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Letter from ALBA: We Know Where We Stand

June 14, 2017
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Letter from ALBA: We Know Where We Stand

Every day we are inspired by the millions in this country and around the world who engage in acts of resistance against racists and oppressors. Like many of you, we worried about the recent elections in France and the Netherlands and were relatively relieved by the outcome. We were also thrilled to see the...
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ALBA/Puffin Award Honors Proactiva Open Arms’ Refugee Rescue Work

June 14, 2017
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ALBA/Puffin Award Honors Proactiva Open Arms’ Refugee Rescue Work

On April 16, Òscar Camps, Gerard Canals, and Laura Lanuza of Proactiva Open Arms joined ALBA’s annual celebration at the Museum of the City of New York to receive the 2017 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism. Before the main award ceremony, they were interviewed by Emma Daly of Human Rights Watch. The main...
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Herbert Molin (1925-2017)

March 6, 2017
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Herbert Molin (1925-2017)

A longtime ALBA friend, Herb was also a member of The Jarama Society, generously leaving ALBA in his plans to help continue our commitment to social activism.
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Marvin E. Gettleman (1933-2017)

March 6, 2017
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Marvin E. Gettleman (1933-2017)

ALBA notes with sadness the death of former executive director Marvin E. Gettleman. He was 83. A historian of the American left, he taught for many years at Polytechnic University, well-known as editor of Vietnam: History, Documents, Opinions. He is survived by former Board member, historian Ellen Schrecker.
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Letter from ALBA: Resist!

March 6, 2017
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</i>Letter from ALBA:</i> Resist!

We live in interesting times. Hundreds of thousands of women and men across the country and around the world are engaging in acts of resistance against oppression and bigotry, and demonstrating for democracy and human rights. The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives stands with this broad progressive movement. Following in the footsteps of those who...
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ALBA/Puffin Award Honors Proactiva Open Arms, which Has Saved Thousands of Refugees’ Lives

March 6, 2017
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ALBA/Puffin Award Honors Proactiva Open Arms, which Has Saved Thousands of Refugees’ Lives

On Sunday, April 16 (detailstickets), the annual ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will be granted to Proactiva Open Arms (POA), a humanitarian aid organization based in Badalona (Catalonia) dedicated to rescuing refugees who take to the sea in an attempt to flee war, persecution, and poverty, and to reach the...
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Letters: Exchange on Catalonia

December 3, 2016
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Letters: Exchange on Catalonia

Dear Editor, After 25 years of receiving and enjoying The Volunteer I was saddened by the unbalanced and misleading article by Eric R. Smith entitled How to understand the Catalan Independence Movement published in No. 3 of Vol. XXXIII. Though I’m too far removed from my research to properly comment on the simplistic statements...
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ALBA Organizes Institutes, Wins Grant

December 3, 2016
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ALBA Organizes Institutes, Wins Grant

This November, ALBA organized three full-day professional development institutes for high school teachers in New York City, New Jersey, and Seattle, Washington, led by Peter N. Carroll, James D. Fernández, Anthony Geist, and Gina Herrmann. The institutes gathered close to 80 teachers to work on lesson plans incorporating the history of the Spanish Civil...
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The War at 80: Berkeley’s Tributes

December 3, 2016
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The War at 80: Berkeley’s Tributes

Berkeley, California, flagship campus of the University of California, knows how to stage a political fight. To mark the 80th Anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the campus featured a spectacular series of events—lectures, panel discussions, archival exhibitions from the Bancroft Library, film screenings, and poetry readings—honoring the volunteers of the...
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Letter from ALBA: A Busy Fall

August 25, 2016
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Letter from ALBA: A Busy Fall

We hope you had a wonderful summer. ALBA and its Board members, braving the summer heat, with your encouragement and support have been involved in a range of initiatives—including planning for the fall celebrations in the Bay Area (see page 3), the Watt essay contest (winners will be announced shortly), updates in the volunteers’...
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