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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...
Karlos Gorrindo 2019-08-08, ARGIA. Abstract: If the glow of national conscience and linguistic conscience continue to be put out, Euskal Herria, the Basque Nation, will lose its national character and will end up becoming a sheer region within Spain and France. Since our Nation does not have the structure of a state and since the language has become minorized, it is progressively melting...
Jose Mari Pastor 2020-07-18, BERRIA. Abstract: If Euskal Herria (the Basque Nation) was an island, away from Spain, a lot of people would consider our homeland to be a colony, but being so close to Castile as it is, makes it hard to realize that. The same thing could be said about Catalonia. The Basque Parliament elections took place recently and Basque nationalism...
Gilen Mejuto 2020-04-10, ZUZEU. Abstract: The original Language of the Basque Country, Euskera, is currently in a minority situation due to the genocide to which France and Spain have subjected the Basque People for centuries, according to the author of this article. The systematic application of the linguistic genocide begins in the 18th century, after the French Revolution. Since then, France and Spain,...
Jose Mari Pastor 2020-03-21, BERRIA. Abstract: The Coronavirus health crisis has reinforced the border that divides the Basques, the border that Spain and France have imposed on us, says the author of the article. The Spanish and French authorities have decided to close the borders, thus accentuating the division between the Basques of the North and those of the South. At the...