Ants’ Meat as a group of individuals with different political and national backgrounds has decided to pursue our proposal for the North American Basque Organizations (NABO) to discuss and hopefully approve in their next business meeting that it will take place in Reno, Nevada on November 8, 2008.
Consequently, we call for the different clubs associated to NABO to help us to sponsor our motion:
“The Basque Country or Euskal Herria, a nation constituted by the provinces of Araba, Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa, Lapurdi, Nafarroa, Nafarroa Beherea, and Zuberoa, has the same right to become a united and independent state as any other nation. The North American Basque Organizations will consequently work actively to promote the right of the Basque people to achieve the goal of independence if this is the will of the majority of the population of Euskal Herria.”
Basque homeland newspapers (e.g., Basque Nationalist Party’s (PNV) paper, Deia) are already aware of NABO’s involvement in their political affairs by favoring a PNV agenda. It is too late for NABO to play innocent stating that they are apolitical and non-partisan according to their statutes of incorporation. It is too late for that. It is time for NABO to be a leader and stop following the dictates of the PNV and the Basque Government.
Ants’ Meat respectfully requests that NABO recognize the Basque Country as a historical nation and the right of its people to seek an independent state, constituted by seven provinces, if this is their wish. That's all we ask for. The Federation of Basque-Argentinean Entities (FEVA) did it 53 years ago. It is about time that NABO does the same.
Is NABO less committed to the Basque Country than FEVA?