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The first part of the article we published, here: https://www.naziogintza.eus/en/about-the-basque-national-school-part-1/ PUBLIC (STATE-RUN) VS PRIVATE SECTOR: A POINTLESS DEBATE: Every so often heated debates emerge on the public/private dichotomy for education in the Peninsular Basque Country, with public system advocates bitterly criticizing above all the Basque-language school network or ikastolas. NAZIOGINTZA’s point of view in this respect is clear. In our opinion, that...
At NAZIOGINTZA we publicly and energetically denounce attacks on the Basque Country in the linguistic, cultural or national sphere. And we do it through this website. We collect the testimonies that come to us to inform you, because we believe that knowledge of these regrettable acts is essential for raising awareness. Amaia (the name is fictitious, because she wishes to...
Having its own educational system and total autonomy to design the educational curriculum is a characteristic sign of sovereign national communities. And it must also be one of the main objectives of any political independence movement. There is no doubt that states, through the school, seek not only the personal development and future professional training of students but also...
Publication reference for this article: Manifestu nazionalista (are separatista ere esango nioke, estutuz gero). Txalaparta Argitaletxea, 2008. Translator: Xalbador Garmendia Abstract: To define the nation, Moulines takes as a starting point the definition of D. Levinson: “the term nation refers to an ethnic group, which is organized and mobilized politically, and which shares a feeling of identity and solidarity based on language,...
Publication reference for this article: Manifestu nazionalista (are separatista ere esango nioke, estutuz gero). Txalaparta Argitaletxea, 2008. Translator: Xalbador Garmendia   C. Ulises Moulines (Caracas, 1946) is an intellectual specialiing in Logic and Philosophy of Science. He studied Physics and Philosophy in Barcelona and obtained a Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Munich (1975). He has been director of the Institute...
JUDGMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE HAGUE (2010): In 2008 Kosovo made a unilateral declaration of independence. Serbia took this matter to international courts, and the International Court of Justice in The Hague issued a landmark ruling, in 2010. “International Law does not have an express prohibition regarding declarations of independence. Therefore, the 2008 declaration of independence of...
SELF-DETERMINATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ORDER We frequently read contradictory opinions on the resolutions of the United Nations regarding self-determination. Therefore, in this article we analyze the reasons that may lie behind these different opinions, and in doing so, we note that the documents that the United Nations has made public are often not coherent. For example, it is true...
Note for our non-Basque readers: Euskaraldia is an initiative in support of the Basque language, taking place biannually and lasting a fortnight. The objective of the initiative, which takes place throughout the Basque Country, is to promote the use of the Basque language: in those two weeks, everyone and all companies, associations, clubs, etc. are invited to speak and...
The website of the Soziolinguistika Klusterra reads as follows: “The Sociolinguistic Cluster aims at becoming a referential agent of R&D and Innovation in the area of sociolinguistics, playing an active role in the quest for Basque revitalization and normalization process”. Hence, one would gather that in the present-day situation Basque is in need of revitalization and normalization, and its...
Can a minority language be normalized when it is impossible to watch movies or TV series in that language? Can a television that does not broadcast fiction say that it covers all the spaces - formal and informal - necessary for the normalization of Basque? That is, can you say that it is an integral television channel? We noted great...