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The Lincoln Brigade: An Exclusive Excerpt from the New Graphic Novel by Pablo Durá

December 3, 2016
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<em>The Lincoln Brigade:</em> An Exclusive Excerpt from the New Graphic Novel by Pablo Durá

Pablo Durá is the author of The Lincoln Brigade, a new graphic novel based on the life story of Oliver Law, of which we are proud to feature an excerpt in this issue.
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HR COLUMN | Winona LaDuke: What would Sitting Bull Do?

December 3, 2016
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<em>HR COLUMN |</em> Winona LaDuke: What would Sitting Bull Do?

What will Governor Dalrymple sacrifice for the Dakota Access Pipeline? Activist and former Green Party candidate Winona LaDuke reminds us that Standing Rock is only the most recent chapter in a long history of dispossession. “The Lakota people have survived many invasions.”
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Otro 9/11 gris: Una profesora reflexiona

December 3, 2016
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Otro 9/11 gris: Una profesora reflexiona

Como de costumbre, ALBA organizó su taller para profesores de secundaria en Nueva York el día de elecciones. Poco después, una de las participantes nos envió esta sentida reflexión.
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Another Gray 9/11: A Teacher Reflects

December 3, 2016
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Another Gray 9/11: A Teacher Reflects

Sixteen years ago I moved to New York, not as an economic migrant nor as a political exile, but as a student. The years went by and I stayed. I am from the 9/11 generation, I arrived in the city just a couple of months before the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and,...
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Heart of Spain: Intensely Political

December 3, 2016
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<em>Heart of Spain</em>: Intensely Political

Eighty years ago an epic struggle began, largely to be overwritten in public memory by World War II and smeared by the anti-communist witch-hunts that followed. Now a dramatic and intensely political musical play, Heart of Spain, ran at the Zellerbach Playhouse on the University of California at Berkeley campus.
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Who is the Mysterious “Cuba Hermosa”? New Evidence Comes to Light

November 22, 2016
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Who is the Mysterious “Cuba Hermosa”? New Evidence Comes to Light

In 2009 an anonymous black International Brigades volunteer became famous when his picture garnered the attention of the international news media. The Spanish government wanted to give the photograph of the man, taken in Barcelona in January 1937 by Catalán photojournalist Agustí Centelles, as a gift to newly elected U.S. President Barack Obama in...
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Faces of ALBA-VALB: Kate Doyle

August 25, 2016
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<em>Faces of ALBA-VALB</em>: Kate Doyle

Kate Doyle, winner of the ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, now serves on ALBA’s Board of Governors where she leverages her formidable expertise. Aaron Retish speaks with her about her work uncovering U.S. involvement in Latin American human rights violations.
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Gopal Mukund Huddar: An Indian Volunteer in the IBs

August 25, 2016
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Gopal Mukund Huddar: An Indian Volunteer in the IBs

Among a handful of India-born brigaders who fought with the Spanish Republic was Gopal Mukund Huddar, a journalism student in his thirties. Nancy and Len Tsou, experts on the Asian volunteers in Spain, tell his remarkable story, which passes through the POW camp at San Pedro de Cardeña.
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HR COLUMN: Michael Ratner and Europe’s Fight for Human Rights

August 25, 2016
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<em>HR COLUMN</em>: Michael Ratner and Europe’s Fight for Human Rights

Michael Ratner, who passed away in May, was an internationalist in the best sense of the word. That meant for him in the first place to combat the use and abuse of power by U.S. actors in, and very often outside, their own country. A tribute from Wolfgang Kaleck, founder and head of...
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Rejecting the Cold War Alliance with Franco

June 10, 2016
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Rejecting the Cold War Alliance with Franco

In 1949 Harold Ickes, the Secretary of the Interior under Franklin Roosevelt, described General Francisco Franco as a “mimic of Hitler” whose regime “chokes the breath out of liberty in a police state.” Four years later, The Christian Century, a liberal Protestant magazine, called Spain “that pathetic remnant of medievalism.” The Spanish Civil War...
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