The Catalan regional government’s referendum on 1st October, which was ruled illegal by the conservative Partido Popular (PP) government of the Spanish state, saw the greatest police repression in the region since the Franco dictatorship over 40 years ago. How did it come to this in a modern western European democracy? asks Mike Phipps
One lesson is that we must take over the banks. They are not only the creators of the crazy speculation that triggered the crash in the world economy in 2008. They are also the monetary conduit by which a run on the pound and capital flight are conducted.