Catalonia’s independence referendum is due to take place on October 1st, in clear defiance of the Spanish government.
Like most revolutions, most separatists movements are generally not about liberty but about new forms of interventionist rule---some are better some are worse.
That said, I do like the turmoil of separatist movements that the ruling government has to deal with.
Here is a mainstream report on the Catalonia independence movement. You have to look past the establishment propaganda theme that creeps into the video but the basic facts are reported.