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New Database on the Civil War and the Franco Regime

August 27, 2020
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New Database on the Civil War and the Franco Regime

Innovation and Human Rights was established in 2016 as a non-profit to provide information, supported as far as possible by documentary evidence, to enable people to discover what had happened to their relatives during the Spanish Civil War and afterward under the Franco Regime. To achieve this we are putting together an online database...
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Close to 50 Teachers Join ALBA’s First Online Teacher Workshop

August 27, 2020
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Close to 50 Teachers Join ALBA’s First Online Teacher Workshop

ALBA’s first-ever online teacher workshop, conducted over five weeks this summer, drew participants from the US, Spain, and Latin America. The topic: The United States and World Fascism: Human Rights from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond.
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ALBA Website Updates: The Volunteer Database & More

August 27, 2020
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ALBA Website Updates: The Volunteer Database & More

After launching ALBA's newly designed website at alba-valb.org, we are thrilled to announce further additions.
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Stuyvesant Students Build Lincoln Brigade Website

August 27, 2020
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Stuyvesant Students Build Lincoln Brigade Website

This spring, students at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan built a website, https://scwnyc.stuy.edu, featuring Lincoln Brigade volunteers from New York City. Their history teacher, David Hanna, reports.
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Letter from ALBA: Our Work Matters More Than Ever

August 27, 2020
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Letter from ALBA: Our Work Matters More Than Ever

As the chaos of this pandemic summer seems to foreshadow an even more eventful fall—please be sure you’re registered to vote!—we’re poised to continue our work with more determination than ever. Teaching history, inspiring activism, and upholding human rights: It’s hard to think of a time in recent memory when ALBA’s motto applied more...
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August 30: Documentary Screening & Discussion of The Internationale

August 27, 2020
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August 30: Documentary Screening & Discussion of <em>The Internationale</em>

Join us on August 30 at 5pm EDT/2pm PDT for an online screening and discussion of Peter Miller’s documentary The Internationale. The film chronicles the history of the song—which was written by Eugene Pottier in 1871 at the fall of the Paris Commune—from before to the end of the Cold War. It includes performances...
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Isabel Allende and Walter Hood Headline ALBA’s Monument Celebration on September 12

August 27, 2020
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Isabel Allende and Walter Hood Headline ALBA’s Monument Celebration on September 12

Following its successful online spring gala, ALBA invites you to join a live-streamed celebration of the Lincoln Brigade Monument in San Francisco, which has been recently restored. Speakers include Isabel Allende, Bill Fletcher, Walter Hood, Susan Schwartzenberg, Rafael Jesús González, and Harvey Smith. With several musical performances. ALBA Online Monument Celebration September 12, 5pm...
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ALBA Receives Unique Donation

June 2, 2020
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ALBA Receives Unique Donation

Two months ago, our New York office received a unique gift from David Geltman of Boston. Geltman is the grandson of Israel Perlman, who was a New York City bookseller. In February 1939, the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB) organized a fundraiser auction for anti-Nazi writers and the VALB Rehabilitation Fund. Sponsors...
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ALBA Launches Redesigned Website

June 2, 2020
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ALBA Launches Redesigned Website

ALBA’s website at alba-valb.org has been redesigned from the ground up. The searchable online database of volunteers who left for Spain from the United States will be updated over the summer, along with a broad range of content for teachers and the general public. Check back in regularly! The online edition of The Volunteer...
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ALBA Offers Online Teacher Workshop

June 2, 2020
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ALBA Offers Online Teacher Workshop

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, ALBA’s in-person institutes are being postponed until further notice. Instead, we will be offering a fully online workshop from June 30 through July 28 with our partners at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton, MA. Titled “America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and...
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