Homage to Catalonia: A profoundly European disconnect between words and deeds

by Rashmee

Posted on March 19, 2021


/ LANGUAGE There are words and then there are deeds. On March 9, the European …

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Coronavirus: The dog-rental business soars in Spain

by Rashmee

Posted on April 6, 2020


A friend in Barcelona calls with news of a thriving new business in Spain: renting …

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Europe should pay attention to Spain’s un-European harshness towards the Catalans

by Rashmee

Posted on October 21, 2019


Now that Catalonia’s president, Quim Torra, has called for a dialogue with the Spanish government, …

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The end of history? When the US renews Russia’s social democratic experiment

by Rashmee

Posted on August 10, 2019


Mexico’s former foreign minister Jorge Castaneda recently wrote a piece that has be one of …

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#Catalonia: This has to have been the most reluctant, foot-dragging bid for freedom ever

by Rashmee

Posted on October 28, 2017


Think about it. The Catalan president would neither declare independence nor back away from it …

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Why do secessionist movements rarely gather international support?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 3, 2017 / The National


Catalonia. Kurdistan. And, almost unnoticed by much of the world, Ambazonia in south-western and north-western …

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As Orwell said in ‘Homage to Catalonia’, hard to be sure about anything but what you’ve seen

by Rashmee

Posted on October 2, 2017


  After the events of Sunday (October 1) in Catalonia, it may be worthwhile to …

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Highs and lows of olive oil pretty much sum up state of Tunisia. Here’s why

by Rashmee

Posted on September 4, 2015


The Financial Times recently reported on the happy coincidence of events that have led Tunisia …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK