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With the British Battalion by Volunteer Staff

July 12, 2019
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With the British Battalion by Volunteer Staff

The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, no. 33, October 6, 1938 All was not exactly quiet on the British Battalion’s sector during the last action of Hill 565. This despite the fact that the Battalion was theoretically in reserve, in accordance with the accepted reserve police of the Division, the Army Corps and the Army....
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Copernico by Morris Miller

July 5, 2019
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Copernico by Morris Miller

  The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, No. 30, August 26, 1938 Copernico is alive! Throughout the Brigade there are those who knew and it follows, admired him, who will be overjoyed to hear it. We knew he was captured (during the March retreat) and almost certainly felt that he was killed. Now we have...
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The Brigade Command in Action at the Ebro Front by A. C. B. (Alvah Cecil Bessie)

June 29, 2019
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The Brigade Command in Action at the Ebro Front by A. C. B. (Alvah Cecil Bessie)

Originally published in The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, No. 33, October 6, 1938 Deep in a natural cave at the head of a baranco is the command post of our Brigade. Here, at one time, peasants had utilized the natural shelter, filled its mouth with masonry and constructed a home. The cavern is partitioned...
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How the English Trimmed the Mac-Paps “Futbal” Whiskers by D. G.

June 21, 2019
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How the English Trimmed the Mac-Paps “Futbal” Whiskers by D. G.

The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, No. 31, September 5, 1938. It was a great game. The Mac-Paps put up a swell battle and lost gamely. (It isn’t too much out of the way to say they took it sort of hard, so why not...
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Three Poems of Spain by Bill Harrington

June 14, 2019
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The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, no. 33, October 6, 1938   ARAGON BALLAD Francisco Franco, fascist chief, Of him is the story told, His “justice” fills the Aragon hills, His curse is manifold: He’s taken toll of the North and South The gore it reached far; And they tell the tale of his “charity”...
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ALBA’s 2019 Honorary Committee Features World-Renowned Filmmakers, Politicians, and Activists

April 16, 2019
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ALBA’s 2019 Honorary Committee Features World-Renowned Filmmakers, Politicians, and Activists

Endorsing ALBA’s 2019 event in New York City this year, where the Immigration Justice Campaign will receive the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, is an Honorary Committee featuring world-renowned filmmakers, politicians, and activists.   On May 5, ALBA and the Puffin Foundation will join in honoring and supporting the Immigration Justice Campaign (IJC)...
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In Memory of the City College of New York, Alumni, Students and Teachers

March 13, 2019
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In Memory of the City College of New York, Alumni, Students and Teachers

The City College of New York (CCNY) was founded in1847 as the Free Academy of the City of New York. Offering free tuition, the school served as a combination prep school, high school and college. It was renamed the College of the City of New York in 1866 and became the City College of...
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Arthur Witt by Peter Arthur Witt and Bert Witt

March 10, 2019
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Arthur Witt by Peter Arthur Witt and Bert Witt

  Arthur Witt lived an interesting and full, but all too short, life. The first child of Herman and Ida Witkowsky, he was born on October 4, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York. The family changed its name to Witt in late 1916. He died February 27, 1937, fighting the Fascists on the battlefield at...
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Gunnar Ebb by Unattributed

February 14, 2019
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Gunnar Ebb by Unattributed

The Volunteer for Liberty, v. 2, No. 33, October 6, 1938 When Major E. Cecil-Smith Commander of the Mac-Paps was wounded at Hill 565, Teniente Gunnar Ebb, Finnish commander of Company 5 of the Battalion became what the Spanish Army calls an “accidental” commander of the Battalion. But there is nothing accidental about Comrade...
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Frank Rogers, War Commissar of the Mac-Paps by Johnny McGrandle

February 8, 2019
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Frank Rogers, War Commissar of the Mac-Paps by Johnny McGrandle

  The Volunteer for Liberty, V2, No. 25, July 19, 1938 Just outside of Belchite towards Fuentes de Todos, a shell landed in the Estado Mayor of the Lincoln, killing commander Reiss and Battalion Commissar Parker. One of the corpse fell against Frank Rogers – a piece of shrapnel wounded him in the leg....
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