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Faces of ALBA: Dale Hueber

December 17, 2014
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<i>Faces of ALBA:</i> Dale Hueber

Florida educator Dale Hueber did not follow the usual path to teaching history.
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The Spaniards who helped liberate Paris

December 17, 2014
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The Spaniards who helped liberate Paris

Graphic novelist Paco Roca worked with ALBA’s Bob Coale to chronicle the odyssey of “La Nueve,” the company of Spanish Republicans who fought the Nazis with General LeClerc.
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Mind-boggling lies: Preston on Carrillo

December 17, 2014
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Mind-boggling lies: Preston on Carrillo

Preston’s revealing exposé of Carrillo’s ruthless rise to power within the Party—a career strewn with lies, crimes, and betrayals—destroyed the positive image that Carrillo had managed to build in the wake of the democratic Transition.
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The politics of Spanish resistance: Carrillo in France, 1944

December 17, 2014
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The politics of Spanish resistance: Carrillo in France, 1944

Paul Preston’s new biography of Santiago Carrillo, the legendary Spanish Communist leader, stirred up serious controversy when it came out in Spain last year. In this exclusive excerpt, Preston recounts Carrillo's involvement in the 1944 attempt to invade Spain from France.
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When writers and poets took sides

September 10, 2014
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When writers and poets took sides

IBMT conference focuses on cultural impact and legacy of the war in Spain
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Felicia Browne: The first British casualty in Spain

September 10, 2014
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Felicia Browne: The first British casualty in Spain

Artist’s short life to be remembered on special IBMT trip to Aragon Front
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Faces of ALBA: Bruce Barthol

September 9, 2014
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Faces of ALBA: Bruce Barthol

Bruce Barthol, long-time band leader at ALBA events, was the original bass player for the pioneering rock group Country Joe and the Fish and has performed with a long list of great musicians, from Dave Getz to Pete Seeger.
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The Burglary: The 1971 discovery of Hoover’s secret FBI

September 9, 2014
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<em>The Burglary:</em> The 1971 discovery of Hoover’s secret FBI

Betty Medsger's book The Burglary tells the never-before-told account of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, in 1971. A group of unlikely activists—quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans—revealed a shocking truth that J. Edgar Hoover had created his own shadow Bureau of Investigation.
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HUMAN RIGHTS COLUMN: On universal jurisdiction

September 9, 2014
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<i>HUMAN RIGHTS COLUMN:</i> On universal jurisdiction

The doctrine of Universal Jurisdiction allows tribunals from any State to prosecute heinous crimes that are an affront to all humanity. It is our most important weapon in the battle against the great criminals of history. Yet the United States is dragging its feet.
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Fighting the new fascism: Juan Carlos Monedero on PODEMOS, Spain’s new political force

September 9, 2014
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Fighting the new fascism: Juan Carlos Monedero on PODEMOS, Spain’s new political force

In Spain this past May, the usually dull and boring elections to the European Union’s Parliament produced a sudden shock to the political system. A new two-month-old party led by a 35-year-old, pony-tailed political scientist, appeared out of nowhere—but clearly from the Left—to sweep up a surprising 8 percent of the votes. The result...
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