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The Spanish Supreme Court and the Truth Commission

October 14, 2013
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The Spanish Supreme Court and the Truth Commission

Spain's cooperative newspaper La Marea, which just launched its new website, has published an op-ed column about last year's verdict by the Spanish Supreme Court that closed the judicial avenue as a way to seek reparation and justice for the victims of Francoism (while acquitting Baltasar Garzón after having disbarred him in another case). Reading the...
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Bay Area reunion in October

September 14, 2013
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Bay Area reunion in October

Bay Area ALBA Reunion, October 6 This Land is Our Land: Internationalism, Citizenship, Resistance; a commemorative celebration marking the 77th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War Join us!
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ALBA joins Truth Commission platform

September 14, 2013
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ALBA joins Truth Commission platform

On July 3, ALBA became the first organization from the United States to join the Plataforma por la Comisión de la Verdad sobre los Crímenes del Franquismo (Platform for the Truth Commission about the Crimes of Francoism). This initiative is the first step toward creating a United Nations Truth Commission in pursuit of justice...
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Stone and Ratner speak of courage and activism

June 20, 2013
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Stone and Ratner speak of courage and activism

Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, and filmmaker Oliver Stone spoke at ALBA’s event in New York, highlighting the connection between the courage of the Lincoln Brigade’s internationalist activism and the courage of the activists of United We Dream. See videos of their speeches. Kate Doyle, senior analyst at the National...
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ALBA roundtable on immigration reform: What can be done

June 15, 2013
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ALBA roundtable on immigration reform: What can be done

Courage and fear, hope and despair: those were the recurring emotions expressed by five panelists who spoke about immigration reform at a round-table discussion organized by ALBA in New York on May 5. Speaking from the trenches, they confirmed that much has been achieved. And although the road ahead is long and complicated, every...
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The Greatest Generation, then and now

June 15, 2013
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The Greatest Generation, then and now

Filmmaker Oliver Stone offered a moving encomium to the volunteers of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in his keynote speech at the 77th annual reunion held at Pace University in New York on May 5, where United We Dream received the annual ALBA / Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (video | pictures).
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Immigration, Internationalism & Social Justice: Join ALBA on May 5 in NYC

March 15, 2013
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Immigration, Internationalism & Social Justice: Join ALBA on May 5 in NYC

Harry Belafonte, Pete Seeger, and Oliver Stone join ALBA in inviting you to a celebration of the third ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, featuring United We Dream and music by Barbez and Bernardo Palombo. (Tickets | Invitation | Press Release English / Spanish)
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Undocumented and Unafraid: DREAMers tapped for Human Rights Award

March 15, 2013
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Undocumented and Unafraid: DREAMers tapped for Human Rights Award

United We Dream, the national network of youth-led immigrant activist organizations that fight for the rights of millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States, has been selected as winner of the 2013 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism. The United We Dream Network (UWD) will receive the award at ALBA’s annual event...
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There’s something about Ohio

September 15, 2012
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There’s something about Ohio

Ohio, the quintessential swing state, has long been among the places where the country’s political battle lines are most clearly drawn. This was as true in the 1930s as it is now. As a center of industry, Ohio was hard hit by the Great Depression. Social and racial tensions were palpable. The large urban...
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The future of ALBA: Your legacy

July 2, 2012
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The future of ALBA: Your legacy

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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