ETA (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna
, or Basque Country and Freedom) declared a ceasefire in 2011 and handed over weapons in April 2017, bringing Western Europe's last major armed insurgency to a close.
The ruling People's Party, having bucked domestic public opinion to side with the US and UK in the 2003 Iraq War, publicly tied the bombings (sans evidence) to the Basque separatist group Euskadi ta Askatasuna
. That was blatantly incorrect.
Basque Fatherland and Liberty: Also known as Basque Fatherland and Freedom, Basque Homeland and Freedom, Euskadi Ta Askatasuna
, Euskadi Ta Askatasun was founded by Basque Marxist rebels in 1959.
The columnist said it would be more convenient to compare the PKK to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Hamas, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) or the Euskadi Ta Askatasuna
(ETA), rather than ISIL.
ETA is an acronym for Euskadi Ta Askatasuna
, meaning "Basque Homeland and Freedom".
EUSKADI Ta Askatasuna
(Basque Homeland EUSKADand Free nationaAlthouhave and Freedom) are an armed Basque nationalist and separatist organisation.
Chapters two through five discuss the key political players in Basque politics-- the Basque nationalist parties PNV (Chapter 2); Eusko Alkartasuna (EA)--the Basque Solidarity party, which formed after a split within the PNV in 1986 (Chapter 3); and the abertzale left, especially within the context of the anti-system political party, Herri Batasuna (HB)--the Popular Unity party, as well as the militant group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna
(ETA)-- the "Basque Country and Freedom" (Chapter 4); and the Spanish state party the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), or as it is known in the Basque Autonomous Community, the Basque Socialist Party, (PSE) (Chapter 5).
first since the 'Euskadi ta Askatasuna
' (ETA or the Basque Homeland and
The Basque separatists, Euskadi Ta Askatasuna
want independence from the rest of Spain.
EUSKADI Ta askatasuna
, or Basque Country and Freedom, was formed in 1959 during the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco who banned their language.