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Belafonte, Sarandon, Baldwin, and Sheen invite you to join us in NYC

March 9, 2012
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Belafonte, Sarandon, Baldwin, and Sheen invite you to join us in NYC

Harry Belafonte, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, and Martin Sheen are among the members of the Honorary Committee inviting you to join us at the annual event in New York City honoring the volunteers of the Lincoln Brigade, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Guernica bombing, and supporting the fight for human rights.  Tickets for the event...
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Mexican Suitcase film triumphs at festivals, in media

September 18, 2011
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Mexican Suitcase film triumphs at festivals, in media

Trisha Ziff’s Mexican Suitcase, a gripping documentary on the photography and historical memory of the Spanish Civil War, has been selected for the New York and Los Angeles DocuWeeks, the San Sebastián Film Festival, the DocMiami International Film Festival, and as opening feature for the AFI Latin American Film Festival in Silver Spring, MD....
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ALBA co-sponsors major show of Spanish war photographer Centelles

September 18, 2011
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ALBA co-sponsors major show of Spanish war photographer Centelles

The first major exhibit featuring the Spanish Civil War work of Catalan photographer Agustí Centelles (1909-1985), co-sponsored by ALBA, is opening at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center on October 5th; a symposium on Centelles’ work featuring six speakers will be held on at the Center on November 30th, including NYU's...
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Impugning Impunity: ALBA and Human Rights organizations honor Garzón with NY film festival

September 18, 2011
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Impugning Impunity: ALBA and Human Rights organizations honor Garzón with NY film festival

Five major new documentaries on historical memory and transitional justice in Spain, Latin America, and Africa! That is how, this November 3-5, ALBA, the Puffin Foundation, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the North American Congress for Latin America, and several other human rights organizations are honoring the work of...
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From the Director: 75 years later

September 18, 2011
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From the Director: 75 years later

October 2011 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the International Brigades. To properly honor the brave men and women who fought to save the Spanish Republic, programs of appreciation and remembrance will take place for a full week in different parts of Spain. ALBA will be joining the official program of activities in...
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Marjorie Cohn: Focus on torture

June 16, 2011
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Marjorie Cohn: Focus on torture

A Spanish court has initiated criminal proceedings against six former officials of the Bush administration. John Yoo, Jay Bybee, David Addington, Alberto Gonzales, William Haynes and Douglas Feith may face charges in Spain for authorizing torture at Guantánamo Bay. If arrest warrants are issued, Spain and any of the other 24 countries that are...
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World media cover ALBA/Puffin Award

June 16, 2011
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World media cover ALBA/Puffin Award

The First Annual ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism attracted widespread interest among the media in Europe and the Americas. Among the highlights: David Cole in The Nation; Dan Kaufman in The New Yorker; Amy Goodman for Democracy Now!. All the major Spanish papers featured the event prominently as well, as...
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Turley, Cox, and Ratner Praise Baltasar Garzón

June 16, 2011
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Turley, Cox, and Ratner Praise Baltasar Garzón

Among the distinguished guests at ALBA’s 2011 reunion to honor Judge Garzón were Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University Law School, who interviewed the Judge; as well as Larry Cox, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, and Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who both gave speeches at the event....
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Bay Area honors Bradley Manning and human rights struggles; vet present

June 16, 2011
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Bay Area honors Bradley Manning and human rights struggles; vet present

The 75th Bay Area reunion, held in Berkeley, California, on Memorial Day, was graced with a surprise guest. Looking spry and mobile at age 95, Delmer Berg, one of the five surviving veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, took the floor. The Columbia, California, resident advised the audience to keep up the good fight...
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Documentary screening in New York: Monday, April 18, 2011

April 13, 2011
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Documentary screening in New York:  Monday, April 18, 2011

Spain in/and the United States Screening and discussion of two documentaries about Spaniards in the US. NYU’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese and its King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, together with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and the Comisión de Archivos de La Nacional, are pleased to present filmmaker Luis Argeo, who...
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