Features

Human Rights Column: On Moral Injury

December 8, 2015
By
<em>Human Rights Column:</em> On Moral Injury

Some soldiers instinctively respond to concepts in international law of which they may not even be aware. When men and women in the military do or see things that offend their deeply held sense of right and wrong, they may experience moral injury, a condition that overlaps with but is not the same as...
Read more »

Posted in Features | No Comments »

Max Aub on the Republican Exodus: January without a Name

December 8, 2015
By
<i>Max Aub on the Republican Exodus:</i> January without a Name

Max Aub (1903-1972) was born in Paris to a German-Jewish family that moved to Spain when he was 11. During the Spanish Civil War, he worked for the Republican government. After Franco’s victory he was arrested in France and spent three years in concentration camps, after which he fled to Mexico. He spent his...
Read more »

Posted in Features | No Comments »

The Legacy of Spain and the Lincoln Brigade

December 8, 2015
By
The Legacy of Spain and the Lincoln Brigade

All my life I've known about Spain. I grew up singing Freiheit and Viva la Quince Brigada and Los Cuatro Generales, and knew the names of some of the places in Spain where the big battles were fought. I owe a lot to my parents, and to the culture they helped create. They didn't...
Read more »

Posted in Features | No Comments »

Digging History at Belchite: Civil War Archeology

December 8, 2015
By
Digging History at Belchite: Civil War Archeology

British and Spanish archaeologists have spent two years investigating Spanish battle sites. American journalist Steve Dinnen joined the dig at Belchite. “We are not here to tell nice stories about the past. The past hurts.”
Read more »

Posted in Features | No Comments »

Poetry Feature: Mass Graves

September 14, 2015
By and
<em>Poetry Feature:</em> Mass Graves

An unpublished poem by Víctor Jiménez Jódar, with translation by ALBA's Antony Geist.
Read more »

Posted in Features | No Comments »

Pierre Daura’s Spanish Civil War

September 14, 2015
By
Pierre Daura’s Spanish Civil War

What a surprise, a few minutes ago, to open the June issue of The Volunteer and to see on page 14 the article about my father, Pierre Daura, with reproductions of two of his paintings.
Read more »

Posted in Features, Letters | 1 Comment »

Las alas de la República

September 14, 2015
By
Las alas de la República

Mari Pepa Colomer y Dolors Vives fueron las primeras dos mujeres de la España republicana en conseguir su título de piloto y ambas trabajaron como instructoras para el Ejército de la República durante la Guerra Civil. Vivieron vidas de leyenda, pero una década después de su fallecimiento, la mayoría de los españoles no las conocen. (Version in...
Read more »

Posted in Features | No Comments »

The Wings of the Republic: Spain’s Women Pilots

September 14, 2015
By
The Wings of the Republic: Spain’s Women Pilots

Mari Pepa Colomer and Dolors Vives were the first two women in the Spanish Republic to earn their pilot’s license, working as flight instructors for the Republican Army. Both led lives of legend and enjoyed an uncommon longevity—yet a decade after their deaths, most Spaniards have never heard of them.
Read more »

Posted in Features | No Comments »

Columna de Derechos Humanos: El tiempo, la justicia y la muerte

June 11, 2015
By
<i>Columna de Derechos Humanos:</i> El tiempo, la justicia y la muerte

(English translation.) El tiempo y la justicia son inseparables: es imposible hacer justicia sin tener una conciencia del tiempo. El tiempo no sólo pasa para los muertos; también pasa para los vivos–los vivos que están esperando, al borde de la fosa, para el retorno de los restos de sus seres queridos. Están esperando a...
Read more »

Posted in Features | No Comments »

Poetry Feature: Lessons of History

June 11, 2015
By
<i>Poetry Feature:</i> Lessons of History

I wasn’t even born, never saw a soldier point a rifle into the face of a woman, her hair beginning to gray, run red. I witness from a distance the dark-eyed girl in Capa’s photo snuggled on a rice sack in a train station. Her pose wistful: to where railroad tracks began and will...
Read more »

Posted in Features | No Comments »