Interviews

Rescue What We Can: Julio Llamazares and the Fight against Oblivion

November 19, 2017
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Rescue What We Can: Julio Llamazares and the Fight against Oblivion

Julio Llamazares was born in 1955 in Vegamián, a small town in the province of León, in the north of Spain, where his father worked as a teacher. In 1968, Vegamián disappeared from the map. Along with five other towns, it was submerged in a huge artificial lake. The Francoist state, allied with the...
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Antifascism in Ohio: Humanities Director Speaks Out

November 19, 2017
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Antifascism in Ohio: Humanities Director Speaks Out

Last August, in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Ohio Humanities issued a powerful letter condemning white supremacists who attacked antifascist protestors. We speak with Executive Director Pat Williamsen about the need for public humanists to take a stand. “America has forgotten itself.”
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Faces of ALBA-VALB: Richard Bermack, Photographer

March 13, 2016
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<em>Faces of ALBA-VALB:</em> Richard Bermack, Photographer

Richard Bermack is a documentary photographer and writer who has worked primarily for labor unions, including SEIU, the UAW, and the ILWU. In addition to his work on radical and labor history, he has written about and photographed workers involved in children and family services, welfare reform, aiding people with disabilities, and health care...
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Ángel Viñas: “No country can forget its own past forever”

December 8, 2015
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Ángel Viñas: “No country can forget its own past forever”

In the fall of 2014, Stanley Payne and Jesús Palacios published a new biography of Francisco Franco. Spanish historian Ángel Viñas, who was finishing up his own book on the dictator, was appalled to find their account riddled with “the most flagrant and, at times, grotesque mistakes, omissions, and misleading interpretations.” This past September,...
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Faces of ALBA-VALB: Velina Brown

September 14, 2015
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<em>Faces of ALBA-VALB:</em> Velina Brown

For the past 15 years, Velina Brown has been singing at Lincoln Brigade reunions, most recently at ALBA’s New York celebration in May.  “The vibe in the room is often lush with emotion, a sense of connectedness and passion.”
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Tamiment’s New Leadership: The Next Chapter

September 13, 2015
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Tamiment’s New Leadership: The Next Chapter

Timothy Johnson takes over this month as Head of Tamiment Library, whose outstanding holdings include the ever-expanding ALBA collection. Johnson will be working with Assistant Curator and Public Services Librarian Kate Donovan. A conversation about plans, challenges, and legacies.
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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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Teaching the ALBA curriculum: The Spanish Civil War in AP European history

March 21, 2014
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Teaching the ALBA curriculum: The Spanish Civil War in AP European history

Tracy Blake teaches Social Studies at Olmsted Falls High School in northeastern Ohio. Born and raised in Oregon, he has been in the classroom for more than 20 years. He has participated in two ALBA teacher institutes and is one of the co-authors of ALBA’s Social Studies lesson plans available on the newly launched...
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Faces of ALBA: Evelyn Scaramella and Victor Grossman

December 19, 2013
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<em>Faces of ALBA:</em> Evelyn Scaramella and Victor Grossman

In every issue of The Volunteer we introduce two members of the ALBA community. Meet Spanish professor Evelyn Scaramella and author Victor Grossman.
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David Graeber dedicates new book to his Lincoln vet father

October 14, 2013
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David Graeber dedicates new book to his Lincoln vet father

In 2011, David Graeber’s monumental book "Debt: The First 5,000 Years" was published. In that very same year, he burst into national consciousness with the Occupy Wall Street movement he helped to spark. This year, he has written a daring book “The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A Movement.” Part reflection on Occupy...
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