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Clarence Kailin returns to Spain

November 9, 2010
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Clarence Kailin returns to Spain

Clarence Kailin has returned to Spain. At a ceremony in Marça, near Tarragona,  his son John scattered the Vet's ashes near the monument to the International Brigades. Amy Goodman, anchor of Democracy Now! and recipient of ALBA's activist award, covered the news in her show yesterday (listen here).  See also an article by Jordi...
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Garzón: I did my duty

November 8, 2010
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Garzón: I did my duty

In an interview with the Portuguese newspaper Público, Judge Baltasar Garzón, who last week spoke at the Estoril Film Festival, lamented the gradual abandonment of the principle of universal justice on the part of national governments (including Spain and the UK), and defended his 2008 decision to go ahead with the investigation of Francoist...
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Anti-Pope demonstrations in Barcelona

November 8, 2010
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Anti-Pope demonstrations in Barcelona

Europa Laica (Secular Europe) and over 20 other Spanish associations held a well-attended demonstration to protest against the Pope's trip to Barcelona, under the banner of "We're not coming to greet you!" in Plaza Sant Jaume in front of City Hall on the evening of Nov. 4th in advance of...
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Chris Brooks is indefatigable

November 7, 2010
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ALBA Board Member Chris Brooks, whose work made possible the online database of Spanish Civil War volunteers who left from the U.S., continues to expand, correct, and fine-tune his massive amounts of  information. Follow him on his blog.
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Jarama Battle: Poem and clip

November 7, 2010
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Jarama Battle: Poem and clip

Just posted to YouTube: A poem by the young IBer John Lepper; music by John Webster with Brindaband featuring flamenco guitarist Steve Homes. Watch and listen here.
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Tribute to Garzón at Estoril Film Festival

November 7, 2010
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Tribute to Garzón at Estoril Film Festival

Judge Baltasar Garzón spoke at the Estoril Film Festival this week on of images and collective memory. In his honor, Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán will be screening his documentaries El Caso Pinochet (The Pinochet Case) and his legendary, three-part epic La batalla de Chile (The Battle of Chile).
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Leonard Lopate on Mexican Suitcase Show

November 7, 2010
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Leonard Lopate on Mexican Suitcase Show

Tune in to WNYC tomorrow, Monday November 8, at 12 noon (93.9FM and AM 820), for interviews with ICP curators Cynthia Young and Brian Wallis about the Spanish Civil War photography exhibit. More here. See also Mark Feeney's coverage of the show in the Boston Globe.
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Pope in Spain: It’s just like the 1930s

November 7, 2010
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On a visit to Spain, Pope Benedict XVI issues surprisingly harsh criticism of the country's political direction, the AP reports:

On his way to Santiago, Benedict told reporters that the anticlericalism seen now in Spain was reminiscent of the 1930s, when the church suffered a wave of violence and persecution...
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A Cemetery Unites Winners and Losers in Zaragoza

November 1, 2010
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A Cemetery Unites Winners and Losers in Zaragoza

Today is the first All Saints Day, the traditional day to visit the graves of loved ones who have passed away, that relatives of the 3,543 Republicans assassinated by Francoists either during or after the Civil War in the cementery near Torrero prison can visit a plaque with their name on it in the...
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Michael Mann set to film Capa/Taro love story

October 31, 2010
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Michael Mann set to film Capa/Taro love story

In an interview with Matthew Garrahan in the Financial TImes, acclaimed film director Michael Mann tells about the projects he has underway, including the Hollywood version of the Spanish Civil War romance between the legendary war photographers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro:

He has bought the rights to the story...
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