Category Archives: Resistance

To understand why millions of Catalans want independence, just read the king’s speech [TWEETS]

On 1 October, a Catalonian referendum for independence took place in Spain. But Madrid responded with violence. And there is even a report [Spanish] that the Spanish government has deployed the army to Catalonia. Although you would think, given the … Continue reading

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Catalans reinvent their revolutionary past to take direct action in the name of democracy

Spain’s Constitutional Court has banned Catalonia’s independence referendum, but the Catalan authorities have approved and scheduled it for 1 October. Spanish police, meanwhile, have seized 10 million ballot papers. But the people of Barcelona, and Catalans generally, have a long history … Continue reading

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Catalans prepare for confrontation as up to 16,000 riot police are deployed to thwart referendum

A referendum on independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia was approved by Catalan authorities, but declared illegal by Spain’s constitutional court. And in recent days, a clampdown on the referendum plans has seen more than 40 regional administrative offices … Continue reading

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When a leading university caves in to pressure from spooks, we all need to be afraid

The dean of Harvard University’s Kennedy School, Douglas Elmendorf, invited war crimes whistleblower and LGBTQ+ campaigner Chelsea Manning to be a visiting fellow. But the very next day, after pressure from a former and a current CIA director, the offer … Continue reading

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Expansion of this UK government programme could be the biggest threat to our democracy yet

According to recently-unearthed documents, people who have participated in a demonstration, are members of a political campaign group, or who have fought the government’s cuts, can become a target of a government programme that monitors ‘extremism’. But this is just … Continue reading

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The truth about the government’s Big Ben contractor and its leading role in the worker blacklisting scandal

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd (SRM) was recently given the contract to refurbish Big Ben. Now, evidence (some of it confidential) seen by The Canary, together with court and inquiry transcripts, suggests SRM’s role in blacklisting was far greater than previously … Continue reading

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Charlottesville protest: leaked chats show white supremacists joking about driving cars at anti-fascists

Leaked chat logs published by an independent media collective have revealed how white supremacists in the US joked about using vehicles against protesters just weeks before the 12 August terror attack in Charlottesville that saw 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer killed and … Continue reading

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