Undocumented and Unafraid: DREAMers tapped for Human Rights Award

March 15, 2013
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Undocumented and Unafraid: DREAMers tapped for Human Rights Award

United We Dream, the national network of youth-led immigrant activist organizations that fight for the rights of millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States, has been selected as winner of the 2013 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism. The United We Dream Network (UWD) will receive the award at ALBA’s annual event...
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The Lincolns as internationalists: A battalion of immigrant activists

March 15, 2013
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The Lincolns as internationalists: A battalion of immigrant activists

A survey of Lincoln veterans in the 1980s showed that 80 percent of the surviving volunteers were immigrants or children of immigrants. Some had participated in the mass migrations before WWI but many were relative newcomers who were "internationalists" rather than nationals.
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Immigration, Internationalism & Social Justice: Join ALBA on May 5 in NYC

March 15, 2013
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Immigration, Internationalism & Social Justice: Join ALBA on May 5 in NYC

Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger, and Oliver Stone join ALBA in inviting you to a celebration of the third ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, featuring United We Dream and music by Barbez and Bernardo Palombo. (Tickets | Invitation | Press Release...
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SPECIAL REPORT Argentine judge continues fight for victims of Franco

March 15, 2013
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<em>SPECIAL REPORT</em> Argentine judge continues fight for victims of Franco

After more than seven decades of impunity, those who committed crimes during Francisco Franco’s dictatorship may finally have to face a judge. Spain has never lifted its 1977...
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HR COLUMN Impunity against the ropes in Latin America

March 15, 2013
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<em>HR COLUMN</em> Impunity against the ropes in Latin America

The struggle to end impunity for state violence has been a central concern of the human rights movement in Latin America for decades. Efforts by victims, rights advocates, and...
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SPAIN DISPATCH Silencing dissent in Galicia: Nomes e Voces

March 15, 2013
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<em>SPAIN DISPATCH</em> Silencing dissent in Galicia: <em>Nomes e Voces</em>

Several years ago, a researcher from the small Galician town of As Pontes, participating in the excavation of a mass grave from the Spanish Civil War in the heavily...
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Chim in the Spanish Civil War Another Way Of Seeing

March 15, 2013
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<em>Chim in the Spanish Civil War</em> Another Way Of Seeing

While his friends Robert Capa and Gerda Taro were most at ease in action shots, Chim’s range was much wider. And although Chim--aka Dawid Szymin, aka David Seymour--was a master at the photo story, many of his single images are striking on their own.
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ALB scholarship at Wayne State recognizes peace & justice

March 15, 2013
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ALB scholarship at Wayne State recognizes peace & justice

In 2013, the Wayne State University Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veterans Scholarship Committee will celebrate its 30th anniversary awarding scholarships to deserving students. It has been a long road that began during the Spanish Civil War when nearly 100 Michiganders joined the International Brigades. Four...
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Lincoln’s Fundamental Creed: Antonio Frasconi (1919-2013)

March 15, 2013
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Lincoln’s Fundamental Creed: Antonio Frasconi (1919-2013)

Antonio Frasconi, the great graphic artist, illustrator, teacher and humanitarian, created this woodcut of the Lincoln Memorial, which resides in the nation’s capitol next to the famous words of the Gettysburg address, “That government, of the people, by the people, and for the people...
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Memory Without Borders: ARMH (1)

January 15, 2013
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Memory Without Borders: ARMH (1)

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of three articles about the work of the Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica (ARMH), a grassroots Spanish...
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Combing the Present

March 6, 2013
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Combing the Present

Emilio Silva Faba was born in the town of Pereje (León) in 1892. In 1915 he emigrated to Argentina, where he lived in Ezpeleta, in the province of Buenos...
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Peter Carroll gives Susman Lecture

March 8, 2013
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Peter Carroll gives Susman Lecture

Historian and ALBA emeritus chair Peter N. Carroll will be delivering the 2013 Bill Susman Lecture, “From Guernica to Human Rights,” next March 28 in New York City, at...
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Eight ways to read the Spanish Crisis (part 2)

