Letters

Letter to the Editors

March 9, 2019
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Letter to the Editors

A few years ago, my wife and I visited Vienna and made a side trip by train to Mauthausen.
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Letter from ALBA: The Struggle Goes On

March 9, 2019
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Letter from ALBA: The Struggle Goes On

Dear Friends and Comrades: One foot in the past and one foot in the present, with our eyes set on the future: that’s ALBA’s signature straddle. As our tagline says, we teach history to inspire activism and uphold human rights. Inspired by the anti-fascist activism of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, ALBA taps into America’s...
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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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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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