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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the epic miners’ strike of 1984/5. Here’s a poem written during the strike by International Brigader James Jump (1916-1990), in which he remembers George Jackson, a Cowdenbeath miner who was killed on 19 August, aged 28, during the Battle of the Ebro. The poem was first published in 1984 by the National Union of Mineworkers in a posthumous collection of poems titled ‘Against All Odds’.

Here are the draft minutes of the IBMT AGM held at Ruskin College, Oxford, on 6 September. The minutes will go before the 2015 AGM for final approval.

MinutesAGM2014.doc

There was standing room only at IBMT events in Oxford over the weekend, where the Trust held its AGM at Ruskin College on Saturday 6 September.

 

These two documents (the Executive Committee report and the financial report for 2013/14) will be presented to the 2014 IBMT AGM. The AGM will be held on Saturday 6 September from 3pm-5pm at Ruskin College, Dunstan Road, Old Headington, Oxford OX3 9BZ. All IBMT members are welcome. Check our 'Events' section for more information about the meeting.

IBMTAGM2014Report.pdf

Marshall Mateer has produced this 18-minute film about the IBMT’s annual commemoration at London’s Jubilee Gardens on 5 July: http://youtu.be/ApocihXdlXo

 

We mourn the death of Hans Landauer, the last Austrian International Brigade volunteer and member of the Ernst Thälmann Battalion in Spain. Hans died on 19 July 2014 at the age of 93. Following his return from Spain he was arrested by the Gestapo in Vienna and imprisoned at the Dachau concentration camp. and remained a lifelong anti-fascist.

 

This is the exchange of letters that has appeared in issues 36 and 37 of the IBMT Newsletter. Online comments are now closed. If you would like to add a comment, please send it to secretary@international-brigades.org.uk

 

 

We mourn the passing of Austrian International Brigader Gert Hoffmann, who died on 9 July 2014, one month after his 97th birthday.

 

He was a veteran of the Ernst Thälmann Battalion of the XI International Brigade.

For a slideshow of the IBMT's annual commemoration in London's Jubilee Gardens on 5 July click on any image here:

 

One of Spain’s leading campaigners for justice for the tens of thousands of victims of Franco’s dictatorship will address the annual commemoration this Saturday (5 July 2014) for the British volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War as part of the legendary International Brigades.


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