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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 Abstract: An unpublished chapter in our history has recently come to light: during the First Carlist War (1833-1840), the mythical Basque general Zumalakarregi proposed a Basque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...

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Surflari ernegatua 2021-05-3, GARA. Abstract: The author of this article regrets the great information coverage that some Basque national media outlets give to Basque surfers who represent the sports teams of Spain or France. In his opinion, only Basque surfers who refuse to join these foreign teams, and who decide to compete with the Euskal Herria team, should be the subject of...
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...