Bay Area Pays Tribute to Judge Garzón

June 1, 2010
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Bay Area Pays Tribute to Judge Garzón

In a stirring Memorial Day afternoon of speakers, songs, and socializing, the San Francisco Bay Area friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade paid homage to the living history of the vets and honored the work of Spain’s Judge Baltasar Garzón who has aroused political passions by advocating the recovery of historical memory, specifically unearthing...
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Anatomy of a Lie: The Death of Oliver Law

June 1, 2010
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Anatomy of a Lie: The Death of Oliver Law

Oliver Law, the first Black American to command white troops in battle, was appointed on July 5, 1937 as commander of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion. According to eyewitness accounts of men under his command, Law died a hero’s death leading a charge against Francoist...
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University Honors Vet Osheroff

June 1, 2010
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University Honors Vet Osheroff

The University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights has chosen two students to receive human rights awards in honor of Lincoln vet Abe Osheroff and his wife Gunnel Clark. This year’s winners are graduate students Erin Murphy and Peter Morris, each...
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Book Review: The Spanish Right and the Jews

June 1, 2010
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Book Review: The Spanish Right and the Jews

Isabelle Rohr, The Spanish Right and the Jews, 1898-1945: Anti-Semitism and Opportunism, Brighton/Portland Sussex University Press, 2008. This is an intriguing study of the relationship mostly of the Spanish...
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John Murra’s War in Spain & France

June 1, 2010
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John Murra’s War in Spain & France

John Murra (1916-2006) claimed he made up his mind to go to Spain in 20 minutes. “A recruiter asked me to go, I’d never been to Spain. It...
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Donnelly Monument in Spain

June 1, 2010
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Donnelly Monument in Spain

To the Editor: Friends of ALBA will be pleased to know that there is a new monument to a member of the International Brigades in Spain. The monument, to...
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Amy Goodman Honors Lincoln Vets at 74th NY Reunion

May 31, 2010
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Amy Goodman Honors Lincoln Vets at 74th NY Reunion

An audience of almost five hundred saw Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! receive the ALBA Activist Award at the 74th reunion of the Volunteers for Liberty, held on May 2 at the Museo del Barrio in New York City. In an impassioned half-hour address (video), Goodman talked about the importance of an independent,...
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Voluntarios Argentinos en la Brigada XV Abraham Lincoln

June 1, 2010
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Voluntarios Argentinos en la Brigada XV Abraham Lincoln

El tema de la Guerra Civil Española en Argentina siempre ha sido una cuestión llamativa, y sigue permaneciendo en la memoria colectiva como uno de los acontecimientos populares y solidarios más importantes de nuestro país. Pero para la mayoría de los casos sólo se...
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Esther “Hon” Brown (1917-2010)

April 20, 2010
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Esther Brown, longtime executive officer of the Bay Area Post of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, died on Friday, April 16.  She was the widow of Archie Brown, a Lincoln vet and well-known radical labor activist, who died November 23, 1990. Esther’s...
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Letters to the Editor

June 1, 2010
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Antonio Celada, Manuel González and Daniel Pastor respond to the Volunteer's review of their book Los Internacionales. Eduardo Corrales sends a greeting.
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Geek Novel Back in Print

June 1, 2010
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Geek Novel Back in Print

Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham. Introduction by Nick Tosches. New York Review of Books/paperback. On his way out of Spain in 1938, Bill Gresham, a Baltimore-born volunteer in...
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Two Poems

June 1, 2010
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Tomorrow evening I’ll join with / many others for a meeting of the / Revolutionary Poets Brigade. / The Brigade exists because you / fought in Spain, Nate Thornton.
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