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Benicassim remembers IB hospital

March 2, 2011
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Benicassim remembers the IB Hospital, Friday, March 4. Guillermo Casañ, who has carried out extensive research on the IB Hospital in Benicassim, will lead a guided tour of IB related sites in the coastal town. Program: II JORNADES MEMÒRIA HISTÒRICA BENICÀSSIM Viernes 4 de marzo, 2011 17:00 Antiguo apeadero del tren de Las Villas...
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Bob Dylan and the Spanish Civil War

February 28, 2011
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Bob Dylan and the Spanish Civil War

Suze Rotolo, 1943 – 2011 The press is reporting the sad news of the death of Suze Rotolo, the American artist, teacher and political activist who was Bob Dylan’s companion and muse in the early 1960s.  Rotolo is frequently credited with Dylan’s awakening to politics.  According to one obituary she took the “then fairly...
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Hank Rubin’s obituary (1916-2011)

February 28, 2011
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Marci Rubin, daughter of the late Lincoln veteran Hank Rubin, suggests that donations in Hank's memory be made to ALBA.
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The Resynchronization of a Regime (1940-1950)

February 28, 2011
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The Resynchronization of a Regime (1940-1950)

In 1940, Francisco Franco, using the pseudonym Jaime de Andrade, authored a treatment for a screenplay, titled “Raza :  Story lines for a film script.”  The following year, the script was made into a feature-length film, produced by the government. The original text and the 1941 film are invaluable documents, as they offer us...
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Garzón: “I hope my career is not over.”

February 28, 2011
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Garzón: “I hope my career is not over.”

The Spanish government will be financing Judge Garzón's work as part of a working group put together by the Organization of American States (OAS) to assist in Colombia's peace process, ABC reports. In an interview last week on Spanish national radio, Garzón expressed the hope that he would still be able to return...
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WSJ reviews Mexican Suitcase

February 26, 2011
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WSJ reviews Mexican Suitcase

The Wall Street Journal's Richard Woodward writes a belated review of the "Mexican Suitcase" SCW photography exhibit:

What assistant curator Cynthia Young and her team have done with this material in less than three years is valiant. Along with reprinting a select group of photographs from the negatives for an...
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DailyKos on Garzón and Juan Carlos

February 26, 2011
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Ed Tracey at the DailyKos pens a long post on his Spanish heroes, Baltasar Garzón and King Juan Carlos:

Garzón's trial is scheduled to begin this summer - and this is an individual we should keep in our thoughts and prayers, hoping that our opponents will not be able to...
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Orwell, Miró, and revolution

February 26, 2011
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Orwell, Miró, and revolution

The Guardian's Jonathan Jones reflects on George Orwell and Joan Miró's engagement with the Spanish Civil War:

Miró, like Picasso, reacted with deep emotion to the plight of Spain. His paintings see the violence of civil war in an old shoe, in the prongs of a fork, in a colossal...
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Big prize for SCW novel

February 26, 2011
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Raul del Pozo has been awared the prestigious Premio Primavera de Novela (200,000 euros) for El reclamo, the story of an former anti-Franco guerrilla who is forced into exile in South America. More here (English) and here (Spanish).
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Green light for Spanish Guantánamo torture case

February 26, 2011
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Green light for Spanish Guantánamo torture case

Spain's national criminal court, the Audiencia Nacional, has decided that the case for alleged torture perpetrated at the Guantánamo prison can go ahead. Judge Baltasar Garzón opened it in 2009, despite the resistance of the Attorney General and--as the WikiLeaks cables revealed--strong pressure from the US government and Congress. The case is conducted by...
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