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Recent picture of a demonstration in support of
+ indipendentist Baque, imprisoned on false charges in Spain
+ Kurdish diaspora people, against the repression of Turkey
+ Palestine people
+ new socialist and native south american movements.
joined the rally also some Sardinian indipendetists.

I'm the boy with the red palestine kefiah, at the midde-right, with a Colombian flag without the government emblem.
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xerion567 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Saw this on your profile and I have to say, good for you for showing your support for people across the world! :w00t::w00t::w00t:

I am interested especially in the Basque. What is the imprisonment you speak of?
Kooskia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Oh gosh it was years ago! xD xD

But if I remember correctly the Spanish government randomly arrested Basque politicians and members of a national small party blamed to have links with the armed group ETA (currently the ETA give up the armed struggle)
It was one of the many abuses committed, not to mention a foolish tactic that usually enraged the Basque indipendentist that in this was saw how the political struggle had no space to operate.
I would show you this photo: Euskal Herria
It was a meeting/debate still about that issue: I was the guy circled in red, the guy in black close to me is/was an Anarchist.
They've been "cut" from the photo, but behind the bank there were 2 or 3 Kurds that that evening made ethnic Kurdish food to gather some founds for their political activity.

This YEARS before the Kurds get on the first page of newspaper for their struggle against ISIS/Daesh in Kobane
xerion567 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, I think the Basque people may have good reasons for independence from Spain. I have not heard of the group ETA before. For some reason, I also thought of the Zappitistas. Perhaps their stories are similar?
Kooskia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Here another chunk of information.
The roots of the ETA begun with the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1939: the Basque has been strong enemies of the fascists (lead by Francisco Franco), and fought for the Republic.
With the end of the war and the victory of Franco, the Basque people started a guerrilla war (like other Spanish in other areas).
However Franco did not joined Hitler and Mussolini during the WW2 and remained neutral: surviving the war, he was befriended by the USA and NATO who saw him as an effective enemy of the communists there.
Such kind of behavior (supporting fascist military dictators to prevent the rise of communists) has been also widespread in South America.
The ETA started its campaign against Franco, and among the most important strike was the assassination of the admiral Carrero Blanco: he was the supposed heir of Franco, and the ETA managed with a long plan to make one of the first "IED" attack of modern warfare, detonating his car during the passage on a specific point (there is even a movie about it "Operacion Ogro" I think it's named). With his death, the fascist leadership was left empty and it paved way the return to the "democracy" (that was actually the restored monarchy), but part of the ETA fighters did not wanted give up the arms, aiming to win an indipendent (and socialist Basque country).
In the following years the Spanish repression was matched with heavy mistakes: the ETA turned on terrorism with bombing, including killing of civilians.
This greatly weakened their political claim, and caused the weakening of the group.
I've wrote the rest of the history on the other reply (repression by Spanish government of the other not-violent Basque groups, ETA giving up the arms).
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DAVIDE76 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Grande compagno...non posso che favvare :nod:
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