Parchment in the Fire: Catalan Independence Struggle Impedes Formation of Spanish Government

Filed under: Europe, Eurozone crisis, Uncategorized Tagged: Catalonia, Spain

Parchment in the Fire: Will the Catalan elections see the reconfiguration of Spain? – Equal Times

by Arturo Puente –   On 27 September Catalonia is holding elections that will be pivotal in determining whether a territory in which 7.5 million people live will remain part of the Spanish state. The president of the Catalan government, Artur Mas, has called on citizens to cast their votes in an election he wants ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: The 100th Calgary Stampede: real men don’t kill horses for fun

A chuckwagon race in 1924 – then and now, unquestionably exiting and unquestionably cruel. Time for it to stop. Below: Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, both looking fashionably butch in their cowboy duds. There’s no doubt about it: chuckwagon races are as exciting as hell. There’s also no getting around the ...