Solidarity Forever! Join us on Oct. 5 in Berkeley

September 9, 2014
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<em>Solidarity Forever!</em> Join us on Oct. 5 in Berkeley

Join us for ALBA’s Bay Area Reunion! Sunday, October 5, 2014 2:00 PM (doors open at 1:00 PM) Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse 2020 Addison Street Berkeley, California
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ALBA Festival features 13 human rights documentaries

September 6, 2014
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ALBA Festival features 13 human rights documentaries

Over the course of three days, a selection of cutting-edge human rights documentaries will challenge, educate, and inspire audiences at IMPUGNING IMPUNITY: ALBA’s Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (program and trailers here). Now in its fourth year, and featuring films produced since 2013, this...
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Songs of the Spanish Civil War: The new edition

September 9, 2014
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Songs of the Spanish Civil War: The new edition

In October, the Smithsonian is releasing a stunning new edition of its legendary two Folkways albums, Songs of the Spanish Civil War. First published in the early 1960s, these LPs compiled songs recorded on 78s by Pete Seeger, Tom Glazer, Ernst Busch, Bart van...
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ALBA reaches out to teachers in four states, from Florida to Illinois

September 9, 2014
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ALBA reaches out to teachers in four states, from Florida to Illinois

Kicking off a busy fall, ALBA worked with teachers in Tampa.
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History Day Winners: 8th-graders on the Lincolns

September 9, 2014
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History Day Winners: 8th-graders on the Lincolns

Three 8th-grade students placed fifth at the National History Day Finals for their work on the history of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
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Letter from ALBA: United Nations defends Spanish victims

September 9, 2014
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Letter from ALBA: United Nations defends Spanish victims

When things seem bleakest, hope often sparks.
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Fighting the new fascism: Juan Carlos Monedero on PODEMOS, Spain’s new political force

September 9, 2014
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Fighting the new fascism: Juan Carlos Monedero on PODEMOS, Spain’s new political force

In Spain this past May, the usually dull and boring elections to the European Union’s Parliament produced a sudden shock to the political system. A new two-month-old party led by a 35-year-old, pony-tailed political scientist, appeared out of nowhere—but clearly from the Left—to sweep up a surprising 8 percent of the votes. The result...
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HUMAN RIGHTS COLUMN: On universal jurisdiction

September 9, 2014
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<i>HUMAN RIGHTS COLUMN:</i> On universal jurisdiction

The doctrine of Universal Jurisdiction allows tribunals from any State to prosecute heinous crimes that are an affront to all humanity. It is our most important weapon in the battle against the great criminals of history. Yet the United States is dragging its feet.
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The Burglary: The 1971 discovery of Hoover’s secret FBI

September 9, 2014
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<em>The Burglary:</em> The 1971 discovery of Hoover’s secret FBI

Betty Medsger's book The Burglary tells the never-before-told account of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, in 1971. A group of unlikely activists—quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans—revealed a shocking truth that J. Edgar Hoover had created his own shadow Bureau of...
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Faces of ALBA: Bruce Barthol

September 9, 2014
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Faces of ALBA: Bruce Barthol

Bruce Barthol, long-time band leader at ALBA events, was the original bass player for the pioneering rock group Country Joe and the Fish and has performed with a long...
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Hans Landauer (1921-2014)

September 9, 2014
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Hans Landauer  (1921-2014)

Hans Landauer, the last surviving Austrian volunteer in the International Brigades, died at his home on July 19. In recent years, he attended many reunions of Spanish Civil War...
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Gert Hoffmann (1917-2014)

September 9, 2014
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Gert Hoffmann (1917-2014)

One of the last veterans of the International Brigades, Gert (Gerhard) Hoffmann died in Austria on July 8, 2014.
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World-renowned scientist leaves legacy gift to ALBA

September 9, 2014
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World-renowned scientist leaves legacy gift to ALBA

Dr. Nina Byers, who died on June 5, 2014, was a long-time friend of ALBA’s. As a pioneering theoretical physicist, her work contributed greatly to both the understanding...
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Including ALBA in your will

September 10, 2014
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Including ALBA in your will

Making gifts to ALBA in your will is an important source of funding to continue our work. A gift in your will keeps our educational programs growing in the...
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Book Review: Spain & the US Home Front

September 10, 2014
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<em>Book Review:</em> Spain & the US Home Front

American Relief Aid and the Spanish Civil War. By Eric R. Smith. (Columbia MO: University of Missouri Press, 2013.)


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Philip Tammer (1915-2014)

September 10, 2014
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Philip Tammer (1915-2014)

The last known International Brigade veteran living in Britain, Philip Tammer, died in London on 28 January 2014, aged 98.
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Gerald Howson (1925-2014)

September 9, 2014
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Gerald Howson (1925-2014)

Eminent Spanish Civil War historian Gerald Howson died on 7 June, aged 88
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Marina Ginestà (1919-2014)

September 9, 2014
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Marina Ginestà (1919-2014)

Marina Ginestà was the 17-year-old militant socialist pictured on a Barcelona rooftop in one of the most memorable images of the Spanish Civil War.
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IBMT’s first permanent exhibition opens

September 10, 2014
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IBMT’s first permanent exhibition opens

Original British Battalion banner on display at Newhaven Fort
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Felicia Browne: The first British casualty in Spain

September 10, 2014
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Felicia Browne: The first British casualty in Spain

Artist’s short life to be remembered on special IBMT trip to Aragon Front
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Book Review: Pitch Battles

September 10, 2014
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<i>Book Review:</i> Pitch Battles

“Fear and Loathing in La Liga by Sid Lowe (New York: Nation Books, 2014).
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When writers and poets took sides

September 10, 2014
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When writers and poets took sides

IBMT conference focuses on cultural impact and legacy of the war in Spain
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Alicante plaque recalls final rescue voyage

September 10, 2014
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Alicante plaque recalls final rescue voyage

A memorial to the evacuation on a British ship of some 3,000 Spanish Republicans in the final days of the Spanish Civil War was unveiled on 30 March –...
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Exhibit: UK artists’ response to the SCW

September 10, 2014
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Exhibit: UK artists’ response to the SCW

While British literature about the Spanish Civil War has been widely celebrated, the story of how artists responded has remained largely untold. From 8 November Pallant House Gallery in...
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Exhibition of Ralph Fasanella’s paintings

August 31, 2014
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Exhibition of Ralph Fasanella’s paintings

The exhibition of Lincoln Vet Ralph Fasanella’s paintings “Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget,” organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, opens on Tuesday...
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Charlie Haden (1937-2014)

July 12, 2014
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Charlie Haden (1937-2014)

One of the most memorable and original renditions of the Spanish Civil War songs that Pete Seeger made famous were recorded in the late 1960s by the Read more »

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Interactive map of IB monuments across Spain

July 9, 2014
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Interactive map of IB monuments across Spain

The Asociación de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales (AABI) has produced an interactive map of the tribute memorials to the International Brigades across Spain. The project in an ongoing...
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