Editor’s Note: Below you will find an excerpt taken from the first English translation of Stéphane Hessel’s “Indignez-vous!,” published this week. Stephane Hessel Wrote Indignez Vous. Picture. Stephane Hessel- French Archives. By Kathy Warnes French activist Stephane Hessel survived the Holocaust. Stéphane Hessel, Resistance fighter and concentration-camp survivor, tells the young of today that their lives and liberties are worth fighting for. Remembering.

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By saying still what, on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the program of the National Council of the Resistance, we said on March 8th, — we veterans of the resistance movements and combat forces of Free France — that certainly “Nazism was conquered, thanks to the sacrifice of our brothers and sisters of the Resistance and United Nations 12 against fascist barbarism.

But my natural optimism, which wants all that is desirable to be possible, carried me rather towards Hegel. He then outlines two somewhat contradictory views of history that have both indigndz him, that of the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartrewho was his teacher at the Ecole normale superieure in Paris and that of the German writer Walter Benjaminwho was a colleague and a close friend of his father, Franz Hessel.

Stéphane Hessel, writer and inspiration behind Occupy movement, dies at 95

Hessel said afterwards he aimed to imbue French youth with the same passion and fervour as had existed in the resistance. After fleeing his German guards, he met advancing American troops.

Retrieved June 6, in French. We should be” The Financial Times January 7, Look around you, you will find topics that justify your indignation — facts about treatment of immigrants, of “illegal” immigrants, of the Roma [aka Gypsies].


There is certainly another understanding of history. And that this “terrorism” is a misnomer. I had a feeling that it was necessary hessrl move quickly so as not to be dupes of the hypocrisy that there was in the UN membership, some whom claimed these values already won but had no intention at all to promote them faithfully — claimed that we were trying to impose values on them.

Le Point magazine added that the man with an “old-fashioned politeness and elegance from another age” had “danced” with the best part of a century. Views Read Edit View history. For Benjamin, who stephan commit suicide in September to escape Nazism, the sense of history is the overpowering progression of disaster upon disaster.

indignez-vous!: English

Then the war in Algeria. This degeneration is explained partly by the American presidency of George Bush, the September 11th events, and disastrous consequences that involved the United States, such as the military intervention in Iraq. The last leg of my journey.

This conflict is outrageous. As for Gaza, it is a roofless prison for one and a half million Palestinians. Sur la une de la Rheinpfalz du Mardi 4. Exasperation is a denial of hope. A model attribution edit summary using German: The end for me is not very far off any more.

Sartre wrote in Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.

He ends the tract by calling for non-violent action and for a peaceful uprising against the powers of finance capitalism.

We vouus excuse the terrorists who throw bombs, but we can understand them. He was 95 years old, but as one French magazine remarked: They join this current of history, and the great current of history must continue thanks to each individual.

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Vouz often ask professors for the opportunity to interact with their students, and I say to them: During the eurozone crisis, one of the names given to the protests against austerity programmes and corruption in Spain was Los Indignados, taken from the title of Hessel’s work.

Democracy means “power of the people”, where electorates are responsible for self-governance via their elected representatives.

They confirmed insignez us that there had been deaths — including women, children, and oldsters in the Palestinian camp — during this Operation Cast Lead led by the Israeli army, compared to only 50 injured men on the Israeli side. Hegelism interprets the long history of humanity as having a meaning: This does not serve their purpose, but they can explain this gesture by the exasperation of Gazans. In the notion of exasperation, it is necessary to understand violence as the regrettable conclusion of situations not acceptable to those who are subjected them.

Nonviolence is the way that we must learn to follow. It saw colonized people take it up in their fight for independence; it sowed minds in a battle for freedom. But in this world there still are intolerable things. This article indignex be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in French.