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Jarama Series: Organization of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion

February 12, 2016
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Jarama Series: Organization of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Jarama Series: Centuria Antonio Guiteras

February 3, 2016
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Jarama Series: Centuria Antonio Guiteras

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Will Franco’s Ghosts Stir Mexican Officials?

February 1, 2016
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Will Franco’s Ghosts Stir Mexican Officials?

By Gloria Leticia Diaz, via FNS News: Anais Huerta says she would really like to know what happened to her great uncle. Felix Llorente Gutierrez was 27 years old when he was detained by followers of General Francisco Franco in Medina del Campo, Spain, on July 28, 1936. Less than one month later, on...
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Jarama Series: The James Connolly Column

January 26, 2016
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Jarama Series: The James Connolly Column

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937. Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Jarama Series: Parades in Barcelona

January 5, 2016
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Jarama Series: Parades in Barcelona

In the Jarama Series, The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937.  Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to...
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Motherwell reclaimed and revisited: The NYC retrospective

January 5, 2016
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Motherwell reclaimed and revisited: The NYC retrospective

“Without ethical consciousness the audience is only sensual, one of aesthetes… without ethical consciousness, the painter is only a decorator,” declared Robert Motherwell, the creator of the monumental series “Elegy to the Spanish Republic”, which was recently on display at the Dominique Levy Gallery in NYC, where it ran from November 2015 through January...
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Pete Seeger in East Berlin, 1967

January 2, 2016
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Pete Seeger in East Berlin, 1967

Editor’s Note: Coming across Pete Seeger’s correspondence with Victor Grossman in Seeger’s FBI File, we asked Grossman if he had any recollections of Pete’s visit to East Berlin. During Pete’s visit I was director of the Paul Robeson Archive of the GDR Academy of Arts (the archive is still in storage here). That brief...
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Pete and the Feds: Seeger’s FBI file reveals Lincoln connections

January 2, 2016
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Pete and the Feds: Seeger’s FBI file reveals Lincoln connections

“Even a superficial reading of an article written by a Communist or a conversation with one will probably reveal the use of some of the following expressions,” warned a 1955 pamphlet published by the U.S. First Army Headquarters that aimed to teach its readers “How to Spot a Communist.” The expressions that were a...
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New Jarama Series

December 30, 2015
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New Jarama Series

The Jarama Series: The Volunteer Blog will present a series of articles examining the experiences of volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Battalion from its formation to the Brunete Offensive in July 1937.  Articles will focus both on the battalion’s formation as well as on the individuals who served. These articles are intended to provide the...
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Blast from the Past: Maria

December 22, 2015
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Blast from the Past: Maria

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, in 2015 the ALBA blog regularly posted interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings showcased articles about the American...
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