ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Draws Submissions from over 40 Countries

December 29, 2018
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ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Draws Submissions from over 40 Countries

ALBA’s seventh annual human rights documentary film festival, Impugning Impunity, drew over 130 submissions from 41 countries.
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ALBA’s Back in the Classroom: “When can we do this again?”

December 29, 2018
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ALBA’s Back in the Classroom: “When can we do this again?”

The Ohio high-school teachers who joined ALBA's workshop in Beachwood, Ohio, this past October 12, left inspired—and wanting more. 
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Letter from ALBA: About Anger, Hope–and Commitment

December 29, 2018
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Letter from ALBA: About Anger, Hope–and Commitment

For those of us who think a lot about the 1930s, it’s hard to follow current events and not be reminded of the time when fascism began its rapid expansion.
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Watt Prize Draws Record Number of Submissions

December 29, 2018
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Watt Prize Draws Record Number of Submissions

This year’s George Watt Essay contest for the best student writing on the Spanish Civil War is receiving well-deserved attention from around the world as a record number of...
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New Archive Traces New Zealand Volunteer in the IBs

December 29, 2018
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New Archive Traces New Zealand Volunteer in the IBs

An archival donation reveals new details about Griff Maclaurin, a charismatic New Zealander who left Cambridge, England, to serve as a volunteer in the Spanish Civil War, where he...
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My Cousin Fredericka Imogene Martin

November 19, 2018
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My Cousin Fredericka Imogene Martin

This is the full text of the Barbara Martin’s article that appears in the December 2018 issue of The Volunteer v. 35, no. 4.   While I never met...
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The Spanish Civil War in Comic Books: A Surge in Popularity–and Quality

December 29, 2018
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The Spanish Civil War in Comic Books: A Surge in Popularity–and Quality

The last couple of years have seen a number of wonderful new graphic novels on the Spanish Civil War.
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Sara Brenneis: “The Memory of Spaniards in Concentration Camps Has Essentially Been Shut Out”

December 29, 2018
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Sara Brenneis: “The Memory of Spaniards in Concentration Camps Has Essentially Been Shut Out”

Few people know that the infamous Nazi concentration camp at Mauthausen was built by Spanish Republicans who were also its first inmates.
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Peter Davis Revisits The Spanish Earth: “We are living a revival of fascism”

December 29, 2018
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Peter Davis Revisits <em>The Spanish Earth:</em> “We are living a revival of fascism”

In Digging the Spanish Earth, a veteran filmmaker pays tribute to Joris Ivens’s classic—while also revealing the curious circumstances under which Ivens made his film.
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Bob Smillie’s Newly Discovered Prison Dossier Conjures up Questions

October 23, 2018
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Bob Smillie’s Newly Discovered Prison Dossier Conjures up Questions

More than eighty years after Bob Smillie’s mysterious death in Valencia during the Spanish Civil War, his prison dossier has finally surfaced. Robert Ramsay “Bob” Smillie was a Scottish...
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Book Review: A Memoir of Growing Up in an American Communist Family

December 29, 2018
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Book Review: <i>A Memoir of Growing Up in an American Communist Family</i>

History Lessons: A Memoir of Growing Up in an American Communist Family, by Dan Lynn Watt. Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibris, 2017, 351 pp.
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Book Review: Spain 1936: Year Zero

December 29, 2018
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Book Review: <i>Spain 1936: Year Zero</i>

The latest addition to the Nigel Townson’s Sussex Studies in Spanish History, Spain 1936: Year Zero compiles fourteen transnational views of Spanish history into one volume.
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Paris and Barcelona remember the IB

December 29, 2018
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Paris and Barcelona remember the IB

The 80th anniversary of the “Despedida” of 1938 was the occasion to remember the International Brigades in both Paris and Barcelona with two different international conferences. Both initiatives brought...
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Photos Bear Witness to Defiance in the Face of Fascism: San Pedro de Cardeña, Burgos, Then and Now

December 1, 2018
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Photos Bear Witness to Defiance in the Face of Fascism:  San Pedro de Cardeña, Burgos, Then and Now

The National Library in Madrid has recently digitized over 100 photographs taken at San Pedro de Cardeña, the concentration camp for the International Brigade prisoners which the fascists established...
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Fighting Men from a Fighting Union by Archie Brown, Political Commissar, Co. 1, Battalion 58

December 21, 2018
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Fighting Men from a Fighting Union by Archie Brown, Political Commissar, Co. 1, Battalion 58

Fighting Men from a Fighting Union by Archie Brown, Political Commissar, Co. 1, Battalion 58 The Volunteer for Liberty, V. 2, No. 32, September 17, 1938. The nights were...
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