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Paris and Barcelona remember the IB

December 29, 2018
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Paris and Barcelona remember the IB

The 80th anniversary of the “Despedida” of 1938 was the occasion to remember the International Brigades in both Paris and Barcelona with two different international conferences. Both initiatives brought together an impressive list of scholars who presented cutting-edge research on a wide range of subjects.
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Letter from ALBA: About Anger, Hope–and Commitment

December 29, 2018
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Letter from ALBA: About Anger, Hope–and Commitment

For those of us who think a lot about the 1930s, it’s hard to follow current events and not be reminded of the time when fascism began its rapid expansion.
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ALBA’s Back in the Classroom: “When can we do this again?”

December 29, 2018
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ALBA’s Back in the Classroom: “When can we do this again?”

The Ohio high-school teachers who joined ALBA's workshop in Beachwood, Ohio, this past October 12, left inspired—and wanting more. 
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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 of the Lincoln Brigade. As you make your plans, please consider including ALBA in your will or living trust, or naming us as a...
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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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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 on Valencia and to gain time in the hope that...
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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 carrying the Catalan flag across the Ebro”. The painting by Pere Piquer was unveiled by Manus O’Riordan at the Museu de Gandesa this July 28....
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The Story of the Lincoln Brigade (As Told by an 8-Year Old)

July 1, 2018
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The Story of the Lincoln Brigade (As Told by an 8-Year Old)

Letter by eight-year-old Luca Kaufman at Kolot Chayeinu (Voices of Our Lives, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY), written as part of a school project on Heroes of Jewish Resistance.
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ALBA’s on the Road Again: Record Number of Teacher Workshops

July 1, 2018
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ALBA’s on the Road Again: Record Number of Teacher Workshops

Ten years after launching ALBA’s Teach-the-Teachers professional development program, the number of school districts we partner with continues to multiply. At the same time, the content of our resources has deepened and expanded as secondary school teachers and their students around the country increasingly see connections between historical questions and current events.
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Letter from ALBA: Time for Action

July 1, 2018
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Letter from ALBA: Time for Action

Dear Friends and Comrades: This is no time for pessimism or inaction. The forces of reaction have reemerged out of the shadows in this country as well as elsewhere around the world. We stand in solidarity with the thousands of courageous teenagers who spoke out and organized to stop gun violence following the massacre...
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