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Blast from the Past: Artillery Series

July 7, 2015
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Blast from the Past: Artillery Series

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris.Over the next three months, Blast from the Past postings will showcase articles about the American...
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Blast from the Past: Al Amery on Rudy Haber

June 30, 2015
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Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. Though only 19, Rudy Haber stood out for his fellow Mackenzie-Papineau volunteer Al Amery. Haber’s calm good cheer...
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Blast from the Past: Keeping Promises

June 24, 2015
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Blast from the Past: Keeping Promises

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. As we approach the anniversary of the Belchite Offensive which began on August 24, 1937,...
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Blast from the Past: A Brief Biography of Tersil Obriot

June 16, 2015
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Blast from the Past: A Brief Biography of Tersil Obriot

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. For Lincoln Brigade volunteers, their time in Spain was not an isolated event but rather...
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Volunteer with the International Brigades Archaeology Project

June 15, 2015
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Volunteer with the International Brigades Archaeology Project

The International Brigades Archaeology Project (IBAP) is a Spanish (Incipit/CSIC) and British, archaeological initiative exploring the ‘landscapes encountered by the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War’. IBAP is unique in that it has been able to draw upon non-Spanish volunteers to take part and learn about the SCW in a hands-on way, and academically,...
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Irish President Sends a Salud to Max Levitas

June 12, 2015
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Irish President Sends a Salud to Max Levitas

Max Levitas is a veteran of the Battle of Cable Street — the infamous 1936 clash between Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists, anti-fascist demonstrators and London police — and the brother of International Brigade volunteer Maurice Levitas who was imprisoned in San Pedro. On the occasion of Max’s 100th birthday on May 31, 2015, the...
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Call for Submissions: Impugning Impunity 2015

June 11, 2015
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Call for Submissions: Impugning Impunity 2015

IMPUGNING IMPUNITY 2015 THE CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN We are now accepting submissions for Impugning Impunity 2015: ALBA’s human rights documentary film festival. Impugning Impunity underscores ALBA’s commitment to upholding the values of the U.S. volunteers who fought fascism in the Spanish Civil War, bringing human rights struggles to life with the presentation of recent and...
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Blast from the Past: Let Us Pay Tribute to Our Own

June 9, 2015
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Blast from the Past: Let Us Pay Tribute to Our Own

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. This week, Saul Friedberg sketches a memory of  Harry Schoenberg, his traveling companion and comrade in the...
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Blast from the Past: The Life and Death of Thomas Danek

April 28, 2015
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Blast from the Past: The Life and Death of Thomas Danek

Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. The return home from Spain was difficult for many volunteers. Benjamin Goldring recounts Canadian volunteer Thomas Danek’s...
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Blast from the Past: Leo Grachow

April 14, 2015
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Editor’s note: At the initiative of ALBA board member Chris Brooks, who maintains the online biographical database of US volunteers in Spain, the ALBA blog will be regularly posting interesting articles from historical issues of The Volunteer, annotated by Chris. This week Robert Steck remembers Leo Grachow, the passionate writer and Republican, one of the many American volunteers...
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