Live Online Gala on May 17 with ALBA/Puffin Award for “No More Deaths”

May 2, 2020
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Live Online Gala on May 17 with ALBA/Puffin Award for “No More Deaths”

The 2020 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism goes to No More Deaths in support of its humanitarian efforts to alleviate the suffering and end the fatalities of those crossing the southern border of the United States. The award will be presented at ALBA's Live Online Gala on May 17 at 5 pm EDT.
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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 3 after a brief struggle with the COVID-19 virus.
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Letter from ALBA: Adapting to the Crisis

May 2, 2020
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Letter from ALBA: Adapting to the Crisis

Dear Friends, We at ALBA would like to express solidarity with all those affected by the COVID crisis. When the brave men and women of the Lincoln Brigade departed on their odyssey for Spain, they were practicing the solidarity that has always been at...
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The San Francisco Monument Repaired: Taps for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

May 2, 2020
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The San Francisco Monument Repaired: Taps for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

A decade after its inauguration on the San Francisco Embarcadero, the only government-supported monument to the Lincoln Brigade in the USA has been restored. The following article first appeared...
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“We cannot close our eyes to injustice.” Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Gives the 2020 Susman Lecture

May 2, 2020
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“We cannot close our eyes to injustice.” Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Gives the 2020 Susman Lecture

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician who gained national prominence by exposing the Flint, Michigan water crisis in 2015, presented ALBA’s annual Susman Lecture to a packed auditorium on the...
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History and Intimacy: Reading the Lincolns’ Letters in a College Classroom Today

May 2, 2020
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History and Intimacy: Reading the Lincolns’ Letters in a College Classroom Today

ALBA’s teaching resources are used in college and high-school classrooms throughout the United States. A testimonial from the University of Chicago.
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Ramon Sender Barayón: A Pioneer in Music & Memory: An interview with Filmmaker Luis Olano

May 2, 2020
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Ramon Sender Barayón: A Pioneer in Music & Memory: An interview with Filmmaker Luis Olano

Ramon Sender Barayón is a pioneer of US counterculture and the son of Amparo Barayón, who was killed by fascists in the Spanish Civil War, and the novelist Ramón J. Sender. A new documentary by Luis Olano sheds light on his remarkable life.
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Loyalist Voices Crying Out across the Ocean: the EAQ Radio Broadcast during the Spanish Civil War

May 2, 2020
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Loyalist Voices Crying Out across the Ocean: the EAQ Radio Broadcast during the Spanish Civil War

In the spring of 1937, a group of English-speaking journalists and filmmakers launched a shortwave radio broadcast from Madrid to tell the world what was happening in Spain firsthand. It found an eager audience all across the United States and Canada.
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From New York Chinatown to Spain: Wen-Rao Chen

May 2, 2020
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From New York Chinatown to Spain: Wen-Rao Chen

Twenty-five years ago, Len and Nancy Tsou made a ten-day trip to Spain tracing some of the battlefields where Chinese brigadistas had fought in the Spanish Civil War. Among other sites, they followed the trail of a Lincoln vet, Wen-Rao Chen of the XVth...
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Honoring Spanish Civil War Vets on Memorial Day

May 2, 2020
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Honoring Spanish Civil War Vets on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the day traditionally set aside to remember Americans who served in the military.  And yet Americans who went to Spain to fight fascism are rarely if...
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Book Review: A Good American Family by David Maraniss

May 2, 2020
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Book Review: <em>A Good American Family</em> by David Maraniss

A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father, by David Maraniss. New York, Simon and Schuster, 2019.
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Book Review: The Age of Disenchantments by Aaron Shulman

May 2, 2020
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Book Review: <em>The Age of Disenchantments</em> by Aaron Shulman

The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain’s Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War, by Aaron Shulman. Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers.
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Book Review: Guns, Culture and Moors by Ali Al Tuma

May 2, 2020
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Book Review: <em>Guns, Culture and Moors</em> by Ali Al Tuma

Guns, Culture and Moors: Racial Perceptions, Cultural Impact and the Moroccan Participation in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). By Ali Al Tuma (New York & London: Routledge, 2018).
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Poetry Feature: Abe & Jack, Milt, Moe, Dave…

May 2, 2020
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<em>Poetry Feature:</em> Abe & Jack, Milt, Moe, Dave…

Abe & Jack, Milt, Moe, Dave…   They were not my family. They distrusted strangers. I could only approach them slowly, these Americans who had volunteered to fight fascists...
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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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The Flight by Sidney Kaufman

April 10, 2020
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The Flight by Sidney Kaufman

The Volunteer, V. 5, N. 3 Editor’s note:  Here are more excerpts from the log which Sid Kaufman kept in the last days of the war. You will remember,...
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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Passport Project

February 16, 2020
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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Passport Project

On Monday March 2, 2020, we will request passport files for the last set of 26 volunteers in Phase One of the Freedom of Information Act Project. The project...
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John Ramatowski Letters From Spain

February 1, 2020
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John Ramatowski Letters From Spain

Volunteer John Augustus Ramatowski was only 21-years old when he went missing in action during The Retreats in April 1938. Six of the numerous letters he wrote home were...
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