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Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous! (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Stéphane Hessel

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Title:Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous!
Authors:Stéphane Hessel
Info:Twelve (2011), Hardcover, 48 pages
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Tags:NON-CIRCULATING, from Hackley Public Library

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Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous! by Stéphane Hessel (2011)

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    La resistencia by Ernesto Sábato (raulvilar)
    raulvilar: El libro de Hessel es una invitación a iniciar la lectura de otras obras críticas con el capitalismo, el individualismo neoliberal o la sociedad de mercado, de las que ¡Indignaos! sería una perfecta introducción. "La resistencia" de Ernesto Sábato es un perfecto texto para acompañarlo.… (more)

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Instead of reviewing it myself, I'd like to insert here a quote,
Aux jeunes, je dis: regardez autour de vous, vous y trouverez les thèmes qui justifient votre indignation — le traitement faits aux immigrés, aux sans-papiers, aux Roms. Vous trouverez des situations concrètes qui vous amènent à donner cours à une action citoyenne forte. Cherchez et vous trouverez !

More than a document worth reading, it is an attitude worth adopting. ( )
  Tacuazin | Feb 28, 2018 |
La versione italiana avrebbero dovuto intitolarla: "Siete vivi?"
Perché per potersi indignare l'attività cerebrale è richiesta e l'opinione pubblica italiana è messa peggio di quella francese. ( )
  downisthenewup | Aug 17, 2017 |
  rouzejp | Sep 2, 2015 |
Empört Euch! ist ein 15seitiger Aufruf gegen die Gleichgültigkeit, die in weiten Teilen unserer Gesellschaft grassiert. Der Autor, der sich zeit seines 93jährigen Lebens empört hat und auch Widerstand leistete, vermisst dies heute und fordert mit seiner kurzen Streitschrift seine MitbürgerInnen auf, sich auch heute zu entrüsten und einzusetzen ("Wenn man sich über etwas empört,..., wird man aktiv, stark und engagiert."). Er räumt ein, dass es in den jetzigen Zeiten schwieriger ist klar Stellung zu beziehen als im III. Reich, wo der Gegner offensichtlich war. Die politischen und wirtschaftlichen Verhältnisse sind komplexer, nicht jede scheinbar eindeutige Situation stellt sich als derart unstrittig heraus wie man es sich wünsche würde. Dennoch gibt es noch immer genügend Gelegenheiten die die Möglichkeit der Empörung bieten, wie Stéphane Hessel aufführt.
Ich habe mir wohl etwas zuviel von der Lektüre versprochen, denn Empörung allein bringt einen nicht automatisch weiter. Vielmehr erhoffte ich mir Impulse, wie ich und andere diese Empörung konstruktiv einsetzen könnten, sodass nicht nach der ersten Welle der Entrüstung gleich alles wieder verebbt. Wie könnte man die Aufregung nachhaltig kanalisieren? In Bahnen leiten um tatsächliche Veränderungen zu erreichen, ohne dass man gleich seinen Beruf und sein ganzes restliches Leben aufgeben muss? Fragen, die unmittelbar nach der Empörung kommen und noch immer nicht geklärt sind. ( )
  Xirxe | Dec 2, 2014 |
Stéphane Hessel lived for nearly a century and almost everything he achieved in that time was extraordinary. He fought in the French Resistance; he was captured by the Nazis, sent to Buchenwald, waterboarded; he was in the room as they drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Not the least of his achievements was Indignez-vous!.

Who would have believed that a 30-page political pamphlet written by a nonagenarian diplomat would be translated into 15 languages, and spark protest movements across the world? This was the essay that was poking out of the pockets of students in Tunis and Basra, and it was one of the direct influences on the Occupy movement in the US.

He was amazed by its success, but it came at the right time. Unlike many more important political thinkers, Hessel wrote essays rather than tomes; and instead of post-modern jargon his sentences have the simplicity of experience: he lived through it all and had nothing to prove. Even those who disagreed most strongly with him granted him that much.

For a man in his nineties he is refreshingly un-mellow. He is pissed-off about the state of the world, and his point is that you should be too. It may have been more clear-cut to face the Nazis than to face modern politcal elites, but that doesn't mean there are fewer things to be outraged over today. Hessel touches on three areas which particularly exercise his fury – the growing gap between rich and poor, the treatment of immigrants, and the fate of the Palestinians – but the main thing is that you find something that annoys you, and focus on it. That is how changes are made. La pire des attitudes est l'indifference: the worst attitude is indifference.

Hessel was an optimist, not a doom-monger. The necessity of hope is part of the point of Indignez-vous! and one of its most appealing features – and god knows it's good to see that this stance is not just the preserve of the young. Admittedly, some people have taken Hessel's message in some odd directions, but for him the specific targets were secondary to the fact of provoking a reaction. Idealism and political naïveté might be irritating, but they are infinitely preferable to not caring at all. ( )
  Widsith | Mar 27, 2013 |
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El libro que ha despertado la conciencia de más de un millón de franceses. ¡Indignaos! Ha despertado un insólito fenómeno de lectura en Francia, donde ha vendido más de un millón de ejemplares y lleva tres meses en las listas de ventas. En pocas y contundentes páginas, Stéphane Hessel invita sobre todo a los jóvenes a desperezarse y a cambiar la indiferencia por una indignación activa, por la «insurrección pacífica». Hessel logró sobrevivir a la tortura y la deportación en el campo de concentración de Buchenwald y, en 1948, formó parte del equipo internacional redactor de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos. Hoy, a sus 93 años este venerable veterano de la Resistencia ha contagiado su mensaje de esperanza y de rebeldía a millones de lectores a los que invita a «no claudicar ni dejarse impresionar por la dictadura actual de los mercados financieros que amenaza la paz y la democracia», porque «ya es hora de que la preocupación por la ética, por la justicia, por el equilibro duradero prevalezcan».
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Rejecting the dictatorship of world financial markets and defending the social values of modern democracy, Hessel reminds us that life and liberty must still be fought for. She urges us to reclaim those essential rights we have permitted our governments to erode since the end of World War II.… (more)

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