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Letter from ALBA: Spread the word

December 17, 2014
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<i>Letter from ALBA:</i> Spread the word

It was thrilling to receive such positive responses to our September issue, featuring Pablo Iglesias, the 36-year-old political scientist who may well be Spain’s next Prime Minister. (Even Pablo himself took to Twitter to say how honored he was to be on our cover.) Events in Spain continue to develop in an exciting direction;...
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Bay Area honors Pete Seeger & Equal Justice

December 17, 2014
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Bay Area honors Pete Seeger & Equal Justice

On a sunny October Sunday, the city of Berkeley still buzzing about the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, many alumni of that good fight, together with family and friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, came to the Freight & Salvage Coffee House to pay homage to the anti-fascist volunteers and veterans who...
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ALBA Institutes draw more than 80 teachers

December 17, 2014
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ALBA Institutes draw more than 80 teachers

More than 80 high school teachers from New York City and New Jersey participated in back-to-back ALBA institutes during the first week of November. As in most ALBA classrooms, the majority of teachers work in Social Studies—including US History, World History, and Government—but these groups also had significant numbers of Spanish teachers. Brooklyn’s Abraham...
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Including ALBA in your will

September 10, 2014
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Including ALBA in your will

Making gifts to ALBA in your will is an important source of funding to continue our work. A gift in your will keeps our educational programs growing in the long term. While gifts for specific purposes are always welcome, ALBA is especially grateful for unrestricted gifts that can be used where they are needed...
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World-renowned scientist leaves legacy gift to ALBA

September 9, 2014
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World-renowned scientist leaves legacy gift to ALBA

Dr. Nina Byers, who died on June 5, 2014, was a long-time friend of ALBA’s. As a pioneering theoretical physicist, her work contributed greatly to both the understanding of particle physics and superconductivity.
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History Day Winners: 8th-graders on the Lincolns

September 9, 2014
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History Day Winners: 8th-graders on the Lincolns

Three 8th-grade students placed fifth at the National History Day Finals for their work on the history of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
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Letter from ALBA: United Nations defends Spanish victims

September 9, 2014
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Letter from ALBA: United Nations defends Spanish victims

When things seem bleakest, hope often sparks.
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ALBA reaches out to teachers in four states, from Florida to Illinois

September 9, 2014
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ALBA reaches out to teachers in four states, from Florida to Illinois

Kicking off a busy fall, ALBA worked with teachers in Tampa.
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Solidarity Forever! Join us on Oct. 5 in Berkeley

September 9, 2014
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<em>Solidarity Forever!</em> Join us on Oct. 5 in Berkeley

Join us for ALBA’s Bay Area Reunion! Sunday, October 5, 2014 2:00 PM (doors open at 1:00 PM) Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse 2020 Addison Street Berkeley, California
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Betty Medsger: Exposing domestic surveillance, anno 1971

June 12, 2014
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Betty Medsger: Exposing domestic surveillance, anno 1971

Betty Medsger delivered the annual Susman Lecture, based on her recent book The Burglary: he Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI. Medsger's book features the never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, in 1971. (Video, 49')
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