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Spanish state repression in Catalonia may be shocking – but it’s nothing new

Spanish state repression in Catalonia may be shocking – but it’s nothing new

2019/10/23 | Comments (0)

The Spanish supreme court’s deeply unjust verdict, handing out harsh prison sentences to nine Catalan government and civil society leaders for organising a peaceful referendum on self-determination in Catalonia, is for many the sign of a country slipping towards authoritarianism and away from western European-style democracy. But truth be told, for us Basques, this kind […]

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Arnaldo Otegi – still Spain’s most divisive politician

Arnaldo Otegi – still Spain’s most divisive politician

2016/06/14 | Comments (0)

Basque leader either lionised as figure of peace or reviled as apologist for terrorism Guy Hedgecoe in San Sebastian Arnaldo Otegi: “I think people want to see in me a reference point to cling to, someone who represents their values, their projects, their principles, but that’s asking an enormous amount, that’s frightening.”   AddThis Sharing Buttons […]

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Sharing my reflections with Basque society following my designation as a candidate for lehendakari by EH Bildu

Sharing my reflections with Basque society following my designation as a candidate for lehendakari by EH Bildu

2016/06/02 | Comments (0)

Arnaldo’s letter Kaixo guztioi, Thanks to the endorsement and support of EH Bildu’s assemblies, I have been appointed as the candidate for lehendakari (candidate to the presidency of the Basque Autonomous Community) in the forthcoming elections to the Basque Parliament by the coalition. Being the candidate for lehendakari is a big responsibility. It is a responsibility because we still have to […]

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‘Our two nations will build free and united republics’

‘Our two nations will build free and united republics’

2016/05/17 | Comments (0)

Basque peace process leader Arnaldo Otegi talks to An Phoblacht • Arnaldo Otegi lays a wreath at Arbour Hill to mark the 1916 Easter Rising »JOHN HEDGES AN PHOBLACHT EDITOR ARNALDO OTEGI – the acknowledged leader of the Basque peace process and released from a Spanish prison on 1 March after serving more than six years […]

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Free after six years, but what now for Basque separatist leader Arnaldo Otegi?

Free after six years, but what now for Basque separatist leader Arnaldo Otegi?

2016/05/17 | Comments (0)

The former Eta figure has been in London and Brussels with a new political message, but to many he still has blood on his hands  Arnaldo Otegi attends a rally in Bilbao in support of Eta prisoners shortly after his release from jail. Photograph: Luis Tejido/EPA Sam Jones @swajones Friday 29 April 2016 08.00 BSTLast modified on […]

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Gerry Adams: "I want to commend you for your leadership, your courage and your resolve in the face of intransigence by the Spanish government"

Gerry Adams: “I want to commend you for your leadership, your courage and your resolve in the face of intransigence by the Spanish government”

2016/03/13 | Comments (0)

Arnaldo a chara, Failte abhaile. On behalf of Sinn Féin I want to welcome you home and to extend to you, your family and comrades our support and solidarity. A lot has changed in the six years since you were wrongfully imprisoned. You continued to play a positive and constructive role in the development of […]

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Former President of the Republic of South African Kgalema Motlanthe Free Otegi

Former President of the Republic of South African Kgalema Motlanthe Free Otegi

2016/03/13 | Comments (0)

Message of Support for the Release of Mr Arnaldo Otegi by Former President of the Republic of South African Kgalema Motlanthe As former President of the Republic of South Africa, I hereby join the call by the International Declaration to Free Arnaldo Otegi and bring Basque Political Prisoners Home. The release of Mr Arnaldo Otegi […]

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Mezuak/Mensajes

Mezuak/Mensajes

2016/03/10 | Comments (1)

José Manuel Zelaya Bajo la consiga ” LIBERTAD PARA LOS PRESOS POLÍTICOS ” Saludamos liberación de Arnaldo otegi, líder de la Izquierda Independentista Vasca, en reconocimiento a su lucha por la libertad y la democracia que demanda su pueblo . José Manuel Zelaya Rosales (Ex-Presidente de Honduras) Coordinador General Partido ” Libre ” Honduras América […]

