Author Archive for Sebastiaan Faber

Ruby Dee (1922-2014)

June 13, 2014
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Ruby Dee (1922-2014)

  The actress and activist Ruby Dee, a long-time friend of the veterans of the Lincoln Brigade, passed away this week at age 91. From her obituary in the New York Times: Ms. Dee went from being a disciple of Paul Robeson to starring with Mr. Poitier on Broadway. She was a featured player in the...
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Letter from ALBA: Know history to change history

June 12, 2014
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Letter from ALBA: Know history to change history

Bryan Stevenson’s message was a simple one: This country and the world are deeply scarred by histories of injustice that need to be acknowledged--and taught.
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Toward truth and reconciliation: Changing the narrative of US history

June 11, 2014
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Toward truth and reconciliation: Changing the narrative of US history

In a stirring and honest conversation with actor and activist Mike Farrell, ALBA/Puffin Award winner Bryan Stevenson addressed the United States’ continuing struggles with racial injustice, moving his New York audience to tears. (Podcast video, 55'.)
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ALBA/Puffin winner Stevenson elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 26, 2014
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ALBA/Puffin winner Stevenson elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, has been elected a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences for his accomplishments with the EJI, NYU reports: The American Academy of Arts and Sciences elected 204 new members this year, including Nobel Prize winner in chemistry Dan Shechtman; Pulitzer Prize...
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Garzón Foundation sponsors conference on Universal Jurisdiction

April 26, 2014
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Garzón Foundation sponsors conference on Universal Jurisdiction

This coming May 20-23, the Fundación Internacional Baltasar Garzón is sponsoring an international conference on the challenges facing the principle of Universal Jurisdiction, whose application was recently curbed by the Spanish government (see Adam Hochschild's piece in the New York Times). Participants include Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch, Wolfgang Kaleck, general...
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Adam Hochschild on Spain’s court of memory

April 15, 2014
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Adam Hochschild on Spain’s court of memory

“In most countries, there is no statute of limitations for murder. Should there be one for torture?” Adam Hochschild asks in a New York Times op-ed today; In Spain, neither charge can be brought against anyone who worked for the harsh, long-lasting regime of Francisco Franco, because of an amnesty law that eased the country’s...
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In the Lincolns’ footsteps, continued

April 2, 2014
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In the Lincolns’ footsteps, continued

Anna Martí, who has been following in the Lincolns' footsteps for The Volunteer, sends this video (with English subtitles) of her recent journey re-tracing the night time retreat between Batea and Corbera over the 1st and 2nd of April 1938.
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Teaching the ALBA curriculum: The Spanish Civil War in AP European history

March 21, 2014
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Teaching the ALBA curriculum: The Spanish Civil War in AP European history

Tracy Blake teaches Social Studies at Olmsted Falls High School in northeastern Ohio. Born and raised in Oregon, he has been in the classroom for more than 20 years. He has participated in two ALBA teacher institutes and is one of the co-authors of ALBA’s Social Studies lesson plans available on the newly launched...
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Letter from ALBA: Renewing our commitments

March 21, 2014
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Letter from ALBA: Renewing our commitments

It’s because of each of you, our community, that we are able to succeed in our mission to promote social activism and defend human rights as the legacy of the Lincoln Brigade. This work, of course, requires us all to renew our commitments.
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New IBMT newsletter

February 21, 2014
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New IBMT newsletter

Our friends in the UK at the International Brigade Memorial Trust have just sent us their latest newsletter: 28 pages with articles on the new Ebro memorial, news on the Madrid monument,  and the British seafarers who defied fascist bombs and U-boats to trade with Republican Spain, in addition to book reviews and much more. Read it in...
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