Catalonia

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UNITE is wary of supporting fragmentation of nation states by nationalist independent movements except as a last resort. In the case of Catalonia, UNITE will:

• condemn the repressive actions taken by the Spanish government to halt the independence referendum in Catalonia
• recognise the national rights of the peoples of Spain within a federal structure that can maintain the progressive unity of the working class and its allies against the forces of Spanish monopoly capital represented by the Spanish state.
• oppose any authoritarian, anti-social and centralising solution imposed by the current right-wing government in Spain
• call on both sides to negotiate a peaceful solution that guarantees the freedoms and rights of Catalonian people within a democratic Spain