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An event was held on 16 July at the International Brigade memorial in Cardiff to remember and honour the Welshmen and women who went to Spain to serve the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War. 


The programme has been announced for the ‘Lancashire and the Spanish Civil War’ conference in Nelson on 20 August. The conference is being organised by Lancashire Association of Trades Union Councils and runs from 11am-4pm at the ACE Centre, Cross St, Nelson BB9 7NH.

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Ed Ayres, of the IBMT Oxfordshire memorial committee, reports on Ken Loach’s participation at a screening of ‘Land and Freedom’ hosted by the IBMT and Oxford University students last month. His report was compiled with the help of Dr Connal Parr, Colin Carritt and Ann Domoney.

There will be an 80th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Jarama organised by the Madrid-based AABI International Brigades friendship group on the weekend of 17-19 February 2017. 


A weekend in which trade unionist, labour movement activists and IBMT members are invited to participate in an 8oth anniversary commemoration of the first battle of the British Battalion, at Jarama on 12February 1937. With the support of Unite, Unison, ASLEF, PCS and the TUC in the N

By José Velázquez


This blog is written by Paul McNamara, one half of the folk duo na-mara, and is taken from the blog on na-mara’s website ( 

Amanda Richards of the George Brown Memorial Committee reports on her visit in June to Villanueva de la Cañada, north-west of Madrid, where Irish-born George Brown, political commissar of the XV Brigade’s British Battalion, was killed during the Battle of Brunete in July 1937.

From the Morning Star of 4 July 2016…



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