[Marxism] Basque Country: Huge march advances struggle for peace, national rights | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Sat Jan 18 18:29:02 MST 2014


By *Dick Nichols*

January 19, 2014 -- For decades the People's Party (PP) of Spanish Prime 
Minister Mariano Rajoy has believed it has a reliable gun in its 
political holster---unbending opposition to anything that could be 
portrayed as linked to Basque Homeland and Freedom (ETA), the 
left-nationalist armed organisation responsible for more than 800 deaths 
in its 50-year-long fight against the Spanish state.

However, since ETA's declaration two years ago of a permanent ceasefire, 
this particular weapon has started to backfire on the Spanish state's 
ruling conservative party.


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