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New book on Cubans in SCW

August 28, 2011
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New book on Cubans in SCW

The Latin American Herald Tribune alerts us to the publication of a new study of Cuban volunteers in the Spanish Civil War. In "La leyenda roja. Los cubanos en la guerra civil española," Denise Urcelay-Maragnès tells the story of the more than 1,000 Cubans--including a sizable number of Cuban exiles from the United...
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Judge Garzón accepts ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism

June 16, 2011
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Judge Garzón accepts ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism

A new spirit of human rights activism ignited tremendous enthusiasm as 300-plus friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade commemorated the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War at a reunion in New York on May 14. The day’s highlight was the presentation of the first annual ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights...
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ALBA prepares for major celebrations in New York and Bay Area

March 3, 2011
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ALBA prepares for major celebrations in New York and Bay Area

ALBA is getting ready for two major annual celebrations in New York and the Bay Area. The New York program--on May 14th, at the Eisner/Lubin auditorium on Washington Square, New York City (tickets here)--will feature Judge Baltasar Garzón, who will receive the first ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, alongside Michael Ratner, director...
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Political Activism Then and Now: Lessons of the Lincoln Brigade

March 3, 2011
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Political Activism Then and Now: Lessons of the Lincoln Brigade

On February 16, twenty-four new sophomores from Bergen County Academies High School in Hackensack, NJ participated in a day-long program of study at the King Juan Carlos Center and the Tamiment Library.  The students, who are enrolled in a project we direct, entitled Political Activism Then and Now: Lessons of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade ,...
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Embattled Spanish Judge to receive ALBA-Puffin Human Rights Award

March 3, 2011
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Embattled Spanish Judge to receive ALBA-Puffin Human Rights Award

Baltasar Garzón, the Spanish magistrate who has headed the effort to identify human rights violations during the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship, will receive the first ALBA-Puffin International Award for Human Rights Activism at the ALBA annual reunion in New York City on May 14. (Press release; tickets; Facebook.)...
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Arborglyphs Found in California

November 23, 2010
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Arborglyphs Found in California

While hiking in the Glass Mountains of Mono County, California, last year, Betty Brown of Kensington, California, came upon some carvings made on aspen trees, referring to the Spanish Civil War--and apparently cut by a Basque sheepherder with anti-fascist opinions.
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European Reunion in Berlin

November 23, 2010
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Joined by guests from Spain, France, Austria, Denmark, and the Netherlands, the German Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic 1936-1939 held their 13th annual get-together in Berlin last September. Major themes at the meeting concerned plans for next October’s 75th commemoration of the founding of the International Brigades and how to coordinate activities...
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Watt Essay Contest Winners

November 22, 2010
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Watt Essay Contest Winners

ALBA’s George Watt Memorial Essay Prizes are awarded annually to a graduate student and an undergraduate student who have written an outstanding essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from...
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NYC Teachers Attend ALBA Workshop

November 22, 2010
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NYC Teachers Attend ALBA Workshop

On Tuesday, November 2, over 40 New York City public high school teachers of social studies attended the second annual ALBA/Puffin Professional Development Day at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. The teachers were selected from a pool of almost 100 applicants. In the morning session, James D. Fernández and Peter N. Carroll introduced the teachers...
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Ohio Institute Scores an A

August 31, 2010
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Ohio Institute Scores an A

After regular classes ended for 20 Ohio high school teachers last June, they spent another six days on the Oberlin College campus attending the first ALBA Institute in the Midwest. Consisting of nine social studies, nine Spanish, and two English teachers, covering all high school grade levels, the group worked on lesson plans and...
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