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Chick Chakin’s Last Chance

May 20, 2022
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Chick Chakin’s Last Chance

Like many participants in the 1936 Popular Olympics in Barcelona, Alfred Chakin was a talented athlete. He was also a committed antifascist.
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Radio Music in Civil-War Madrid

May 20, 2022
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Radio Music in Civil-War Madrid

The Spanish Civil War is often viewed as the first in which radio was used as a political and military weapon and an important instrument of propaganda. The radio provided a welcome means of entertainment and distraction amid the devastation and hardship. But what role did radio music play in the conflict and what...
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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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Two Poems

May 20, 2022
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Two Poems

"His Knee" and "The Spectrum"
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Peter Carroll: Tributes

May 20, 2022
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Peter Carroll: Tributes

Tributes by Daniel Czitrom, Gladys and Neal Rosenstein, Helen Graham, Paul Preston, James D. Fernández, Ellyn Polshek, and Anthony Geist.
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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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Rescuing the Archive: A Spanish Friend of the International Brigades Remembers

February 11, 2022
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Rescuing the Archive: A Spanish Friend of the International Brigades Remembers

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Spanish Association of Friends of the International Brigades (AABI) worked to collect the oral histories of brigadistas and to inventory the IB’s archival legacy, which was not only geographically dispersed but often under threat. The Spanish archivist Julia Cela spent eight unforgettable years of her life...
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Poetry Feature: A Wound in the Heart

February 11, 2022
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<em>Poetry Feature:</em> A Wound in the Heart

Mayday, the earth warms, greens, a trumpet on the car radio bleeds, Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain, the drama of rebirth, a staccato horn chases the bull in an arena, cycles of disorder.
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Salaria Kea in the Archive

February 11, 2022
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Salaria Kea in the Archive

Salaria Kea, the only African American woman to serve in Spain, sailed from New York City with the second American Medical Unit on March 27, 1937, and returned to the United States in May 1938. To understand what her experience was like, we must rely on documents scattered through various archives. But archives are...
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Faces of ALBA: The Junas Family

February 11, 2022
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Faces of ALBA: The Junas Family

Like most veterans of the Lincoln Brigade, the experience of fighting in Spain shaped the rest of the lives of Stanley Junas and his family.
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