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Florida Teachers Explore Spanish War

August 31, 2010
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Florida Teachers Explore Spanish War

For the last two years, ALBA’s Teachers Institute in Tampa, Florida, has focused on the needs of social studies professionals (generally history teachers), helping them to imagine and develop classroom approaches to the study of the Spanish Civil War and its global significance. This summer’s week-long institute encouraged teachers to write their own assignments...
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Recovering Voices of Unsung Heroes: Documenting Volunteers’ Lives

August 31, 2010
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Recovering Voices of Unsung Heroes: Documenting Volunteers’ Lives

“My great aunt told me that she was married as a young girl but because she and her husband were both employed by the Writer’s Project they had to keep their union a secret. When her husband went to Spain he had to leave without telling her. She gave me her wedding band which...
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IBs Meet for Future

August 31, 2010
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For three years, the French and German International Brigade Associations, respectively A.C.E.R. and K.S.F.R., have pushed for the creation of an international umbrella committee whose role would be to link the many national IB associations. The most recent meeting for the future “Coordination Internationale” took place in Paris last May. Delegations, principally from Europe,...
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Bay Area Reunion Honors Spanish Judge

August 31, 2010
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Bay Area Reunion Honors Spanish Judge

The 74th annual Bay Area reunion of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, held in Berkeley, California, on May 30, paid tribute to the legal work of Judge Baltasar Garzón in challenging decades of silence about mass murders conducted during the Spanish Civil War and the subsequent dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. The program, part of...
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ALBA & Puffin Announce Human Rights Award

August 31, 2010
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ALBA & Puffin Announce Human Rights Award

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and the Puffin Foundation are thrilled to announce a major new initiative: the Puffin/ALBA Human Rights Project (HRP), established to honor all those who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War by connecting that legacy with international activist causes today, in particular the defense of human rights.
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Donnelly Monument in Spain

June 1, 2010
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Donnelly Monument in Spain

To the Editor: Friends of ALBA will be pleased to know that there is a new monument to a member of the International Brigades in Spain. The monument, to the Irish brigadista Charlie Donnelly, was dedicated in February 2010, on the 72nd anniversary of his death in the Battle of Jarama. Charlie Donnelly was...
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University Honors Vet Osheroff

June 1, 2010
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University Honors Vet Osheroff

The University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights has chosen two students to receive human rights awards in honor of Lincoln vet Abe Osheroff and his wife Gunnel Clark. This year’s winners are graduate students Erin Murphy and Peter Morris, each of whom will receive $750 toward their international human rights...
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Bay Area Pays Tribute to Judge Garzón

June 1, 2010
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Bay Area Pays Tribute to Judge Garzón

In a stirring Memorial Day afternoon of speakers, songs, and socializing, the San Francisco Bay Area friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade paid homage to the living history of the vets and honored the work of Spain’s Judge Baltasar Garzón who has aroused political passions by advocating the recovery of historical memory, specifically unearthing...
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Amy Goodman Honors Lincoln Vets at 74th NY Reunion

May 31, 2010
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Amy Goodman Honors Lincoln Vets at 74th NY Reunion

An audience of almost five hundred saw Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! receive the ALBA Activist Award at the 74th reunion of the Volunteers for Liberty, held on May 2 at the Museo del Barrio in New York City. In an impassioned half-hour address (video), Goodman talked about the importance of an independent,...
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Henri Cartier-Bresson Film 
Found in ALBA Archive

March 6, 2010
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Henri Cartier-Bresson Film 
Found in ALBA Archive

In late summer 1937, former editor of the journal New Theater, Herbert Kline, traveled to Spain with French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson and cameraman Jacques Lemare to shoot a documentary about the sanitary services of the American Medical Bureau, an organization created in the United States to aid...
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