Author Archive for Nancy Tsou

Ruby Dee memorial celebration

September 25, 2014
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Ruby Dee memorial celebration

Ruby Dee, legendary actress, author and activist was honored with a public memorial celebration at the Riverside Church in New York City on Sept. 20. She and her husband Ossie Davis, long-time friends of the veterans of the Lincoln Brigade, were extraordinarily generous and bold, lending their celebrity to a host of leftist causes....
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Exhibition of Ralph Fasanella’s paintings

August 31, 2014
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Exhibition of Ralph Fasanella’s paintings

The exhibition of Lincoln Vet Ralph Fasanella’s paintings “Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget,” organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, opens on Tuesday (Sept. 2) at the American Folk Art Museum. (Through Nov. 30, 2 Lincoln Square, 212-595-9533, folkartmuseum.org.)
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The Silences of Pope Francis

February 2, 2014
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Pope Francis has attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny." But the silence maintained by the former Argentinian bishop Bergoglio (now Pope Francis), during the brutal Argentinian dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s, puzzles many people. Vicente Navarro got a clue from the recent Tarragona service (honoring the members of the Church who...
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Experts discuss NSA surveillance

November 17, 2013
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Experts discuss NSA surveillance

On Nov. 14, 2013, McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham Law School was jam packed with people. The title of the event was “They’re watching us: So what? Assessing the dangers of the new surveillance powers” featuring a distinguished panel: Glenn Greenwald (Journalist), James Bamford (Author and NSA expert), Ariel Dorfman (Novelist, Playwright and Human Rights...
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Book review on the Chinese volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

October 29, 2013
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Book review on the Chinese volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

The Asian Review of Books just published a review article by Juan José Morales on the book Los Brigadistas Chinos en la Guerra Civil: La Llamada de España (1936-1939). “Glimpses into the lives of some of these volunteers give us insights as to who they were. Chen Wenrao, from Taishan, Guangdong, known...
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David Graeber dedicates new book to his Lincoln vet father

October 14, 2013
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David Graeber dedicates new book to his Lincoln vet father

In 2011, David Graeber’s monumental book "Debt: The First 5,000 Years" was published. In that very same year, he burst into national consciousness with the Occupy Wall Street movement he helped to spark. This year, he has written a daring book “The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A Movement.” Part reflection on Occupy...
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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

August 28, 2013
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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

On August 24, a sea of people packed around the Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. The “Dream” has not been realized, but not been forgotten. More than 200,000 people came...
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“Citizens’ Tide” protests flood Spain

February 26, 2013
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“Citizens’ Tide” protests flood Spain

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards took to the streets in 16 Spanish cities on Saturday Feb. 23 to protest against austerity and demand true democracy. They were chanting “You got envelopes, we got cuts!” Check out El Pais coverage and photos here.
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The biggest climate change rally in US history

February 21, 2013
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The biggest climate change rally in US history

On Sunday, Feb. 17, despite chilly and windy weather, 50,000 people converged to Washington, DC demanding that President Obama block the Keystone XL pipeline and take action against climate change. You can view photos here.
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A Chinese volunteer in the Lincoln Brigade

January 4, 2013
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A Chinese volunteer in the Lincoln Brigade

Among the nearly 3,000 U.S. volunteers who joined the International Brigades in Spain, there were two Chinese: Chi Chang (张纪) from Minnesota and Dong Hong Yick (his Chinese name: 陈文饶, Wen Rao Chen) from New York’s Chinatown. Chang survived the Spanish Civil War, but Yick was killed at Gandesa in 1938. Chi Chang came from...
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