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For truth, justice, and dignity

June 13, 2012
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For truth, justice, and dignity

Edited speeches by the recipients of the 2012 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism and the ALBA/Puffin Student Activist Award, presented at the Museum of the City of New York.
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Media spotlight on Doyle and Peccerelli

June 13, 2012
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Media spotlight on Doyle and Peccerelli

The New Yorker, CNN, ProPublica, PRI, NPR, and EFE were among the media featuring this year's ALBA/Puffin Award winners. “How do you bring tolerance and democracy to a country in which a murderous military, which over the years killed some two hundred thousand of its own citizens, is...
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ALBA/Puffin Award supports struggle for victims’ rights in Latin America

June 13, 2012
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ALBA/Puffin Award supports struggle for victims’ rights in Latin America

ALBA’s annual celebrations in New York City and Berkeley, California (video; photos), commemorated the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Guernica and honored the groundbreaking work of two tireless defenders of human rights in Latin America: Fredy Peccerelli, Executive Director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation, and Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst of U.S. policy in Latin...
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Belafonte, Sarandon, Baldwin, and Sheen invite you to join us in NYC

March 9, 2012
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Belafonte, Sarandon, Baldwin, and Sheen invite you to join us in NYC

Harry Belafonte, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, and Martin Sheen are among the members of the Honorary Committee inviting you to join us at the annual event in New York City honoring the volunteers of the Lincoln Brigade, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Guernica bombing, and supporting the fight for human rights.  Tickets for the event...
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“From Guernica to Human Rights”: ALBA’s annual NYC celebration

March 9, 2012
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“From Guernica to Human Rights”: ALBA’s annual NYC celebration

ALBA's 76th annual celebration (tickets here) will focus on civilian victims of armed conflict, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the bombing of the Basque city of Guernica (which took place on April 26, 1937) and the struggle for Human Rights in Latin America and elsewhere. ALBA's annual New York event will take place...
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ALBA announces 2012 Institutes for high school teachers in five states

February 17, 2012
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ALBA announces 2012 Institutes for high school teachers in five states

ALBA is proud to announce its 2012 teaching institutes for high school teachers, made possible by the Puffin Foundation and donors like you: March 17, 2012: Professional development day in Seattle, co-hosted by the Center for Spanish Studies and the Division of Spanish and Portuguese of the University of Washington, with Anthony Geist, Peter Carroll,...
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NYT: A chilling verdict in Spain

February 11, 2012
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Devastating op-ed in today's New York Times, on the judicial shenanigans in Spain  here. En castellano: Los enemigos del Juez Baltasar Gárzón finalmente se han salido con la suya.  El Tribunal Supremo esta semana declaró culpable al juez de aplicar mal las leyes españolas sobre la interceptación de comunicaciones y le han suspendido de los...
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The Garzón trials: An ALBA editorial

January 18, 2012
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The Garzón trials: An ALBA editorial

(En castellano.) If there were credit rating agencies devoted to evaluating the moral health of a country’s institutions, yesterday “Spain” would almost certainly have been downgraded to junk-bond status. Its Supreme Court opened the first of three trials against Judge Baltasar Garzón, thus initiating a three-pronged attack on judicial independence and offering...
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Los juicios de Garzón: Un editorial

January 18, 2012
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Los juicios de Garzón: Un editorial

(En inglés.) Si existieran agencias de calificación crediticia que se dedicaran a evaluar el estado moral de las instituciones de un país, ayer “España”, sin duda, habría sido devaluado al status de “bonos basura”. Su Tribunal Supremo abrió el primer juicio de tres contra el Juez Baltasar Garzón, iniciando así su ataque tri-partito...
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Celebrating 75 years of international solidarity against fascism

December 4, 2011
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Celebrating 75 years of international solidarity against fascism

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the International Brigades, ALBA is hosting a benefit party in the spirit of the '30s on December 9th in New York City (tickets, info), including live music and a silent auction featuring Jo Davidson bust of Pasionaria (preview and bid). The ALBA...
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