Today, the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine leaders of the Catalonian independence movement to multiple years in prison on charges of sedition and misuse of public funds. Common Weal has been following the case closely and is appalled by the flagrant contempt of democracy and democratic thought shown by the Spanish Government.
Politics is a game of competition. Of standing out above the crowd and above those who would be your opposition. Of being better than anyone else who would vie for the support of those who would place you and not the other into power.