How to Bring Corporations to Their Knees: 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award Honors Florida Farm Workers

July 1, 2018
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How to Bring Corporations to Their Knees: 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award Honors Florida Farm Workers

How do you convince a multinational corporate buyer not only to pay a bit more, but to force its suppliers to respect human rights, help fight sexual and labor abuse, and give an autonomous voice to the workers they employ? Florida’s Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has cracked the code. The key, they found,...
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ALBA’s New York Event: Video & Photo Gallery

July 1, 2018
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ALBA’s New York Event: Video & Photo Gallery

A photo gallery from the New York event.
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Letter from ALBA: Time for Action

July 1, 2018
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Letter from ALBA: Time for Action

Dear Friends and Comrades: This is no time for pessimism or inaction. The forces of reaction have reemerged out of the shadows in this country as well as elsewhere around the world. We stand in solidarity with the thousands of courageous teenagers who spoke...
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ALBA’s on the Road Again: Record Number of Teacher Workshops

July 1, 2018
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ALBA’s on the Road Again: Record Number of Teacher Workshops

Ten years after launching ALBA’s Teach-the-Teachers professional development program, the number of school districts we partner with continues to multiply. At the same time, the content of our resources...
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“If There Ever Was a Time to Do a Better Job Teaching Civics, It’s Now”

July 1, 2018
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“If There Ever Was a Time to Do a Better Job Teaching Civics, It’s Now”

ALBA’s teaching partner in Massachusetts will be in charge of training the state’s teachers for the new social studies standards—which include a return to civics education and an explicit...
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The United States and World Fascism: Two Sample Documents

July 1, 2018
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The United States and World Fascism: Two Sample Documents

Among the dozens of primary source documents in the resource binder distributed to the teachers who participate in ALBA’s teaching institutes are a letter that President Franklin D. Roosevelt...
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The Right to Bury One’s Mother: Filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar on Franco’s Victims’ Quest for Justice

May 29, 2018
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<em>The Right to Bury One’s Mother:</em> Filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar on Franco’s Victims’ Quest for Justice

After seven years of work, a new PBS documentary on the international quest to bring Francoist officials to justice is making the festival rounds. An interview with the filmmakers. When I visited Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar in their Madrid apartment last November, they seemed prey to a peculiar mix of exhaustion, expectation, and...
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Human Rights Column: A Progressive Movement in the United States: Is it Possible?

July 1, 2018
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<i>Human Rights Column:</i> A Progressive Movement in the United States: Is it Possible?

Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as President, a number of action-based movements in the United States have emerged Can these largely single-issue movements coalesce into a more unified progressive and democratic movement? There are important lessons from the past that can help progressives...
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Doug Jolly: New Zealand Surgeon in Spain

July 1, 2018
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Doug Jolly: New Zealand Surgeon in Spain

Doug Jolly, a New Zealand-born surgeon who served with the Spanish Republican Army’s medical services during the civil war has been posthumously honored in his home town.
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FACES OF ALBA: Herman Schmidt

July 1, 2018
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FACES OF ALBA: Herman Schmidt

Herman Schmidt of Charlotte Court House, Virginia, talks about how he learned about ALBA and how the lessons of the Lincoln Brigade have informed his politics. He is pictured...
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Book Review: A Distant Heartbeat: A War, a Disappearance, and a Family’s Secrets

July 1, 2018
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Book Review: <i>A Distant Heartbeat: A War, a Disappearance, and a Family’s Secrets</i>

Eunice Lipton, A Distant Heartbeat: A War, a Disappearance, and a Family’s Secrets. University of New Mexico Press 2016, 176pp.


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Book Review: , Narrating War in Peace: The Spanish Civil War in the Transition and Today

July 1, 2018
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Book Review: <i>, Narrating War in Peace: The Spanish Civil War in the Transition and Today</i>

Katherine O. Stafford, Narrating War in Peace: The Spanish Civil War in the Transition and Today. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015. 197 pp.


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The Story of the Lincoln Brigade (As Told by an 8-Year Old)

July 1, 2018
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The Story of the Lincoln Brigade (As Told by an 8-Year Old)

Letter by eight-year-old Luca Kaufman at Kolot Chayeinu (Voices of Our Lives, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY), written as part of a school project on Heroes of Jewish Resistance.
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Plaque Honors Robert Merriman

July 2, 2018
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Plaque Honors Robert Merriman

In recent years, investigators of the research group DIDPATRI (Didactics of Heritage) at the University of Barcelona have tried to locate the remains of Robert Hale Merriman, Commander of...
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Bennett Jeffries Doty A Delayed Obituary

July 1, 2018
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Bennett Jeffries Doty A Delayed Obituary

  Bennett Jeffries Doty, Soldier of Fortune, attorney and author died April 4, 1938 in an unidentified hospital near Gandesa, Spain. Doty was born to Lemuel Humphries Doty (1866-1962)...
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