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Human Rights Watch in defense of Garzón

March 20, 2010
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Human Rights Watch in defense of Garzón

A HRW press release yesterday: "Spanish authorities should abide by the United Nations call for an end to its 1977 amnesty law rather than prosecuting a judge seeking accountability for past abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch praised Garzón’s work in achieving accountability for atrocities around the world. Applying the...
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Two new SCW films from Hollywood?

March 19, 2010
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Two new SCW films from Hollywood?

Director Michael Mann is reported to be at work on not one, but two Spanish Civil War projects: a remake of Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls (initially meant for Leonardo DiCaprio as Robert Jordan), and a low-budget rendering of the recent novel about SCW-photographer Gerda Taro, Waiting for Robert Capa.
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Spanish refugees in newly digitized Holocaust archive

March 19, 2010
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Spanish refugees in newly digitized Holocaust archive

From the Harvard Gazette: new digital archive at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) includes documents and photographs from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), which helped refugees from the Spanish Civil War.
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Two new online archival resources

March 19, 2010
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Two new online archival resources

The Spanish Ministry of Culture now has a one-stop site for access to digitized archival materials, with access to close to 1.3 million digital objects from 121 repositories. Also, the Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT) has started making archives available online.
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Cecil Eby reviewed

March 18, 2010
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Cecil Eby reviewed

I receive a steady flow of requests for a copy of my review of Cecil D. Eby's book Comrades and Commissars: The Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War. I thought readers of this blog might want to see it. Click here to read it in pdf.
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The Lincoln Brigade in Life Magazine

March 18, 2010
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The Lincoln Brigade in Life Magazine

Google Books now has the full content of LIFE Magazine available online. There are two articles on American volunteers: March 28, 1938, Americans Have Died For Democracy in Spain, pp. 56-57; October 31, 1938, American Fighters Against Fascism Come Home From Spanish Civil War, p. 17.
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Miguel Delibes obit in NYT

March 18, 2010
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Miguel Delibes obit in NYT

Andrés Cala today in the Times:

Mr. Delibes was often Spain’s leading nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Known for his humble nature, his empathy for the poor and a lifelong commitment to rural Spain and its traditions, he wrote of sheepherders, cheese-makers,...
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British & Irish SCW poetry translated into Spanish

March 18, 2010
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British & Irish SCW poetry translated into Spanish

Last month saw the publication in Spain of Hablando de leyendas. Poemas para España, a translation of Poems from Spain: British and Irish International Brigaders on the Spanish Civil War, a collection of English-language poems written about the war. More here.
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A complete list of SCW songs in English

March 18, 2010
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That is Geoff Lawes' goal. Check out his quest here.
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Did you know…

March 17, 2010
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Did you know…

... that ALBA is on Facebook?
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