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Ebro memorial unveiled

March 21, 2014
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Ebro memorial unveiled

A plaque to the British Battalion’s last stand in southern Catalonia in September 1938 was unveiled on 24 September 2013 by family members of those who took part in the fighting. Erected by the IBMT, it stands next to the old church of Corbera d’Ebre, which was ruined during the Battle of the Ebro...
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Del Berg turns 98: Response overwhelming

March 21, 2014
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Del Berg turns 98: Response overwhelming

One of the two last reported living veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Delmer Berg, turned 98 on December 20. We invited you to send your birthday greetings were been completely overwhelmed by the response. You can read a sampling online at www.albavolunteer.org/2013/12/happy-birthday-del/ where you can also see part of a recent video...
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Teaching the ALBA curriculum: The Spanish Civil War in AP European history

March 21, 2014
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Teaching the ALBA curriculum: The Spanish Civil War in AP European history

Tracy Blake teaches Social Studies at Olmsted Falls High School in northeastern Ohio. Born and raised in Oregon, he has been in the classroom for more than 20 years. He has participated in two ALBA teacher institutes and is one of the co-authors of ALBA’s Social Studies lesson plans available on the newly launched...
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Letter from ALBA: Renewing our commitments

March 21, 2014
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Letter from ALBA: Renewing our commitments

It’s because of each of you, our community, that we are able to succeed in our mission to promote social activism and defend human rights as the legacy of the Lincoln Brigade. This work, of course, requires us all to renew our commitments.
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Impugning Impugnity: ALBA hosts Human Rights films

March 21, 2014
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Impugning Impugnity: ALBA hosts Human Rights films

From bone-dry Afghan mountains to fertile Salvadorian highlands, from the hell of Guantánamo prison to Texas deserts, from paradisiacal Pacific islands to battlefields of the Spanish Civil War, ALBA’s annual Human Rights Documentary Film Series, held in New York at Pace University last November, featured seven films depicting stories of struggle against oppression and...
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ALBA reunion on April 27 honors Pete Seeger, Bryan Stevenson: Tickets available

March 21, 2014
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ALBA reunion on April 27 honors Pete Seeger, Bryan Stevenson: Tickets available

ALBA's 78th reunion on Sunday, April 27 honors the memory of Pete Seeger and features Bryan Stevenson, winner of the 2014 ALBA/Puffin Award. Tickets | Video | Press Kit
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Equal Justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson wins 2014 ALBA/Puffin Award

March 21, 2014
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Equal Justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson wins 2014 ALBA/Puffin Award

Bryan Stevenson, the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, will accept the fourth ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism award at ALBA’s annual event in New York on April 27.
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Belfast remembers N-Irish volunteers and ALBer

March 10, 2014
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Belfast remembers N-Irish volunteers and ALBer

On February 1, 2014 I had the honor of bringing fraternal greetings from ALBA to the International Brigades Commemoration Committee, where an overflow crowd met to honor these men from Belfast who joined common cause in the earliest battlefields in the war against fascism in Spain. The International Brigades Commemoration Committee exists to...
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Pau Casals: An artist who told the world the truth

March 5, 2014
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Pau Casals: An artist who told the world the truth

The visitor enters a small passageway leading to the 17 room Pablo Casals Museum in Vendrell, Spain, at once immersed in cello music and a voiceover narration from the diary of a young Casals. The music surrounds a display of some of the first instruments belonging to the artist.  This multisensory approach to the...
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Kent State publishes Carl Geiser letters from Spain

December 19, 2013
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Kent State publishes Carl Geiser letters from Spain

Carl Geiser, political commissar of the Lincoln Battalion, prisoner of war held in Spain until 1939, and author of Prisoners of the Good Fight, left the letters he wrote to his family to the ALBA collection. The complete letters, edited by Peter N. Carroll and Fraser Ottanelli, have just published by Kent State University...
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