Life After Hate Receives ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award at Moving Annual Gala

May 19, 2022
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Life After Hate Receives ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award at Moving Annual Gala

At a moving, content-filled annual gala on April 30 (video), Life After Hate received this year’s ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism (press release).
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Upcoming: Film Screening & Workshop on War Poetry

May 19, 2022
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Upcoming: Film Screening & Workshop on War Poetry

On June 8, as a kick-off to Pride Month, ALBA will offer an online screening of Bones of Contention. Coming up on June 23: a workshop on Poetry and the Spanish Civil War, with Anthony Geist.
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ALBA Welcomes Two New Board Members and New Staff

May 19, 2022
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ALBA Welcomes Two New Board Members and New Staff

ALBA is thrilled to announce two new additions to its Board of Governors: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Flint, Michigan, and Prof. Cristina Pérez Jiménez of New York City. Meanwhile, the ALBA office welcomes Cole Stallone as Communications Associate.
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Massachusetts Passes Genocide Education Law

May 19, 2022
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Massachusetts Passes Genocide Education Law

A new educational law in Massachusetts encourages teachers to teach about genocide—including cases in US history—the in the context of human rights. The connection with ALBA’s teaching institutes is...
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5-Week Institute for Teachers in March and April Successful

May 19, 2022
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5-Week Institute for Teachers in March and April Successful

In March and April, ALBA offered a five-week online workshop to close to 30 teachers from the United States and elsewhere, working with the Collaborative for Educational Services of...
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Letter from ALBA: The Relevance of a Legacy

May 19, 2022
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Letter from ALBA: The Relevance of a Legacy

Dear friends, As this issue goes to press, ALBA is wrapping up a busy, program-filled spring. A highlight, no doubt, was our online gala on April 30, which included...
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Peter N. Carroll: “I’m an Anarchist.”

May 20, 2022
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Peter N. Carroll: “I’m an Anarchist.”

Peter N. Carroll—renowned historian, poet, and (co-)editor of this magazine for more than twenty years—has been involved with ALBA for four decades. Time for a tribute.
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Peter Carroll: Tributes

May 20, 2022
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Peter Carroll: Tributes

Tributes by Daniel Czitrom, Gladys and Neal Rosenstein, Helen Graham, Paul Preston, James D. Fernández, Ellyn Polshek, and Anthony Geist.
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Two Poems

May 20, 2022
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Two Poems

"His Knee" and "The Spectrum"
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Spain and the War in Ukraine: Debates

May 20, 2022
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Spain and the War in Ukraine: Debates

The Russian invasion of Ukraine—which ALBA forcefully condemned—has unleashed a fascinating debate about historical parallels with the Spanish Civil War. A sampling.
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Radio Music in Civil-War Madrid

May 20, 2022
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Radio Music in Civil-War Madrid

The Spanish Civil War is often viewed as the first in which radio was used as a political and military weapon and an important instrument of propaganda. The radio...
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Chick Chakin’s Last Chance

May 20, 2022
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Chick Chakin’s Last Chance

Like many participants in the 1936 Popular Olympics in Barcelona, Alfred Chakin was a talented athlete. He was also a committed antifascist.
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Almudena Carracedo, Filmmaker: “We Try to Create a Channel for Empathy.”

May 20, 2022
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Almudena Carracedo, Filmmaker: “We Try to Create a Channel for Empathy.”

At ALBA’s 2022 online gala, I spoke with the Spanish filmmaker Almudena Carracedo, who together with Robert Bahar created The Silence of Others (2018), an award-winning documentary about memory,...
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Young Actors Read George and Ruth Watt’s Letters

May 20, 2022
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Young Actors Read George and Ruth Watt’s Letters

On April 9, Vero Maynez and Nathan Payne, two Berkeley-trained actors, movingly interpreted excerpts from the Spanish Civil War correspondence between Lincoln volunteer George Watt and his wife Ruth....
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Catalan Government Seeks to Exhume, Identify, and Repatriate IB Remains

May 20, 2022
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Catalan Government Seeks to Exhume, Identify, and Repatriate IB Remains

The Catalan government officially inaugurated its plans to exhume, identify, and repatriate the remains of International Brigade volunteers who died in Catalonia.
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Book Review: Isa Reyes’ Escape

May 20, 2022
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<em>Book Review:</em> Isa Reyes’ Escape

Dorian L. (Dusty) Nicol. “Miss Spain in Exile”: Isa Reyes’ Escape from the Spanish Civil War. Eastbourne and Chicago: Sussex Academic Press, 2021. 240pp.
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Book Review: Red Tarancón

May 20, 2022
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<em>Book Review:</em> Red Tarancón

Red Tarancón: Spaniards and Internationals in a Tarancón at War. Cuenca: Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica, 2022.
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Books in Brief: Jim Higgins’ War

May 20, 2022
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<em>Books in Brief:</em> Jim Higgins’ War

Jim Higgins (with Janette Higgins), Fighting for Democracy: The True Story of Jim Higgins (1907-1982). Victoria, B.C.: Friesen Press, 2020. 196pp.
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Books in Brief: Before Che

May 20, 2022
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<em>Books in Brief:</em> Before Che

Peter Rutkoff, Before Che: M-26-7. Gambier, OH: XOXOX Press, 2019. 284pp.
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Photographs by Dr. Irving Busch

April 2, 2022
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Photographs by Dr. Irving Busch

Dr. Irving Busch (1896-1960), a graduate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, volunteered to serve in Spain with the American Medical Bureau.  In Spain, he served with...
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Letter to the Editors: Praise for Workshop on Hemingway

February 12, 2022
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<em>Letter to the Editors:</em> Praise for Workshop on Hemingway

To the Editors: I am writing to congratulate ALBA for the terrific workshop on Hemingway and the Lincoln Brigade, in the Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series. The many names of Lincolns...
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