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Spanish Revolution 2.0: Yes, there are alternatives

September 9, 2012
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Spanish Revolution 2.0: Yes, there are alternatives

Spain is among the countries hardest hit by the economic meltdown. But, much like in 1936, it is also Spain that is seeing some of the most inspiring reactions to the crisis. Amidst the ruins, revolutionary initiatives flourish: new and not-so-new forms of economic and political organization. Jorge Gaupp, who has been involved with...
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MásPúblico, el sueño que se convirtió en un periódico cooperativo libre

September 9, 2012
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MásPúblico, el sueño que se convirtió en un periódico cooperativo libre

(Version in English.) Los rumores crecían y el fantasma del cierre inminente planeaba sobre el periódico Público después de que el día 3 de enero de este año los accionistas hiciesen pública la suspensión de pagos. Los trabajadores del diario nacional español empezaron a buscar alternativas ante la avalancha de malas noticias que se sucedían...
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La crisis española: Sí que hay alternativas

September 9, 2012
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La crisis española: Sí que hay alternativas

(English version.) Para Antonio Gamsci,  la crisis sistémica —orgánica, que decía él— consistía en “el hecho de que lo viejo no acaba de morir y lo nuevo no puede nacer”.(1) Sobre qué ocurre con “lo viejo” leemos algo en el periódico cada mañana y hablamos de ello con nuestros congéneres. Conversaciones que, en España,...
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The future of ALBA: Your legacy

July 2, 2012
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The future of ALBA: Your legacy

Planning for your will and your legacy? The Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade established their legacy with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. Now you can continue their “good fight” by establishing a legacy gift to ALBA in your will. As a non-profit educational organization, 501(c)(3), ALBA can accept legacy gifts in any amount,...
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Bard College Students in the Archive

July 2, 2012
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Bard College Students in the Archive

“I felt I was not reading history, I was helping to write it,” said one of the Bard College students who visited the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) on March 16. Our visit to the Archives took place during my course “Representations of the Spanish Civil War” and proved to be a memorable experience...
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Teaching programs continue to grow: Seattle, Ohio, Florida

July 1, 2012
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Teaching programs continue to grow: Seattle, Ohio, Florida

Now in its fifth year, ALBA’s educational program aims to reach high school teachers of social studies and Spanish who will use archival sources related to the Spanish Civil War in their classrooms. Three separate programs filled the calendar during the spring term; three more are expected in the fall. Last March, ALBA board...
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For truth, justice, and dignity

June 13, 2012
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For truth, justice, and dignity

Edited speeches by the recipients of the 2012 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism and the ALBA/Puffin Student Activist Award, presented at the Museum of the City of New York.
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Media spotlight on Doyle and Peccerelli

June 13, 2012
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Media spotlight on Doyle and Peccerelli

The New Yorker, CNN, ProPublica, PRI, NPR, and EFE were among the media featuring this year's ALBA/Puffin Award winners. “How do you bring tolerance and democracy to a country in which a murderous military, which over the years killed some two hundred thousand of its own citizens, is...
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Greetings from Garzón, Amigos

June 13, 2012
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Greetings from Garzón, Amigos

Judge Baltasar Garzón, winner of the 2011 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, sent a video message to congratulate this year's winners, while the Asociación de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales (AABI) was represented at the New York event by treasurer Isabel Pinar.
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ALBA/Puffin Award supports struggle for victims’ rights in Latin America

June 13, 2012
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ALBA/Puffin Award supports struggle for victims’ rights in Latin America

ALBA’s annual celebrations in New York City and Berkeley, California (video; photos), commemorated the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Guernica and honored the groundbreaking work of two tireless defenders of human rights in Latin America: Fredy Peccerelli, Executive Director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation, and Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst of U.S. policy in Latin...
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