Nearly 10 years after the Spanish high court outlawed previous Basque left nationalist political groups, the movement has finally given birth to a new legal party ― Sortu (“to create” or “to be born” in Basque).
The new arrival is a powerful force for Basque independence and progressive politics in the Spanish state ― socialist, feminist, ecologically aware and staunchly internationalist.
Its goal is an independent socialist Basque-speaking state that unites the northern Basque region (in the French department of Pyrenees Atlantiques) with the southern Basque regions of Euskadi and Navarra in a single nation.
Its strategy is to build majority support for this goal on three battlefields ― ideological, mass social struggle and in the institutions.
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