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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.

Gernika

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.

Republican flowers from Jane Bernal

IBMT Film Coordinator Marshall Mateer has compiled a gallery of photographs and messages from members and supporters showing how they marked the International Brigade annual commemoration from home this year.

Santiago

Historian Richard Baxell reviews ‘Violencia: A New History of Spain: Past, Present and the Future of the West’ by Jason Webster (Constable 2019). Originally published in ¡No Pasarán! 1-2020.

Jeremy Corbyn with IB memorial

The IBMT held a wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday 4 July at the International Brigade memorial in Jubilee Gardens, London. We have produced this short film of the proceedings in lieu of the customary annual public event.

The Marx Memorial Library has hosted an online panel discussion on current moves to distort the history of the Second World War and the longer fight against fascism in the 20th century.

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