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The PSE leader has that the ETA truce is "good news that we know should should be handled with prudence and knowing the gravity of the situation", and asked of all the parties "repsosbility" and unity "without division." In any case, the 'road map' is marked by the reolution of the Congress, and "all should run  by this" and what "will be or might be the guarantee of the State of Law and democracy without paying a political price, wining peace and liberty, he indicated.

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El líder del PSE ha dicho que la tregua de ETA es una "buena noticia que hay que saber administrar con prudencia y sabiendo estar a la altura de las circunstancias", así que ha pedido a los partidos "responsabilidad" y unidadan y "sin fisuras". "En todo caso, la 'hoja de ruta' está marcada por la resolución del Congreso" y "todos debiéramos discurrir por ella", lo que "será o puede ser la garantía de que el Estado de Derecho y la democracia, sin pagar un precio político, gana la paz y la libertad", ha señalado.

I'm listening to Cadena Ser, the major radio network in Spain, and Zapatero is on now saying the same things that El Pais attributed to Patxi Lopez.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Wed Mar 22nd, 2006 at 10:36:10 AM EST
MfM, do you have time to translate ETA's communique in full? It's just one page.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 22nd, 2006 at 10:39:19 AM EST
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It's my day off, so yes.  Do you have a link? The one you gave links to the reply page for my comment above.

Hasta la paz siempre, deberemos discutir todo.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Wed Mar 22nd, 2006 at 10:45:32 AM EST
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Found it, translating.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Wed Mar 22nd, 2006 at 10:47:24 AM EST
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Great, thanks.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 22nd, 2006 at 10:50:09 AM EST
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here.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 22nd, 2006 at 10:47:48 AM EST
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Full text ETA statement

ETA MESSAGE TO THE BASQUE PEOPLE

ETA has decided to annouce a permanent ceasefire begining the 24 March 2006.

The obejctive of this decision is to impel a democratic process in the Basque Country to construct a new era in which our rights as a people will be recognized, assuring the we may look to the future with the possibility of developing all poltical options.

At the end of this process Basque citizens should have the word and the decision over their future.

The Spanish and French States should reconize the results of said democratic process, and without any type of limitation. The decision of Basque citizens take for our future shoulc be respected.

We make a call to Spanish and French authorities to respond positively to this new situation, putting aside repression.

Finally, we make a call to Basques citizen that they involve themselves in this process, and fight for the rights belonging to us as a people.

ETA shows its desire and willingness to follow an open process to the end, and to gain a truely democratic situation for Euskal Herria, overcoming the conflict of many and building a peace based in justice.

We reaffirm commitment to take steps in future agreements willingly.

The overcoming of this conflict, here and now, is possible. That is the desire and the will of ETA.

Euskal Herrian, 2006ko martxoan

Euskadi Ta Askatasuna

E.T.A.

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MENSAJE DE EUSKADI TA ASKATASUNA AL PUEBLO VASCO

Euskadi Ta Askatasuna ha decidido declarar un alto el fuego permanente a partir del 24 de marzo de 2006.

El objetivo de esta decisión es impulsar un proceso democrático en Euskal Herria para construir un nuevo marco en el que sean reconocidos los derechos que como Pueblo nos corresponden y asegurando de cara al futuro la posibilidad de desarrollo de todas las opciones políticas.

Al final de ese proceso los ciudadanos vascos deben tener la palabra y la decisión sobre su futuro.

Los Estados español y francés deben reconocer los resultados de dicho proceso democrático, sin ningún tipo de limitaciones. La decisión que los ciudadanos vascos adoptemos sobre nuestro futuro deberá ser respetada.

Hacemos un llamamiento a todos los agentes para que actúen con responsabilidad y sean consecuentes ante el paso dado por ETA.

ETA hace un llamamiento a las autoridades de España y Francia para que respondan de manera positiva a esta nueva situación, dejando a un lado la represión.

Finalmente, hacemos un llamamiento a los ciudadanos y ciudadanas vascas para que se impliquen en este proceso y luchen por los derechos que como Pueblo nos corresponden.

ETA muestra su deseo y voluntad de que el proceso abierto llegue hasta el final, y así conseguir una verdadera situación democrática para Euskal Herria, superando el conflicto de largos años y construyendo una paz basada en la justicia.

Nos reafirmamos en el compromiso de seguir dando pasos en el futuro acordes a esa voluntad.

La superación del conflicto, aquí y ahora, es posible. Ese es el deseo y la voluntad de ETA.

Euskal Herrian, 2006ko martxoan

Euskadi Ta Askatasuna

E.T.A.



And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Wed Mar 22nd, 2006 at 11:11:37 AM EST
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Zapatero is on now because, by chance or by design (tinfoil!) ETA's announcement was on a Wednesday, when there is a weekly Government Control Session. I presume they threw out the agreed agenda of questions and just went to discuss the real issue of the day.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 22nd, 2006 at 10:40:52 AM EST
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I'm listening to Cadena Ser, the major radio network in Spain, and Zapatero is on now
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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 22nd, 2006 at 10:41:50 AM EST
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