Justice in Spain: Court-Ordered Exhumation of Franco Victim Succeeds

August 30, 2017
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Justice in Spain: Court-Ordered Exhumation of Franco Victim Succeeds

Almost eighty years after he disappeared, Ascención Mendieta could finally give a proper burial to her father, murdered by the Franco regime.
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ALBA’s Busy Fall: Half a Dozen Workshops in Three States

August 30, 2017
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ALBA’s Busy Fall: Half a Dozen Workshops in Three States

“America & World Fascism,” ALBA Teaching Institutes program, launches a statewide series at the Ohio Council for the Social Studies (OCSS) Meeting in September, with professional development workshops following month for teachers in Cleveland and Bowling Green. Besides exploring U.S. and World History topics...
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Letter from ALBA: The Work Ahead

August 30, 2017
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Letter from ALBA: The Work Ahead

Almost 80 years after her father Timoteo’s violent death during the Franco dictatorship, Ascensión Mendieta has finally been able to re-bury his remains. In her 90s now, Mendieta last saw Timoteo when she was 13. A labor leader in the tiny village of Sacedón,...
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Impugning Impunity: ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Returns in September

August 31, 2017
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Impugning Impunity: ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Returns in September

  ALBA presents three days of groundbreaking human rights documentaries! IIFFDOCS NY September 22-24, 2017 @DCTV 87 Lafayette Street, NY From workers in late capitalism to testimonies of resistance...
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Tamiment Library Open House: September 9

August 31, 2017
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Tamiment Library Open House: September 9

A great way to get to know the ALBA collection! Includes an instructional program for those who are interested in learning how to conduct research in the archive.
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More Ways to Make ALBA Thrive

August 31, 2017
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More Ways to Make ALBA Thrive

There are many ways to help support the work ALBA does throughout the country, from planned gifts to monthly donations.
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Kitchen Table History: In Search of Ben Barsky

August 30, 2017
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Kitchen Table History: In Search of Ben Barsky

Ben Barsky had volunteered for Spain in 1937 and never returned. Why and how did he go? Why did the family never receive any notice of his death? And—perhaps most importantly and painfully—why has Ben’s life and sacrifice been such a taboo subject in the family for so many years? Daniel Czitrom explores the...
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HR Column: Identitaries: The New Fascist Menace

August 30, 2017
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<em>HR Column</em>: <i>Identitaries:</i> The New Fascist Menace

Europe is seeing a resurgence of hatred and intolerance. While the direct heirs to the Fascist and Nazi legacies have changed their rhetoric, extreme right-wing organizations formed mainly by young people are gaining ground. But they no longer make overt racist or supremacist claims....
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Forgotten Fighters: American Anarchist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

August 30, 2017
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Forgotten Fighters: American Anarchist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

Among the almost 3,000 foreign anarchists who fought in the Spanish Civil War, more than one hundred came from the United States. Their story has been almost entirely overlooked.
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Faces of ALBA: George Snook, Brooklyn History Teacher

August 30, 2017
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Faces of ALBA: George Snook, Brooklyn History Teacher

George Snook is an award-winning history teacher at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York. For over 25 years he has inspired his students to engage history by...
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Family Members Help Expand ALBA Collection at NYU

August 30, 2017
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Family Members Help Expand ALBA Collection at NYU

We know where and when the ALB vets were born, their political affiliations, which battles they fought in, and when they died. For too many Abraham Lincoln Brigade vets,...
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Walls : How Can a Nation of Immigrants Declare War on Immigration?

July 31, 2017
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Walls : How Can a Nation of Immigrants Declare War on Immigration?

If you have ever attended VALB reunions or latest ALBA’s celebrations, you won’t forget Velina Brown, whose singing of Spanish Civil War songs has grabbed her audience’s hearts and...
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Heroes of the Pen: Alvah Bessie on Murdered Writers, 1943

August 30, 2017
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Heroes of the Pen: Alvah Bessie on Murdered Writers, 1943

Gabriel Peri and Lucien Sampaix, two veteran writers of the Parisian pre-war Communist newspaper Humanité, were among the 100 hostages shot in late 1941 at Mont Valerien Fortress just...
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Jewish Volunteers in the International Brigades: What Drove Them?

August 30, 2017
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Jewish Volunteers in the International Brigades: What Drove Them?

The tens of thousands of volunteers who joined the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War included a relatively high percentage of men and women of Jewish descent. But...
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Book Review: No Pasarán: Writings from the Spanish Civil War

August 30, 2017
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Book Review: <i>No Pasarán: Writings from the Spanish Civil War</i>

No Pasarán: Writings from the Spanish Civil War. Edited by Pete Ayrton. London/New York: Pegasus Books, 2016. 393pp.


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Teaching History through Photography: Retracing Centelles’ Steps in Barcelona

August 19, 2017
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Teaching History through Photography: Retracing Centelles’ Steps in Barcelona

Photography is a powerful teaching tool. Last April, a group of American students and I met Ricard Martínez in front of a pharmacy on Barcelona’s Carrer de Diputació to...
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Seven American Volunteers Refused Permission to Land in France

July 9, 2017
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Seven American Volunteers Refused Permission to Land in France

The flow of American volunteers to Spain during the first months of 1937, prompted the United States State Department (State Department) to request the assistance of the French government...
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George Zoul: Reconstructing the Life of a Volunteer

June 24, 2017
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George Zoul: Reconstructing the Life of a Volunteer

Compiling a biographical entry for a volunteer often involves a complicated process of locating data points from a wide variety of sources and assembling them into a coherent structure. ...
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