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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Coup D'Etat in Catalonia
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Self-determination is a universal right. Constitutional and statute laws against it violate the UN Charter and other international law.
On Saturday, Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy suspended Catalan self-governance extrajudicially, a coup by any standard, stripping the region of autonomy, annulling its executive and parliamentary powers, imposing fascist Madrid rule – with full EU and US support and encouragement.
Sometime this week, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and parliamentarians will meet to discuss how they'll respond to Rajoy's action, Puigdemont saying:
"I ask the parliament to meet in a plenary session during which we, the representatives of the citizens' sovereignty, will be able to decide over this attempt to liquidate our government and our democracy, and act in consequence."
Catalan institutions cannot accept thi
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