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Who was responsible for the Spanish Civil War?

July 18, 2014
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Who was responsible for the Spanish Civil War?

The Spanish historian Ángel Viñas, who was interviewed by the Volunteer last year, summarizes his research findings for the magazine Témpora in a concise new piece on the causes and responsibilities of the Spanish Civil War. Read it here (in Spanish). More on Prof. Viñas’s blog.
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Charlie Haden (1937-2014)

July 12, 2014
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Charlie Haden (1937-2014)

One of the most memorable and original renditions of the Spanish Civil War songs that Pete Seeger made famous were recorded in the late 1960s by the Liberation Orchestra, under the brilliant direction of bassist and activist Charlie Haden. Haden passed away this week.
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Gert Hoffmann, International Brigade veteran (1920 – 2014)

July 10, 2014
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Gert Hoffmann, International Brigade veteran (1920 – 2014)

On July 9, one month after his 97th birthday, Gert Hoffmann, passed on peacefully and safely at home in Austria. Gert joined the International Brigade in 1938.  Upon the defeat of the Spanish Republic he, along with some 400,000 Spanish, crossed the border into France where they found themselves interned on the beaches in...
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London International Brigade memorial celebration: Slideshow

July 10, 2014
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London International Brigade memorial celebration: Slideshow

  Our friends at the International Brigade Memorial Trust have made a slideshow with images of their annual commemoration at the IB monument in Jubilee Gardens, London, last weekend. Click on any image to begin: http://bit.ly/1qJqEMW. Photos by Andrew Wiard.
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AABI Developing Interactive Map of International Brigade Monuments Across Spain

July 9, 2014
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AABI Developing Interactive Map of International Brigade Monuments Across Spain

The Asociación de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales (AABI) has produced an interactive map of the tribute memorials to the International Brigades across Spain. The project in an ongoing labor, and anyone with information on a monument not currently included on the map, is welcome to contribute information and photos through AABI’s website. The map is...
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Seeger Fest! Celebrating the Music and Life of Pete & Toshi

July 2, 2014
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Seeger Fest! Celebrating the Music and Life of Pete & Toshi

Seeger Fest, a free five-day celebration of the music and life of Pete and Toshi Seeger will take place July 17 -21 in  New York City and the Hudson Valley.  Organized by the Seegers’ grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, the festivities will include: concerts, film screenings, boat rides, and a photo exhibit. The strong support and...
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Justice in Chile–and the United States

July 1, 2014
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Justice in Chile–and the United States

Documentary filmmaker Pamela Yates writes on Facebook: Joyce Horman never gave up on the quest for justice. Seeking justice is justice, and finally the U.S. role in ordering the murder of two US citizens in 1973, Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi, is verified by the Chilean courts. The perps are mostly dead – but this...
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US had a role in murders of US citizens in Chile, 1973

July 1, 2014
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“The United States military intelligence services played a pivotal role in setting up the murders of two American citizens in 1973, providing the Chilean military with the information that led to their deaths, a court here has ruled,” Pascale Bonnefoy writes in the New York Times today: The recent court decision found that an American naval...
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Emilio Silva speaking in London

June 30, 2014
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Emilio Silva speaking in London

From our friends at the IBMT: One of Spain’s leading campaigners for justice for the tens of thousands of victims of Franco’s dictatorship will address the annual commemoration this Saturday (5 July 2014) for the British volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War as part of the legendary International Brigades. Emilio Silva will...
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Book Review Culture and dictatorship

June 17, 2014
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<em>Book Review</em> Culture and dictatorship

Franco’s Crypt: Spanish Culture and Memory since 1936. By Jeremy Treglown. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.)
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