Tuesday, April 11, 2006

France: "New phase" of administrative decentralization launched.
Q & A: France's "new phase" of administrative decentralization and the Basque territories.
Nation building, or liberating the State of Navarre?
Iraq, Basque companies and the business of war
Iraq, Prelude to big changes?
Soberanía y Arbitraje
Bush War Unravels U.S.-Latin American Ties
Confronting our fears so we can confront the empire.
Without sovereignty there are no rights. [eng] [sp]
Bob Kerrey, Baltasar Garzon, human rights and justice.
Euskal Herria is not enough
Is Navarre a nation?
Paving with asphalt is not what government is about.
El estatutismo es la negación de la soberanía
La falsificación imperialista de Sancho III "El Mayor"
A vueltas con el engaño a los navarros
Cultura pública o consultas escapistas
Basque nationalist flag banned in Navarre
Navarra y el mito constitucional
Nafarroako Foru Hobekuntzaren Lege Organikoak 20 urte
Noain Battle, 2002
Falseando la historia
Franco's Ghosts - Dispute Over Barren Islet Won't Be Last
Euskal Herria vs. Euzkadi
La Importancia de la Palabra
New repression of Basques by Spain; end of "separation of powers" illusion
It's time to pull the plug
Gerra Zibilaren memoria berreskuratzekogogoetak
Los Pedro de Rada
A vista de pájaro
La UNESCO y Navarra
"Democratic" Basque Nationalists Demand Cease-Fire from their "Terrorist" Basque Brothers and Sisters.
My Own Private Idaho--Basque Style
Dos modelos de anexionismo anacrónico
The Cynicism of the Spanish King
Popular Support Delays Expulsion of Basque Refugees from France
Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?
Holy Alliance.
Fueros y amejoramiento
“Fue un nuevo intento por recuperar la libertad”
La verdad ocultada de Pompaelo
Europako estatu baten konkista
Construcción, o liberación del Estado nacional propio
Noain, recuperación de la memoria histórica nacional
La Navarra democrática en Noain (1521-2001)
La cultura de la "Navarra recortada" en los años sesenta del siglo XX
Una o dos espadas
La primera, en San Millán de la Cogolla
Navarra es el hilo conductor de la estatalidad vasca
Nortasun agiria: bai baina ez
La batalla de Noain en el siglo XXI
Una nación libre esta a punto de volver a nacer
Gurpilak lokatzetan
Navarra, razón de estado
Seeking Consensus in a Nation Divided
Noain: La vigencia del Estado
Bardeak Council Signs Pact with Spain for NATO to Expand its War Games in Navarre
22 años después... vascongadismo
France Promises a Small Dose of "Home Rule"
La reconstrucción nacional
Basque Nationalists Celebrate Vote Victory
Subvertir el orden constitucional
Municipal Elections Strengthen Basque Nationalists in French State
Secuaces del imperio español
2000: The Neo-Francoist Offensive
Lurraldetasunak Nafarroa izena du
EU Summit in Biarritz, A Basque Diary
Unicef Asks Spain to Respect the Rights of Minors
Spain's Popular Party: The Heirs to Franco
Madrid Plots New Strategy to Pacify the Basque Region
Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: An analysis of current events
Council of Europe Concerned about Spain's Treatment of Detainees
Mexico, Spain Swap Basque Refugees, Free-Trade Agreement 1999, 1998
Ikurrinak ez du balio
Noaingo bataila
Thousands March for Basque Department
Herri Batasuna Leaders Freed
600 Roman Catholic priests proposed dialogue to overcome conflict
Proposal for mediation government-ETA
Regional and Cantonal elections in the Basque Country in France
An Update on Northern Basque Country
Let us have Basque out of prison
«Euskadi» frente a Euskal Herria
"Political designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind...The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory." - George Orwell
Veneration for the past has always seemed to many reactionary. The right chooses to talk about the past because it prefers dead people; a pacified world. The powerful who legitimize their privileges by heredity cultivate nostalgia. History is studied as if we were visiting a museum. Spain and France lie to us about the past as they lie to us about the present: they mask the face of reality. Absolved from blame by their chief associate, the Church, the two forced the people of Navarre to absorb an alien, dessicated, sterile memory fabricated by them. Regrettably Basque nationalism separated itself from the political reality of Navarre as the state of the Basques, conquered and dismembered by Spain and France -reducing the Basque conflict to an ethnic dispute between two groups.
But history is a prophet who looks back: because of what was, and against what was, it announces what will be. The official story of the dominant powers is being challenged by a group of contemporary Navarrese historians and writers, Mikel Sorauren, Tomas Urzainki, Gaizka Aranguren and others whose work might dispel the fog from our past and contribute to a re-conduction of the Basque quest for sovereignty. Their contribution: to challenge the official story and to spread the idea through research and writings that the recovery of Basque sovereignty ought to be based on the sovereignty Navarre had; on the national sovereignty that recognized Navarre as a European kingdom well into the 19th century.
Euskal Herria Journal's history section seeks to portray the past as something always convoked by the present, a live memory of our own day. A search for keys in past history to help explain our time - a time that also makes history - on the basis that the first condition for changing reality is to understand it. These pages have their roots in reality and in books written by the unofficial historians, which has helped us recognize what we are so as to know what we can be, and see where we come from so as to reckon more clearly where we're going. That reality and those books show that the Basque conflict is a historic conflict of a political nature, a consequence of the aggression, conquest and domination of Navarre by France and Spain - that Navarre is a political fact.

