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ALBA Monument in San Francisco Needs Restoration

August 25, 2016
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ALBA Monument in San Francisco Needs Restoration

Eleven panels have been shattered and are now completely gone, while other panels have active cracks and are missing large areas. The parts that were grafittied and cleaned in the past have, over time, become discolored and need treatment. With support from your donations, ALBA, working with the Architectural Resources Group, will replace the Onyx...
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Bay Area Commemorates 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War 

August 25, 2016
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Bay Area Commemorates 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War 

Please join us in September and October for a full slate of Spanish Civil War-related events in the San Francisco Bay Area, closing with ALBA’s annual celebration on October 23 at the Zellerbach Playhouse on the UC Berkeley campus. Exhibits Guerra Civil @ 80  Bancroft Library Display of Spanish Civil War Collection Corridor cases...
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Podemos Leader Gives Obama Book on Lincoln Brigade

August 25, 2016
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Podemos Leader Gives Obama Book on Lincoln Brigade

During a brief visit to Spain in July, President Obama met with the leaders of Spain’s largest political parties. Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias took advantage of the occasion to give Obama William Katz’s Picture History of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
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Letter from ALBA

June 10, 2016
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Letter from ALBA

On May 7th over 200 family, friends and supporters of the women and men of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade met at Japan Society in Manhattan for an afternoon of poetry, socializing, and song. Together we commemorated the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the defense of Madrid, and the arrival...
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ALBA’s Tony Geist Awarded Knighthood

June 10, 2016
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ALBA’s Tony Geist Awarded Knighthood

Our colleague Tony Geist—the longest serving ALBA Board member, professor of Spanish at the University of Washington, author and translator—has been awarded one of Spain’s highest civil honors, membership into the Order of Isabella the Catholic with the first-class title of Caballeros de la Gran Cruz de Oficial, or Knights of the Officer’s Cross....
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Delmer Berg (1915 –2016)

June 9, 2016
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Delmer Berg (1915 –2016)

Del Berg, the last known surviving veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, died peacefully in his California home on Sunday, February 28. He was 100 years old. Berg was born in 1915 outside of Los Angeles to a family of poor farm workers. His mother’s line had long since emigrated from Bavaria while his...
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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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