ALBA’s Live Online Celebration Draws Thousands Worldwide

June 2, 2020
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ALBA’s Live Online Celebration Draws Thousands Worldwide

Defying the devastating Covid-19 crisis, this past May 17 ALBA’s annual reunion and ALBA/Puffin Award ceremony—celebrated fully online (Facebook | YouTube)—brought together viewers from around the world. Hosted by ALBA’s María Hernández-Ojeda and Sebastiaan Faber, the celebration featured speeches by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Neal Rosenstein, ALBA’s executive director Mark Wallem, and ALBA governors...
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“Humanitarian Aid Cannot Be Criminalized”

June 2, 2020
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“Humanitarian Aid Cannot Be Criminalized”

We speak with one of the No More Deaths volunteers who faced trial for helping save migrants’ lives. In August 2017, Madeline Huse and three other volunteers of the Tucson-based organization No More Deaths entered the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona to...
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Letter from ALBA: We’re All in This Together

June 2, 2020
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Letter from ALBA: We’re All in This Together

“Why should one care about events taking place far away?” This is one of the “essential questions” that drive our work with teachers around the country. Together with the question “When do you stand up for what you believe in?” it captures the spirit...
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ALBA Offers Online Teacher Workshop

June 2, 2020
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ALBA Offers Online Teacher Workshop

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, ALBA’s in-person institutes are being postponed until further notice. Instead, we will be offering a fully online workshop from June 30 through July 28...
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ALBA Launches Redesigned Website

June 2, 2020
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ALBA Launches Redesigned Website

ALBA’s website at alba-valb.org has been redesigned from the ground up. The searchable online database of volunteers who left for Spain from the United States will be updated over...
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ALBA Receives Unique Donation

June 2, 2020
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ALBA Receives Unique Donation

Two months ago, our New York office received a unique gift from David Geltman of Boston. Geltman is the grandson of Israel Perlman, who was a New York City...
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The Girl Who Dated Trotsky’s Assassin: The Story Behind an Iconic Photograph

May 17, 2020
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The Girl Who Dated Trotsky’s Assassin: The Story Behind an Iconic Photograph

Marina Ginestà became world-famous late in life when a stunning photograph taken at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War surfaced in a Spanish archive. With the help of Marina’s son, the journalist Yvonne Scholten uncovers new details of Ginestà’s adventurous life.
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Dead Labor: What Lincoln Vet Len Olson Taught His Daughter

June 2, 2020
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Dead Labor: What Lincoln Vet Len Olson Taught His Daughter

What Lincoln vet Len Olson taught his daughter Hannah. “Think of all the work that was done to this thing by someone’s hands.”
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Hubs of Antifascism: The Spanish Anarchist Press in the United States

May 18, 2020
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Hubs of Antifascism: The Spanish Anarchist Press in the United States

Among the thousands of Spanish workers who arrived in the United States around the turn of the twentieth century were many with radical traditions rooted in their homeland, which at the time boasted one of the world’s most vibrant anarchist movements. They created scores...
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Poetry Feature: On the Dry Sea of Sonora

June 2, 2020
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<em>Poetry Feature:</em> On the Dry Sea of Sonora

Lollie Butler is a Fellow in Literature, granted by the Arizona Commission for the Arts.
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Faces of ALBA: Jack Mayerhofer

June 2, 2020
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Faces of ALBA: Jack Mayerhofer

Jack Mayerhofer is the newest member of the ALBA Board of Governors and its freshest face.  A leading figure in the protection human rights and the development of education...
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A Mac-Pap Amongst the Lincolns

June 2, 2020
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A Mac-Pap Amongst the Lincolns

On returning to Canada from the Spanish Civil War, Jim Higgins was branded a communist, hounded by the RCMP, and welcomed by his Lincoln Battalion comrades when he sought...
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Perry Rosenstein (1926-2020)

April 25, 2020
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Perry Rosenstein (1926-2020)

We write in mourning for the loss of our dear friend, Perry Rosenstein, Founder and President of the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., who passed away in Teaneck, NJ on April...
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Famed 9th Company of the Leclerc Division Loses Its Last Spanish Veteran

June 2, 2020
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Famed 9th Company of the Leclerc Division Loses Its Last Spanish Veteran

Recognition of the presence of Spanish Loyalists in the French Army over the last 15 years has unfortunately led to the propagation of numerous myths.
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Book Review: Leonora Carrington, Down Below

June 2, 2020
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<em>Book Review:</em> Leonora Carrington, <em>Down Below</em>

Down Below, by Leonora Carrington.  Translated by Victor Llona, with an introduction by Marina Warner. New York: NYRB, 2017.
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Book Review: James Stout, The Popular Front and the Barcelona 1936 Popular Olympics

June 2, 2020
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<em>Book Review:</em> James Stout, <em>The Popular Front and the Barcelona 1936 Popular Olympics</em>

The Popular Front and the Barcelona 1936 Popular Olympics: Playing as if the World Were Watching, by James Stout. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2020.
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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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Captured By The Fascists by Hy Wallach

April 17, 2020
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Captured By The Fascists by Hy Wallach

The Volunteer, Volume 5, No. 3. We were surrounded. We were assembled on a hill. It seemed hopeless – except that the Estado Mayor was with us. “They’ve gotten...
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