Will Franco Finally Be Exhumed? Anthropologist Francisco Ferrándiz: “This Is As Complex As Ground Zero or Srebrenica.”

August 23, 2018
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Will Franco Finally Be Exhumed? <em>Anthropologist Francisco Ferrándiz: “This Is As Complex As Ground Zero or Srebrenica.”</em>

Spain’s new Prime Minister, the Socialist Pedro Sánchez, has decided it’s time to remove Franco’s body and redefine his mausoleum, the Valley of the Fallen. Few people know more about the Valley and its possible future than the anthropologist Francisco Ferrándiz. An interview.
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A Human-Rights Periscope: ALBA’s Documentary Film Festival Returns

August 23, 2018
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A Human-Rights Periscope: ALBA’s Documentary Film Festival Returns

From September 21 through 23, “Impugning Impunity” presents 15 short and long documentaries from around the world. Info at www.iiff-docs.com
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Letter from ALBA: Setting the Record Straight

August 23, 2018
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Letter from ALBA: Setting the Record Straight

We are going to press on the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro, the longest, most extensive, and bloodiest battle of the Spanish Civil War. In spite of Franco’s superiority in manpower and equipment, the Republicans sought to thwart the Fascist offensive...
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San Francisco National Monument Will Look Better Than Ever

August 23, 2018
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San Francisco National Monument Will Look Better Than Ever

Arts Commission approves repair to the San Francisco national monument that will stand the test of time.
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ALBA’s Fall 2018 Teaching Institutes: Ohio, New York, New Jersey

August 23, 2018
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ALBA’s Fall 2018 Teaching Institutes: Ohio, New York, New Jersey

This fall, ALBA's teaching team is back on the road.
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Del Berg vs. J. Edgar Hoover: What the Last Lincoln Vet’s FBI File Tells Us About Cold-War Surveillance

August 23, 2018
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Del Berg vs. J. Edgar Hoover: <em>What the Last Lincoln Vet’s FBI File Tells Us About Cold-War Surveillance</em>

Like many returning U.S. veterans of the Spanish Civil War, Delmer Berg was targeted for surveillance by the FBI. His file, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, tells...
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“I’m Not a Theorist. My Vocation Is Biography”—Checking in with Sir Paul Preston

August 23, 2018
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“I’m Not a Theorist. My Vocation Is Biography”—<em>Checking in with Sir Paul Preston</em>

The British historian Paul Preston, who just turned 72, has been knighted—a good moment to look back on his career and assess the latest developments in Spain, where one of his major research subjects, Franco, continues to stir up controversy. “In Spain, there’s a kind of historic notion that the British are polite, gentlemanly,...
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Human Rights Column: Do Refugees Have Rights?

August 23, 2018
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<i>Human Rights Column:</i> Do Refugees Have Rights?

The distinction between “illegitimate” migrants fleeing poverty and “legitimate” refugees escaping political persecution originated during the Cold War to bolster the anti-communist aggression of U.S. and Western governments. Today, it’s used to justify some of the greatest atrocities of our times.
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Violence against Women in the Spanish Civil War

August 23, 2018
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Violence against Women in the Spanish Civil War

The following text is based on Paul Preston’s introduction to the Spanish re-edition of Ramón Sender-Barayón’s A Death in Zamora (Postmetrópolis, 2018), in which the son of Ramón J. Sender and Amparo Barayón investigates the circumstances of his mother’s death three months after the...
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Ronald Dellums (1936-2018)

August 23, 2018
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Ronald Dellums (1936-2018)

Ronald V. Dellums, a tireless advocate for peace, justice, and equality, served his Oakland, California district for 27 years in the House of Representatives. A vigorous supporter of the Veterans...
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Book Review: Jewish Volunteers, the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War

August 23, 2018
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<em>Book Review:</em> Jewish Volunteers, the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War

Gerben Zaagsma, Jewish Volunteers, the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War, Bloomsbury: London 2017; 250pp.


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Book Review: Homage to the Spanish Exiles and The Routes to Exile

August 23, 2018
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<em>Book Review:</em> Homage to the Spanish Exiles and The Routes to Exile

Nancy Macdonald, Homage to the Spanish Exiles, Insight Books, 1987.

Scott Soo, The routes to exile: France and the Spanish Civil War refugees, 1939-2009, Manchester University...
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Barbez Stuns with Civil War Repertoire

August 23, 2018
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Barbez Stuns with Civil War Repertoire

This past July, Barbez and Velina Brown filled the ruins of the Santo Domingo church in Pontevedra, Spain with anti-fascist music in a rendition of For Those Who Came...
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The Jarama Society

August 23, 2018
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The Jarama Society

What you leave to friends and loved ones—and the causes you champion—are ways of expressing your hopes and dreams for the future and perpetuate your part in the story...
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Letter to the Editors

August 23, 2018
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Letter to the Editors

Thank you, Alan Singer, for your article in The Volunteer (June 2018). Considering the lessons offered by history is the reason ALBA exists, and your article was important...
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Look Pretty Please by Harry Randall, Brigade Chief Photographer

August 18, 2018
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Look Pretty Please by Harry Randall, Brigade Chief Photographer

Look Pretty Please by Harry Randall, Brigade Chief Photographer The Volunteer for Liberty, V.2, No. 32, September 17, 1938   When the photographic section of the XVth International Brigade...
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Aaron Lopoff by A. C. B. [Alvah Bessie]

August 12, 2018
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Aaron Lopoff by A. C. B. [Alvah Bessie]

                          Aaron Lopoff  ~ Alvah Bessie The Volunteer for Liberty, V. 2, No. 33, October 6, 1938....
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The Ebro Crossing: An Interview

August 1, 2018
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The Ebro Crossing: An Interview

Manus O’Riordan, son of international brigadista Micheál O’Riordan, was interviewed in Catalonia about talks about the spirit of those who voluntarily fought fascism in Spain. “My father always remembered...
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