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Lander Arbelaitz 19-01-2018, ARGIA. Abstract: A Spanish court has recently dismanteled the Plan For The Normalization Of the Basque Language of the Council Of Gipuzkoa. This is what we are reminded by the author of the article. The reason behind it? This plan is “discriminatory” against Spanish speakers. For centuries the Basque language has been forbidden in our schools, with Basques being looked...
Jose Mari Pastor 20-01-2018, BERRIA. Abstract: The article’s author regrets that Jose Luis Alvarez Enparantza, a.k.a. Txillardegi, has not yet received recognition and appreciation from the city authorities, 6 years on following his death. Besides his political activity, always in the circle of Basque nationalism, Txillardegi was a great intellectual, who made high-value contributions on linguistics and literature. He was, for one, the...
Xabier Arregi 12-01-2018, NOTICIAS DE GIPUZKOA. Abstract: Xabier Arregi has complained about the room allocated by the public (Basque language) TV station ETB1 to Spanish. On the other hand, ETB2, the Spanish language channel, hardly accommodates a slot for Basque. It actually happens to be easier to hear Catalan than Basque. It feels especially offensive to see that interviews to Basque speakers with...
Jexuxmari Zalakain 09-01-2018, BERRIA. Abstract: In this article, journalist J. M. Zalakain highlights his surprise for the lack of prediction shown by the Catalan pro-independence sectors in the face of the Spanish state’s repressive response. They did not expect the Spanish government to act heavy-handed in order to stamp out the independence process, falling back as they were on democratic reason. By...
Iñaki Lopez de Luzuriaga 05-11-2017, ZUZEU Abstract: The “Basque way”, that is the naming chosen to oppose the so-to-say ‘crazy’ path taken by the Catalans, turned the baddies, to make their stand towards independence, as opposed to... the Basques, ironically, the ‘goodies’ now in the Spanish media and government! The phrase is intended to mean bilateral, consensual. This comes at the moment...
Iñaki Galdos Irazabal 17-10-2017, BERRIA Abstract: The author of the article complains about the ”dialect craze” that is taking hold of a lot of Basque media, which means that a lot of announcers and broadcasters are cheekily using their hometown’s Basque dialect instead of using Standard Basque (the one listeners from all of Euskal Herria can understand). Standard Basque went through harsh times...
Ramon Cotarelo 10-10-2017, BERRIA Abstract: Spanish political science professor Ramon Cotarelo has not only bitterly criticized the Spanish government but also all Spanish political parties for their antidemocratic and repressive approach on dealing with the Catalan issue. He shows his pessimism with the turn the issue may take in the future, but he also points that the Spanish government’s rough and repressive attitude...
Xabier Mendiguren Elizegi 10-09-2017, ARGIA Abstract: In this article, Xabier Mendiguren reveals how the transmission of the Basque culture isn’t being appropriately and sufficiently taught within the Basque education system. Whereas in a big portion of the extended Basque Country, schools do teach in Basque, the Basque syllabus isn’t being implemented , and the teaching of Basque culture shows notorious failures. No...
Xabier Arregi 16-09-2017, BERRIA Abstract: The author of this text tells us how the Basque political leaders accept, de facto, the Basque language’s linguistic subjugation. They do not have Basque among their priorities. On one hand, total primacy is given by left-wing Basque nationalism to social matters and to cultural diversity understood by them in a dogmatic way (acculturation of the peoples...
Mikel Urkola Eleizegi 01-09-2016, NAIZ Abstract: In this article, the author denounces the indolence Spanish political party PODEMOS has towards the national reivindications of the peripheral nations of the Spanish State (“social issues” is all they care about), revealing thus it is the Spanish national project that is behind that indolence , which won’t accept any sovereignity other than the Castillian-Spanish one.