Bay Area Commemorates 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War 

August 25, 2016
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Bay Area Commemorates 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War 

Please join us in September and October for a full slate of Spanish Civil War-related events in the San Francisco Bay Area, closing with ALBA’s annual celebration on October 23 at the Zellerbach Playhouse on the UC Berkeley campus. Exhibits Guerra Civil @ 80  Bancroft Library Display of Spanish Civil War Collection Corridor cases...
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ALBA Monument in San Francisco Needs Restoration

August 25, 2016
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ALBA Monument in San Francisco Needs Restoration

Eleven panels have been shattered and are now completely gone, while other panels have active cracks and are missing large areas. The parts that were grafittied and cleaned in the past have, over time, become discolored and need treatment. With support from your donations,...
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Americans in Spain’s Civil War: A Convoluted Legacy

July 25, 2016
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Americans in Spain’s Civil War: A Convoluted Legacy

James D. Fernandez, New York University Eighty years ago this week, in the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, a group of right-wing generals staged a military coup, aimed at overthrowing Spain’s democratically elected government. The July 1936 uprising unleashed what would come to...
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Letter from ALBA: A Busy Fall

August 25, 2016
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Letter from ALBA: A Busy Fall

We hope you had a wonderful summer. ALBA and its Board members, braving the summer heat, with your encouragement and support have been involved in a range of initiatives—including...
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Susman Lecture & Scholarships at Wayne State

August 25, 2016
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Susman Lecture & Scholarships at Wayne State

Award-winning author Adam Hochschild speaks in Detroit and two Wayne State students receive Lincoln Veterans scholarships.
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Podemos Leader Gives Obama Book on Lincoln Brigade

August 25, 2016
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Podemos Leader Gives Obama Book on Lincoln Brigade

During a brief visit to Spain in July, President Obama met with the leaders of Spain’s largest political parties. Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias took advantage of the occasion to...
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HR COLUMN: Michael Ratner and Europe’s Fight for Human Rights

August 25, 2016
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<em>HR COLUMN</em>: Michael Ratner and Europe’s Fight for Human Rights

Michael Ratner, who passed away in May, was an internationalist in the best sense of the word. That meant for him in the first place to combat the use and abuse of power by U.S. actors in, and very often outside, their own country. A tribute from Wolfgang Kaleck, founder and head of...
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Franco’s Last Breath: On Catalan Independence

August 25, 2016
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Franco’s Last Breath: On Catalan Independence

Catalonia’s desire for independence has resurged in recent years, thanks in large part to the intransigence of the central Spanish government in Madrid. Historian Eric Smith reviews the history and background of the Catalan independence movement.
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Gopal Mukund Huddar: An Indian Volunteer in the IBs

August 25, 2016
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Gopal Mukund Huddar: An Indian Volunteer in the IBs

Among a handful of India-born brigaders who fought with the Spanish Republic was Gopal Mukund Huddar, a journalism student in his thirties. Nancy and Len Tsou, experts on the Asian volunteers in Spain, tell his remarkable story, which passes through the POW camp at...
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Faces of ALBA-VALB: Kate Doyle

August 25, 2016
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<em>Faces of ALBA-VALB</em>: Kate Doyle

Kate Doyle, winner of the ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, now serves on ALBA’s Board of Governors where she leverages her formidable expertise. Aaron Retish speaks with her...
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Biographies of Dutch Brigadistas Online

August 25, 2016
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Biographies of Dutch Brigadistas Online

“It was always rumored that my uncle fought in Spain, but now we finally know for sure. I’ve had an amazing number of touching reactions of that type,” Yvonne...
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From Oklahoma to Spain: Fighter for Justice

August 25, 2016
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From Oklahoma to Spain: Fighter for Justice

Eugene Poling (1908-2000), from Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, fought with the Republic in Spain, joined the U.S. Army in World War II, and for almost forty years launched repeated campaigns...
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Book Review: Carlos Giménez’s Paracuellos

August 25, 2016
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<em>Book Review:</em> Carlos Giménez’s <em>Paracuellos</em>

Carlos Giménez, Paracuellos: Children of the Defeated in Franco’s Fascist Spain, with foreword by Will Eisner, edited by Dean Mullaney, and translated by Sonya Jones, San Diego:...
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Book Review: Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War

August 25, 2016
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<i>Book Review:</i> Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War

Nick Lloyd, Forgotten Places: Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War, Barcelona: Nick Lloyd, 2015, 392 pp.


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My Grandfather, Sam Gonshak

August 24, 2016
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My Grandfather, Sam Gonshak

Blast from the Past is an ongoing series of posts reprinting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer.   “My Grandfather, Sam Gonshak,” by Amber Glassberg Originally appeared in The...
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The 6th Anti-Fascist KFSR Harbor Event Hamburg, May 27-29, 2016

August 18, 2016
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The 6th Anti-Fascist KFSR Harbor Event Hamburg, May 27-29, 2016

Late this May 2016 I attended the 6th annual “Anti-Fascist Harbor Event” in the port of Germany’s second largest city Hamburg, on the occasion of the 80th Anniversary of...
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Gus

July 31, 2016
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 Blast from the Past is an ongoing series reprinting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer. Gus by Ed Lending The Volunteer, Volume 5, Number 1, February 1983. It’s...
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American Mother Cries over Son Held Prisoner by Franco

July 27, 2016
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American Mother Cries over Son Held Prisoner by Franco

La Prensa was a Spanish language daily that thoroughly covered the Spanish Civil War, including occasional stories, like the heartbreaking one translated here, about the Lincolns. Spanish-language journalism in...
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