Author Archive for Sebastiaan Faber

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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Would Orwell be considered a terrorist?

February 11, 2014
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Would Orwell be considered a terrorist?

“If George Orwell and Laurie Lee were to return from the Spanish civil war today, they would be arrested under section five of the Terrorism Act 2006,” George Monbiot wrote in The Guardian yesterday, If convicted of fighting abroad with a “political, ideological, religious or racial motive” – a charge they would find hard to contest –...
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Calling on the second and third generations to help preserve the legacy of the Lincolns

January 3, 2014
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Calling on the second and third generations to help preserve the legacy of the Lincolns

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, which is dedicated to educating future generations about the Spanish Civil War, is engaged in a renewed effort to reach out the members of the second and third generations to help recuperate and preserve the collective history of the Spaniards and Internationals who fought fascism. Our aim is to...
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Happy birthday, Del!

December 19, 2013
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Happy birthday, Del!

One of the two last reported living veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Delmer Berg, is turning 98 tomorrow, Friday December 20. We invited you to send your birthday greetings earlier this week and have been completely overwhelmed by the response. The package to Del has gone out; below is a small sampling of your good...
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Newsweek covers Civil War graves

December 19, 2013
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<em>Newsweek</em> covers Civil War graves

Mike Elkin, writing for Newsweek, tackles Spain's lingering legacy of violence committed during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship.
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Letter from ALBA: Help us inspire new generations

December 19, 2013
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<em>Letter from ALBA:</em> Help us inspire new generations

Dear Friends, This has been an ambitious year for ALBA as we continue to grow our human rights initiatives and strengthen our educational programming. We recently wrapped up our Third Annual Human Rights Documentary Film Series, Impugning Impunity, at Pace University. It was a terrific showing that included powerful films on a range of...
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ALBA launches new website with standard-aligned teaching resources

December 19, 2013
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ALBA launches new website with standard-aligned teaching resources

ALBA is proud to announce a new website for high school teachers in Social Studies, Spanish, and English Language Arts, featuring resources and lesson plans aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
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ALBA film series impugns impunity

December 19, 2013
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ALBA film series impugns impunity

ALBA’s third human rights film series, held at Pace University this past November, featured eight compelling documentaries. Richard Rowley’s Dirty Wars (2013) lays bare the dirty little secret of America’s War on Terror with the help of investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill; Tatiana Huezo’s The Tiniest Place (2012) tells the story of Cinquera, a village literally wiped off the official...
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A Civil War heritage trail in Spain

December 4, 2013
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A Civil War heritage trail in Spain

Alasdair Fotheringham, writing for The Independent, explores a curiously uninformative official heritage trail--the first of its kind established by a governmental entity--commemorating a Spanish Civil War battlefield outside of Madrid.
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