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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Fascist Madrid's Ultimatum to Catalonia
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Rogue regimes don't negotiate. They demand, offering no significant concessions.
Spain is no democracy. It's a political dictatorship, exploiting its people to benefit its privileged class – why Catalans want independence, freeing them from despotic rule.
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy gave Catalan President Carles Puigdemont five days to clarify whether the region declared independence or not, another three days to "rectify" the current standoff – eight days to return to pre-referendum status quo conditions, demanding Catalans be denied their universally recognized right of self-determination.
Its modern concept dates from America's Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
It affirms that governments "deriv(e) their powers from the consent of the governed, (and) (t)hat whenever any Form of Government becom
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