Author Archive for Sebastiaan Faber

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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ALBA workshop in Northampton for Social Studies & Spanish teachers (10/29)

September 19, 2016
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ALBA workshop in Northampton for Social Studies & Spanish teachers (10/29)

First to Fight: American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) Explore this pivotal event in Spanish–and world–history and culture! Parallels to today include Syria, Ukraine, & the rise of rightwing populism. Oct. 29 – Northampton – Breakouts in Spanish and in English. $25. Lunch and materials provided. Led by Kelley Brown, Easthampton HS....
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Biographies of Dutch Brigadistas Online

August 25, 2016
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Biographies of Dutch Brigadistas Online

“It was always rumored that my uncle fought in Spain, but now we finally know for sure. I’ve had an amazing number of touching reactions of that type,” Yvonne Scholten says, “especially from family members.” Scholten, a Dutch journalist, is the driving force behind a new biographical dictionary of Dutch volunteers in Spain that...
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Jeremy Scahill: “Fascism, once again, is on the rise.”

June 9, 2016
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Jeremy Scahill: “Fascism, once again, is on the rise.”

Acceptance speech by Jeremy Scahill on receiving the 2016 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism. May 7, 2016. New York. Lydia just pushed me to come here first (crowd laughs.) I really, in all candor, I feel like I shouldn’t be here receiving this award, particularly because I think that my co-recipient, Lydia, is one of the...
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Brooklyn at War: Spain, 1936-1939

March 13, 2016
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Brooklyn at War: Spain, 1936-1939

In the spring of 1937 some twenty students from Brooklyn College volunteered to fight in Spain. This unique exhibit, curated by Prof. Alejandro Alonso, in partnership with ALBA, will cover three aspects: political life on campus in the 30s; the impact of the Spanish Civil War and the debates and confrontations that took place there; and the presence of Spanish Exiles...
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Naming the Lincoln Battalion

March 13, 2016
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Naming the Lincoln Battalion

Why did the American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War name themselves after Abraham Lincoln? Who first came up with the idea of the “Lincoln Battalion” and when? New information is complicating the long-accepted account.
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Delmer Berg, Last Surviving Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veteran, Dies at 100

March 2, 2016
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Delmer Berg, Last Surviving Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veteran, Dies at 100

Delmer Berg (December 20, 1915 – February 28, 2016), the last known surviving veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, died peacefully in his California home on Sunday, February 28. Berg followed his service in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) with three years in the Pacific theater of World War Two and a lifetime of labor and...
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