We need to educate ourselves daily if we aspire to live peacefully in a multicultural society.
Spanish National Police block people trying to reach a polling station in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 1. Catalan leaders accused Spanish police of brutality and repression.
AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The European Union is quick to condemn countries like Venezuela and Turkey when they engage in anti-democratic tactics. So why is it so silent on Spain's treatment of the Catalan?
People raise hands during a protest as Catalan regional police officers stand guard outside the
National Police station in Barcelona.
Both regions have held independence referendums that have returned overwhelming "yes" votes. But without international support, the road ahead will be a tough one.
On Sunday, more than 2 million Catalans voted in a referendum on the question: Should Catalonia become an independent state? The vote was a milestone in the century-long struggle for self-determination…
Protest in Barcelona against the Spanish government on September 21.
When you put together the efforts of the Spanish authorities to curb media coverage of the Catalan referendum, you have a deeply worrying picture.
Peter Graham: Wandering Shadows (1878).
The Catalans have no trouble telling their story of oppression through culture. The Scots find it trickier.