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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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Letter from ALBA: Setting the Record Straight

August 23, 2018
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Letter from ALBA: Setting the Record Straight

We are going to press on the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro, the longest, most extensive, and bloodiest battle of the Spanish Civil War. In spite of Franco’s superiority in manpower and equipment, the Republicans sought to thwart the Fascist offensive on Valencia and to gain time in the hope that...
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A Human-Rights Periscope: ALBA’s Documentary Film Festival Returns

August 23, 2018
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A Human-Rights Periscope: ALBA’s Documentary Film Festival Returns

From September 21 through 23, “Impugning Impunity” presents 15 short and long documentaries from around the world. Info at www.iiff-docs.com
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Will Franco Finally Be Exhumed? Anthropologist Francisco Ferrándiz: “This Is As Complex As Ground Zero or Srebrenica.”

August 23, 2018
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Will Franco Finally Be Exhumed? <em>Anthropologist Francisco Ferrándiz: “This Is As Complex As Ground Zero or Srebrenica.”</em>

Spain’s new Prime Minister, the Socialist Pedro Sánchez, has decided it’s time to remove Franco’s body and redefine his mausoleum, the Valley of the Fallen. Few people know more about the Valley and its possible future than the anthropologist Francisco Ferrándiz. An interview.
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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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