Podemos Leader Gives Obama Book on Lincoln Brigade

August 25, 2016

Obama_IglesiasDuring 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. The inscription read: “The first Americans who came to Europe to fight against fascism were the men and women of the Lincoln Brigade. Please transmit to the American people the gratitude of the Spanish democrats for the antifascist example set by those heroes. Among them was Oliver Law, the first African American who commanded American troops. / In memory of those heroes. Un abrazo, President Obama, Pablo Iglesias.”