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How Big is My Tribe? The Crisis in Catalonia

White, John K.

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  08/11/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article

A look at recent divisive events in Catalonia, Britain and the US, proposing that we should really be concentrating more on important universal issues such as inequality, influence peddling, profit-only deregulation, and offshore tax havens.


Excerpt: Indeed, there is much wrangling these days over what is yours and what is mine, though perhaps it has ever been thus. The UK (majority only in England and Wales) wants out of Europe to be separated by more than just the English Channel (a.k.a. La Manche on the French side), the red rural and blue urban American states are in a permanent state of bicker, while Catalonia (Cataluña/Catalunya) is split in half, unable to muster any call to common cause. Hopefully, we can agree on something to unite us within our narrow worlds without resorting to schoolyard name calling. Honestly, Pocahontas – is that the level of discourse President Punk has stooped to?

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