March 15, 2013
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Eight ways to read the Spanish Crisis (part 2)

The economic crisis in Spain, which many thought short-lived, appears to have no end in sight. In a desperate attempt to understand what has happened and what the near...
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Albin Ragner: An Unpublished Memoir

February 27, 2013
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Albin Ragner: An Unpublished Memoir

This is the story of my service in the Spanish Civil War during the years 1937 and 1938 as a soldier in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade of the 15th...
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Same War, Different Battle (2): Ralph Abascal

February 16, 2013
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Same War, Different Battle (2): Ralph Abascal

Ralph S. Abascal (1934-1997), attorney and defender of farmworkers’ rights, argued the case that resulted in the ban on the use of DDT and other deadly pesticides in California’s...
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Review: The Catalan spy who saved D-Day

March 16, 2013
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Review: The Catalan spy who saved D-Day

Garbo: The Spy. A documentary by Edmon Roch (Spain, 2009; US release 2012, distributed by First Run Features, 88 minutes).
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Review: Novel Characters of Spain’s Civil War

March 16, 2013
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Review: Novel Characters of Spain’s Civil War

Not in My Father's Footsteps. By Terrence Rundle West. (General Store Publishing House, 2011). The Road, and Nothing More. By J.T....
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Superb yet partial: Homage to Catalonia revisited

March 11, 2013
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Superb yet partial: <em>Homage to Catalonia</em> revisited

Nearly 200 people attended “George Orwell: Homage to Catalonia, 75 Years On,” a conference held this past March 2 by the International Brigade Memorial Trust in Manchester, UK. Among...
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Mystery sketch: Help wanted

March 16, 2013
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Mystery sketch: Help wanted

Can anyone shed any light on the origins of this sketch? It belonged to Arthur West, an ac­tivist in the Aid Spain movement in Notting­ham and a prominent local...
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James Walker Benét (1914-2012)

March 19, 2013
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James Walker Benét (1914-2012)

Jim Benét, lifelong journalist and veteran of the American Regiment de Tren (Transport) in the International Brigades, died in December near his home in northern California of a blood...
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Review: The road to China

March 17, 2013
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Review: The road to China

Tom Buchanan. East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925-1976 (Oxford University Press, 2012); “Shanghai-Madrid Axis’? Comparing British Responses to the Conflicts in Spain and China, 1936-39”, Contemporary European History...
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Moisès Broggi i Vallès (1908-2012)

March 18, 2013
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Moisès Broggi i Vallès (1908-2012)

Moises Broggi i Vallès, Catalan surgeon who served in the 35th International Division Medical Services, passed away on December 31, 2012. As a young doctor, working in an on...
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IB Surgeon and Life-Long Activist

March 18, 2013
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IB Surgeon and Life-Long Activist

On the last day of 2012, Dr. Moisès Broggi decided to not celebrate New Year’s Eve for 105th time in his life. Some months earlier we had finished up...
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Letter to the editor

March 18, 2013
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Dear ALBA, On behalf of the Broggi family (Dr. Moisés Broggi was my wife’s grandfather), I want to thank you for the thoughtful obituary published in The Volunteer. …...
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Sylvia H. Thompson (1924-2012)

March 18, 2013
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Sylvia H. Thompson (1924-2012)

Sylvia H. Thompson, who spent her life fighting for the poor and oppressed and championing the legacy of the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, died of cancer in...
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Dr. Josep Maria Massons (1913-2012)

January 18, 2013
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Dr. Josep Maria Massons (1913-2012)

Dr. Josep Maria Massons Esplugas, former head of the surgical team for the International Brigades, passed away in Barcelona on November 10, 2012. Born in Valls (Tarragona, Catalonia) on...
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David Lomon, last British IBer (1918-2012)

March 18, 2013
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David Lomon, last British IBer (1918-2012)

David Lomon, who died on 21 December 2012, aged 94, was the last known survivor in Britain of the more than 2,500 volunteers from the British Isles who joined...
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