ALBA & Puffin Announce Human Rights Award

August 31, 2010
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ALBA & Puffin Announce Human Rights Award

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and the Puffin Foundation are thrilled to announce a major new initiative: the Puffin/ALBA Human Rights Project (HRP), established to honor all those who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War by connecting that legacy with international activist causes today, in particular the defense of human rights.
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Ohio Institute Scores an A

August 31, 2010
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Ohio Institute Scores an A

After regular classes ended for 20 Ohio high school teachers last June, they spent another six days on the Oberlin College campus attending the first ALBA Institute in the Midwest. Consisting of nine social studies, nine Spanish, and two English teachers, covering all high...
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Florida Teachers Explore Spanish War

August 31, 2010
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Florida Teachers Explore Spanish War

For the last two years, ALBA’s Teachers Institute in Tampa, Florida, has focused on the needs of social studies professionals (generally history teachers), helping them to imagine and develop classroom approaches to the study of the Spanish Civil War and its global significance. This...
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Recovering Voices of Unsung Heroes: Documenting Volunteers’ Lives

August 31, 2010
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Recovering Voices of Unsung Heroes: Documenting Volunteers’ Lives

“My great aunt told me that she was married as a young girl but because she and her husband were both employed by the Writer’s Project they had to...
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Unforgettable

October 23, 2010
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Unforgettable

On Saturday, October 16th, Pete Seeger, Patti Smith, and Guy Davis performed at an unforgettable fundraising event for ALBA, "Songs for the Cause: Music, Education, and Activism," sponsored...
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“Negrín was right.” An interview with Gabriel Jackson

August 31, 2010
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“Negrín was right.” An interview with Gabriel Jackson

After twenty-six years in Barcelona, one of the world’s most prominent historians of twentieth-century Spain has moved back to the United States. Few foreign scholars command the respect and...
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Collective Memory, A Different Kind of DNA (Teruel, 1938-Derry, 1972)

July 8, 2010
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Collective Memory, A Different Kind of DNA (Teruel, 1938-Derry, 1972)

The morning of the publishing of the Saville Enquiry Report, June 15th 2010, I received an early call, from Elaine Brotherton, a close friend and niece of William McKinney, who was one of the thirteen men who shot dead by the British Army on January 30th 1972. The event became known to the world...
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Bay Area Reunion Honors Spanish Judge

August 31, 2010
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Bay Area Reunion Honors Spanish Judge

The 74th annual Bay Area reunion of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, held in Berkeley, California, on May 30, paid tribute to the legal work of Judge Baltasar Garzón in challenging decades of silence about mass murders conducted during the Spanish Civil War and the...
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Tribute to Baltasar Garzón

August 31, 2010
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Tribute to Baltasar Garzón

As Judge Baltasar Garzón faces a backlash that may cost him his position in Spain’s judiciary, ALBA invited María Blanco to give the keynote talk at the annual reunion of the Bay Area veterans and friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Berkeley, California,...
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Baseball in España

August 31, 2010
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Baseball in España

War is not all shot and shell and go to hell. Infrequently, it’s play. It was on this occasion, when the Lincoln and Washington Brigades got together after Brunete...
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IBs Meet for Future

August 31, 2010
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For three years, the French and German International Brigade Associations, respectively A.C.E.R. and K.S.F.R., have pushed for the creation of an international umbrella committee whose role would be to...
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Norman Berkowitz (1913-2010)

August 31, 2010
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Norman Berkowitz (1913-2010)

My father, Norman (Nathan) Berkowitz, died peacefully at the age of 96 on July 30, 2010. After not being able to speak for 36 hours, Norman rallied and spoke...
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Fall Events: Hispanic New York, Mexican Suitcase

September 2, 2010
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La Colonia: Spanish Immigrants in New York, 1898-1945 (KJCC, Sept. 17-Dec.); Mexican Suitcase (ICP, Sept. 24-Jan.); Nueva York Roundtable (KJCC, Nov. 11).
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Peter Schemrock (1910-2010)

August 31, 2010
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Lincoln vet Peter Schemrock died on June 24 in southern California, a few weeks before his 100th birthday. Peter was born on August 17, l910, in Dunbar, Pennsylvania. His...
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