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Spanish Civil War

The Relentless Vision of an Old Anarchist

Joel Sucher | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Joel Sucher

Anarchism as a political and social movement had made its way to Spain in 1868 care of a middle-aged Italian revolutionary, Giuseppi Fannelli.

Much Work Ahead for Spain in Facing the Ghosts of the Past

David Tolbert | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
David Tolbert

Knowing the truth, paying respect to victims, responding to the expectations and just claims of survivors are part of the civic dialogue that can strengthen democracies like Spain's and make them more legitimate, more enduring, and more stable.

The Forgotten Fight Against Fascism

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

Today's texts acknowledge "blemishes" like the internment of Japanese Americans, but the texts either ignore or gloss over the fact that for almost a decade, during the earliest fascist invasions of Asia, Africa, and Europe, the Western democracies encouraged rather than fought Hitler and Mussolini, and sometimes gave them material aid.

Church Beatification Of Spanish Martyrs 'Legitimizes' Franco Dictatorship?

Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion

The Catholic Church's biggest ever mass beatification of 522 martyrs has caused an uproar in Spain, with some groups accusing the church of "committin...

The Stunning, Spiritual Barcelona Sagrada Familia Basilica

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

Antoni Gaudi, artist, designer and architect, was responsible for most of Barcelona's distinct features, including Guell Park, myriad churches and cathedrals, and his most famous project, the Sagrada Família (Holy Family) church.

80-Year-Old Nun Charged In Baby-Stealing Operation

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.13.2012 | World

MADRID -- An 80-year-old Spanish nun has refused to testify at a court hearing about her alleged involvement in the stealing of newborn babies from th...

Baltasar Garzon, Champion of Human Rights

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 04.12.2012 | World
Kerry Kennedy

Judge Garzon has courageously sought accountability for atrocities around the world. His conviction in the wake of his pursuit of justice for the murdered and the disappeared should be a warning to all who care about human rights.

Historic Testimony From Victim Of Regime That Killed Thousands

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

MADRID (AP) — With a voice so faint and hoarse it sounded like a whisper, an elderly Spanish woman dressed in black gave Spain's court system on Wed...

The Spanish Soccer Civil War

Alan Black | Posted 10.20.2011 | Sports
Alan Black

When a self-righteous man becomes obsessed with a powerful enemy, flames are almost a certainty. Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, self-described as "the special one," is setting fire to Spanish soccer with dangerous fireworks that some fear may spark a bigger conflagration.

Murdering Clowns Will Cause You Nightmares

Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment

Though centuries of tradition insist that clowns are engineered to bring joy and laughter in to the hearts of boys and girls, there's always been some...

How Do You Solve A Problem Like St. Josemaria?

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

"There Be Dragons," is an epic period piece set during the Spanish Civil War that tells part of Escriva's back story. But instead of focusing on the would-be saint, the film casts him in a supporting role.

There Be Dragons Review, and Interview With Wes Bentley

Richard Karpala | Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Karpala

There Be Dragons is one of the few faith-based films that knows what "cinematic" looks and sounds like. That's what a $35 million dollar budget gets you.

Anniversary Of The Bombing That Inspired Picasso's Masterpiece

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 06.26.2011 | Arts

This April 26, we commemorate not a birth but a conception. 74 years ago, the air forces of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy conducted a raid against ci...

WATCH: Joan Miró's Secret Political Side

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 06.20.2011 | Arts

Curators have a lot to say about the new Joan Miró exhibition at London's Tate Modern. In the video below, journalist Will Gompertz asks Tate Modern ...

The Real Thing: Saul Bellow Off the Record

David Galenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Bellow's recently published Letters give us a generous sampling of the literary judgments of a great writer, with private assessments of his own work -- as well as that of others.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Legendary 'Mexican Suitcase' Disappeared In 1939, Now Lands In New York

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

The mystery of the "Mexican Suitcase" is a Hemingway-esque story of vigorous expat men and women leading spare and luckless lives in the midst of the Spanish Civil War. The difference between Hemingway's yarns and this, is that this one is true.

Memorial for Social Activist Betty Millard (1911-2010)

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Betty Millard of Chicago, a long-time social activist had danced with Zhou Enlai after the Chinese Revolution and then was called to testify as a host...

Francisco Franco Monument Used As Set For Spanish Porno

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Anita Brooks, The Independent The valley of the Fallen, an immense monument built by the dictator Francisco Franco as a mausoleum for himself and ten...

Capa Spanish Civil War Photo Likely Staged: Researchers

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — Robert Capa's photograph of a falling Spanish Civil War militiaman became one of the most famous and enduring images of conflict in the...