Isabel Allende and Walter Hood Headline ALBA’s Monument Celebration on September 12

August 27, 2020
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Isabel Allende and Walter Hood Headline ALBA’s Monument Celebration on September 12

Following its successful online spring gala, ALBA invites you to join a live-streamed celebration of the Lincoln Brigade Monument in San Francisco, which has been recently restored. Speakers include Isabel Allende, Bill Fletcher, Walter Hood, Susan Schwartzenberg, Rafael Jesús González, and Harvey Smith. With several musical performances. ALBA Online Monument Celebration September 12, 5pm...
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August 30: Documentary Screening & Discussion of The Internationale

August 27, 2020
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August 30: Documentary Screening & Discussion of <em>The Internationale</em>

Join us on August 30 at 5pm EDT/2pm PDT for an online screening and discussion of Peter Miller’s documentary The Internationale. The film chronicles the history of the song—which was written by Eugene Pottier in 1871 at the fall of the Paris Commune—from before...
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Close to 50 Teachers Join ALBA’s First Online Teacher Workshop

August 27, 2020
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Close to 50 Teachers Join ALBA’s First Online Teacher Workshop

ALBA’s first-ever online teacher workshop, conducted over five weeks this summer, drew participants from the US, Spain, and Latin America. The topic: The United States and World Fascism: Human Rights from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond.
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Stuyvesant Students Build Lincoln Brigade Website

August 27, 2020
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Stuyvesant Students Build Lincoln Brigade Website

This spring, students at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan built a website, https://scwnyc.stuy.edu, featuring Lincoln Brigade volunteers from New York City. Their history teacher, David Hanna, reports.
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ALBA Website Updates: The Volunteer Database & More

August 27, 2020
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ALBA Website Updates: The Volunteer Database & More

After launching ALBA's newly designed website at alba-valb.org, we are thrilled to announce further additions.
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Letter from ALBA: Our Work Matters More Than Ever

August 27, 2020
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Letter from ALBA: Our Work Matters More Than Ever

As the chaos of this pandemic summer seems to foreshadow an even more eventful fall—please be sure you’re registered to vote!—we’re poised to continue our work with more determination...
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“If Spain Became a Republic Once Again, We’d Have Lost the War a Little Less.” Georges Bartolí Remembers His Uncle Josep

August 27, 2020
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<em>“If Spain Became a Republic Once Again, We’d Have Lost the War a Little Less.”</em> Georges Bartolí Remembers His Uncle Josep

Among the hundreds of thousands of Spanish refugees who ended up in French concentration camps was the graphic artist Josep Bartolí, who would later become a well-known artist in Mexico and New York. His dramatic drawings of the Civil War and life in the camps are featured in a new book by his nephew,...
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Gota de Leche: Quakers in the Spanish Civil War

August 27, 2020
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<em>Gota de Leche:</em> Quakers in the Spanish Civil War

In the summer of 1937, Esther Farquhar, an Ohio Quaker recruited by American Friends Service Committee, arrived in Murcia to organize the feeding of the starving refugees. A photo diary discovered in the archives inspired the author to join humanitarian relief efforts happening today....
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Racial Justice, Then and Now: Paul Robeson’s Antifascist Legacy

August 27, 2020
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Racial Justice, Then and Now: Paul Robeson’s Antifascist Legacy

Paul Robeson’s anti-fascist activism sought full freedom for oppressed people around the world. The singer consistently spoke against segregation and racial violence in the U.S. as well as colonialism in Africa. Anti-fascism impugns white supremacy, then and now.
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Faces of ALBA: Photography Curator Cynthia Young

August 27, 2020
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<em>Faces of ALBA:</em> Photography Curator Cynthia Young

Cynthia Young recently joined ALBA’s Board of Governors.  She is the curator of the Robert Capa and Cornell Capa Archive at the International Center of Photography.  Cynthia has also...
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Pins in Support of Spanish Democracy: A Collector’s Story

August 27, 2020
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Pins in Support of Spanish Democracy: A Collector’s Story

I’m a collector of American left-wing protest pins. As a radical lefty lawyer, I’ve found it to be one way to be connected to the great social movements of...
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New Database on the Civil War and the Franco Regime

August 27, 2020
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New Database on the Civil War and the Franco Regime

Innovation and Human Rights was established in 2016 as a non-profit to provide information, supported as far as possible by documentary evidence, to enable people to discover what had...
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Who Fought for Franco?

August 29, 2020
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Who Fought for Franco?

Who were the soldiers who served in Franco’s insurgent army? Until recently, few historians or social scientists thought to ask this question. A new book complicates long-held assumptions.
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Film Review: What Can’t Be Seen

August 27, 2020
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<em>Film Review:</em> What Can’t Be Seen

Mientras dure la guerra / While at War, dir. Amenábar; La trinchera infinita / The Endless Trench, dir. Garaño, Arregi, and Goenaga.
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Book Review: Hispanic Anarchism in the United States

August 27, 2020
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<em>Book Review:</em> Hispanic Anarchism in the United States

Christopher J. Castañeda and Montse Feu, editors. Writing Revolution: Hispanic Anarchism in the United States. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2019.
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Chato Galante (1948-2020)

August 27, 2020
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Chato Galante (1948-2020)

José María “Chato” Galante passed away on March 29, 2020, in Madrid, Spain, due to coronavirus, following treatment for lung cancer. Chato was a lifelong activist fighting for justice...
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Judith Montell (1930-2020)

August 27, 2020
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Judith Montell (1930-2020)

Judith Montell, prize-winning documentary filmmaker and long-time member of the ALBA Board of Governors, passed away on May 23 after a long illness. Her best-known film was surely Forever Activists:...
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Letters to the Editor

August 27, 2020
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Letters to the Editor

To the Editors: Thank you for that amazing story about that amazing photo of an amazing woman: Marina Ginestà, whose life is the stuff of legend. As it happened,...
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Black Vets in Spain By James Yates

August 20, 2020
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Black Vets in Spain By James Yates

Originally published in The Volunteer, Volume1, No. 1, 1978. In view of the importance of the ‘Yates Project’ – refer to letter, national mailing of March ’78 – we...
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Was Herbert Rathman A Veteran?

August 11, 2020
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Was Herbert Rathman A Veteran?

A long-time ALBA supporter contacted the office to inquire about a possible volunteer Herbert Rathman. In the mid-1960s, Rathman was the Science Chairman at Rhodes Preparatory School, a private...
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Make Anti-Fascism Part of Your Legacy!

June 2, 2020
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Make Anti-Fascism Part of Your Legacy!

What you leave to friends and loved ones—and the causes you champion—are ways of expressing your hopes and dreams for the future and perpetuate your part in the story...
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The Volunteer needs your help! 

August 27, 2020
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<em>The Volunteer</em> needs your help! 

Every three months, ALBA is pleased and proud to send you this publication. We know that so many of our readers treasure it, and we value your feedback, your...
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