Immigration Justice Campaign Receives ALBA/Puffin Award

August 5, 2019
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Immigration Justice Campaign Receives ALBA/Puffin Award

Among the audience this year were more than 50 New York City high school students whose teachers are alumni of ALBA’s professional-development workshops. On May 5, two days after what would have been Pete Seeger’s one hundredth birthday, more than 200 people gathered in the same auditorium of the Museum of the City of...
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Acceptance Speech by Karen Siciliano Lucas

August 5, 2019
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Acceptance Speech by Karen Siciliano Lucas

Thank you very much to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and the Puffin Foundation. I wanted to share the story of one father and daughter whom federal enforcement agents separated from each other at the border during the crisis this past summer. A father...
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Letter from ALBA: Reaching Out to the Young

August 5, 2019
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Letter from ALBA: Reaching Out to the Young

Dear Friends, More than 50 New York City high school students, together with their history teachers, attended our annual event on May 5. It’s been a while since we had so many young faces in the audience. Along with some 150 other attendees, they...
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New ALBA Executive Director & Presentation Video

August 5, 2019
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New ALBA Executive Director & Presentation Video

We are thrilled to announce that ALBA has hired a new executive director. Mark Wallem is an accomplished human rights lawyer who comes to ALBA with more than 20...
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Iraqi Volunteers in Spain

August 5, 2019
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Iraqi Volunteers in Spain

Among the 35,000 volunteers who traveled to Spain to support the Loyalist cause during the Spanish Civil War were two Iraqis. This is what we know about them.
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Alvah Bessie’s Men in Battle Published in Spain

August 5, 2019
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Alvah Bessie’s <em>Men in Battle</em> Published in Spain

Alvah Bessie’s 1939 memoir still reads like a compelling lesson in twentieth-century history—as does the rest of Bessie’s activist life.
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The Spanish Civil War (1936-1952): A Reinterpretation

August 5, 2019
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The Spanish Civil War (1936-1952): A Reinterpretation

The notion that the Spanish Civil War ended on April 1, 1939 is a convention that is as taken for granted—in textbooks, scholarship and the media—as, say, the date of Franco’s death, November 20, 1975. Yet the death of Franco is a fact, while the establishment of the end of the war in 1939...
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Human Rights Column: Reflections from the Border: Advocating for Migrant Children’s Rights

August 5, 2019
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<em>Human Rights Column:</em> Reflections from the Border: Advocating for Migrant Children’s Rights

What prompted the migrant caravan? A first-hand look at two epicenters of the immigration story.
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Dreaming Wide Awake in the Archives

August 5, 2019
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Dreaming Wide Awake in the Archives

The ALBA collection at NYU’s Tamiment Library is an extraordinary trove of documents, images, and artifacts chronicling the lives of the almost 3,000 American men and women who joined the Spanish Civil War. It collection represents about ten percent of these volunteers—a respectable sampling....
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Book Review: Cold War Influences on Anglo–American Hispanists

August 5, 2019
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<em>Book Review:</em> Cold War Influences on Anglo–American Hispanists

Darryl Anthony Burrowes, Historians at War: Cold War Influences on Anglo–American Representations of the Spanish Civil War. Brighton, Great Britain: Sussex Academic Press, 2019.
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Poetry Feature: Sanctuary

August 5, 2019
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<em>Poetry Feature:</em> Sanctuary

Sanctuary   The village creek serpentines to open seas where I stand all day at the ocean shore, feeling the Earth’s core tremble.   Sailor Melville got it right,...
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Neus Català (1915-2019)

August 5, 2019
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Neus Català (1915-2019)

On April 13, 2019 in the Catalonian village of Els Guiamets in the famed Priorat wine region, the anti-fascist activist and Nazi camp survivor Neus Català died in an...
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Geoffrey Servante (1919-2019)

August 5, 2019
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Geoffrey Servante (1919-2019)

Over the last few years, several announcements have mourned the passing of the last British volunteers in the Spanish Civil War. First there was David Lomon, then Philip Tammer, and then recently Stan...
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Letter to the Editor

August 5, 2019
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Letter to the Editor

To the Editors: I was privileged to attend the ALBA event at the Museum of the City of New York with a friend whose cousin died fighting with the...
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The Brigade Command in Action at the Ebro Front by A. C. B. (Alvah Cecil Bessie)

June 29, 2019
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The Brigade Command in Action at the Ebro Front by A. C. B. (Alvah Cecil Bessie)

Originally published in The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, No. 33, October 6, 1938 Deep in a natural cave at the head of a baranco is the command post of...
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How the English Trimmed the Mac-Paps “Futbal” Whiskers by D. G.

June 21, 2019
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How the English Trimmed the Mac-Paps “Futbal” Whiskers by D. G.

The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, No. 31, September 5, 1938. It was a great game. The Mac-Paps put up...
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Three Poems of Spain by Bill Harrington

June 14, 2019
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The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, no. 33, October 6, 1938   ARAGON BALLAD Francisco Franco, fascist chief, Of him is the story told, His “justice” fills the Aragon hills,...
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Copernico by Morris Miller

July 5, 2019
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Copernico by Morris Miller

  The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, No. 30, August 26, 1938 Copernico is alive! Throughout the Brigade there are those who knew and it follows, admired him, who will...
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