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2018-09-21 | ARGIA

Zero Zabor Bizkaian (Zero Waste in Biscay) platform has reported that since 2005 Zabalgarbi incineration plant located In Bilbao, has dumped 600,000 tons of waste material –polluting substances that are left after burning residue materials–  at various sites in Biscay without taking proper control measures.

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2018-07-06 | Nahia Ibarzabal
Former Spanish Police defends torture: "Basques are weak, they sing as soon as you touch them"

"I wouldn't offer somebody who's been arrested a coffee", former Spanish Civil Guard Manuel Pastrana said ironically during an interview on Catalan TV3 station, making an open case for the use of torture.


2018-07-06 | ARGIA
San Fermin Festivities
The Iru˝ea feminist movement: "We've been working for equality during the festivities for decades now"

At a press conference held shortly before the 6th of July, work carried out throughout the year has been appraised by feminists and other social stakeholders in Iruñea (Upper Navarre), and they have noted that several declarations made over recent days about San Fermin have made that easier, while others have made it more difficult.


2018-06-21 | ARGIA
Court releases on bail five men who gang raped a teenager in San Fermin

A Spanish court in Navarre (Basque Country) sentenced five men to nine years in prison for gang raping a teenage girl in 2016 in Iruñea, during the world-known Sanfermin celebration. Now they will be able to leave prison, after a controversial judicial decision. The bail of 6,000 euros imposed by the judge has generated outrage among the Basques.


Altsasu
Solidarity against State Oppression

Wednesday 13th June, Altsasu. Banners saying "Leave Altsasu Alone" decorate the balconies in the town. You can feel the pain, but no grief or resignation. To the contrary: the town's solidarity and strength is palpable. There are three or four locals having their afternoon coffee at Koxka Bar.  606 days have gone by since the brawl which took place there between some young locals and two Civil Guards and their sentimental partners. That is where it all started, on a market... [+]


2018-06-14 | ARGIA
350,000 hands held together in favour of the right to decide in the Basque Country

Gure Esku Dago ('It's in Our Hands', a platform in favour of the right to decide) needed 100,000 people to form a human chain linking Donostia, Bilbao and Gasteiz. According to the organizers, 175,000 people came together to connect the three Basque cities.


2018-06-08 | ARGIA
Altsasu: 79-year Prison Sentence for a Brawl with two Police Officers

"Damages, public disorder and threats" and "attacking authority" are the crimes which the Spanish National Court has charged eight young Basques with.


2018-06-08 | ARGIA
Arms not shipped from Bilbao to Saudi Arabia for three months

A member of the 'Ongi Etorri Errefuxiatuak' movement ('Welcome to the Refugees') has told Radio Bilbao that over the last three months no ships from Saudi Arabia have docked at Bilbao. Over the previous sixteen months they had loaded 455 containers. According to OEE, social pressure has made them use another port.


Citizens of Donostia to the World Tourism Organization: "We don't agree"

The Bizitza da handiena ('Life is the Greatest Thing') campaign was held in Donostia from 19th to 27th May. 63 citizens' movements and trades unions joined in with the "social struggle week" and proclaimed the need for a "citizens' capital". Different trenches have made up a single front. The anti-tourism protest got its message across, the World Tourism Organization holding its highest level meeting in city during the same week as the protest movement.


2018-05-21 | Hala Bedi
Errekaleor Free District: A Year of Solidarity

A year has gone by since Iberdrola electric company and the Basque Government cut the power on the Errekaleor district of Gasteiz. The project then became known to many people, and there was a huge wave of solidarity. Amongst other things, they collected € 10,000 to create their own energy system and now, one year later, they want to thank everybody who took part in the fund-raising on May 20th, which they are calling 100 mila esker ("A Hundred Thousand Thanks") Day.


2018-05-18 | Miren Osa Galdona
Schools which teach in Basque request more teachers from the French Education Ministry

Thousands of people came together at Herri Urrats (The People's Steps), the festivity which Basque schools (ikastolas) in the northern Basque Country hold every year. Seaska ikastola federation's request to the French government for more teachers was the main subject of conversation this year.