Author Archive for Sebastiaan Faber

Letter to the Editor

November 19, 2017
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Letter to the Editor

To the Volunteer: Reading “Forgotten Fighters: American Anarchist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War,” I noted that at least one prominent American who volunteered for service in the Anarchist Durruti Column remains forgotten. I mean, of course, Carl Marzani. Herein, I borrow freely from Carl’s memoir, “The Education of a Reluctant Radical,” Vol. 3,...
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Rescue What We Can: Julio Llamazares and the Fight against Oblivion

November 19, 2017
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Rescue What We Can: Julio Llamazares and the Fight against Oblivion

Julio Llamazares was born in 1955 in Vegamián, a small town in the province of León, in the north of Spain, where his father worked as a teacher. In 1968, Vegamián disappeared from the map. Along with five other towns, it was submerged in a huge artificial lake. The Francoist state, allied with the...
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Antifascism in Ohio: Humanities Director Speaks Out

November 19, 2017
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Antifascism in Ohio: Humanities Director Speaks Out

Last August, in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Ohio Humanities issued a powerful letter condemning white supremacists who attacked antifascist protestors. We speak with Executive Director Pat Williamsen about the need for public humanists to take a stand. “America has forgotten itself.”
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Understanding the Catalan Crisis: Emilio Silva on Winners and Losers

November 19, 2017
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Understanding the Catalan Crisis: Emilio Silva on Winners and Losers

The escalating conflict between Spain and Catalonia led to the country’s deepest constitutional crisis since the transition to democracy. Journalist Emilio Silva reflects on the short- and long-term impact. “For someone on the left, the confusion in terms of priorities and alliances is hard to understand.”
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Now Open for Registration: Workshops in Cleveland and Bowling Green, Ohio for October 10 and 12

September 15, 2017
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Now Open for Registration: Workshops in Cleveland and Bowling Green, Ohio for October 10 and 12

For the Cleveland workshop on October 10, register here. For the Bowling Green workshop on October 12, register here. A FREE professional development workshop for middle and high school teachers of social studies and/or Spanish Maltz Museum for Jewish Heritage, Cleveland October 10, 2017, 9am-4pm Bowling Green State University October 12, 2017, 9 am–4:30...
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More Ways to Make ALBA Thrive

August 31, 2017
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More Ways to Make ALBA Thrive

There are many ways to help support the work ALBA does throughout the country, from planned gifts to monthly donations.
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Tamiment Library Open House: September 9

August 31, 2017
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Tamiment Library Open House: September 9

A great way to get to know the ALBA collection! Includes an instructional program for those who are interested in learning how to conduct research in the archive.
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Justice in Spain: Court-Ordered Exhumation of Franco Victim Succeeds

August 30, 2017
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Justice in Spain: Court-Ordered Exhumation of Franco Victim Succeeds

Almost eighty years after he disappeared, Ascención Mendieta could finally give a proper burial to her father, murdered by the Franco regime.
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America and World Fascism: ALBA Takes Its Teaching in a New Direction

June 14, 2017
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America and World Fascism: ALBA Takes Its Teaching in a New Direction

ALBA has expanded the scope of its teaching institutes, moving from the Spanish Civil War to a broader and more ambitious focus on the role of the United States in the world, as well as the moral, political, and judicial aspects of the struggle for human rights. The time is right: “Fascism” was among...
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