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Unai Apaolaza 15-05-2024, BERRIA. Abstract: In this article, Mr. Unai Apaolaza regrets that the Basque pro-independence left (represented by EH BILDU) has abandoned the pro-independence discourse and has focused on achieving political hegemony. EH BILDU argues that we are not currently in the phase of opening an independence process, but in the phase of achieving political hegemony. Mr. Apaolaza considers this to...
Ane Ablanedo 21-4-2024, ARGIA. Abstract: The author of the article compares the evident awareness that feminism has introduced among women with the little awareness that we Basque speakers have about our unfair linguistic situation. The dominant ideology (Franco-Spanish) has managed to impose its narrative on us: we are not aware of this linguistic oppression. If linguistic awareness is a good indicator of our...
Pako Sudupe 1-4-2024, ZUZEU. Abstract: Mr. Pako Sudupe emphasizes in this article that the Basque language is, in the Basque Public Health Service (Osakidetza), a second rank language. And that even the candidate for President of the Basque Government of the Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ-PNV) recently stated that knowledge of the Basque language should not be an impediment to hiring doctors in...
Jesus Perez de Viñaspre 25-02-2014, BERRIA. Note for our international readers: the county of Trebiñu is a territory of 260 km2 in the Basque Country, 10 km from Vitoria-Gasteiz, which is under the rule of Castile, despite the will of its citizens to belong to the Basque Autonomous Community. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condado_de_Trevi%C3%B1o) Abstract: Jesus Perez de Viñaspre exposes in this article the trouble of Trebiñu:...
Yolanda Elorriaga 17-01-2024, BERRIA. Abstract: The author of the article mentions the linguistic humiliation she suffered in a store of a well-known Basque telephone company, when she addressed the employee in Basque, who answered her in Spanish, telling her that she knew how to speak Basque but did not feel like doing so. The author regrets that in her town there are many...
Pako Sudupe 15-01-2024, ZUZEU. Abstract: It has recently been 12 years since the death of a great intellectual and Basque nationalist: Jose Luis Alvarez Enparantza, "Txillardegi". The author of this article reflects on the attitude that Txillardegi would have today if he were still alive. Pako Sudupe thinks that Txillardegi's own nonconformism would lead him to criticize the current political behavior of...
Jonjo Agirre 29-12-2023, NAIZ. Abstract: The author of this article sets out a series of points to identify those people who show hostility towards the Basque language and its speakers. Those people who practise linguistic racism against Basque speakers are also the ones who, with great cynicism, accuse us of being "racist" for trying to live in our Basque language. These linguistic racists make...
Rafa Ugalde 25-11-2023, BERRIA. Abstract: Spaniards often speak of the "common language", meaning that all the inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula (except for the Portuguese) know Spanish. But they do not explain that this knowledge of Spanish was imposed by force, through punishments in schools and the marginalisation of their own languages, in all Iberian nations with a language other than Spanish. The...
Jexuxmari Zalakain 23-11-2023, BERRIA. Abstract: Recently the Spanish socialist party (PSOE) of President Sanchez signed a pact with the Catalan pro-independence party of ex-president Puigdemont (JUNTS). The latter pledged to facilitate the investiture of the Spanish president in exchange for amnesty and other political quid pro quos for the Catalans. The author of this article analyses this pact and stresses that an important...
Jon Azkoaga 27-10-2023, BERRIA. Abstract: Humans  are social beings, who are organized in communities. In doing so, we acquire a collective identity, as a consequence of the interactions we maintain. These interactions build a sense of belonging to the same group, and reinforce the collective "we". Language, symbols, common traditions .... strengthen the collective personality. If they disappear, cultural substitution and assimilation of...