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Letter to the Editor: Julian Bond

September 14, 2015
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Letter to the Editor: Julian Bond

Julian Bond died on August 14. A few days later, Democracy Now! aired a tribute to him and I was struck by one of the comments by Benjamin Jealous, who was CEO of the NAACP while Julian Bond was President.
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Lincoln Vet Nancarrow Gains Museum Triumph

September 14, 2015
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Lincoln Vet Nancarrow Gains Museum Triumph

Lincoln vet and path-breaking composer Conlon Nancarrow was among the dozens of American leftists who no longer felt at home in the United States. After moving to Mexico he began a 40-year career of composing for the player piano. In June, New York's Whitney Museum of American Art celebrated his work with a 10-day...
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David Graeber dedicates new book to his Lincoln vet father

October 14, 2013
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David Graeber dedicates new book to his Lincoln vet father

In 2011, David Graeber’s monumental book "Debt: The First 5,000 Years" was published. In that very same year, he burst into national consciousness with the Occupy Wall Street movement he helped to spark. This year, he has written a daring book “The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A Movement.” Part reflection on Occupy...
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ALBA se une a la Plataforma por la Comisión de la Verdad

July 8, 2013
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ALBA se une a la Plataforma por la Comisión de la Verdad

alba_logo(Versión en inglés.) Nueva York, 3 de  julio de 2013 - Los Archivos de la Brigada Abraham Lincoln (ALBA) se convierten en la primera organización de Estados Unidos en unirse a la Plataforma por la Comisión de la Verdad sobre los Crímenes del...
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David Lomon, last British IBer (1918-2012)

March 18, 2013
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David Lomon, last British IBer (1918-2012)

David Lomon, who died on 21 December 2012, aged 94, was the last known survivor in Britain of the more than 2,500 volunteers from the British Isles who joined the International Brigades.
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Review: Writers at war

March 17, 2013
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Review: Writers at war

David Boyd Haycock. I am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Men and Women Who Went to Fight Fascism (Old Street Publishing, Brecon, 2012).
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Mystery sketch: Help wanted

March 16, 2013
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Mystery sketch: Help wanted

Can anyone shed any light on the origins of this sketch? It belonged to Arthur West, an ac­tivist in the Aid Spain movement in Notting­ham and a prominent local trade unionist, who died in 1979, aged 67. The portrait is ded­icated at the top to “the Liverpool Local with Red Front Saluds, Jack Coward.”...
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El Ateneo de Madrid dedica su tertulia a la Brigada Lincoln

March 8, 2013
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El Ateneo de Madrid dedica su tertulia a la Brigada Lincoln

El pasado mes de febrero recibí una llamada del Ateneo de Madrid pidiéndome que preparara una pequeña exposición sobre algún aspecto de la  II República Española para presentar en la tertulia que todos los lunes reúne a un grupo de republicanos –la mayoría ya muy mayores- deseosos de saber más sobre ese breve periodo...
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Albin Ragner: An Unpublished Memoir

February 27, 2013
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Albin Ragner: An Unpublished Memoir

This is the story of my service in the Spanish Civil War during the years 1937 and 1938 as a soldier in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade of the 15th Brigade of the International Brigades.
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