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From Ottawa to Spain and back again: Canadians in the SCW

December 19, 2013
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From Ottawa to Spain and back again: Canadians in the SCW

In June 1935, nearly 2,000 young, unemployed, and angry men living in western Canada and intent on demonstrating their discontent hitched a ride on a train of boxcars to Ottawa. The men who participated in the “On-to-Ottawa Trek” were fed up with the abhorrent conditions in Prime Minister Richard Bennett’s ‘relief camps’ and...
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Naturaleza y lógica militar del bombardeo de Gernika

December 19, 2013
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Naturaleza y lógica militar del bombardeo de Gernika

El bombardeo de Gernika es un evento muy complejo. En este artículo he procurado dar respuesta a uno de los aspectos más críticos sobre el bombardeo, su naturaleza. Procuraré asimismo exponer una cuestión íntimamente ligada a la historia del bombardeo y de gran relevancia tal cual es el negacionismo producto de la política propagandística...
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Special Feature: The nature and rationale of the Gernika bombing

December 19, 2013
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<em>Special Feature:</em> The nature and rationale of the Gernika bombing

The bombing of Gernika, in April 1936, continues to be shrouded in mystery and lies. Xabier Irujo has spent six years researching 12,000 documents from Basque, Spanish, French, British, United States and Italian archives. A summary of his findings.
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Human Rights Column: Guatemala Expects Justice

December 19, 2013
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<em>Human Rights Column:</em> Guatemala Expects Justice

Last May, in a historic verdict, former Guatemala dictator Ríos Montt was found guilty of genocide. Ten days later the verdict was vacated in a controversial split decision by Guatemala's highest court. Pamela Yates and Paco de Onís filmed the entire trial.
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Escape from death row: Three Lincoln POWs on trial

December 19, 2013
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Escape from death row: Three Lincoln POWs on trial

In February 1940, one year after the end of the Spanish Civil War, eight members of the Lincoln-Washington Battalion still languished in Spanish prisons. Among them were Peter Kerhlicker, Rudolph Opara, and Larry Doran. Buried in the Spanish military archives are documents of their trials. An original investigation.
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SUMARÍSIMO nº 62/1938: Sentencia de Pena de muerte a tres brigadistas norteamericanos

December 19, 2013
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SUMARÍSIMO nº 62/1938: Sentencia de Pena de muerte a tres brigadistas norteamericanos

A principios de febrero de 1940, casi un año después de finalizada la guerra civil española, aún habían 8 brigadistas norteamericanos encarcelados en prisiones españolas. Estos voluntarios no habían sido liberados junto al resto de sus compatriotas, pues habían estado sometidos a Causas Judiciales militares por el Ejército vencedor y condenados por supuestos delitos...
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Faces of ALBA: Josie Yurek and Andrew Plotch

September 15, 2013
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Faces of ALBA: Josie Yurek and Andrew Plotch

Get to know two members of the ALBA community.
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US cinema and the Popular Front: Spain as common cause

September 14, 2013
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US cinema and the Popular Front: Spain as common cause

On July 25, 1937, the New York Times’ John T. McManus interviewed Joris Ivens, a young Dutch movie director who had just arrived in the United States. What sparked the interview was the premiere of The Spanish Earth, a documentary about the Spanish Civil War financed by a handful of American intellectuals that included...
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HUMAN RIGHTS COLUMN: Imagining immigration reform

September 14, 2013
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<em>HUMAN RIGHTS COLUMN:</em> Imagining immigration reform

As Congress returns from its summer vacation, for the first time in a generation it will confront the meaningful prospect of enacting immigration reform legislation. That reform is even a possibility is due in large part to the courage, militancy, and strategic vision of undocumented immigrant youth across the country, whose risk-taking campaign...
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The Singing Dutchman of the Lincoln Brigade

September 14, 2013
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The Singing Dutchman of the Lincoln Brigade

The wandering Dutchman Bart van der Schelling painted with Willem de Kooning, sang with Woody Gunthrie and Pete Seeger, fought fascists in the Lincoln Battalion, and is credited with the lyrics to "Viva la Quince Brigada"--yet much of his life remains shrouded in mystery. Yvonne Scholten investigates.
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