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Nadie es profeta en su tierra: A propósito del legado de Garzón

November 6, 2011
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Nadie es profeta en su tierra: A propósito del legado de Garzón

(English text.) Durante las últimas dos semanas del mes de octubre, han estado muy a la vista las amplias y profundas contribuciones del Juez español Baltasar Garzón a la promoción de la justicia y de los derechos humanos. Aunque los titulares y los “sound-bytes” que nos llegan de lugares tan alejados como...
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No man is a prophet in his own country: On Garzón’s legacy

November 6, 2011
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No man is a prophet in his own country: On Garzón’s legacy

(Texto en castellano.) The astoundingly profound and widespread contributions of Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón to the promotion of justice and human rights have been everywhere on display these last two weeks of October (October 16-30, 2011).  Though not always acknowledged in the headlines and soundbytes that are streaming in these days from...
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Poet Laureate Focuses on Spanish Civil War

September 18, 2011
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Poet Laureate Focuses on Spanish Civil War

The appointment of Philip Levine as U.S. Poet Laureate for the coming year brings a familiar name to prominence. Ten years ago, Levine presented the ALBA-Bill Sennett Lecture at the Bancroft Library in Berkeley, and he presented the ALBA-Bill Susman Lecture at New York University the following year, both on the subject of Spanish...
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Mexican Suitcase film triumphs at festivals, in media

September 18, 2011
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Mexican Suitcase film triumphs at festivals, in media

Trisha Ziff’s Mexican Suitcase, a gripping documentary on the photography and historical memory of the Spanish Civil War, has been selected for the New York and Los Angeles DocuWeeks, the San Sebastián Film Festival, the DocMiami International Film Festival, and as opening feature for the AFI Latin American Film Festival in Silver Spring, MD....
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ALBA’s Teacher Institutes Grow

September 18, 2011
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ALBA’s Teacher Institutes Grow

With the support of the Puffin Foundation, ALBA has now successfully conducted educational outreach workshops in New York; Tampa, Florida; Oberlin, Ohio; and Alameda County, California. Similar programs are slated to take place this fall in New York, New Jersey, and Chicago. Scores of high school teachers all over the country are enjoying...
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ALBA co-sponsors major show of Spanish war photographer Centelles

September 18, 2011
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ALBA co-sponsors major show of Spanish war photographer Centelles

The first major exhibit featuring the Spanish Civil War work of Catalan photographer Agustí Centelles (1909-1985), co-sponsored by ALBA, is opening at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center on October 5th; a symposium on Centelles’ work featuring six speakers will be held on at the Center on November 30th, including NYU's...
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The Future of ALBA

September 18, 2011
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The Future of ALBA

Planning for your will and your legacy? The Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade established their legacy with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. Now you can continue their “good fight” by establishing a legacy gift to ALBA in your will. As a non-profit educational organization, 501(c)(3), ALBA can accept legacy gifts in any amount,...
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Justice, Spanish style

July 15, 2011
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Justice, Spanish style

Justice, Spanish Style According to today's issue of Público: 1. Judge Baltasar Garzón initiates an investigation into the forced disappearance and/or assasination of 113,000 Spaniards by Francoist forces. 2. Judge Baltasar Garzón is accused of judicial malfeasance (prevaricación) for having initiated that investigation, and is suspended from his post as a Judge. 3. An Argentine judge, invoking...
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Turley, Cox, and Ratner Praise Baltasar Garzón

June 16, 2011
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Turley, Cox, and Ratner Praise Baltasar Garzón

Among the distinguished guests at ALBA’s 2011 reunion to honor Judge Garzón were Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University Law School, who interviewed the Judge; as well as Larry Cox, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, and Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who both gave speeches at the event....
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Bay Area honors Bradley Manning and human rights struggles; vet present

June 16, 2011
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Bay Area honors Bradley Manning and human rights struggles; vet present

The 75th Bay Area reunion, held in Berkeley, California, on Memorial Day, was graced with a surprise guest. Looking spry and mobile at age 95, Delmer Berg, one of the five surviving veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, took the floor. The Columbia, California, resident advised the audience to keep up the good fight...
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