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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People who accompanied us were not authorized to enter the Gaza Strip. He compared the 21st-century struggle against what he described as the “international dictatorship of the financial markets” to his generation’s struggle against oppression as a young man during the war.

But my natural optimism, which wants all that is desirable to be possible, carried me rather towards Hegel. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation.

The huge gap which exists between the very poor and the very rich and that does not cease increasing. The just man believes that wealth created in the realm of labor should dominate over the power of money. Translation by Michael Kogon. If I go towards the Asuras, their evil thoughts of themselves are tamed.

It is also a message of hope in the capacity of modern societies to overcome conflicts by a mutual understanding and a vigilant patience. The basic motive of the Resistance was indignation! To see them, it is well and necessary to look, to search.

Thus, they can tell themselves, terrorism is a form of exasperation. We are not any more dealing with a small elite whose joint activities can be clearly seen. The official reports alone should provoke a commitment.

As a prominent figure in the resistance, he was arrested by the Gestapo in and deported to Buchenwald and Dora concentration camps, where he suffered waterboarding torture. And then there was everything stepphane between: From London, where I had joined de Gaulle in MarchI learned that this Council had completed a program and adopted it on March 15th,that offered for liberated France a group of principles and values on which would rest the modern democracy of our country.


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

If I go towards the mountain of knives, the mountain of knives of itself breaks up; If I go towards the boiling oil, the boiling oil of itself dries up; If I go towards the hells, the hells of themselves disappear; If I go towards the hungry ghosts, the hungry ghosts of themselves become full. From this point of view, the present generation is not asking governments to disappear but to change the way they deal with people’s needs.

It was a way to outmaneuver the argument of “full sovereignty,” which a nation can emphasize while it devotes itself to crimes against humanity on its own soil.

Initial Vows of Great Compassion Dharani Recitation[edit] “If there are monks Bhikshusnuns Bhikshunislaymen Upasakaslaywomen Upasikaspure youth and maidens who wish to recite and hold keep reciting this mantra, they should first arouse their great merciful and compassionate hearts for all living beings, and follow me [Avalokitesvara] in making these vows: 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.

This [universal versus international] was key because, at the end of the Second World War, what was at stake was to become emancipated from the threats of totalitarianism that had weighed on humanity.

Banks, since privatized again, have proved to be concerned foremost for their dividends and for the very high salaries of their leaders, not the general interest. On Wednesday after news of his death broke, French politicians lined up to express their admiration, respect and sadness. To the young people, I say: Hessel said afterwards he aimed to imbue French youth with the same passion and fervour as had existed in the resistance.


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

Sartre wrote in Certainly, the experience of a very old person like me, born inis different from the experience of the today’s young persons.

Despite cous destruction such as that of the Red Crescent hospital by Operation Cast Lead, it is the behavior of the Gazans, their patriotism, their love of the sea and stsphane, their constant preoccupation for the welfare of their children, 8 who are innumerable and cheerful, that haunt our memory.

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And press freedom is definitely what is in danger today. At 95 years, he epitomised the faith in the future of a new century,” Ayrault said.

I am lucky to be able to seize indiignez time I have inndignez to reflect on my lifelong commitment to politics: To become emancipated, it was necessary to acquire from the member states of the UN a promise to respect these universal rights.

In France, published by a small publisher in Montpellierthe page booklet sold almost a million copies within the first ten weeks. The Resistance proposed, “a rational organization of the economy assuring the subordination of special interests to general interest, and the emancipation of ‘slaves’ of the professional dictatorship that was instituted just as in the fascist states,” which had used the interim [for two years after the war] government of the Republic as an agent.