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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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Something’s Rotten in the State of Spain

April 12, 2011
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A news item buried  in yesterday's edition of the Spanish e-paper El Plural called attention to a little-known case pending in Spain's Constitutional Court, whose outcome could have definitive repercussions on two of Garzón's three cases. There is an anomalous figure in Spanish law known as "acusación popular", which allows unharmed citizens to press...
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The Garzón case: An ALBA editorial

March 26, 2011
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The Garzón case: An ALBA editorial

The argument being made by Interights is fascinating and compelling: the violation of Judge Garzón’s rights is being committed in the prosecution itself, undermining judicial independence. This argument seems powerful and coherent, given the lengthy list of bizarre twists and turns that have characterized this case from the start.
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ALBA prepares for major celebrations in New York and Bay Area

March 3, 2011
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ALBA prepares for major celebrations in New York and Bay Area

ALBA is getting ready for two major annual celebrations in New York and the Bay Area. The New York program--on May 14th, at the Eisner/Lubin auditorium on Washington Square, New York City (tickets here)--will feature Judge Baltasar Garzón, who will receive the first ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, alongside Michael Ratner, director...
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Embattled Spanish Judge to receive ALBA-Puffin Human Rights Award

March 3, 2011
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Embattled Spanish Judge to receive ALBA-Puffin Human Rights Award

Baltasar Garzón, the Spanish magistrate who has headed the effort to identify human rights violations during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship, will receive the first ALBA-Puffin International Award for Human Rights Activism at the ALBA annual reunion in New York City on May 14. (Press release; tickets; Facebook.)...
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Previews of 2011: Save These Dates

November 23, 2010
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San Francisco, February 25, 2011, ALBA-Bill Susman Lecture: Marjorie Cohn; NYC, May 14, 2011: Annual Reunion and Human Rights Award; Berkeley, May 29, 2011 Freight and Salvage Bay Area Annual Reunion.
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