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The European Parliament’s recent decision to equate communism with Nazism and to ignore British appeasement of fascism as one of the key factors leading to the Second World War has been roundly condemned by the IBMT.

The IBMT’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 5 October 2019 in the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU as part of a weekend programme of commemorative, educational and social events. All members are warmly invited to attend and take part.

Recent posts on Twitter by fellow International Brigade memorial organisations in the US and Canada have underlined the fact that not every International Brigade volunteer from Britain and Ireland is listed in our database of nearly 2,400 Brigaders (see

Salary: £35,000 per annum (£21,000 pro-rata for 21 hours per week). 

Hetty van der Hall of our Dutch sister organisation Stichting Spanje 1936-1939 writes…


Spain-based IBMT member Malcolm Hardy reports from Alicante that at the end of March there was a week of events commemorating thee 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War. The events were organised by the Comisión Cívica para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica and culminated in a celebration of the rescue ship, the Stanbrook, in Alicante port.

The 2019 Aberdeen Trades Union Council report contains this poem written by Tommy Campbell, Unite’s Regional Industrial Organiser. It was especially written for a forthcoming booklet on Aberdeen’s  International Brigaders.



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