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Paris and Barcelona remember the IB

December 29, 2018
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Paris and Barcelona remember the IB

The 80th anniversary of the “Despedida” of 1938 was the occasion to remember the International Brigades in both Paris and Barcelona with two different international conferences. Both initiatives brought together an impressive list of scholars who presented cutting-edge research on a wide range of subjects.
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Watt Prize Draws Record Number of Submissions

December 29, 2018
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Watt Prize Draws Record Number of Submissions

This year’s George Watt Essay contest for the best student writing on the Spanish Civil War is receiving well-deserved attention from around the world as a record number of students submitted their essays and poetry, nearly doubling the previous number of submissions last year.
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Letter from ALBA: About Anger, Hope–and Commitment

December 29, 2018
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Letter from ALBA: About Anger, Hope–and Commitment

For those of us who think a lot about the 1930s, it’s hard to follow current events and not be reminded of the time when fascism began its rapid expansion.
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ALBA’s Back in the Classroom: “When can we do this again?”

December 29, 2018
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ALBA’s Back in the Classroom: “When can we do this again?”

The Ohio high-school teachers who joined ALBA's workshop in Beachwood, Ohio, this past October 12, left inspired—and wanting more. 
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ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Draws Submissions from over 40 Countries

December 29, 2018
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ALBA’s Human Rights Film Festival Draws Submissions from over 40 Countries

ALBA’s seventh annual human rights documentary film festival, Impugning Impunity, drew over 130 submissions from 41 countries.
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Bob Smillie’s Newly Discovered Prison Dossier Conjures up Questions

October 23, 2018
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Bob Smillie’s Newly Discovered Prison Dossier Conjures up Questions

More than eighty years after Bob Smillie’s mysterious death in Valencia during the Spanish Civil War, his prison dossier has finally surfaced. Robert Ramsay “Bob” Smillie was a Scottish volunteer who joined the Spanish Civil War in the contingent of the Independent Labour Party (ILP) and who died in 1937 under strange circumstances. Although...
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The Jarama Society

August 23, 2018
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The Jarama Society

What you leave to friends and loved ones—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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Barbez Stuns with Civil War Repertoire

August 23, 2018
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Barbez Stuns with Civil War Repertoire

This past July, Barbez and Velina Brown filled the ruins of the Santo Domingo church in Pontevedra, Spain with anti-fascist music in a rendition of For Those Who Came After, their new album of Spanish Civil War songs. The album is available at info@alba-valb.org. $20 for domestic orders (incl. sh&h). Barbez generously donates all proceeds...
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ALBA’s Fall 2018 Teaching Institutes: Ohio, New York, New Jersey

August 23, 2018
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ALBA’s Fall 2018 Teaching Institutes: Ohio, New York, New Jersey

This fall, ALBA's teaching team is back on the road.
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San Francisco National Monument Will Look Better Than Ever

August 23, 2018
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San Francisco National Monument Will Look Better Than Ever

Arts Commission approves repair to the San Francisco national monument that will stand the test of time.
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