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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Catalan President and Parliament Obliged to Declare Independence
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Pre-election polls and referendum results showed Catalans overwhelming want independence from fascist Spain – the Mariano Rajoy regime a political dictatorship, much like Fransciso Franco's military one.
Madrid-sponsored police state violence against Catalan voters last Sunday unified popular secessionist support. The UN Charter and other international laws affirm the right of self-determination.
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said he'd support the will of the people, indicating he'd declare independence with parliamentary support within 48 hours of Sunday's vote.
Six days later, he's yet to act or convene parliament. Spain's Constitutional Court, the nation's highest judicial body, defied international law.
It suspended the Catalan parliament's Monday session – a majority o
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