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ALBA as your Legacy: The Jarama Society

December 8, 2015
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ALBA as your Legacy: The Jarama Society

What you leave to friends and loved one--and the causes you champion--are ways of expressing your hopes and dreams for the future and perpetuate your part in the story of the Lincoln Brigade. As you make your plans, please consider including ALBA in your will or living trust, or naming us as a...
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Stretch Your Gift with a Monthly Pledge

December 8, 2015
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Stretch Your Gift with a Monthly Pledge

Ensure more of your money goes to our mission by lowering costs and supporting our cause without a big one-time hit to your wallet.
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Mexicans Divided over Support of Republican Spain

December 8, 2015
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Mexicans Divided over Support of Republican Spain

Mexico was one of the very few countries to stand by the Second Spanish Republic as it was attacked by fascism—but in practice, not all Mexicans agreed with their government’s position during the Spanish Civil War.
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Soviet Show Trial in the Spanish Civil War

December 8, 2015
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Soviet Show Trial in the Spanish Civil War

The trial of the POUM in October 1938 is often seen as a Spanish version of the Soviet “show trial.” But it makes more sense to examine it as an attempt by the Republican government to build stable judicial institutions.
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ALBA’s Essay Contest Rewards Exciting New Research

December 8, 2015
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ALBA’s Essay Contest Rewards Exciting New Research

The George Watt Prize for the best student essays received submissions from across the globe, the various entrants writing on topics of history, literature, politics, and culture of the Spanish Civil War, or the global political and cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the contributions of the Americans who fought...
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Not all Heroes Wear Capes: Letter from ALBA

December 8, 2015
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Not all Heroes Wear Capes: Letter from ALBA

We have just returned from the Bay Area, where we joined close to 200 Lincoln family members, friends and supporters at our Annual Celebration honoring the Lincoln Brigade in Berkeley. We gathered for an afternoon of songs and to hear California writer and documentary photographer David Bacon, who described how his encounters with...
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Bay Area Reunion Honors Activist Heritage

December 8, 2015
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Bay Area Reunion Honors Activist Heritage

“We have to reclaim our history, not discard or forget it,” labor organizer David Bacon advised an enthusiastic crowd honoring the legacy of the Lincoln Brigade at the 79th Bay Area reunion event in Berkeley, California on November 8. His talk, together with tributes to Emilio Silva, this year’s winner of the ALBA/Puffin...
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The Necessity of Teaching Human Rights

December 8, 2015
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The Necessity of Teaching Human Rights

When should one government intervene in the affairs of another country? When, if ever, should private civilians violate laws to participate in foreign wars? And how do we teach high school students to think about these questions? ALBA’s Peter Carroll considered these questions at the annual conference of the Ohio Council of Social Studies.
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Impugning Impunity: ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Denounces Violence and Inequality

December 8, 2015
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<i>Impugning Impunity: </i>ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Denounces Violence and Inequality

ALBA’s fifth annual Human Rights Film Festival featured 21 documentary films from 12 countries (four world premieres, 12 New York premieres). The Randall Award went to Among the Believers, about radical Islam and a charismatic cleric in Pakistan.
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US Social Movement Delegation visits Spain

September 30, 2015
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US Social Movement Delegation visits Spain

In May, 21 organizers from the US participated in a social movement delegation to Spain. The trip was timed to coincide with Spain’s municipal elections on May 24th. The group learned from new political parties that seek to make electoral politics more accountable and democracy more participatory, from social movements working on housing and...
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