Author Archive for Sebastiaan Faber

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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Curator Discovers New Photographs of Lincolns’ Arrival

March 6, 2017
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Curator Discovers New Photographs of Lincolns’ Arrival

This fall, photography curator Joaquín Gasca, while doing research at Catalonia’s National Archive, came across a batch of unpublished photographs documenting the march through Barcelona of one of the first groups of American volunteers joining the Republic’s struggle against Franco’s army. The photographs, taken on January 16, 1937, are by Josep Brangulí (1879-1945) and...
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Trump or the Decline of Historical Memory

March 6, 2017
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Trump or the Decline of Historical Memory

Trump’s election creates new challenges for everyone involved in history teaching. What is it like to teach history when the nation’s president appears to chronically ignore factual evidence? What’s the task ahead?
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ALBA & Collaborative Announce Professional Development Workshop for High School Teachers in Massachusetts (March 31-April 1, 2017)

December 7, 2016
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ALBA & Collaborative Announce Professional Development Workshop for High School Teachers in Massachusetts (March 31-April 1, 2017)

From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond PDPs: 22.5 Graduate Credits: 1 Offered by: Professional Development›History and Social Studies Description What is fascism? Where did it come from? How does it impact human rights? How did ideology shape the Spanish Civil War and WWII? What legacies did they pass on in the...
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International Transport Workers’ Association Publishes Spanish Civil War Booklet

December 6, 2016
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International Transport Workers’ Association Publishes Spanish Civil War Booklet

The global union federation ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has released an illustrated booklet recounting the organization’s fight to support the lawful Republic during the Spanish Civil War, and how the lessons it learnt there allowed it to work with Allied intelligence to fight Nazism in World War Two. It tells the inspiring story...
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There Are Many Ways to Support ALBA

December 6, 2016
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There Are Many Ways to Support ALBA

ALBA can’t do all it does without our generous donors. Fortunately, there are many ways to support our work, from our monthly donor program to gifts and bequests–and of course our merchandise.
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The Lincoln Brigade: An Exclusive Excerpt from the New Graphic Novel by Pablo Durá

December 3, 2016
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<em>The Lincoln Brigade:</em> An Exclusive Excerpt from the New Graphic Novel by Pablo Durá

Pablo Durá is the author of The Lincoln Brigade, a new graphic novel based on the life story of Oliver Law, of which we are proud to feature an excerpt in this issue.
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Del Berg honored by IBMT at AGM on October 15

October 28, 2016
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Del Berg honored by IBMT at AGM on October 15

The IBMT made special note of Delmer Berg’s passing at their annual AGM in Dublin on Oct. 15.  IBMT Chairman Richard Baxell called on me to say a few words on his behalf.  Below is the text of my remarks.  It was especially significant to honor the last Lincoln Brigade veteran in the presence...
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Spanish Civil War program in Torrance, CA

October 12, 2016
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Spanish Civil War program in Torrance, CA

The Foreign Language Department’s Spanish program at El Camino Community College (Torrance, California) is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War with a series of activities and lectures from November 8 to 12. The five-day program includes talks on mass graves, pictorial art, military fortifications, news coverage in the US of the conflict,...
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