Author Archive for Sebastiaan Faber

Human-rights organizations come out in support of Garzón

March 27, 2010
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Human-rights organizations come out in support of Garzón

After Human Rights Watch and the Robert F. Kennedy Center, Amnesty International, the International Federation for Human Rights, and the World Organization Against Torture join scores of other human-rights organizations in expressing their solidarity with the embattled magistrate, and their bafflement at his possible suspension for investigating crimes against humanity committed...
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Dr. Norman Bethune remembered as ‘son of Toronto’

March 26, 2010
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Dr. Norman Bethune remembered as ‘son of Toronto’

From InsideToronto:

In 1936, Norman Bethune headed to Spain to provide medical care on the battlefield and this is where he developed the world's first mobile medical unit to administer blood transfusions on the spot, which saved many lives. He's revered in China and remembered in Montreal, but more than...
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ALBA’s Dan Czitrom’s op-ed on the Texan Textbook Battle

March 26, 2010
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ALBA’s Dan Czitrom’s op-ed on the Texan Textbook Battle

From CNN:

Historians and teachers have reason to be deeply concerned over the latest actions taken by the Texas Board of Education regarding social studies curriculum standards.

Many conservatives are simply unwilling to accept how much the writing and teaching of American history has changed...
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Film: Queridísimos verdugos/Dearest executioners (1977) Monday at KJCC, NYC

March 26, 2010
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Film: Queridísimos verdugos/Dearest executioners (1977) Monday at KJCC, NYC

Monday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. Queridísmos verdugos (Basilio Martín Patino, 1977, 100 mins). Programmed by Helen Graham, King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization/Professor of Modern Spanish History, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London. Introduced by Sarah Thomas, PhD candidate, NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese. In Spanish...
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NY Times on Garzón

March 26, 2010
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NY Times on Garzón

Today in the Times:

Spain’s Supreme Court announced Thursday that an investigating magistrate could proceed with a case against a crusading judge known internationally for indicting Osama bin Laden and the Chilean dictator Read more »

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Cartier Bresson’s SCW films out on DVD

March 26, 2010
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Cartier Bresson’s SCW films out on DVD

About to be released in the US: the Henri Cartier-Bresson Collector's Edition, featuring two of his Spanish Civil War films, Victory of Life (1937) and Spain Will Live (1938).
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“Hollywood vs Franco” at Minneapolis Film Festival

March 26, 2010
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“Hollywood vs Franco” at Minneapolis Film Festival

28th Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, April 15th-30th, 2010, featuring A War in Hollywood (Hollywood contra Franco), by Oriol Porta, which tells the story of Alvah Bessie. Trailer here.
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Bay Area 74th Reunion

March 24, 2010
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Sunday, May 30, 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:00 pm). Songs of the Spanish Civil War: Barbara Dane w/ Bruce Barthol and friends, guest speaker: Maria Blanco. $20.50 advance / $21.50 at door Purchase tickets online
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Jorge Semprún’s last trip to Buchenwald

March 23, 2010
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Jorge Semprún’s last trip to Buchenwald

An emotional good-bye from the aging Spanish-French writer in Le Monde earlier this month: "je serai le 11 avril sur la place d'appel de Buchenwald pour y prendre la parole parce que c'est la dernière fois."
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Free Orphan Film DVD sampler for attendees

March 22, 2010
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Free Orphan Film DVD sampler for attendees

The OFS reports: an Orphan Film Sampler will be given to attendees at the rapidly upcoming 7th Orphan Film Symposium, which commences April 7th. The samples features an assortment of films shown at past symposiums, alongside orphaned works not showcased before--including With the Lincoln Brigade.
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