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Impugning Impunity: ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Returns in September

August 31, 2017
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Impugning Impunity: ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Returns in September

  ALBA presents three days of groundbreaking human rights documentaries! IIFFDOCS NY September 22-24, 2017 @DCTV 87 Lafayette Street, NY From workers in late capitalism to testimonies of resistance worldwide, Impugning Impunity brings social and political struggles to the forefront through the art of nonfction storytelling For more information visit: www.iiff-docs.com
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Letter from ALBA: The Work Ahead

August 30, 2017
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Letter from ALBA: The Work Ahead

Almost 80 years after her father Timoteo’s violent death during the Franco dictatorship, Ascensión Mendieta has finally been able to re-bury his remains. In her 90s now, Mendieta last saw Timoteo when she was 13. A labor leader in the tiny village of Sacedón, east of Madrid, he was picked up from the family...
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ALBA’s Busy Fall: Half a Dozen Workshops in Three States

August 30, 2017
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ALBA’s Busy Fall: Half a Dozen Workshops in Three States

“America & World Fascism,” ALBA Teaching Institutes program, launches a statewide series at the Ohio Council for the Social Studies (OCSS) Meeting in September, with professional development workshops following month for teachers in Cleveland and Bowling Green. Besides exploring U.S. and World History topics from the Spanish Civil War and World War II, this...
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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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