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Human Rights Column: Prospects and possibilities for HR education in the US

March 21, 2014
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<em>Human Rights Column</em>: Prospects and possibilities for HR education in the US

Human Rights Education has been around for some thirty years. How can we give students a deeper understanding of human rights and the skills they need to pursue positive social change? Thoughts from a veteran in the field. Human Rights Education has been around for some thirty years. How can we give students a deeper...
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The wars of Bill Aalto: Guerrilla soldier in Spain, 1937-39

March 21, 2014
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The wars of Bill Aalto: Guerrilla soldier in Spain, 1937-39

Bill Aalto’s brief, intense life (1915-1958) spanned the turbulent mid-20th century. He was an intelligent, street-wise Finnish-American boy from New York who in Spain became a Republican guerrilla fighter and a poet. After Spain, he found himself burned, betrayed, and persecuted. Aalto’s is one of five lives featured in Helen Graham’s new book.
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The Lincoln Brigade and racial justice: A tradition

March 21, 2014
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The Lincoln Brigade and racial justice: A tradition

Racial equality and civil rights live at the core of the Lincoln Brigade. About 90 African Americans volunteered to serve in the ranks—as soldiers, drivers, mechanics, nurses, doctors, journalists, and social workers. The only prominent entertainer who visited the U.S. volunteers in Spain was Paul Robeson.
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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 1937, 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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