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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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Letters to the Editor: Milton Cohen, HUAC & Database Kudos

December 8, 2015
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<i>Letters to the Editor:</i> Milton Cohen, HUAC & Database Kudos

Hearty congratulations on the terrific job you have done setting up the huge database on the Volunteers! This is the crucial information and you have made it very accessible, attractive and useful. I finally found an old friend of the family here at last. A splendid job!
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Letter to the Editor: Milton Cohen and HUAC

December 8, 2015
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In the September 2015 issue of The Volunteer an obituary of Bobby Hall pointed out that in the 1960s Hall and Jeremiah Stamler "initiated a landmark and successful court case" against HUAC. You failed to mention the third member who walked out and sued HUAC: the vet Milton M. Cohen. Here is a...
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Letter to the Editor: Ferrándiz and Cercas

December 8, 2015
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<i>Letter to the Editor:</i> Ferrándiz and Cercas

It is always tempting to imagine writers looking over our shoulders when we critique their works, smiling or grimacing as the case may be. The compelling interview that Sebastiaan Faber conducted with Francisco Fernández and their incisive analysis of the “exhumation efforts” in Spain (“An Underground Landscape of Terror,” June 2015) made me...
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Pierre Daura’s Spanish Civil War

September 14, 2015
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Pierre Daura’s Spanish Civil War

What a surprise, a few minutes ago, to open the June issue of The Volunteer and to see on page 14 the article about my father, Pierre Daura, with reproductions of two of his paintings.
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