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Books4Spain: A New Website for Books about Spain in English

July 26, 2012
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Books4Spain: A New Website for Books about Spain in English

The brainchild of Englishman Rod Younger, Book4Spain offers Iberophiles one of the widest selections of books about Spain in the world.
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How an Irish Football Coach saved a Spanish Soccer Team in the SCW

July 26, 2012
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How an Irish Football Coach saved a Spanish Soccer Team in the SCW

Patrick O'Connell not only led FC Barcelona to multiple victories, but allowed for half of the team to escape the horrors of the Spanish Civil War.
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House of Canadian Doctor who Pioneered Blood Transfusion during SCW becomes Focus of Debate

July 26, 2012
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House of Canadian Doctor who Pioneered Blood Transfusion during SCW becomes Focus of Debate

The Canadian government recently opened a $2.5 million visitor's center in the house where Dr. Norman Bethune, the man who pioneered new medical techniques during the Spanish Civil War, was born.
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Chile: President Signs Anti-Discrimination Law

July 13, 2012
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The Associated Press reports: Chile’s president signed an anti-discrimination law on Thursday several months after the killing of a gay man beaten by attackers who carved swastikas into his body. The law was approved in May after being stuck in Congress for seven years. President Sebastián Piñera had urged lawmakers to speed its approval...
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In win for 15M, former finance minister investigated

July 5, 2012
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From Democracy Now: Protesters in Spain are celebrating a major victory after the country’s high court opened a criminal investigation into Rodrigo Rato, the former head of Spain’s biggest mortgage lender, Bankia. Rato, also the ex-chief of the International Monetary Fund, has been ordered to appear in court to face criminal fraud accusations related...
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In the footsteps of the Lincoln-Washington Battalion

July 1, 2012
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In the footsteps of the Lincoln-Washington Battalion

(Versión en castellano aquí.) At the end of 2004 a good friend  of mine found, by chance, a piece of graffiti on a wall in the chapel of San Gregorio in the town of Aguaviva (Teruel). It had been written on Christmas Day 1937 by Edward Muscala, an American member of the International...
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La diáspora española en EEUU y la Guerra Civil Española

June 16, 2012
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La diáspora española en EEUU y la Guerra Civil Española

En inglés aquí. 1937.  Una gira campestre en Toro Park, a 15 kilómetros de la ciudad de Monterey, California.  Varios centenares de inmigrantes españoles que se han establecido en la Península de Monterey y en el Valle de Santa Clara disfrutan de un ameno “picnic”.  Pero los puños en alto nos recuerdan que en...
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German Stuka dive-bomber found in Baltic

June 13, 2012
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German Stuka dive-bomber found in Baltic

Wreckage from a Ju-87 'Stuka' has recently been found in the Baltic Sea.
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Syria: The Spanish Civil War of Our Time?

June 8, 2012
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Is the violent dictatorial conflict in Syria comparable to that of Spain in the 1930s? Over the past week a number of opinions regarding this subject matter have been published on the Internet, including that of international affairs expert Barry Rubin. Stated Rubin in a recent blog post:

In several respects, the Syrian civil...
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This Sunday: Abraham Lincoln Brigade Celebration in Bay Area

May 25, 2012
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This Saturday, ALBA celebrates the 76th reunion of the Lincoln Brigade at a special event in Berkeley, CA.
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