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Spain Moves to Remove Catalonia Government, Impose Direct Rule

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 3:00pm 10/21/2017 at 3:00pm
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Since their successful independence referendum, Catalonia has been under pressure, including reported violence against and arrests of pro-independence Catalans.  With no support from the EU or the U. S., Catalonia stands alone as the Spanish Prime Minister announced that he will be removing Catalan government officials and imposing direct rule.

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EU Silent Over Spain’s Crackdown on Catalonia Independence Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/3/2017 at 1:00pm
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A series of strikes and protests have disrupted the economic life in Catalonia, Spain’s wealthiest and most industrialized region. The protests come after Spanish police cracked down on Sunday’s independence referendum held in Catalonia region, which Madrid declared as illegal. Catalan authorities say around 900 people were injured after police raided polling stations, carrying...

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Spanish Police Ordered To Stop “Illegal” Catalonia Independence Referendum

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3:00pm 10/1/2017 at 3:00pm
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After their successful parliamentary elections in 2015, Catalonia votes Sunday on independence from Spain. Madrid is decidedly not happy and has sent police to seize voting boxes and to arrest pro-independence officials. There are also reports of clashes between police sent to stop the “illegal” Catalonia Independence referendum and Catalans eager...

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Barcelona Truck Terrorist Wore Fake Suicide Belt as Cops Shot Him Dead

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:30pm 8/21/2017 at 2:30pm
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On Monday morning, the Catalan police identified 22-year-old Moroccan Younes Abouyaaquoub as the terrorist who plowed a truck through a crowd in Barcelona on Thursday. The attack killed 13 people and injured over 100. He escaped, but went on to stab “another driver and mowed down a policewoman.”

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Spanish Authorities Kill Several in Cambrils During Anti-Terror Operation

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7:00am 8/18/2017 at 7:00am
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Spanish authorities killed several in Cambrils in an anti-terror operation to stop a second deadly attack only hours after terrorists killed 13 people in Barcelona. From Fox News:

State-owned broadcaster RTVE reported police killed four people and injured another, after police suspected they were planning a second terror attack.

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ISIS Attacks Spain: Driver Plows Truck Into Crowd in Barcelona

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 12:13pm 8/17/2017 at 12:13pm
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Barcelona police declared the attack on La Rambla street in Barcelona, Spain, a terrorist attack. ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack.

At 5PM local time, a driver plowed a truck through the busy tourist street. As of 11:50AM ET, two have died. A man fled on foot and reports have come...

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Watch: Migrants Abandon Boat, Storm Spanish Beach

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:30am 8/11/2017 at 11:30am
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Despite Europe’s politicians and the mainstream media continuing to downplay the migrant inflow that overwhelms the continent, the situation on the ground continues to deteriorate by the day. On Wednesday, beachgoers on a southern Spanish beach watched in horror as dozens of migrants stormed the shore, abandoned their boat, and fled...

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Officials Will Exhume Salvador Dali’s Body to Settle a Paternity Suit

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 26, 2017 at 3:30pm 6/26/2017 at 3:30pm
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A Spanish judge has ordered officials to exhume painter Salvador Dali’s body to settle a paternity suit. From the BBC:

A Spanish woman, born in 1956, said her mother, a maid, had a clandestine affair with the painter in 1955.

In ordering the exhumation, the judge said there were no biological remains or...

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Spanish BDS activists who targeted Matisyahu face criminal prosecution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:30pm 2/12/2017 at 7:30pm

You may recall the incident in the summer of 2015 involving Jewish American musician Matisyahu.

His appearance at the Spanish Rototom Reggae festival was cancelled after threats from local Spanish activists from the Boycott, Divestment and Movement (BDS) movement.

Spain has a particularly malicious BDS movement, which until recently, has had success convincing municipalities...

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Government Deadlock Brings Prosperity, Jobs to Spain

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 1:10pm 11/7/2016 at 1:10pm
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The Spanish government has scarcely budged an inch these past ten months. The result? Economic growth and a falling jobless rate.

Though Spain’s unemployment rate remains one of the highest in Europe, it dropped to its lowest in six years.

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Iowa Governor Will Sign Anti-BDS Legislation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 5/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad confirmed he will sign a bill that will not allow public companies to do business with firms involved in Israel boycotts.

Iowa’s Senate passed House File 2331 last week in a 38-9 vote. The legislators hope the bill counters “efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.”...

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Spanish Judge Issues Arrest Warrants for Putin’s Friends, Officials

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:00am 5/4/2016 at 10:00am

A judge in Spain’s National Court has sent out international arrest warrants for Russian citizens, including some close to President Vladimir Putin, allegedly linked to the mafia.

Judge Jose de la Mata, who investigates organized crime, found “very serious facts” against each of the men stemming from the Troika operation. The court...

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Another big legal loss for BDS, this time in Spain

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 1:00pm 3/2/2016 at 1:00pm
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Opponents of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (“BDS”) campaign against Israel won a significant tactical victory in hostile territory last month.

In January, the city of Aviles, Spain – just inland of the Bay of Biscay on the northern shore of the Iberian Peninsula –  passed a resolution adopting BDS.  The Association...

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Two big legal victories against BDS in Spain

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:00pm 1/7/2016 at 9:00pm

Spain has a particularly virulent anti-Israel movement both in the form of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, and rogue judges who threaten to issue warrants for the arrest of Israeli officials.

As to BDS, recall it was the Valencia BDS group that got American Jewish singer Matisyahu banned from a reggae festival after...

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End the Occupation of Catalonia? (#CataloniaVotes)(UPDATE – Independence parties win majority)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:30pm 9/27/2015 at 1:30pm
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The Catalonia region of Spain is voting today in local elections which, while not directly an independence vote, are considered a proxy for independence support.

Background on Catalonia and Spain is explained in this English-language Spanish website, An historical look at the drive for an independent state of Catalonia.

This Vox-like Spanish website...

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Boycott Movement: We only ban Zionist and pro-Israel Jews (i.e. most Jews)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:30am 8/21/2015 at 11:30am

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement suffered one of its worst public relations debacles when it pressured the Spanish Rototom SunSplash festival to ban American Jewish musician Matisyahu.

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Spanish reversal of ban on Jewish musician has BDS in panic

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 6:02pm 8/20/2015 at 6:02pm

American Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu was banned from the Spanish Rototom Sunsplash festival after intense pressure from supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, who demanded that Matisyahu sign a pledge supporting a Palestinian state.

Matisyahu was singled out because he was Jewish. He’s not even Israeli. No other musician, regardless...

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