Kosovo, Taiwan, Palestine, Catalonia and Bougainville are all seeking independence, with varying levels of success.
A new group – Tsunami Democràtic – are using technology to create civil disobedience that is more organised and creative than ever.
In the Catalan Pyrenees, women shepherds and cattle ranchers try to valorise the ancestral agropastoral culture to save the mountains from climate change.
Does an "European culture" or a "European identity" actually exist?
We assume that people in Nordic countries have a better standard of mental health than anywhere else, but that assumption is based on a limited way of measuring it.
The questions raised by the region's failed bid for independence remain unanswered. And key figures remain in prison.
Soon after the death of Franco, Spain began an experiment with censorship that brought graphic sex and nudity to mainstream cinemas.
A strange coincidence of historical circumstances in Spain could, taken together, help to bring about a resolution to the crisis in Catalonia.
The former president of Catalonia is in a German prison, awaiting possible extradition to Spain where he faces charges of rebellion.
The single biggest party was anti-independence but together, the pro-independence bloc is stronger.
Want to understand the Catalan election? You need to go back a long way.
Why the international law of self-determination does not support Catalonia's claim of an international right to independence from Spain.
We need to educate ourselves daily if we aspire to live peacefully in a multicultural society.
Barcelona has become the test case for separatists Europe over.
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.
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.
Just because the constitution says secession is illegal, it doesn't mean it is under international law.
Move by the senate in Madrid came just after the Catalan parliament voted for independence.