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Angela Davis stopped from visiting separatist in Spain jail

Angela Davis stopped from visiting separatist in Spain jail

2016/02/08 | Comments (0)

Resize Text Print Article Comments 0 Book mark article Read later list Saved to Reading List washington post MADRID — A delegation including American rights activist Angela Davis has been turned away from a Spanish prison where it tried to visit imprisoned Basque separatist politician Arnaldo Otegi. Davis, Spanish rock musician Fermin Muguruza and Basque […]

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Aurkezpena: Irish Appeal for the release of Arnaldo Otegi

2015/11/18 | Comments (0)

Arnaldo Otegi askatzeko Dei Irlandarra bihar aurkeztuko da, azaroaren 19an, Leinster House, Irlandako Parlamentuan, 13:00etan. Aurkezpenean, Fermin Muguruza kanpainaren sustatzaileak, Urko Aiartza Euskal senatari eta giza eskubideen abokatuak eta Robert Ballagh artista irlandarrak hartuko dute hitza, honetaz gain, Otegiren inguruko film labur bat proiektatuko da. Ekitaldia Gerry Adams TD, Maureen O’Sullivan TD eta Finian McGrath […]

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More than 18,000 people join the March for Otegi and Diez for demand justice and peace

More than 18,000 people join the March for Otegi and Diez for demand justice and peace

2015/10/20 | Comments (0)

More than 18,000 people joined the march convoked by the platform “Otegi Askatu, Politika Askatu” and the “Free Otegi, Free them All” initiative to demand the freedom of Arnaldo Otegi and Rafa Diez. Arkaitz Rodriguez, Sonia Jacinto and Miren Zabaleta were released six days ago and they led the march together with the sons of […]

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Arnaldo Otegi in “La Directa”: “The state tries to play chess with boxing gloves and it is simply impossible”

Arnaldo Otegi in “La Directa”: “The state tries to play chess with boxing gloves and it is simply impossible”

2015/10/20 | Comments (1)

Criminal law of the enemy: The sentence that condemns you doesn’t cite what you have done, but who you are and what you haven’t done. But, why do you think you are a prisoner? Our sentence only obeys to considerations of a political nature. Our sentence was elaborated from backwards to forwards. First, they made […]

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Basque Diaspora: #freeOtegi #FreeThemAll

Basque Diaspora: #freeOtegi #FreeThemAll

2015/07/29 | Comments (0)

Diasporako euskaldunak ere Free Otegi, Free Them All kanpaina babesten dutela jakinera eman nahi dugu. EEBBtako pertsonai aurrerakoiekin batera euren babesa adierazi zuten, Renoko Basque Studies Centerreko zuzendaritzako kide diren William Douglas eta Joseba Zulaikarekin batera, San Francisco, Los Ángeles, Chino, Baskerfield, Nevada, Boise, Seattle, Miami, Washington, New York edo North Carolineko Euskaldunek eskatu dute […]

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US Endorsers #freeOtegi

US Endorsers #freeOtegi

2015/07/17 | Comments (0)

Angela Davis. Retired professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Former leader of the Communist Party USA and Black Panthers. Alice Walker. American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982). Noam Chomsky. American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. William Ramsey Clark. Former United […]

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Ilargira heldu zirela 45 urte bete dira

Ilargira heldu zirela 45 urte bete dira

2015/04/02 | Comments (0)

Nik hamaika urte nituen, ustez mendeko gertakari nagusienetako bat gertatzeke zegoen hartan. Orduan ez zen telebista askorik Euskal Herriko etxeetan…ez bederen Elgoibarren. Gurean, ordea, bazegoen eta gaizki ez banabil, Telefunken markakoa zen. Gauzak horrela, auzoko lagunak gonbidatu genituen etxera, hain liluragarria, zirraragarria eta hunkigarria izango zen gertaera ikustera. Ez galdetu zergatik, baina ni ordurako, Sobietar […]

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