Collective prayer on October 20 in Mogadishu in tribute to the 276 dead and 300 wounded, victims of the October 14 terrorist attack. Terrorism has become a global weapon.
Contemporary terrorism is rooted in a form of political violence dating from the French Revolution. It is rooted in social facts and is now evolving on a global scale.
PAH activists occupy a bank office in Barcelona in July 2013.
We rarely see residents of a city successfully push back in defence of their needs against the power of finance capital, which seeks to make money from the city. But Barcelona shows it can be done.
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon is in a quandary.
Barcelona has become the test case for separatists Europe over.
Catalonia’s deposed president fled to Belgium after the charges against him were revealed.
After declaring independence, regional leaders stand accused of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement. But what does that mean?
The situation in Catalonia is ripe for widespread civil disobedience against the Spanish government.
Rajoy leaves the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on Oct. 25, 2017.
AP Photo/Francisco Seco
Why the Spanish Prime Minister keeps choosing a strategy of confrontation.
An ousted leader, a divided electorate and the risk of further violence pile on the tension ahead of the December vote.
One side of the argument.
Move by the senate in Madrid came just after the Catalan parliament voted for independence.
Protests in Barcelona on October 21 against the arrest of two Catalan nationalist leaders.
Bid for Catalonian independence brings return of a divided Spain.
Franco visits Barcelona in 1942. Carlos Pérez de Rozas
Devoting all energies to fight over an imaginary border deflects attention from the real issues.
The Spanish government is dealing with the Catalonian secession movement in entirely the wrong way. But what would getting it right look like?
A young girl wearing the Spanish flag (right) walks with another young girl wearing an ‘estelada,’ or independence flag.
AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
An expert explains why the EU is ill-equipped to handle a problem like Catalonia.
Despite the inevitable transition costs for both sides, there may also be some benefits to a split.
After threatening to declare independence, Carles Puigdemont has stepped back from the brink. But that has caused confusion.
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?
The potential for more violence is clear unless the two sides can be brought to the negotiating table as soon as possible.
Decentralisation, advanced training, civilian control, feminisation, unionisation and cultural change: the Spanish police are not a remnant of the Franco years
For some, Spain’s crackdown on the Catalonian independence vote has raised the specter of the country’s authoritarian past.
Why did the Spanish state forcefully quash Catalonia’s referendum for independence? It is rooted in the country’s nearly 40-year dictatorship and its transition to democracy.
A banner held up during a general strike in Catalonia on October 3.
Here are the EU's options.
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…