens Spain’s Debt” by Don Quijones

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The article is reprinted with permission of the author. The views expressed are exclusively those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by Common Sense.  The original article can be found here. Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification […]

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Implications of European Disunion on Small State Independence

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Eight years after the eruption of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the European Union has failed to regain even a semblance of normalcy. Unlike the United States, which has returned to something approximating full employment[1], many member states remain stuck with stubbornly high unemployment, locked in deflation and experiencing almost non-existent economic […]

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Catalonia Update: Independence Back on Track After Last Minute Reprieve

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The rollercoaster ride of Catalan politics took another stomach-churning twist today as the moribund independence movement suddenly received a last minute reprieve in an unexpected fashion. After months of stalled negotiations on who should become the President of Catalonia’s regional goverment, the two separatist parties finally broke the impasse preventing a deal with only hours […]

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2016: The Year of Ungovernability (Part 1)

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As if last year was not rowdy enough, 2016 has already opened on a new note of ungovernability that promises to surpass what we’ve seen before. No new themes have been exposed, though they will surely come up; but the deep fractures that governments and institutions are desperately attempting to paper over continue to wreak […]

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