Tamiment’s New Leadership: The Next Chapter

September 13, 2015
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Tamiment’s New Leadership: The Next Chapter

Timothy Johnson takes over this month as Head of Tamiment Library, whose outstanding holdings include the ever-expanding ALBA collection. Johnson will be working with Assistant Curator and Public Services Librarian Kate Donovan. A conversation about plans, challenges, and legacies.
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ALBA’s Bay Area Celebration and Other Fall Events

September 13, 2015
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ALBA’s Bay Area Celebration and Other Fall Events

Impugning Impunity: ALBA’s 5th Human Rights Film Festival October 26-28, 2015 Instituto Cervantes New York 211 E. 49th Street New York, NY 10017   79TH Annual Celebration honoring the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Bay Area 1 pm to 3 pm Sunday, November 8, 2015 Freight...
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Letter from ALBA: Progress in Many Directions

September 13, 2015
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Letter from ALBA: Progress in Many Directions

“There is no smooth easy road in the direction of progress,” wrote Evelyn Hutchins, the Brigadista truck driver who made countless trips across dusty furrows during the Spanish Civil War. Inspired by Evelyn and her comrades, ALBA does its part to further ideals...
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ALBA/Puffin Award Funds Exhumations

September 13, 2015
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ALBA/Puffin Award Funds Exhumations

Thanks to the funds provided by the 2015 ALBA/Puffin Award, Spain’s Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARMH) has been able to continue its much-needed work location and...
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ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival On Track

September 13, 2015
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ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival On Track

Over the course of three days, a selection of the best independent human-rights documentaries chosen from over 150 entries–sent in from all corners of the globe–will challenge, educate, and...
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Detroit Teachers Reflect on Spanish Civil War and Human Rights

September 13, 2015
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Detroit Teachers Reflect on Spanish Civil War and Human Rights

When do we stand up for what we believe in? What are our obligations in the face of injustice? In July ALBA worked with a dozen public school teachers...
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The Wings of the Republic: Spain’s Women Pilots

September 14, 2015
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The Wings of the Republic: Spain’s Women Pilots

Mari Pepa Colomer and Dolors Vives were the first two women in the Spanish Republic to earn their pilot’s license, working as flight instructors for the Republican Army. Both led lives of legend and enjoyed an uncommon longevity—yet a decade after their deaths, most Spaniards have never heard of them.
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Pierre Daura’s Spanish Civil War

September 14, 2015
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Pierre Daura’s Spanish Civil War

What a surprise, a few minutes ago, to open the June issue of The Volunteer and to see on page 14 the article about my father, Pierre Daura, with reproductions of two of his paintings.
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Faces of ALBA-VALB: Velina Brown

September 14, 2015
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<em>Faces of ALBA-VALB:</em> Velina Brown

For the past 15 years, Velina Brown has been singing at Lincoln Brigade reunions, most recently at ALBA’s New York celebration in May.  “The vibe in the room is often lush with emotion, a sense of connectedness and passion.”
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Lincoln Vet Nancarrow Gains Museum Triumph

September 14, 2015
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Lincoln Vet Nancarrow Gains Museum Triumph

Lincoln vet and path-breaking composer Conlon Nancarrow was among the dozens of American leftists who no longer felt at home in the United States. After moving to Mexico he...
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Yolanda “Bobby” Hall (1922-2015)

September 14, 2015
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Yolanda “Bobby” Hall (1922-2015)

Progressive organizer Yolanda “Bobby” Hall, a lifelong political activist, social justice advocate and educator who served on ALBA’s Board of Governors, died on June 19 at her home in...
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Poetry Feature: Mass Graves

September 14, 2015
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<em>Poetry Feature:</em> Mass Graves

An unpublished poem by Víctor Jiménez Jódar, with translation by ALBA's Antony Geist.
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Book Review: Personal Histories of Place

September 14, 2015
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<em>Book Review:</em> Personal Histories of Place

P. D. Murphy, As I Walked Out Through Spain in Search of Laurie Lee (Bristol: Silverwood Books, 2014).


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The Shelters of the Civil War

September 14, 2015
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The Shelters of the Civil War

The first thing you see as you approach the Civil War Shelters Museum on Gisbert Street in Cartagena are the trees growing out of the mountainside. Their unusual network...
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The Jarama Society

September 14, 2015
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The Jarama Society

What you leave to friends and loved one--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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US Social Movement Delegation visits Spain

September 30, 2015
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US Social Movement Delegation visits Spain

In May, 21 organizers from the US participated in a social movement delegation to Spain. The trip was timed to coincide with Spain’s municipal elections on May 24th. The...
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Blast from the Past: The Big Retreat

September 9, 2015
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Blast from the Past: The Big Retreat

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting...
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Letter to the Editor: Julian Bond

September 14, 2015
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Letter to the Editor: Julian Bond

Julian Bond died on August 14. A few days later, Democracy Now! aired a tribute to him and I was struck by one of the comments by Benjamin...
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Blast from the Past: At Teruel with the Czech AA Battery

September 1, 2015
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Blast from the Past: At Teruel with the Czech AA Battery

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting...
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Blast from the Past: Los Rompedores

August 25, 2015
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Blast from the Past: Los Rompedores

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting...
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Blast from the Past: A Letter to Nathan Budish

August 18, 2015
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Blast from the Past: A Letter to Nathan Budish

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting...
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