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ALBA’s Tony Geist Awarded Knighthood

June 10, 2016
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ALBA’s Tony Geist Awarded Knighthood

Our colleague Tony Geist—the longest serving ALBA Board member, professor of Spanish at the University of Washington, author and translator—has been awarded one of Spain’s highest civil honors, membership into the Order of Isabella the Catholic with the first-class title of Caballeros de la Gran Cruz de Oficial, or Knights of the Officer’s Cross....
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Human Rights Journalists Highlight Anniversary Celebration in New York

June 9, 2016
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Human Rights Journalists Highlight Anniversary Celebration in New York

The torch has been passed. Eighty years after the Spanish Civil War inspired volunteers from 52 countries to challenge the spread of international fascism, no American veterans of that struggle are alive to bear witness, but their spirit and commitment to social justice, human rights, and anti-fascism lives on in the work of current...
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San Francisco Monument To Be Restored

June 9, 2016
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San Francisco Monument To Be Restored

Efforts are ongoing to address the deterioration of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade monument in San Francisco. After initial problems of deliberate vandalism were dealt with, the elements began to take their toll on the structure. However, we have been involved in extensive conversations with different offices of the city of San Francisco for well...
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ALBA’s Back in School

June 9, 2016
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ALBA’s Back in School

ALBA’s Teaching Institutes continue to break new ground across the United States, reaching more teachers in new communities, expanding opportunities, and seeing exciting results.
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80th Anniversary Event: Photos and Video

June 9, 2016
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80th Anniversary Event: Photos and Video

On May 7, the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Right Activism—a cash tribute of $100,000—honored two courageous journalists, Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill, for their dedication to exposing corruption, violence, and the abuse of power which are routinely ignored by mainstream media. They do this work under life-threatening conditions of danger and risk. The day’s...
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News from Spain: Town Honors Volunteers

March 13, 2016
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News from Spain: Town Honors Volunteers

We are thrilled to bring you the good news that the town hall in Vicálvaro (southern Madrid) last November approved the dedication of a square to the International Brigades. This is something that the Socialist party had been campaigning for since 2008, and we were happy to witness the historic moment when the proposal...
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Letter from ALBA: A Busy Year

March 13, 2016
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Letter from ALBA: A Busy Year

The New Year has barely started and ALBA is already at work on an exciting number of programs and activities.
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Argentine Judge Orders ALBA-Funded Exhumation in Spain

March 13, 2016
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Argentine Judge Orders ALBA-Funded Exhumation in Spain

This January 19th, exhumation procedures began to recover the remains of Timoteo Mendieta, murdered by the Franco regime in 1939. In 2013, his daughter Ascensión testified before María Servini, the Argentine judge who has investigated Franco’s crimes against humanity since 2010. On Servini’s orders, the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory took charge of the exhumation, helped...
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Fearless Journalists Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill Win Human Rights Award

March 13, 2016
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Fearless Journalists Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill Win Human Rights Award

The 2016 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will be shared by journalists Lydia Cacho and Jeremy Scahill, who have dedicated their careers to exposing corruption, violence and abuse of power. Award ceremony: NYC, Saturday, May 7 (tickets)
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The Press Remembers Delmer Berg, the Last of the Lincolns

March 7, 2016
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The Press Remembers Delmer Berg, the Last of the Lincolns

Delmer Berg, last known surviving member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, passed away at his California home. There has been an outpouring of coverage from news outlets around the world.
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