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Unai Villacorta 2022-01-10, ARGIA. Abstract: The author maintains that in politics, as in life itself, there are good and bad moments. Moments of disappointment, betrayal, obstacles and discouragement, after which we learn to get up and continue on the path. The key is that after falling we know how to overcome and get up stronger. In recent years the Basque People have experienced...
Patxi Saez Beloki 2021-11-24, ENBATA. Abstract: In this article the Basque sociolinguist Patxi Saez Beloki describes two beautiful metaphors referring to the Basque People and their language: The Father's House and The Mother's Fire. The Father’s House (Aitaren Etxea, in Basque) was a poem by the famous writer Gabriel Aresti (1964).  It is a poem that achieved great success, due to its strong...
Jose Mari Pastor 2021-10-16, BERRIA. Abstract: Basque students in the Western Basque Country do not know the geography of our nation very well. When a teacher asks them to locate the village of Sohüta, in Zuberoa (Northern Basque Country), most of them place it in France. Few are those who place it in the Northern Basque Country. Spaniards often repeat that in the...
Pello Igeregi, Arantxa Vazquez, Iker Salaberria 2021-10-2, BERRIA. Abstract: The article signed by two representatives of the Basque nationalist unions ELA and LAB, the main unions in the Iberian Basque Country, puts up a proposal to spread Basque language in the labour environment and the domain of trade. The gist of the proposal states that companies with a workforce amounting to over 50...
Karlos Gorrindo 2021-10-4, GARA. Abstract: Research conducted by the University of Deusto reveals that the youth of the Basque Country are not familiar with the so-called Basque conflict. The author of this article laments that our youth not only lacks insight on the contemporary Basque conflict but are not either acquainted with other events and conflicts taking place in the history of the...
Joxe Manuel Odriozola 2021-08-27, BERRIA. Abstract: 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. The author...
Harkaitz Garaialde Balerdi 2021-08-13, BERRIA. Abstract: 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...
Karmelo Landa 2021-06-27,  ARGIA. Abstract: In this article, Karmelo Landa regrets the turn of the Catalan political party ERC from maintaining the unilateral path to the independence of Catalonia to promoting the bilateral path, of negotiation with the Spanish State.  This latter path which is, in the opinion of the author of this article, doomed to failure. ERC, and its well-known Basque allies,...
Jose Mari Esparza Zabalegi 2021-05-19, BERRIA. Abstract: An unpublished chapter in our history has recently come to light: during the First Carlist War (1833-1840), the mythical Basque general Zumalakarregi proposed a Basque Federal Republic for the four southern territories of Euskal Herria (the Basque Country). The project of an independent Basque state south of the Pyrenees is cited in a document from...
Igor Odriozola 2021-05-12, ZUZEU Abstract: Monolingual Spanish-speakers in the Southern Basque Country often accuse us Basque speakers of it being our fault that the Basque language is not spoken more widely. They tell us that Basque speakers do not use the language enough. However, this article denounces that it is the monolingual Spanish speakers who prevent us from using the Basque language...