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Monday, April 30, 2007

  • Fighting Fascism: The Americans–Women and Men–Who Fought In the Spanish Civil War


    In July 1936, rightwing military officers led by fascist General Franco attempted to overthrow the newly elected democratic government of Spain. Hitler and Mussolini quickly joined in support of Franco. In response, nearly 3,000 Americans defied the US government to volunteer to fight in the Spanish Civil War, they called themselves Abraham Lincoln Brigade. We speak with two surviving veterans, Moe Fishman and Clarence Kailin. We also play excepts form the documentary "Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War" and speak with filmmaker Julia Newman. [includes rush transcript]

  • Abraham Lincoln Brigade "Represents an Important Part of the American Soul"–Harry Belafonte Pays Tribute to U.S. Vets Who Fought Fascism in Spain


    Hundreds gathered yesterday in New York to honor an exhibit at the museum of the City of New York called "Facing Fascism: New York and the Spanish Civil War." Across the street at the Museo Del Barrio, one of the speakers at the event was the musician, actor and activist, Harry Belafonte. We play an excerpt of his address. [includes rush transcript]

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