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Michael Ratner (1943-2016)

June 9, 2016
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Michael Ratner (1943-2016)

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA, www.alba-valb.org) mourns the loss of Michael Ratner, a longtime defender of civil liberties in the United States and abroad.
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Human Rights Journalists Highlight Anniversary Celebration in New York

June 9, 2016
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Human Rights Journalists Highlight Anniversary Celebration in New York

The torch has been passed. Eighty years after the Spanish Civil War inspired volunteers from 52 countries to challenge the spread of international fascism, no American veterans of that struggle are alive to bear witness, but their spirit and commitment to social justice, human rights, and anti-fascism lives on in the work of current...
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San Francisco Monument To Be Restored

June 9, 2016
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San Francisco Monument To Be Restored

Efforts are ongoing to address the deterioration of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade monument in San Francisco. After initial problems of deliberate vandalism were dealt with, the elements began to take their toll on the structure. However, we have been involved in extensive conversations with different offices of the city of San Francisco for well...
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ALBA’s Back in School

June 9, 2016
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ALBA’s Back in School

ALBA’s Teaching Institutes continue to break new ground across the United States, reaching more teachers in new communities, expanding opportunities, and seeing exciting results.
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80th Anniversary Event: Photos and Video

June 9, 2016
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80th Anniversary Event: Photos and Video

On May 7, the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Right Activism—a cash tribute of $100,000—honored two courageous journalists, Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill, for their dedication to exposing corruption, violence, and the abuse of power which are routinely ignored by mainstream media. They do this work under life-threatening conditions of danger and risk. The day’s...
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Argentine Judge Orders ALBA-Funded Exhumation in Spain

March 13, 2016
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Argentine Judge Orders ALBA-Funded Exhumation in Spain

This January 19th, exhumation procedures began to recover the remains of Timoteo Mendieta, murdered by the Franco regime in 1939. In 2013, his daughter Ascensión testified before María Servini, the Argentine judge who has investigated Franco’s crimes against humanity since 2010. On Servini’s orders, the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory took charge of the exhumation, helped...
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Fearless Journalists Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill Win Human Rights Award

March 13, 2016
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Fearless Journalists Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill Win Human Rights Award

The 2016 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will be shared by journalists Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill, who have dedicated their careers to exposing corruption, violence and abuse of power. Award ceremony: NYC, Saturday, May 7 (tickets)
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Neither rain, nor sleet nor hail nor snow…

February 28, 2016
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Neither rain, nor sleet nor hail nor snow…

About twenty New York city teachers took part in a four-session ALBA workshop this winter, a special initiative sponsored by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Puffin Foundation. The massive snowstorm a few weeks ago forced some scrambling and rescheduling, but in the end, the...
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ALBA as your Legacy: The Jarama Society

December 8, 2015
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ALBA as your Legacy: The Jarama Society

What you leave to friends and loved one--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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Stretch Your Gift with a Monthly Pledge

December 8, 2015
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Stretch Your Gift with a Monthly Pledge

Ensure more of your money goes to our mission by lowering costs and supporting our cause without a big one-time hit to your wallet.
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