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Pako Aristi 2021-04-4, BERRIA. Abstract: The Basque writer Pako Aristi in this article denounces the Spanish cultural colonisation suffered by the Basques, which also extends to the musical world: it is increasingly common in the bars of our towns to hear Spanish music. Furthermore, it seems as if the owners of those bars are ashamed of playing Basque music, another symptom of...
Joxemi Campillo 2021-03-13, BERRIA. Abstract: The author, a former activist of the movement in favour of the Basque language "Euskal Herrian Euskaraz", in this article regrets the evolution that this popular movement has undergone, in his opinion. He accuses the movement for the language of lack of aptitude for the ideological struggle, of demobilization, of scant presence in the street, of abandoning...
Karmelo Landa 2021-02-14, ARGIA. Abstract: This article by Karmelo Landa emphasizes that we the Basques have benefited from outstanding homebuilders and nation builders, intellectuals who laid out the scientific and theoretical grounds for the Basque nation. Koldo Mitxelena, Txillardegi, Joxe Azurmendi or Gabriel Aresti shine among them, pioneers whose achievements made an impact, providing us with a finished scientific and academic, ethic...
Pako Sudupe 2021-2-12,  BERRIA. Abstract: In this article, the writer Pako Sudupe brings up Telesforo Monzon’s three main concerns on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his decease. Territoriality of the Basque Country is one of them, from the river Adour to the Ebro, making up a sole nation formed by the Western Basque Country, Navarre and the North Basque Country. Monzon...
Arantxa Urbe 2021-01-2, GARA. Abstract: Every now and then the press in the Peninsular Basque Country comes up with recurrent debates over the state-run education (“public”) and the own Basque language school network emerged during Franco’s dictatorial regime, pivoting on Basque language and culture. Supporters of state-run education claim that the ikastola network does not make any sense nowadays, since all state-run...
Iñigo Santxo and Martxel Toledo 2021-01-5, BERRIA. Abstract: The petition to obtain the officialty of the Basque football team and compete in the international arena and its tournaments has been overdue for years. It should be noted that the Basque team was born in 1930, holding a large number of matches internationally thereafter. Following Franco’s dictatorial regime, the Basque team played again...
Anjeles Iztueta 2020-11-29, BERRIA. Abstract: The autor of this article, Anjeles Iztueta, reflects on the closure of the Basque-language daily EUSKALDUNON EGUNKARIA, in 2003, ordered by a Spanish judge under the accusation of it being an instrument of ETA. Iztueta recalls the massive demonstration in Donostia-San Sebastián in protest at the closure of the newspaper, and the torture reported by some of...
Karlos Gorrindo 2018-10-12, ARGIA. Abstract: The author regrets that stateless nations like ours cannot advocate for its own nationalism, labelled as identitarian, anachronistic, exclusive, antidemocratic, while the states that oppress us, Spain and France, show a much more nationalistic vein, not that they acknowledge it. “Our brand of nationalism is not at odds with democracy, or the rule of law. Just the opposite,...
Pako Sudupe 2020-09-22, ZUZEU. Abstract: In this article the writer Pako Sudupe gives us a summary review of the latest book by Carles Puigdemont (“La lluita a l’exili”). To begin with, Sudupe mentions Puigdemont's regret at not having proclaimed independence on October 10, 2017, after the successful popular participation in the self-determination referendum on October 1. The defence of the Catalan language led...
Aitor Sarriegi 2020-09-04, GOIBERRI. Abstract: “I want to live in Basque” is a motto coming to prominence in the last years, but reality is much cruder, and we Basques cannot actually live in Basque, even in the areas where Basque language is prevalent. When we get to the cinema, we are compelled to see films in Spanish/French, the instructions for any house...