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Geoffrey Servante (1919-2019)

August 5, 2019
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Geoffrey Servante (1919-2019)

Over the last few years, several announcements have mourned the passing of the last British volunteers in the Spanish Civil War. First there was David Lomon, then Philip Tammer, and then recently Stan Hilton, all of whom were hailed as “the last of the last.” In fact, none of them were. As a November 2017 article by Carmelo...
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Neus Català (1915-2019)

August 5, 2019
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Neus Català (1915-2019)

On April 13, 2019 in the Catalonian village of Els Guiamets in the famed Priorat wine region, the anti-fascist activist and Nazi camp survivor Neus Català died in an assisted living facility only a few hundred yards from the house where she had been born 103 years earlier. Català is one of the last...
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An Early Casualty of the War: Arthur Witt

March 9, 2019
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An Early Casualty of the War: Arthur Witt

New Yorker Arthur Witt was among the many Lincoln volunteers to be killed at Jarama, in February 1937. Although he was only 29, he’d lived a full life. The back story of a Lincoln Volunteer. Arthur Witt (originally Witkowsky) was born on October 4, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York in a modest Jewish family....
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Ronald Dellums (1936-2018)

August 23, 2018
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Ronald Dellums (1936-2018)

Ronald V. Dellums, a tireless advocate for peace, justice, and equality, served his Oakland, California district for 27 years in the House of Representatives. A vigorous supporter of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, he carried on their example when he stated, at the beginning of his career in Congress, that he was committed...
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Henry Foner (1919-2017)

March 6, 2017
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Henry Foner (1919-2017)

Former ALBA Board Member and longtime emcee at the annual reunions of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Henry Foner, died in New York on January 11. He was 97.
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Herbert Molin (1925-2017)

March 6, 2017
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Herbert Molin (1925-2017)

A longtime ALBA friend, Herb was also a member of The Jarama Society, generously leaving ALBA in his plans to help continue our commitment to social activism.
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Marvin E. Gettleman (1933-2017)

March 6, 2017
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Marvin E. Gettleman (1933-2017)

ALBA notes with sadness the death of former executive director Marvin E. Gettleman. He was 83. A historian of the American left, he taught for many years at Polytechnic University, well-known as editor of Vietnam: History, Documents, Opinions. He is survived by former Board member, historian Ellen Schrecker.
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From Oklahoma to Spain: Fighter for Justice

August 25, 2016
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From Oklahoma to Spain: Fighter for Justice

Eugene Poling (1908-2000), from Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, fought with the Republic in Spain, joined the U.S. Army in World War II, and for almost forty years launched repeated campaigns for a U.S. House seat. Journalist Andrew Griffin reconstructs his life. “When I went to Dougherty to talk to people who knew ‘Mr. Poling,’ they...
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Delmer Berg Memorial in Berkeley, CA

June 10, 2016
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Delmer Berg Memorial in Berkeley, CA

Del Berg’s son Ernst, comrades and friends celebrated Del Berg’s life at Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Berkeley, CA on May 21, 2016. On the wall behind the podium, was a Spanish flag with the International Brigades logo, which was hand-made by Nate and Corine Thorton.  Corine told the story of how she and Nate...
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