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Honor Bradley Manning @ 75th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln Brigade Reunion (Anti-Fascists
Date Sunday May 29
Time 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, California
1 block from Downtown Berkeley BART
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/Author
Bay Area Annual Celebration


Bradley Manning


Sunday, May 29, 2011
2:00pm
Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, California
The Bay Area program-on May 29th at Freight & Salvage(tickets here)-will feature Jeff Paterson, of Courage to Resist, who will speak on the political and legal struggle to defend Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused WikiLeaks whistle blower, and a stirring musical performance of Spanish Civil War Songs of Courage & Resistance, once more directed by Bruce Barthol.

Join the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives to celebrate the 75th reunion of the International Brigades and honor Pfc Bradley Manning. Jeff Patterson of Courage to Resist will give an update on his situation. Patterson recently had this to say about Manning:
“...It's beyond ironic that leaked US State Department cables have contributed to revolution and revolt in dictatorships across the Middle East and North Africa, yet an American may be executed, or at best face life in prison, for being the primary whistleblower.”

Tickets are $22.50 in advance, on the Freight and Salvage website at http://www.thefreight.org
or $24.50 a the door.
This is a benefit for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Celebration
<< Previous Show | Next Show >>Sunday, May 29, 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:00 pm)
Spanish Civil War songs and images
$22.50 advance / $24.50 at door
Purchase tickets online
Start: May 29 2:00 pm
For this special afternoon performance the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) celebrates the 75th reunion of the Lincoln Brigade, Americans who volunteered to fight against Franco's fascists in the Spanish Civil War. Guest speaker Jeff Paterson of Courage to Resist, an organization supporting public GI resisters, will discuss the case of Army PFC Bradley Manning. The program also includes Spanish Civil War songs with musicians Bruce Barthol, Tony Marcus, Randy Craig, Barrett Nelson, and Heather Bridger, and images of courage and resistance by Richard Bermack, documentary photographer and author of The Front Lines of Social Change: Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade refers to the more than 3000 volunteers from the United States who fought for Spanish Republican forces against fascists starting in 1936. The brigade's bravery in battle and high casualty rate made them heroic figures to all people opposing the rise of fascism.

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting public awareness, research, and discussion about the Spanish Civil War and the American volunteers who risked their lives to fight fascism in Spain.


During the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), almost forty thousand men and women from fifty-two countries, including 2,800 Americans, traveled to Spain to join the International Brigades to help fight fascism. The U.S. volunteers served in various units (medical, combat and transportation) and came to be known collectively as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting public awareness, research, and discussion about the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and the American volunteers who risked their lives to fight fascism in Spain. Using the continually expanding ALB archival collections at New York University's Tamiment Library, ALBA presents exhibitions, publications, performances, and educational programs related to the war and its historical, political, artistic, and biographical significance. With these activities, ALBA preserves the legacy of progressive activism of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade as an inspiration for present and future generations
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Added to the calendar on Sunday May 29th, 2011 6:31 AM
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