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Del Berg turns 98: Response overwhelming

March 21, 2014
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Del Berg turns 98: Response overwhelming

One of the two last reported living veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Delmer Berg, turned 98 on December 20. We invited you to send your birthday greetings were been completely overwhelmed by the response. You can read a sampling online at www.albavolunteer.org/2013/12/happy-birthday-del/ where you can also see part of a recent video...
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ALBA reunion on April 27 honors Pete Seeger, Bryan Stevenson: Tickets available

March 21, 2014
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ALBA reunion on April 27 honors Pete Seeger, Bryan Stevenson: Tickets available

ALBA's 78th reunion on Sunday, April 27 honors the memory of Pete Seeger and features Bryan Stevenson, winner of the 2014 ALBA/Puffin Award. Tickets | Video | Press Kit
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Equal Justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson wins 2014 ALBA/Puffin Award

March 21, 2014
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Equal Justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson wins 2014 ALBA/Puffin Award

Bryan Stevenson, the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, will accept the fourth ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism award at ALBA’s annual event in New York on April 27.
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Bay Area honors Vets and Dreamers

December 19, 2013
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Bay Area honors Vets and Dreamers

“Singing was an important part of our life in Spain,” wrote Lincoln Brigade volunteer Carl Geiser. And music was a strong theme at the West Coast ALBA annual reunion held at the Freight & Salvage music hall in Berkeley, California on October 6.
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ALBA Institute inspires record number of New York teachers

December 19, 2013
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ALBA Institute inspires record number of New York teachers

An unprecedented 71 New York high school teachers—who collectively teach more than 7,000 students every day—gathered at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center on November 5 for a full-day workshop. The ALBA institute, taught by Peter Carroll, James Fernández, and Sebastiaan Faber, introduced teachers of Social Studies, Spanish, and English Language Arts...
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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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