"To appreciated the importance of sport in national cohesion, just look at how its soccer team is treated in Spain"
Joxe Azurmendi, "Hizkuntza, Nazioa, Estatua"
The recent European Football Championship and the recent Olympic Games have once again shown our limits as a nation, since Euskal Herria (the Basque Country) has no presence in international sports competitions. That the demand for...
Joxe Manuel Odriozola
In this excellent article Joxe Manuel Odriozola highlights some of the points that we often express from our thinking: languages are not simply instruments of communication but rather above all are basic pillars of national identity. The language imposes on the speaker basic references of their life, a system of specific cultural and identity characteristics.
Harkaitz Garaialde Balerdi
In this article Harkaitz Garaialde describes the sad situation of the Basque language in his town, Hondarribia. Especially among children and in the school environment. Basque children (Basque-speaking), despite receiving a school education through Basque, learn Spanish at school and use that language, and not their own, in their communication with other children in their classroom...
DERWICH M. FERHO
President of the Kurdish Institute of Brussels.
Derwich M. Ferho is president of the Kurdish Institute, movement for human and people rights in Brussels. Derwich was born in 1961, in a small Kurdish village near Midyat in Turkey. At the age of 17, he was forced to flee his hometown. The reason was a protest he organized for...