Talk:ETA (separatist group)

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ETA V[edit]

According to the article:

"Nationalists who refused to follow the tenets of Marxism-Leninism and who sought to create a united front appeared as ETA-V, but lacked the support to challenge ETA.[59]"

Afaik, it was exactly the opposite - "modern" ETA is ETA-V; it was ETA-VI (the winners of the VI Conference) that dissapeared, merging with the Trotskyist movemement-- (talk) 14:26, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Bump. This should be reviewed. --MarioGom (talk) 14:58, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 May 2018[edit]

ETA was a terrorist organization, not just a separatist group. (talk) 15:28, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

The second paragraph says quite clearly "ETA is classified as a terrorist group..." Maybe that should now read "ETA was classified as a terrorist group..."? Martinevans123 (talk) 15:30, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 16:23, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
Following our manual of style (MOS:TERRORIST) the article describes the group as terrorist with in-text attribution: ETA was classified as a terrorist group by Spain, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and the European Union. This convention was followed by a plurality of domestic and international media, which also referred to the group as "terrorists". --MarioGom (talk) 22:35, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Quote from Der Spiegel[edit]

Any objections to this edit? (talk) 13:07, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

The quote is from March 1974 -- 44 years ago: [1]. The exact quote (translated into English) is "Our relations with the IRA are good, very good." This adds nothing to the information already in that paragraph in the Wikipedia article, which already says:

ETA is known to have had 'fraternal' contacts with the Provisional Irish Republican Army; the two groups have both, at times, characterized their struggles as parallel. Links between the two groups go back to at least March 1974.[1][2] ETA purchased Strela 2 surface-to-air missiles from the IRA and in 2001 unsuccessfully attempted to shoot down a jet carrying the Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Maria Aznar.[3] It has also had links with other militant left-wing movements in Europe and in other places throughout the world.


  1. ^ Tim Pat Coogan (2002). The IRA. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 436–. ISBN 978-0-312-29416-8. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  2. ^ Europe | Adams urges ETA towards peace. BBC News (20 September 1998). Retrieved on 30 January 2011.
  3. ^ Govan, Fiona. (18 January 2010) Spanish PM 'saved' by faulty IRA missile. Telegraph. Retrieved on 30 January 2011.
Therefore at best a direct link to the Spiegel article could be used as an additional citation for "Links between the two groups go back to at least March 1974." Quoting the article directly would be redundant. Softlavender (talk) 13:17, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
Use it as an additional citation. 'Good, very good' sounds closer than 'fraternal' (in day-to-day speech), so it adds something. I'd put a one-sentence direct quote in the reference rather than in the body of the article. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 11:08, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

ETA was a terrorist group, not only an armed band[edit]

I do not know why my edit referring to ETA as a terrorist group is being removed by a biased user. ETA has been classified as a terrorist group by Spain, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, the European Union and many other states. Hiding this fact is biased and poorly informed. It should appear in the title loud and clear. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheRectificator (talkcontribs) 14:24, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

TheRectificator, rationale: Talk:ETA (separatist group)#Semi-protected edit request on 8 May 2018. --MarioGom (talk) 12:25, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

Euskadi Ta Askatasuna[edit]

Euskadi Ta Askatasuna is the official name, ETA is well known shortform. Correctly the tite has to be Euskadi Ta Askatasuna. Pleas change this. --Outdoor-Bro (talk) 22:35, 1 November 2019 (UTC)