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Plaque Honors Robert Merriman

July 2, 2018
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Plaque Honors Robert Merriman

In recent years, investigators of the research group DIDPATRI (Didactics of Heritage) at the University of Barcelona have tried to locate the remains of Robert Hale Merriman, Commander of the Lincoln-Washington Battalion and Chief of Staff of the XV International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War.
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“If There Ever Was a Time to Do a Better Job Teaching Civics, It’s Now”

July 1, 2018
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“If There Ever Was a Time to Do a Better Job Teaching Civics, It’s Now”

ALBA’s teaching partner in Massachusetts will be in charge of training the state’s teachers for the new social studies standards—which include a return to civics education and an explicit mention of the Spanish Civil War
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ALBA’s on the Road Again: Record Number of Teacher Workshops

July 1, 2018
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ALBA’s on the Road Again: Record Number of Teacher Workshops

Ten years after launching ALBA’s Teach-the-Teachers professional development program, the number of school districts we partner with continues to multiply. At the same time, the content of our resources has deepened and expanded as secondary school teachers and their students around the country increasingly see connections between historical questions and current events.
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Letter from ALBA: Time for Action

July 1, 2018
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Letter from ALBA: Time for Action

Dear Friends and Comrades: This is no time for pessimism or inaction. The forces of reaction have reemerged out of the shadows in this country as well as elsewhere around the world. We stand in solidarity with the thousands of courageous teenagers who spoke out and organized to stop gun violence following the massacre...
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ALBA’s New York Event: Video & Photo Gallery

July 1, 2018
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ALBA’s New York Event: Video & Photo Gallery

A photo gallery from the New York event.
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How to Bring Corporations to Their Knees: 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award Honors Florida Farm Workers

July 1, 2018
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How to Bring Corporations to Their Knees: 2018 ALBA/Puffin Award Honors Florida Farm Workers

How do you convince a multinational corporate buyer not only to pay a bit more, but to force its suppliers to respect human rights, help fight sexual and labor abuse, and give an autonomous voice to the workers they employ? Florida’s Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has cracked the code. The key, they found,...
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ALBA Teaching Institutes: A Busy Spring Calendar

February 27, 2018
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ALBA Teaching Institutes: A Busy Spring Calendar

ALBA's teaching teams are looking ahead to a busy spring: We'll be working with teachers in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and South Carolina.
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Letter from ALBA: The Case for Activist Alliances

February 27, 2018
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Letter from ALBA: The Case for Activist Alliances

This past January, hundreds of thousands took to the streets in the Second Women’s March. Their protest underscored that fighting misogyny, xenophobia, and exploitation requires broad alliances. As this issue of the Volunteer illustrates, the Women’s March follows a tradition of activist protest that has deep roots in our nation’s history.
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A New Home for ALBA in New York, and a Homecoming—of Sorts

February 27, 2018
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A New Home for ALBA in New York, and a Homecoming—of Sorts

ALBA has moved offices from one historical location to another one. Our new home is steeped in history and ripe with promise.
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Labor Rights are Human Rights: ALBA to Honor Activist Organizers at May Event

February 27, 2018
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Labor Rights are Human Rights: ALBA to Honor Activist Organizers at May Event

This year’s recipient of the ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award is the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a worker-based labor and human rights organization founded in Florida in 1993.
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