CATALONIA: Not Iraq nor Yugoslavia, but a uniquely EU problem

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Unique situation going on in Europe. Most of us are familiar with the countries that want to leave the EU. Here’s one where a portion of a country Catalonia wants to leave Spain!

Tomorrow, Catalans will head to the polls in a referendum which is being held in defiance of the Spanish regime in Madrid. The referendum has exposed s clear deficiency in European democracy, although it is rarely discussed in those terms due to the ethnocentrism of the western mainstream media.

Before discussing the nature and implications of tomorrow’s vote, it is important to understand that not all independence/secession movements are the same and therefore they cannot be uniformly analysed, supported or opposed based on a universal standard.

In contemporary geo-politics, there are several varieties of such movements, each with unique characteristics. Read more here.