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Transmissions on the Long Trek by unattributed

December 6, 2019
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Transmissions on the Long Trek by unattributed

The Volunteer for Liberty, Vol. 2, No. 20, May 25, 1938, p. 3. “Halto!” “Manos arriba!” “Que Brigada?” We of the Transmisiones are becoming expert in replying to these gambits. At Belchite, Lecera, Albalate and Caspe we learnt our lesson, and the fruits were shown in this latest march from Batea. Out of 78...
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“With His Own Body He Shielded Me . . .” by John Patterson, No. 1 Company, British Battalion, 15th Brigade

November 30, 2019
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“With His Own Body He Shielded Me . . .” by John Patterson, No. 1 Company, British Battalion, 15th Brigade

The Volunteer for Liberty, Vol. 2, Special 15, April 9, 1938, p. 3. Attached to the British Battalion when we went into action at Fuentes de Ebro last October were two American comrades, Sam Kaplan and another (whose name I never knew), whose great courage in volunteering to get me to safety when I...
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What did it cost to send a volunteer to Spain?

November 22, 2019
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What did it cost to send a volunteer to Spain?

                    An undated report listed the costs for sending a volunteer:   Passport, birth certificate, picture, fare tot County seat etc. $15.00   Average fare (West Coast, Middle West, New York) $30.00 (from the West Coast $60.00 to come to N. Y. by bus.)  ...
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William Loren Katz (1927-2019)

November 19, 2019
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William Loren Katz (1927-2019)

With the passing of William Loren Katz, the world has lost a great historian and educator. Katz helped reshape the way American history is taught, publishing over 40 books on African American, Native American, and progressive history and editing two major series totaling over 200 books on anti-slavery resistance and African American thought. His lifetime...
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The Antifascist Tower of Babel: Language Barriers in Civil-War Spain

November 19, 2019
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The Antifascist Tower of Babel: Language Barriers in Civil-War Spain

The International Brigades were a hybrid bunch: multi-ethnic, multi-national—and multi-lingual: not everybody spoke everybody’s language. This posed serious organizational challenges for the Republican war effort.
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The Record of John Gates at the Front by Unattributed

November 15, 2019
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The Record of John Gates at the Front by Unattributed

The Record of John Gates at the Front, as described by his by his Brigade Commander The Volunteer for Liberty, V1, No. 20, October 25, 1937. 86 Brigada Mixta – Mando The adjutant Political Commissar of the 86th Brigade, Comrade John Gates, was one of the organizers of the 20th International Battalion that left...
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Ramón Sender Movie Screening at King Juan Carlos Center on Nov. 19

November 13, 2019
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Ramón Sender Movie Screening at King Juan Carlos Center on Nov. 19

Spanish Republican Exile / Intimate Portraits: Sender Barayón. A Trip into the Light (2019) Venue: KJCC Auditorium // 53 Washington Square South, NYC November 19, 2019 7:00 pm Sender Barayón. A Trip to the Light (2019) Documentary , Dir. Luis Olano Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes In English US premiere From the Spanish Civil...
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The Organization of the Medical Services in the 86th Brigade by Unattributed

November 8, 2019
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The Organization of the Medical Services in the 86th Brigade by Unattributed

Nuestra Voz, Organo de la 86 Brigada, No. 3, 18 de Julio 1937, p. 4-5 The comrades fighting in the front lines know better than anybody else the importance of having a well organized Medical Corps. Both the health of the soldier in everyday life and the condition of the same man, when wounded...
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“Happy Landing” by Lieutenant Pete Laly

November 1, 2019
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“Happy Landing” by Lieutenant Pete Laly

Nuestra Voz, Organo de la 86 Brigada, No. 2, 13 de Julio 1937, p. 3 Lieutenant Ronald Dart served as a combat officer in the American Air Force for seven years. In sympathy with the workers of the world, he resigned his commission. When the call to arms was sounded by the anti-fascists, he...
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In Line Again by unattributed

October 25, 2019
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Nuestra Voz, Organo de la 86 Brigada, No. 1, 2 de Junio 1937, p. 3 The English Company of the 20th Battalion has had its baptism. Isolated from the main body of the Battalion, waiting for relief from day to day, the company maintained its morale, held its discipline. It learned and it has...
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