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Bay Area honors Vets and Dreamers

December 19, 2013
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Bay Area honors Vets and Dreamers

“Singing was an important part of our life in Spain,” wrote Lincoln Brigade volunteer Carl Geiser. And music was a strong theme at the West Coast ALBA annual reunion held at the Freight & Salvage music hall in Berkeley, California on October 6.
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ALBA Institute inspires record number of New York teachers

December 19, 2013
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ALBA Institute inspires record number of New York teachers

An unprecedented 71 New York high school teachers—who collectively teach more than 7,000 students every day—gathered at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center on November 5 for a full-day workshop. The ALBA institute, taught by Peter Carroll, James Fernández, and Sebastiaan Faber, introduced teachers of Social Studies, Spanish, and English Language Arts...
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Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia revisited

September 15, 2013
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Orwell’s <em>Homage to Catalonia</em> revisited

‘Homage to Catalonia’ Praised for literary merit but criticised for narrow focus at Len Crome Memorial Lecture
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Bay Area reunion in October

September 14, 2013
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Bay Area reunion in October

Bay Area ALBA Reunion, October 6 This Land is Our Land: Internationalism, Citizenship, Resistance; a commemorative celebration marking the 77th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War Join us!
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Teaching a new generation

September 14, 2013
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Teaching a new generation

The new Common Core Standards provide ALBA with an opportunity to help more high school teachers introduce the Spanish Civil War into their classes. Students will study history not by rote or memorization, but by confronting directly original primary documents.
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ALBA needs your commitment

September 14, 2013
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ALBA needs your commitment

Milton Wolff, last commander of the Abraham Lincoln battalion, marveled that it took him more years to write his memoir of the Spanish Civil War (Another Hill) than it took him to fight in it. For a “little war” (both in duration and scope) that war has had immense consequences and attracted immeasurable interest.
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ALBA joins Truth Commission platform

September 14, 2013
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ALBA joins Truth Commission platform

On July 3, ALBA became the first organization from the United States to join the Plataforma por la Comisión de la Verdad sobre los Crímenes del Franquismo (Platform for the Truth Commission about the Crimes of Francoism). This initiative is the first step toward creating a United Nations Truth Commission in pursuit of justice...
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Spaniards want truth on Franco’s crimes

September 14, 2013
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Spaniards want truth on Franco’s crimes

A broad coalition of organizations, including both ALBA and Baltasar Garzón's new foundation, is calling for a commission to establish, once and for all, the truth about the crimes of Francoism. Will they be successful? And if they are, what can a truth commission actually accomplish?
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Hands off the Madrid Monument!

September 14, 2013
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Hands off the Madrid Monument!

A Madrid court order to remove the recently installed monument honoring the foreign volunteers who supported the Republic during the Spanish Civil War has sparked worldwide outrage. Spain’s Friends of the International Brigades (AABI) report.
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Víctor Jara’s Murderer Found, to Face US Court

September 6, 2013
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Víctor Jara’s Murderer Found, to Face US Court

In the first days of Augusto Pinochet’s 1973 coup, Chilean Army officer Pedro Pablo Barrientos tortured and killed popular folk singer Víctor Jara.  Jara, a respected artist who had joined the Communist Party, was arrested the day after the coup with hundreds of other students and professors at Santiago Technical University.  Although Jara’s widow and...
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