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Following in the Footsteps of Memory: A Tribute to Franco’s Victims

February 16, 2024
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Following in the Footsteps of Memory: A Tribute to Franco’s Victims

In Burgos, Spain, close to 700 people paid tribute to the victims of Francoist repression and the International Brigades. ALBA’s Nancy Wallach was there.
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Biographical Dictionary of Argentine Volunteers in New Edition

November 18, 2023
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Biographical Dictionary of Argentine Volunteers in New Edition

The Biographical dictionary of Argentine volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, by Jerónimo Boragina, has just appeared in its first Argentine edition. The author has also donated his entire archive on the Argentine volunteers and the Spanish solidarity movement in Argentina to the historical archive of the Buenos Aires province. An interview.
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Ybor City Inaugurates an Antifascist Mural

November 18, 2023
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Ybor City Inaugurates an Antifascist Mural

Ybor City’s history of Latino antifascist activism is now memorialized with a permanent historical marker and a stunning public art mural in the heart of the historic district.
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Paul Wendorf’s Letters Published in Spain

November 18, 2023
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Paul Wendorf’s Letters Published in Spain

The letters of Paul Wendorf, a member of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, have been translated and published in Spain by Salamanca University Press.
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From Free Speech to the Spanish War: Thoughts on the Merriman Monument

November 18, 2023
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From Free Speech to the Spanish War: Thoughts on the Merriman Monument

My father, Dave Smith, was a volunteer with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. “Spain changed my whole life,” he said. “I saw a country struggling—ordinary people, peasants, poor people. They couldn’t even read or write, but when these young people came up to the front, we became an integrated army, the people struggling against the...
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A New Fund for Anti-Fascist Education

November 18, 2023
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A New Fund for Anti-Fascist Education

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, with support from The Puffin Foundation, is thrilled to announce the creation of the Peter N. Carroll Anti-Fascist Education Fund. The goal of this fund is to expand our efforts to contextualize and disseminate the anti-fascist history of the United States through the experience of the Lincoln Brigade. The...
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Upcoming Events in December and January: Bruce Barthol & Art Shields

November 18, 2023
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Upcoming Events in December and January: Bruce Barthol & Art Shields

On December 3, a 37-minute videorecording of a performance by the late Bruce Barthol will be featured at the Howard Zinn Book Fair—a project of the San Francisco City College (CCSF) Labor and Community Studies Department.
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ALBA Featured in Spanish Newspaper

November 18, 2023
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ALBA Featured in Spanish Newspaper

On November 4, the Spanish newspaper Público, one of the country’s most-read online-only dailies, highlighted ALBA’s educational work in a long article by Leire Ariz Sarasketa that also narrated the story of ALBA’s founding and evolution over the years. Last year, ALBA published a curricular guide for Spanish high school teachers and students in...
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ALBA’s Fall Events: The Susman Lecture, WWII Escape Routes, Teacher Workshop

November 18, 2023
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ALBA’s Fall Events: The Susman Lecture, WWII Escape Routes, Teacher Workshop

On November 14, the legendary labor activist Karen Nussbaum was featured as part of ALBA’s annual Susman Lecture in an online event moderated by longtime ALBA friend Margo Feinberg.
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Watt Award Draws Record Number of Submissions

November 18, 2023
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Watt Award Draws Record Number of Submissions

The Watt Essay Prize committee was excited to receive close to sixty submissions this year, surpassing the numbers from the pre-COVID pandemic. Never before did so many undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States and Western Europe submit their work.
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