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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 encouraging words as well as your constructive criticism. We strive to make the publication a forum for the exchange of information and ideas of interest...
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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, I recently visited Spain, where I picked up a magazine with that photo on the cover—but it had no description of who she was. I was...
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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: Stories of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1991. She also directed shorter films dealing with...
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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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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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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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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 than ever. Teaching history, inspiring activism, and upholding human rights: It’s hard to think of a time in recent memory when ALBA’s motto applied more...
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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 to the end of the Cold War. It includes performances...
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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 of the Lincoln Brigade.  As you make your plans, please consider including ALBA in your will or living trust, or naming us as a beneficiary...
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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 bookseller. In February 1939, the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB) organized a fundraiser auction for anti-Nazi writers and the VALB Rehabilitation Fund. Sponsors...
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