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The Guardian on Garzón

April 13, 2010
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Reed Brody today in The Guardian:

Thirty-five years after the death of General Francisco Franco, Spain is finally prosecuting someone in connection with the crimes of his dictatorship, and of the Spanish civil war which came...
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Week of mass events in support of Garzón

April 13, 2010
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Week of mass events in support of Garzón

Yesterday the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory, together with other organizations such as the left Spanish labor unions, kicked off what is going to be a week of mass international protests against the persecution of Judge Baltasar Garzón for his attempt to investigate possible crimes against humanity committed during the...
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Complaint against Supreme Court justice trying Garzón

April 12, 2010
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El País reports: The organizations for the recovery of historical memory on whose behalf Judge Baltasar Garzón initiated an investigation of Francoist crimes--an case that resulted in Garzón's being accused of overstepping his judicial boundaries, and facing a possible 20-year suspension--are now charging the Supreme Court Justice in question with overstepping his judicial...
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On Civil War and Symbols

April 12, 2010
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An interesting post at DailyKos linking Spain's memory of the Civil War with the situation in the United States:

After the transition to democracy, there was a Pact of Forgetting that was felt to be the only way to move forward. It allowed past Nationalists to participate in the nascent...
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Garzón appeals

April 11, 2010
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From the AP:

The appeal claims the indictment is "contrary to law and implies a serious challenge to judicial independence."

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Capa/Taro footage in Cartier-Bresson documentary

April 11, 2010
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Capa/Taro footage in Cartier-Bresson documentary

While looking through the photographs of the Mexican Suitcase to write a text for the catalogue of the exhibition that will open next September at the ICP in NYC I identified some images that match some of the sections of the HCB documentary. In one instance there is a photograph showing both the camera...
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Website of the Week: The SCW Memory Project

April 11, 2010
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A fascinating initiative from the University of California at San Diego, together with a group of Spanish organizations, to create an online audiovisual archive of victims' testimonies:

It aspires to constitute itself both as an archive of the repression and as an archive of the multiple political cultures (communism,...
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Orwell’s Life in Letters

April 10, 2010
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Orwell’s Life in Letters

Compiled by Peter Davison, reviewed by Juliet Gardiner for the Telegraph:

It is the portable Orwell, the condensed autobiography that Orwell never wrote, but maybe had his health rallied, he would have.

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NY Times reviews Cartier-Bresson DVD box set

April 10, 2010
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NY Times reviews Cartier-Bresson DVD box set

The new Henri Cartier-Bresson box set reviewed in the New York Times:

Two films made as fund-raisers for the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War, “Victory of Life” (1937) and “Spain Will Live” (1938), make a provocative contrast with two documentaries made for CBS News on American life in 1969...
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Chilean judge Juan Guzmán backs Garzón

April 10, 2010
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Chilean judge Juan Guzmán backs Garzón

In an interview with Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, the Chilean judge who tried Augusto Pinochet defends Baltasar Garzón's attempt to investigate crimes against humanity committed under Francoism.
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