Basque Peace and Freedom

Despite opposition by the Spanish state, an international panel -- including Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams -- has backed the peaceful, democratic aspirations of Basque country. As one of Europe's most ancient and cohesive indigenous nations, Euskal Herria -- which spans the French-Spanish border -- appears headed for both peace and freedom. Their long struggle for autonomy, which is mirrored by movements in Catalunya and Andalusia, portends a new era of pluri-nationalism in the Iberian Peninsula.
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