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The War at 80: Berkeley’s Tributes

December 3, 2016
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The War at 80: Berkeley’s Tributes

Berkeley, California, flagship campus of the University of California, knows how to stage a political fight. To mark the 80th Anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the campus featured a spectacular series of events—lectures, panel discussions, archival exhibitions from the Bancroft Library, film screenings, and poetry readings—honoring the volunteers of the...
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80th Anniversary Celebrations in Paris, Benicàssim, Albacete, and Madrigueras: Photo galleries

October 24, 2016
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80th Anniversary Celebrations in Paris, Benicàssim, Albacete, and Madrigueras: Photo galleries

An official inauguration of a monument to the International Brigades was held in front of the Austerlitz train station in Paris on October 22. This was the place where the International Brigaders rode trains to Spain 80 years ago. Among crowded participants (French, Swedish, Danish, Russian, German, Dutch, Italian, Canadian, Polish, USA, UK, Puerto Rico, Romanian, etc.), there was Vicente Almudever (98...
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Spanish Civil War program in Torrance, CA

October 12, 2016
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Spanish Civil War program in Torrance, CA

The Foreign Language Department’s Spanish program at El Camino Community College (Torrance, California) is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War with a series of activities and lectures from November 8 to 12. The five-day program includes talks on mass graves, pictorial art, military fortifications, news coverage in the US of the conflict,...
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Biographies of Dutch Brigadistas Online

August 25, 2016
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Biographies of Dutch Brigadistas Online

“It was always rumored that my uncle fought in Spain, but now we finally know for sure. I’ve had an amazing number of touching reactions of that type,” Yvonne Scholten says, “especially from family members.” Scholten, a Dutch journalist, is the driving force behind a new biographical dictionary of Dutch volunteers in Spain that...
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Susman Lecture & Scholarships at Wayne State

August 25, 2016
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Susman Lecture & Scholarships at Wayne State

Award-winning author Adam Hochschild speaks in Detroit and two Wayne State students receive Lincoln Veterans scholarships.
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Letter from ALBA: A Busy Fall

August 25, 2016
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Letter from ALBA: A Busy Fall

We hope you had a wonderful summer. ALBA and its Board members, braving the summer heat, with your encouragement and support have been involved in a range of initiatives—including planning for the fall celebrations in the Bay Area (see page 3), the Watt essay contest (winners will be announced shortly), updates in the volunteers’...
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ALBA Monument in San Francisco Needs Restoration

August 25, 2016
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ALBA Monument in San Francisco Needs Restoration

Eleven panels have been shattered and are now completely gone, while other panels have active cracks and are missing large areas. The parts that were grafittied and cleaned in the past have, over time, become discolored and need treatment. With support from your donations, ALBA, working with the Architectural Resources Group, will replace the Onyx...
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Bay Area Commemorates 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War 

August 25, 2016
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Bay Area Commemorates 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War 

Please join us in September and October for a full slate of Spanish Civil War-related events in the San Francisco Bay Area, closing with ALBA’s annual celebration on October 23 at the Zellerbach Playhouse on the UC Berkeley campus. Exhibits Guerra Civil @ 80  Bancroft Library Display of Spanish Civil War Collection Corridor cases...
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Podemos Leader Gives Obama Book on Lincoln Brigade

August 25, 2016
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Podemos Leader Gives Obama Book on Lincoln Brigade

During a brief visit to Spain in July, President Obama met with the leaders of Spain’s largest political parties. Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias took advantage of the occasion to give Obama William Katz’s Picture History of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
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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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