Spain’s Crackdown on Democracy Begins

Source:: Random Public Journal Spain’s Crackdown on Democracy Begins Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Early yesterday morning the Spanish military police launched yet another phase of Spain’s crackdown on Catalunya’s 1 October referendum, arresting state officials and raiding more government offices. No one is to blame for this but Mariano Rajoy. “Guardia Civil police arrests Catalan Secretary General of Economic Ministry in big anti-referendum operation” is not the kind of headline we are used to in 2017 – certainly not from an EU member state. It was however… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Spain’s Crackdown […]

Catalunya Responds to the Spanish Crackdown

Source:: Random Public Journal Catalunya Responds to the Spanish Crackdown Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael While the Spanish government cracks down on the Catalan government over the October 1 independence referendum, the Catalan people have sprung into action. They are determined not to take this insult from Madrid lying down. It says a great deal about our often prejudiced cultural assumptions, but there is something truly and deeply shocking about the headlines coming from Barcelona. We do not expect to read of military crackdowns and the suppression of democracy… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Catalunya […]

A New Era of Democracy is Dawning in Catalunya

Source:: Random Public Journal A New Era of Democracy is Dawning in Catalunya Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael As the international media, European states, and the European Union all look the other way, the Spanish government is mobilising the army against democracy in Catalunya. They all fear the beginning of a new age of inter-national democracy. There comes a point when a news broadcaster can no longer be said to be broadcasting the news. This time has already come for the BBC and the majority of mainstream news media outlets around the… Read the full article:: Random […]

Britain’s Lies: Small Nations have Long Memories

Source:: Random Public Journal Britain’s Lies: Small Nations have Long Memories Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Scottish people, according to the British nationalist narrative, are too emotional and giddy to be rational. We’re stupid. We don’t know what we are saying, and we can’t back up our assertions. Unionists are forever trying to get us to buy this nonsense. Right at the heart of Britain’s strategy to maintain its hold over Scotland is the effort by the state and its shills to convince the Scottish people that they are less… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal […]

Catalunya and Scotland: Two Different Revolutions

Source:: Random Public Journal Catalunya and Scotland: Two Different Revolutions Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Saying that Catalunya and Scotland are not the same has become quite fashionable in the Scottish independence movement. Of course those who say it are correct, but there is more to it than this. We are also very much the same. “Catalonia and Scotland are two very different political contexts,” I keep hearing. “They have absolutely nothing in common.” Those repeating this set of opinions – or revolutionary mantras as I prefer to think… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Catalunya […]

Online Trolls: Don’t Feed the Bampots

Source:: Random Public Journal Online Trolls: Don’t Feed the Bampots Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Government funded trolls have become a serious threat to the effectiveness of the online independence movement. We have to start taking this threat seriously and acting accordingly. Ridding ourselves of these bampots must become a priority. Back in the day, when I took my first tentative steps out into the brave new world of social media, trolls were perceived in the main to be figures of grotesque comedy; sad, lonely guys living in their… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Online […]

Brexit Bill Power Grab: Direct Rule by Stealth

Source:: Random Public Journal Brexit Bill Power Grab: Direct Rule by Stealth Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Westminster’s Brexit power grab is not simply the deprivation of “more powers.” It is a death blow to the entire devolution settlement. Killing devolution is London’s new priority. Direct rule is a central feature of its plan to save the union. Completely ignoring the concerns raised by the Scottish and Welsh governments the London government has pressed ahead with the Repeal Bill, moving it to the second reading and so undermining the entire project… Read the full article:: Random Public […]

One Million Rally for Catalunya

Source:: Random Public Journal One Million Rally for Catalunya Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Against the full force of the Spanish constitution and the Guardia Civil the people of Catalunya are about to vote for their independence. How Spain responds will inform London on how to check Scotland. We must be ready for that. On October 1, in the face of massive resistance from Madrid and the open repression of the Spanish state, the people of Catalunya will go to the polls to decide the future of their… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal One Million […]

The Gospel According to Jacob Rees-Mogg

Source:: Random Public Journal The Gospel According to Jacob Rees-Mogg Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Jacob Rees-Mogg might become Britain’s first out-of-the-closet Catholic Prime Minister. This doesn’t bode well for gay people and women, but it’s unfair to blame this on the Catholic Church. Rees-Mogg is making it up as he goes along. Contrary to popular opinion there is no law against a Catholic becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain. Constitutionally, according to the Act of Settlement (1701), only a Protestant can be monarch, but nothing is said explicitly… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal The […]

Trolling Wee Brave: Scottish Unionism at its Lowest

Source:: Random Public Journal Trolling Wee Brave: Scottish Unionism at its Lowest Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael DefiAye is in hospital today. She has been the victim of homelessness and ‘Austerity Britain.’ She has always known who was to blame, but the online BritNat trolls who hounded her are only now showing us how low they can go. DefiAye, a brilliant young artist and a star of the independence movement, posted on Twitter yesterday: “I’m so sorry. I had to do it. I’m being accused of benefit fraud. I can’t live… Read the full article:: Random Public […]

Anas Sarwar: A Scottish Labour Fallacy

Source:: Random Public Journal Anas Sarwar: A Scottish Labour Fallacy Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Jackie Ballie can think all she wants that we’re quaking in our boots with the prospect of Anas Sarwar taking the Balliol throne in Scottish Labour. Fear is the last thing independentistas are feeling. We can’t wait to get stuck in. Now that Kezia Dugdale has departed the chair, once again leaving Labour in Scotland leaderless and rudderless – a situation that has become the new normal for Scottish Labour, the race has started… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Anas […]

British Nationalism is a Racist Identity

Source:: Random Public Journal British Nationalism is a Racist Identity Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael The connection between British nationalism/Scottish unionism and right-wing racist street politics is not news to those of us in the Scottish independence movement, but it is being hidden from everyone else. This must be called out. Given that independentistas tend not to follow British nationalist or Scottish unionist accounts on social media – the latter being the Scottish cognate of the former, we find ourselves in a developing echo chamber. We read and share… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal British […]

Kate and William have Successfully Bred Again

Source:: Random Public Journal Kate and William have Successfully Bred Again Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Stop the world, there’s another royal baby in the oven! As things in Britain continue to spiral dangerously out of control the BBC goes for mass distraction with wall-to-wall coverage of a royal impregnation. This’ll make everything better. You’d almost think the livestock of Britain’s regal stud was told when to breed, the state – as its owner – using its reproductive organs as a method of tempering the public mood. It’s like clockwork.… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal […]

Ausgang Schottland: Why a Rally in Berlin is a Big Deal

Source:: Random Public Journal Ausgang Schottland: Why a Rally in Berlin is a Big Deal Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Germany owes little England no favours. It stands to gain from Britain’s capital flight and Scottish independence. Can you think of a better friend in Europe right now? Rallies for Scottish independence in Berlin are a very big deal. Rallies in support of the United Kingdom and Brexit on the continent are conspicuous only for their complete absence. Our European neighbours are dumbfounded and indeed grimly amused by England’s decision to leave the European… Read the full […]

Sick of the British Mentality

Source:: Random Public Journal Sick of the British Mentality Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Britain’s shows of strength and dominance are becoming more pathetic with every passing day. Brexit – a series of talks going nowhere fast for London – has finally closed the net around this island nation. Britain is dying. Fourteen pokey overseas territories still remain under formal British rule – one of which is the British Antarctic Territory, but the 1997 return of Hong Kong back to the People’s Republic of China marked the final… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Sick of […]