Interviews

Pedro Pastor, Singer/Songwriter: “We’re Still Children of the Dictatorship”

November 6, 2021
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Pedro Pastor, Singer/Songwriter: “We’re Still Children of the Dictatorship”

Pedro Pastor, the young Spanish singer/songrwriter who has performed at several ALBA events, has dropped a new album. An interview.
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Faces of ALBA: Peter Glazer

November 6, 2021
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<em>Faces of ALBA:</em> Peter Glazer

Peter Glazer is a world-renowned director and playwright and a professor of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He sits on the ALBA board and is an active leader in ALBA’s Bay Area programs. Peter’s father was the folk singer Tom Glazer. You have written several plays and musicals...
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Bruce Barthol and Barbara Dane: “Music has the power to unite.”

November 6, 2021
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Bruce Barthol and Barbara Dane: “Music has the power to unite.”

As part of the Bay Area event this fall, Bruce Barthol conversed with Barbara Dane. Here are excerpts from their conversation, which is also included in the video recording of the event. 
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“Many Are Blissfully Unaware of the Parallels between the 1930s and Today”

August 14, 2021
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“Many Are Blissfully Unaware of the Parallels between the 1930s and Today”

Simon Deefholts and Kathryn Phillips-Miles are the driving force behind the Clapton Press, which has been issuing “Memories of 1930s Spain,” including both previously unpublished memoirs and new editions of books that were long out of print.
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“Histories of the International Brigades Have Focused Too Much on Europe and North America.”

August 14, 2021
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“Histories of the International Brigades Have Focused Too Much on Europe and North America.”

It has taken him twenty years, but the book is finally here. The Biographical Dictionary of Argentine volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, by Jerónimo Boragina, has just been published in Spain by the Friends of the International Brigades (AABI).
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Faces of ALBA: Shannon O’Neill, Tamiment Curator

August 14, 2021
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<em>Faces of ALBA:</em> Shannon O’Neill, Tamiment Curator

In 2019, Shannon O’Neill became the curator for the Tamiment-Wagner Collections of the New York University Special Collections that houses the ALBA archives. She previously worked at Barnard College, the Los Angeles Public Library, and the Atlantic City Free Public Library.
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“There’s a Solid Bedrock of Violent Racism in the US”—Richard Sennett, Sociologist

May 11, 2021
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“There’s a Solid Bedrock of Violent Racism in the US”—Richard Sennett, Sociologist

Richard Sennett was in his late twenties when he found out his father had served in the International Brigades defending the Spanish Republic. So, it turned out, had his uncle.
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Baltasar Garzón: “There’s Nothing More Dangerous Than Friendly Fire.”

February 4, 2021
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Baltasar Garzón: “There’s Nothing More Dangerous Than Friendly Fire.”

Judge Garzón, the crusading Spanish magistrate and first recipient of the ALBA/Puffin Award, looks back on his turbulent career. “The truth is that my ideas have not changed much.” No Spanish judge has had as many admirers around the world as Baltasar Garzón—the Spanish judge who helped bring about a world in which political...
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“Black radicals not only anticipated the rise of fascism; they resisted before it was considered a crisis.” An Interview with Robin D.G. Kelley

November 14, 2020
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“Black radicals not only anticipated the rise of fascism; they resisted before it was considered a crisis.” <em>An Interview with Robin D.G. Kelley</em>

Robin D.G. Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA. The author of many books, including a biography of Thelonious Monk, he co-edited "This Ain't Ethiopia, But It'll Do": African-Americans and the Spanish Civil War (1990) and currently serves on ALBA’s Honorary Board.
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“If Spain Became a Republic Once Again, We’d Have Lost the War a Little Less.” Georges Bartolí Remembers His Uncle Josep

August 27, 2020
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<em>“If Spain Became a Republic Once Again, We’d Have Lost the War a Little Less.”</em> Georges Bartolí Remembers His Uncle Josep

Among the hundreds of thousands of Spanish refugees who ended up in French concentration camps was the graphic artist Josep Bartolí, who would later become a well-known artist in Mexico and New York. His dramatic drawings of the Civil War and life in the camps are featured in a new book by his nephew,...
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