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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...
    Dark in the past, dream in the present, you bet it is reality tomorrow. Geographic and historic location of Agurain. Agurain is a town located in the eastern Álava Plains (Arabako Lautada). Presently, it is home to approximately 5,000 inhabitants, with the rate of Basque speakers rising to 30%, especially young people. The process towards Castilian-Spanish started in 1256. The king of...
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...