Articles from Open Democracy

Catalan National Day: free speech under threat

Otherwise mainstream politicians have
stacked the deck against any possibility of negotiating over legitimate
political demands. The Spanish judiciary meanwhile turns the law on its head to
quench dissent.

Two kinds of justice in Spain

The recent conviction of several
Basque youths with heavy sentences and the charges against Catalan politicians reveal
the political nature of justice in Spain.

Exception in Catalonia one year after the referendum

What is Catalonian cooperativism’s contribution to independentism? Activists are promoting practical and concrete independence from all hegemonic powers, by building a parallel economic system.

Brazil against its future

Most Brazilians are not happy with their
democracy. But democracy must prevail if the country is to prevent future
generations from growing up in darkness and repeating the mistakes of the past. Español, Português