Basque Fatherland and Liberty


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Related to Basque Fatherland and Liberty: Euskadi ta Askatasuna, Basque Homeland and Freedom
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Noun1.Basque Fatherland and Liberty - a terrorist organization organized in 1959 by student activists who were dissatisfied with the moderate nationalism of the traditional Basque party; want to create an independent homeland in Spain's western Pyrenees; "in 1968 ETA launched a campaign of political assassinations of government officials"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
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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 section on Cuba maintained that the government "maintained a public stance against terrorism and terrorist financing, but there was no evidence that it had severed ties with elements from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and recent media reports indicate some current and former members of the Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) continue to reside in Cuba." (See the report, available at http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/crt/2010/170260.htm.
State Department, "Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)," Patterns of Global Terrorism, 2003.