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Ireland pays tribute to IBers

September 27, 2014
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Ireland pays tribute to IBers

The voices of British Battalion’s Charlie Donnelly, Bob Doyle, John Cornford, Jim Haughey and Dolores Ibárruri (La Pasionaria) were heard again at the Shankill Road Library in Belfast this August.  Moving readings of their poetry and memoirs were delivered by Marlene Sideway, IBMT President and actor, Dr. Sinead Morrissey, Belfast’s first poet Laureate, and...
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Ruby Dee memorial celebration

September 25, 2014
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Ruby Dee memorial celebration

Ruby Dee, legendary actress, author and activist was honored with a public memorial celebration at the Riverside Church in New York City on Sept. 20. She and her husband Ossie Davis, long-time friends of the veterans of the Lincoln Brigade, were extraordinarily generous and bold, lending their celebrity to a host of leftist causes....
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ALBA Festival features 13 human rights documentaries

September 6, 2014
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ALBA Festival features 13 human rights documentaries

Over the course of three days, a selection of cutting-edge human rights documentaries will challenge, educate, and inspire audiences at IMPUGNING IMPUNITY: ALBA’s Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (program and trailers here). Now in its fourth year, and featuring films produced since 2013, this annual film festival brings human rights struggles to life through...
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Exhibition of Ralph Fasanella’s paintings

August 31, 2014
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Exhibition of Ralph Fasanella’s paintings

The exhibition of Lincoln Vet Ralph Fasanella’s paintings “Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget,” organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, opens on Tuesday (Sept. 2) at the American Folk Art Museum. (Through Nov. 30, 2 Lincoln Square, 212-595-9533, folkartmuseum.org.)
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Len Crome Memorial Conference on Guernica

August 24, 2014
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Len Crome Memorial Conference on Guernica

  Annual IBMT Len Crome Memorial Conference Date: Saturday 7th March 2015 Guernica: the destruction of a town and the creation of a masterpiece Speakers: Gijs van Hensbergen, Nicholas Rankin, Helen Little and Manuel Moreno Date: Saturday 7th March 2015Time: 11 am – 5 pm (optional meal in the evening).Venue: The Manchester Conference Centre and Hotel, Sackville Street, M1 3BBCost:  Conference and...
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Rediscovering Gerda Taro

August 8, 2014
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Rediscovering Gerda Taro

The legacy of the courageous, young war photographer, Gerda Taro, was once buried in history. With the discovery of the photographic negatives, that have come to be known as The Mexican Suitcase, she is being rediscovered and her legacy celebrated. The first female photojournalist to shoot from the front lines, and the first to...
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UN Demands Spain Move Toward Recovery and Reconciliation

July 31, 2014
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UN Demands Spain Move Toward Recovery and Reconciliation

A United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances released a report on Thursday giving Spain 90 days to provide “schedule indicating the measures that will be taken” in regard to a long list of recommendations. The report comes on the heels of a fact-finding mission conducted last September.  It addresses a wide-range of...
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Moral Compass Guides Tourists

July 25, 2014
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Moral Compass Guides Tourists

Wilfried Stuckmann and his wife were visiting Spain from Germany when they accidentally discovered that their luxury hotel had been a concentration camp during the Spanish Civil War. The hotel booking site had given no clue as to the Hostal San Marco’s dark past. It had been touted for its impressive antique furnishings and...
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SeegerFest: Remembering Pete and Toshi

July 23, 2014
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SeegerFest: Remembering Pete and Toshi

A musical memorial was held in Poughkeepsie on Friday, July 18 for Toshi and Pete Seeger.  The free concert was part, SeegerFest, a free, five day festival celebrating the lives, work, activism and music of Pete and Toshi.   Events were held in in the Hudson Valley and New York City and was organized by their...
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The Heritage of the Republic

July 23, 2014
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The Heritage of the Republic

In one of the most moving episodes in the history of international diplomacy, between 1939 and 1942 the administration of Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas provided refuge to 25,000 Spanish exiles from their French concentration camps. Seventy-five years ago the first of the three boats, the Sinaia, arrived in the state of Veracruz carrying the...
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