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Experts discuss NSA surveillance

November 17, 2013
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Experts discuss NSA surveillance

On Nov. 14, 2013, McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham Law School was jam packed with people. The title of the event was “They’re watching us: So what? Assessing the dangers of the new surveillance powers” featuring a distinguished panel: Glenn Greenwald (Journalist), James Bamford (Author and NSA expert), Ariel Dorfman (Novelist, Playwright and Human Rights...
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Ireland’s stolen children

November 9, 2013
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Ireland’s stolen children

Our friend Manus O’Riordan sends along the following: PHILOMENA, SEAN ROSS ABBEY and ANNETTE v HILDEGARDE   Michael A. Hess had been Deputy Chief Counsel of the US Republican National Committee under President Reagan and had risen to Chief Counsel under President Bush Senior by the time of his death in 1995. So, what...
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IB anniversary events in Spain next weekend

November 4, 2013
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IB anniversary events in Spain next weekend

Our compañeros at the Association of Friends of the International Brigades (AABI) write with an announcement: On Saturday November 9 AABI will perform the annual celebration in honor of the International Brigades to mark the 77th anniversary of his arrival in Madrid to assist in its defense. The main event will be the unveiling of a plaque to...
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Book review on the Chinese volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

October 29, 2013
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Book review on the Chinese volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

The Asian Review of Books just published a review article by Juan José Morales on the book Los Brigadistas Chinos en la Guerra Civil: La Llamada de España (1936-1939). “Glimpses into the lives of some of these volunteers give us insights as to who they were. Chen Wenrao, from Taishan, Guangdong, known...
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Pope Beatifies over 500 Spanish Civil War Cleric “Martyrs”

October 23, 2013
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Pope Beatifies over 500 Spanish Civil War Cleric “Martyrs”

Earlier this month, Pope Francis 'beatified' over 500 Spanish Clerics 'martyred' in the Spanish Civil War, despite opposition asserting that the Catholic Church has not yet apologized for its role in the war and  Francisco Franco's dictatorship.  In spite of the UN's recent efforts to open a full public investigation of Franco's crimes,...
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Robert Capa at 100

October 23, 2013
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Robert Capa at 100

Today, October 22, marks 100 years since Robert Capa's birth in Budapest, Hungary.  One of the most famed photojournalists of the 20th century, Capa's reputation has been challenged in recent years by claims that the "Falling Soldier," arguably his most famous photo, was staged.  Earlier today, the International Center of Photography released one...
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New website dedicated to John Dos Passos

October 22, 2013
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New website dedicated to John Dos Passos

The family of John Dos Passos, the American novelist and public intellectual who began visiting Spain in the 1920s and was deeply involved in the Spanish Civil War, has announced the launch of a new website dedicated to the author's legacy:  www.johndospassos.com. A press release about the launch is here.
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2014 Len Crome Lecture announced: Photography, Art, Film & Journalism in the SCW

October 19, 2013
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2014 Len Crome Lecture announced: Photography, Art, Film & Journalism in the SCW

Len Crome lecture: Taking Sides: Artists and Writers and the Spanish Civil War Date/Time: Saturday, 1st March, 2014 11 am – 5 pm (optional Spanish evening meal 6pm – 9pm) Speakers:  Republican Education and the Arts: Carl-Henrik Bjerstrom The Representation of the International Brigades in Spanish Cinema: Carmen Herrero Gerda Taro and Robert Capa: Photographing War: Jane...
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ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival: NYC, November 22-24

October 17, 2013
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ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival: NYC, November 22-24

ALBA is pleased to present Impugning Impunity: A Human Rights Documentary Film Series, which will be held from November 22-24, 2013 at Pace University in the Multipurpose Room, 3 Spruce Street New York, NY 10038 (press release here). Now in its third year, this annual film series activates a community-wide dialogue on human rights...
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David Graeber dedicates new book to his Lincoln vet father

October 14, 2013
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David Graeber dedicates new book to his Lincoln vet father

In 2011, David Graeber’s monumental book "Debt: The First 5,000 Years" was published. In that very same year, he burst into national consciousness with the Occupy Wall Street movement he helped to spark. This year, he has written a daring book “The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A Movement.” Part reflection on Occupy...
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