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Harry Denton, 24-year-old writer and IBMT member, has composed a poem to coincide with the 84th anniversary of the formation of the International Brigades.

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IBMT Chair Jim Jump sent the following in to the Morning Star, in response to news last week that the Spanish government might offer citizenship to descendants of the International Brigade volunteers.

No Pasaran and Ken Loach

Issue 3-2020 of the IBMT magazine ¡No Pasaran!, which members received last week, features a 25th anniversary retrospective on 'Land and Freedom', Ken Loach's polarising Spanish Civil War film. Loach himself weighs in on the discussion in an exclusive piece reflecting on the lessons of the civil war.

Suicide Hill

Borja Sánchez Marcote writes about his exhibition, ‘La Colina’, about Suicide Hill, where scores of British Battalion volunteers lost their lives in the Battle of Jarama. The exhibition is at the Patio Herreriano Museum, Valladolid, from 3 September to 18 October.


Firing a Shot for Freedom

The IBMT welcomes the publication of the memoirs of Frida Stewart (m. Knight) by Clapton Press, featuring a foreword and afterword by historian Angela Jackson.

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Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns and official social distancing restrictions, the IBMT Executive Committee has decided to postpone this year’s Annual General Meeting, which was scheduled to take place in Southampton on 10 October.

IBMT supporter Liz Dickinson provides a poem on the anniversary of the death of Federico García Lorca. The renowned pro-Spanish Republican poet was murdered by fascists on 18-19 August 1936.

Motherwell memorial 2020

There are two big updates from Motherwell and from Hamburg to ‘Remembering in a Time of Lockdown’, an ongoing project by IBMT Film Coordinator Marshall Mateer to compile photos and messages from supporters

Poster by the Agrupación de Veteranos Internacionalistas Cubanos en España 1936-1939

In this letter to the IBMT, Cuban historian Dr Victor Pina Tabío recounts the experiences of those Cubans who volunteered to fight fascism in Spain, placing them within a long and heroic tradition of internationalism.


IBMT Chair Jim Jump reviews ‘Gernika: Genealogy of a Lie’ by Xabier A Irujo (Sussex Academic Press, 2019). This review was originally published in the IBMT magazine ¡No Pasarán! 2-2020.


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