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Several IBMT supporters are urging fellow members to sign an online peition urging the rightwing town council of Tarbena, near Alicante, to reverse its decision to close the Casa Pinet restauarant.

The restaurant is decorated with memorabilia of the Spanish Republic and is a popular stopover for Republican and International Brigade supporters.

Its address is Carrer Sant Miquel, 1, 03518 Tàrbena, Alicante, Spain.

From the Morning Star of Monday 8 February 2016

TOM SIBLEY recommends an inspiring memoir by one of the heroes of the International Brigades who fought in the Spanish Civil War

By Seve Montero
Asociación de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales (AABI)

Saturday 12March 2016, 11am-5pm. Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB

'Women and the Spanish Civil War'

International Brigade Memorial Trust’s annual Len Crome Memorial Conference

By Patrik Helgeson


The Swedish lifelong labour and anti-fascist activist Greta Segerson has died at the age of 101. 

‘From an English Guest’, was written by Christopher Caudwell (pictured on far right with other volunteers setting off for Spain in December 1936) for the British Battalion’s Burns Night festivities at Madrigueras on 25 January 1937 before going up to the Jarama front.


Charles Jepson urges IBMT supporters and groups to organise commemorations, however modest, at their local International Brigade memorial in February…


By Justin Byrne


In the wake of the Spanish general election on 20 December, Justin Byrne writes from Madrid about the prospects for progress on moves to recover Spanish Republican historical memory.

Message from the AABI Madrid-based International Brigades friendship group:

Dear Friends, 


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