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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...
IRATI OLEAGA. 15 years have elapsed since the Spanish Civil Guard wielding their guns shut down the daily Euskaldunon Egunkaria, that way crushing the only daily written in Basque. Besides closing the newspaper, 10 staff members were subject to detention, torture and charged with ‘terrorism’. A staff member’s daughter bears now a harrowing, first-hand testimony of the events. The Basque Country...
JAKE MAC SIACAIS Director of Forbairt Feirste. Last Friday, 16/2/18, there was renewed hope and huge speculation in the media that a deal around Irish Language legislation was imminent. By Monday 19th February, even as the British Prime Minister and the Taoiseach arrived in Belfast, doubts had crept in. Unionist fury at any concessions on the rights of Irish speakers was...
JOXE ARAKAMA LOPEZ DE GEREÑU The conquest brings the subjugation of a People by means of all kinds of violence and stunts. Conquest may be a matter of military strategy, but overall the conquerors aim at taking over the lands, cattle, property and lives of that people. The armed conquest is followed by colonization, a process whereby the mighty underpin...
PAKO SUDUPE Abstract: The author elaborates on the 30th anniversary of the Ajuria Enea Agreement. He basically assimilates the promoters of that agreement with those of Article 155’s implementation, i.e. the Spanish establishment, those advocating for the one-and-only nation, and the suppressors of Catalan and Basque national rights. Those who impose on us the sacred unity of the nation are also the...
JOXE ARAKAMA LOPEZ DE GEREÑU Abstract: The one-time Marxism measured the situation of a colony against its income per capita. It did not take heed of the emotional status of the subdued people, the resignation, anxiety and exhaustion spurred by subjugation, the rage triggered by seeing one’s own feelings, language, culture and values put down. The author regards the position held...
JAKE MAC SIACAIS Director of Forbairt Feirste. ‘Cultural Supremacy’is a term that has been bandied about with increasing frequency by the major Pro-Union party in the British Controlled North Eastern Counties of Ireland. The Democratic Unionist Party, which enjoyed a slender majority in the local institutions at Stormont, set up under the Good Friday Agreement, was finally forced from office in...