Author Archive for Sebastiaan Faber

Did you know…

March 13, 2010
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Did you know…

Did you know that you can support ALBA by buying books through Powell's, the nation's largest independent bookstore? Check out ALBA's online bookshelf here.
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The Guardian on Garzón

March 13, 2010
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The Guardian on Garzón

The Guardian today: "Baltasar Garzón, who has taken aim at Augusto Pinochet and Silvio Berlusconi, among others, now finds himself pursued on three different fronts as a series of writs challenging his impartiality and accusing him of abuse of authority are investigated by the supreme court. his supporters see the attacks...
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New documentary: Los caminos de la memoria

March 13, 2010
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José-Luis Peñafuerte (Belgium, Spain: 2009).  Screened this week at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. Trailer here:
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Spanish Civil War website of the week: Christie Books

March 12, 2010
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Stuart Christie's site is a treasure trove of Spanish Civil War- and Anarchism-related films.
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ALBA and the “corruption of the academy”

March 12, 2010
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Are ALBA's institutes for high-school teachers proof of the "corruption of the academy"? Or are some people's reactions and suspicions proof of a particular pathology afflicting students of American Communism and Anti-Communism? An interesting discussion on an historians' listerv.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Spanish Civil War film reviewed

March 12, 2010
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Nick Ravich at Art21: "The biggest treat of the evening was the world premiere of the recently rediscovered 20-minute, silent 35mm film With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (1937-38)."
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Manuel Rivas’s new Spanish Civil War novel translated

March 12, 2010
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Amanda Hopkinson in The Independent: "Essentially, this is the account of one day in the first year of the war, 19th August 1936, when pyres of books were assembled and abused by posses of Falangists on the beaches of Galicia, and its aftermath."
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Miseries of Franco’s forced labour camps revealed

March 12, 2010
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Graham Keeley in the London Times: "Today, for the first time, relatives of those held in the camps will discover how an army of faceless civil servants made sure that the books were balanced — evoking comparisons with the efficiency of their Nazi counterparts — when hundreds of files go on display at...
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LA Times in Defense of Garzón

March 9, 2010
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LA Times in Defense of Garzón

Last month, the Los Angeles Times came in defense of Baltasar Garzón, the investigative magistrate from Spain who is threatened with suspension because of his attempt to investigate crimes against humanity committed under Francoism.
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El País Covers ALBA’s Role in Photo Mystery

March 9, 2010
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El País highlights ALBA's investigative work on a gift for President Obama. Click here for an English translation.
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