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Jexux Larrañaga 17-11-2018, BERRIA. Abstract: What are we talking about when we refer to a Basque education system? Professor Jexux Larrañaga tells us that a Basque education system is not only that which is articulated in the Basque language, but that it must also insert the language into its own cultural and identity system. Our education system must provide our young people...
Alex Aginagalde 30-09-2022, ARGIA. Abstract: In this article, the author denounces the scarce presence of the Basque language in the cinematographic offer. For example, at the recent San Sebastian film festival, only 10% of the program was shown in Basque. In the cinemas of the Basque Country, only between 1% and 2% of the films can be seen in our language. As...
Agustina Pontesta 18-09-2022, BERRIA. Abstract: Lately, there have been frequent attacks against ikastolak (the definition of ikastola, here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikastola) in the Basque media from certain sectors that defend the Basque public school. In response to these attacks, the author of this article reminds us that the ikastolas were born as a popular initiative in the midst of Franco's dictatorship to protect the...
JJ Agirre 19-08-2022, ZUZEU. Abstract: In this article, JJ Agirre wants to clarify that not all cultural production made in the Basque Country deserves to be called "Basque". Do Basque singers who sing in Spanish (or French) make "Basque culture"? And Basque writers who write in Spanish? Can the Basque-Spanish writer Fernando Aramburu, who lives in Germany but writes in Spanish, be...
Jose Mari Pastor 04-06-2022, BERRIA. Abstract: The Spanish do not admit, to any degree, that Spain is a multinational state. In other words, that there are other nations, besides the Spanish, in the Spanish state. Admitting that would be traumatic for them, a true national catastrophe. The Spaniards, both those on the right and those on the left, only admit of one...
Jonjo Agirre 15-04-2022, ARGIA. Abstract: Recently the parliament of the Western Basque Country, with the support of the Basque Parliamentary nationalist parties, has approved a new education law. The author of the article focuses on the linguistic aspect of the new law, which is quite confusing and is not decidedly committed to a system of Basque language immersion. Indeed, the new law does...
Joxi Imaz, Edu Apodaka, Gurutze Ezkurdia and Paulo Iztueta 09-04-2022, BERRIA. Abstract: The authors of this article emphasise that, beyond the eternal argument about the public or private education models in the Basque education system, the ikastolas comprise the only school system in Euskal Herria (the Basque Country). The ikastolas emerged 100 years ago as cooperatives founded by parents committed to the...
Jexuxmari Zalakain 30-03-2022, BERRIA. Abstract: Following the invasion of Ukraine, the author of the article highlights that imperialism lies at the root of many conflicts across the world, with the self-determination right being the best recipe to prevent them. Russia does not respect the fact that Ukraine implemented its self-determination right, deciding to turn into an independent country. By contrast, Ukraine itself refuses...
Felix Zubia 22-02-2022, BERRIA. Abstract: The Basque-speakers are tired of hearing a vicious question posed repeatedly by pro-Spanish circles when we demand a health system in Basque: “What do you prefer, a good doctor or a Basque-language doctor?”, as if having a good and Basque-language doctor was incompatible. In this article, Felix Zubia, manager of the Intensive Care Unit in the hospital...
Pako Aristi 06-02-2022, BERRIA. Abstract: The writer Pako Aristi harshly denounces in this article the attacks we Basques suffer daily for using our language. He mentions what happened to him at a petrol station: When he spoke to the local employee in Basque, this woman, angrily and in bad manners, answered him in Spanish, saying that she didn't have to know how...