Letters

Letter to the Editors

August 23, 2018
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Letter to the Editors

Thank you, Alan Singer, for your article in The Volunteer (June 2018). Considering the lessons offered by history is the reason ALBA exists, and your article was important and relevant. 
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Letter from ALBA: Setting the Record Straight

August 23, 2018
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Letter from ALBA: Setting the Record Straight

We are going to press on the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro, the longest, most extensive, and bloodiest battle of the Spanish Civil War. In spite of Franco’s superiority in manpower and equipment, the Republicans sought to thwart the Fascist offensive on Valencia and to gain time in the hope that...
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The Story of the Lincoln Brigade (As Told by an 8-Year Old)

July 1, 2018
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The Story of the Lincoln Brigade (As Told by an 8-Year Old)

Letter by eight-year-old Luca Kaufman at Kolot Chayeinu (Voices of Our Lives, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY), written as part of a school project on Heroes of Jewish Resistance.
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Letter to the Editor

February 27, 2018
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Letter to the Editor

Editors’ Note: Due to a technical glitch, only a small part of Mr. Murtha’s letter was printed in the December 2017 issue. We apologize for the oversight and print the letter in full here.
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Letter to the Editor

November 19, 2017
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Letter to the Editor

To the Volunteer: Reading “Forgotten Fighters: American Anarchist Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War,” I noted that at least one prominent American who volunteered for service in the Anarchist Durruti Column remains forgotten. I mean, of course, Carl Marzani. Herein, I borrow freely from Carl’s memoir, “The Education of a Reluctant Radical,” Vol. 3,...
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Letters: Exchange on Catalonia

December 3, 2016
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Letters: Exchange on Catalonia

Dear Editor, After 25 years of receiving and enjoying The Volunteer I was saddened by the unbalanced and misleading article by Eric R. Smith entitled How to understand the Catalan Independence Movement published in No. 3 of Vol. XXXIII. Though I’m too far removed from my research to properly comment on the simplistic statements...
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Letter from ALBA: Forever Activists

December 3, 2016
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Letter from ALBA: Forever Activists

It is raining in New York, the day after the election, as we go to press. On the streets, people go about their business with a grim expression and reddened eyes. History can weigh on us; it can shock us as it suddenly turns—but it also can guide us, showing us the path that...
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Letter to the Editor

June 10, 2016
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Letter to the Editor

This report let me feel the atmosphere of the reunion, energetic, exciting, and promising for the future. The act to visit Del Berg and interview him, was excellent and timely.
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Letter to the Editor: The Almería Bombing

March 13, 2016
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Letter to the Editor: The Almería Bombing

I am the youngest veteran of the Spanish Civil War, born in Barcelona on July 18th, 1930. "Veteran"? Yes. Not a combatant, but a child that together with his mother and brothers survived the fascist Italian and Nazi bombings of Barcelona. My Greek father, who was a naturalized U.S. citizen, and working at Lykes...
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Letter from ALBA: A Busy Year

March 13, 2016
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Letter from ALBA: A Busy Year

The New Year has barely started and ALBA is already at work on an exciting number of programs and activities.
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