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26 May is the date chosen to elect the seats of the European Parliament. Stateless nations like ours, it is understood, need to have a say in this parliament, not just because this forum decides many things that concern us in everyday matters, but also because strong allies in Europe are essential to launch a sovereignty process, as the...
“The Euskadi Orchestra was meant to be the Basque National Orchestra, since that was its vocation when we founded it. Unfortunately, we gave in on the name” Former autonomic president Carlos Garaikoetxea.   The Basque Country is a stateless European nation, a Nation building on the culture of the oldest people known in Europe yet. The national feeling of the Basque people...
Comments: Jose Inazio Lopez de Luzuriaga Fernandez Book: Txillardegiren borroka abertzalea Author: Pako Sudupe Publisher: Elkar Argitaletxea, Donostia (2016).   Abstract: Pako Sudupe’s work addresses Txillardegi’s biography. However, this biography does not focus on dealing with his relatives or his professional career as an engineer. No. This biography takes a focus on his cultural and political profile. In the first part of the book Sudupe dwells...
COLIN NOSWORTHY and MAIA JONES "CYMDEITHAS YR IAITH GYMRAEG". Within Europe, Welsh is the language that most closely resembles Basque in its sociolinguistic situation. At least that has been the case for many years, even though in the last few years the Basque language has extended its lead over that Celtic language (perhaps due to its having gained official status prior...
Jose Inazio Lopez de Luzuriaga Fernandez. Book: El iceberg navarro. Euskera y castellano en la Navarra del siglo XVI (The navarrese iceberg. Basque and Castilian in 16th century Navarre) Author: Pello J. Monteano Sorbet Publishing house: Pamiela Argitaletxea, 2017   Abstract: This book by Monteano provides an enlightening description on the extent of Basque language during the 16th century, the discrimination undergone by the Navarre...
PAKO SUDUPE. Abstract: The author of this article, Pako Sudupe, has recently published two books, one of them about political ideas and patriotic struggle of Txillardegi, Txillardegiren borroka abertzalea (“The Patriotic Struggle of Txillardegi”; Elkar, 2016), and the other on Telesforo Monzon, Telesforo Monzon. Aristokrata abertzalea (“Telesforo Monzon, The Patriotic Aristocrat”; XX, 2018). Both books provide a political biography of two major Basque...
Modern Basque nationalism celebrates its 125 anniversary this year. In that distant 1893, Sabin Arana delivered his renowned speech to a group of friends, which turned into the springboard for Basque nationalism. The nuts-and-bolts of that address, the subject-matter, which caught on greatly, was superb, namely, we the Basques are not Spanish, neither French, and gaining independence should be...