Euskal Herria (Basque Country): A Cultural ConceptNabarra (Nafarroa, Navarra, Navarre): The Basque State
The Vascons
Origins of Navarre, the Basque state
Basque Laws Limited King's Authority
Basque Political Unity Crumbles
Castile Conquers Navarre
Inquisition, University, Guarantors of Assimilation
Struggle Against French, Spanish Assimilation
Basque Nationalism
The Spanish Military Uprising of 1936
German Occupation of Basque Territories in France
Post-Francoism: Controlled Democracy and Regional Autonomy

Language and Culture
Pre-historic Art and Material Culture
Oral literature
The First Literary Movement
Bertsolaritza (the art of singing verse)
The Basque Language (Eskuara)
The Bourgeoisie Chooses Spanish Over Basque
Popular Support to Basque Language and Culture
Basque-speaking Areas
Use of the Basque Language
Learning in Basque
Official Policy on the Basque Language

Administrative/Territorial Division
Political Framework
Electoral Landscape

Anti-Terrorism Pacts
Spain's Dirty War
France's Campaign against Basque Resistance
Expulsion, Extradition, Deportation
Extrajudicial Executions
Basque Conflict Highlights
The Basque Conflict in Numbers

Peace Proposals/Proposals to change the political status of the Basque territories -- In chronological order.
ETA's Democratic Alternative (1995)
ETA's Democratic Alternative (Video)
The Ardanza Plan (PNV, 1998)
The Lizarra-Garazi Accord (1998)eng eusk esp
ETA's Proposal for a National Parliament (1999)
EAJ/PNV Political & Peace Process (2000)Download (Euskera) Download (EspaÒol)
Euskal Herritarrok proposals:--Proposal for a National Accord (1998)eusk esp --Proposal for a Basque Democracy (1999) eusk esp
Batasuna's Peace Proposal (2002)eng eusk espl
Proposal by Spain's president of three Basque provinces, Juan Jose Ibarretxe (2002): eusk esp
"Towards peace and democracy in Euskal Herria". Udalbiltza's proposal to overcome the conflict. (2002)euskespfra
Udalbiltza's Basque Bill of Rights / Euskal Herriaren Eskubideen Karta. Udalbiltzaren proposamena. (2002)euskesp
AuB: "Ten points of reflection in relation to the Basque political conflict". (2003)