Author Archive for Sebastiaan Faber

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, truth, and justice. Here is the entire conversation.
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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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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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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 the ALBA/Puffin Award for Life After Hate, along with stirring music and thought-provoking conversations about the relevance today of the legacy embodied by the International...
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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 rang many bells for me and reminded me of the time I worked with Marion Wachtel to write our book on Robert Merriman, American Commander in...
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Letter to the Editors: About Manus O’Riordan

February 12, 2022
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<em>Letter to the Editors:</em> About Manus O’Riordan

To the Editors: While there have been many recent tributes to my late partner Manus O’Riordan in the Irish media, including President D. Michael Higgins’ own website, and from the many organizations in which he was involved, such as the IBMT and his union, SIPTU, The Volunteer’s article on Manus held very special significance...
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Almudena Grandes (1960-2021)

February 11, 2022
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Almudena Grandes (1960-2021)

Spanish author Almudena Grandes, who died in November, aged 61, was famed for her novels portraying ordinary Spaniards’ experience of civil war and dictatorship. Against attempts to veil the past in silence, she insisted that unearthing historical memory was fundamental to building a democratic Spain.
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Florida Chamber Group Tells Abraham Lincoln Brigade Story Through Music

February 11, 2022
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Florida Chamber Group Tells Abraham Lincoln Brigade Story Through Music

In December 2021 and January 2022, the South Florida Chamber Ensemble (SFCE) performed Extranjeros, a program about the Spanish Civil War and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Written by Myrna Meeroff and produced in partnership with ALBA, the program featured music and texts from Manuel de Falla, María Rodrigo, Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico García Lorca, Joaquín...
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New ALBA Collections Available Online As Tamiment Tackles Difficult Digitization

February 11, 2022
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New ALBA Collections Available Online As Tamiment Tackles Difficult Digitization

The ever-expanding ALBA collection, which has been housed at NYU’s Tamiment-Wagner Library since its transfer from Brandeis University in 2000, is now increasingly available online. The slow but steady efforts to digitize materials—archival-quality preservation and transfer is a time-intensive, painstaking process—have focused primarily on graphic and audiovisual objects: not only photographs, posters, and postcards...
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In Memoriam: Edward Asner (1929-2021)

November 6, 2021
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<em>In Memoriam:</em> Edward Asner (1929-2021)

The actor Ed Asner, who passed away in August, was a tireless activist and a faithful friend of the Veterans of the Lincoln Brigade.
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