Author Archive for Reid Palmer

Spanish Court investigates Italian involvement in SCW

February 6, 2013
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Spanish Court investigates Italian involvement in SCW

The Barcelona Provincial Court has ordered the first judicial investigation into the aerial targeting of civilian populations during the Spanish Civil War.
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Fallen Basque soldiers to be exhumed from mass grave

January 9, 2013
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Fallen Basque soldiers to be exhumed from mass grave

In part with a 50,000 euro Basque Spanish Civil War remembrance project, the bodies of approximately 100 Basque fighters are set to be exhumed this February.
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Watt Award: U.S. newspapers and the Lincoln Brigade

January 4, 2013
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Watt Award: U.S. newspapers and the Lincoln Brigade

U.S. newspaper coverage of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade reveals the domestic and foreign policy debates that arose in the late 1930s and continued into the late 1950s. I focus on The Cleveland Plain Dealer, which was sympathetic to the cause of the Spanish Republic due to the left-leaning population of the greater Cleveland...
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Fascist Salute in Madrid Protests as Catalonia Votes for Independence

December 12, 2012
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Fascist Salute in Madrid Protests as Catalonia Votes for Independence

The fascist salute rears its ugly head in Madrid once more on the 37th anniversary of Franco's death.
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Mural unveiled for Irish Brigader Bob Doyle

October 20, 2012
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Mural unveiled for Irish Brigader Bob Doyle

A mural to Irish International Brigade veteran Bob Doyle was dedicated last weekend in northern Dublin.
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Spanish Refugees Remembered in Britain

September 13, 2012
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Spanish Refugees Remembered in Britain

A British archive has released a new virtual exhibition on Basque refugees in Carshalton, England during the Spanish civil war.
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Canadian Volunteer Helps Unearth Franco’s Victims

September 13, 2012
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Canadian Volunteer Helps Unearth Franco’s Victims

Three more bodies have been recently exhumed with the help of a Canadian university student working with the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory to find the remains of Franco's victims.
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75th Anniversary of IB Remembered by Fife Trades Union Members

September 13, 2012
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Trade Unionists in Scotland honor. the 75th anniversary of the founding of the International Brigades; remember lost comrades.
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Valencia strips Franco of ‘Honorary Mayor’ title

September 8, 2012
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Valencia strips Franco of ‘Honorary Mayor’ title

A judge in the Spanish city of Valencia has recently stripped former dictator Fransisco Franco of his title of ‘Honorary Mayor,’ awarded to him in May 1939.  Compromis, a’s left-wing coalition, said that “To maintain this distinction for the top figure in the military uprising and subsequent dictatorship is a clear attack on the...
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Why are the Mac-Paps all but forgotten?

August 4, 2012
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Why are the Mac-Paps all but forgotten?

A recent article by Canada's Time Colonist journalist Cory Ruf explores the history of the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, its survivors, and how it has (not) been remembered.
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