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Looking Ahead: Susman Lecture and Fall ALB Tribute

August 30, 2023
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Looking Ahead: Susman Lecture and Fall ALB Tribute

Labor Activist Karen Nussbaum to be Featured in Susman Lecture November 14 This year’s Susman Lecture will feature longtime labor activist Karen Nussbaum, co-founder in 1972 of 9to5: Organization of Women Office Workers and founding director of Working America. Born in Chicago Illinois into an activist family, Nussbaum joined the anti-war movement as a...
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From Sacco & Vanzetti to Lorca: A Busy ALBA Summer

August 30, 2023
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From Sacco & Vanzetti to Lorca: A Busy ALBA Summer

Sacco and Vanzetti: Film Screening and Discussion Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti—two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920 and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial—are the subject of Sacco and Vanzetti, a documentary by ALBA board member Peter Miller that was screened and discussed at...
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Palestinian Volunteers: An Exchange

May 18, 2023
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Palestinian Volunteers: An Exchange

To the Editors: I’ve just read Nevine Abraham’s article about the Palestinian volunteer Ali Abd el-Khaleq in your last number (“Liberating Palestine in Spain”). I’m very happy you touched this topic and raised a bit of light into this little-know participation. Thanks. But I’m sorry to say there are some important mistakes in the...
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Freda Tanz (1923-2023)

May 18, 2023
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Freda Tanz (1923-2023)

Freda Tanz (née Gerson), born in Pittsburgh, PA, died on March 3, 2023, at the age of 99. Freda was married to Lincoln vet Alfred Leo Tanz, who pre-deceased her in 2000, and with whom she shared her love and political activism. Freda was previously married to Gilbert D. Olmstead in Los Angeles in...
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ALBA Welcomes New Board Member

May 18, 2023
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ALBA Welcomes New Board Member

At its annual board meeting in early May, ALBA welcomed its newest member, Steve Birnbaum, a Bay Area labor attorney specializing in workers’ compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act. Steve has long been fascinated with the history of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and will be a welcome addition to the board. For...
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From Lorca to Sacco & Vanzetti: Upcoming Summer and Fall Events

May 17, 2023
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From Lorca to Sacco & Vanzetti: Upcoming Summer and Fall Events

As this issue is going to print, the ALBA office is busy preparing a series of events for the summer and fall.
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Workshops, Screenings, & Panel Discussions: An ALBA-Filled Spring

May 17, 2023
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Workshops, Screenings, & Panel Discussions: An ALBA-Filled Spring

Between workshops, screenings, and panel discussions, the past couple of months have been busy for the ALBA staff and board. Here's an overview of our programming since the last issue of The Volunteer came out.
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Indigenous Women Rising Receives ALBA/Puffin Award

May 17, 2023
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Indigenous Women Rising Receives ALBA/Puffin Award

At a moving ceremony in New York City on May 6, Rachael Guerra-Cordero de Lorenzo accepted the 2023 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism on behalf of Indigenous Women Rising (IWR). “Indigenous people’s rights throughout the world have been trampled by colonialism, disrupting our connections with each other, our children, our land and all...
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ALBA Authors Curricular Guide for Students and Teachers in Spain

February 17, 2023
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ALBA Authors Curricular Guide for Students and Teachers in Spain

ALBA is proud to partner with the Spanish government in the publication of a 60-page curricular guide for high-school students and teachers in Spain as part of a government-sponsored series. Highlighting the experiences of U.S. volunteers in the International Brigades, the guide invites readers to use these stories as an inspiration to set...
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Al Wasserman (1930-2022)

February 17, 2023
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Al Wasserman (1930-2022)

Al Wasserman, 92, died under a blood moon in Oakland, California, on November 7, 2022.
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