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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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Hans Landauer, 1921 – 2014

July 21, 2014
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Hans Landauer, 1921 – 2014

“I do not regret at all having been in Spain at the time, I would not have missed it for the world. For me it was the teaching of my life; I learned camaraderie, solidarity, to be considerate of others.” Hans Landauer, Austrian Brigader We are sad to report that we received notice this...
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Who was responsible for the Spanish Civil War?

July 18, 2014
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Who was responsible for the Spanish Civil War?

The Spanish historian Ángel Viñas, who was interviewed by the Volunteer last year, summarizes his research findings for the magazine Témpora in a concise new piece on the causes and responsibilities of the Spanish Civil War. Read it here (in Spanish). More on Prof. Viñas’s blog.
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Charlie Haden (1937-2014)

July 12, 2014
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Charlie Haden (1937-2014)

One of the most memorable and original renditions of the Spanish Civil War songs that Pete Seeger made famous were recorded in the late 1960s by the Liberation Orchestra, under the brilliant direction of bassist and activist Charlie Haden. Haden passed away this week.
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Gert Hoffmann, International Brigade veteran (1920 – 2014)

July 10, 2014
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Gert Hoffmann, International Brigade veteran (1920 – 2014)

On July 9, one month after his 97th birthday, Gert Hoffmann, passed on peacefully and safely at home in Austria. Gert joined the International Brigade in 1938.  Upon the defeat of the Spanish Republic he, along with some 400,000 Spanish, crossed the border into France where they found themselves interned on the beaches in...
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London International Brigade memorial celebration: Slideshow

July 10, 2014
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London International Brigade memorial celebration: Slideshow

  Our friends at the International Brigade Memorial Trust have made a slideshow with images of their annual commemoration at the IB monument in Jubilee Gardens, London, last weekend. Click on any image to begin: http://bit.ly/1qJqEMW. Photos by Andrew Wiard.
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Interactive map of IB monuments across Spain

July 9, 2014
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Interactive map of IB monuments across Spain

The Asociación de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales (AABI) has produced an interactive map of the tribute memorials to the International Brigades across Spain. The project in an ongoing labor, and anyone with information on a monument not currently included on the map, is welcome to contribute information and photos through AABI’s website. The map is...
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Seeger Fest! Celebrating the Music and Life of Pete & Toshi

July 2, 2014
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Seeger Fest! Celebrating the Music and Life of Pete & Toshi

Seeger Fest, a free five-day celebration of the music and life of Pete and Toshi Seeger will take place July 17 -21 in  New York City and the Hudson Valley.  Organized by the Seegers’ grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, the festivities will include: concerts, film screenings, boat rides, and a photo exhibit. The strong support and...
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Justice in Chile–and the United States

July 1, 2014
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Justice in Chile–and the United States

Documentary filmmaker Pamela Yates writes on Facebook: Joyce Horman never gave up on the quest for justice. Seeking justice is justice, and finally the U.S. role in ordering the murder of two US citizens in 1973, Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi, is verified by the Chilean courts. The perps are mostly dead – but this...
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