INDIGNEZ-VOUS! GET ANGRY! CRY OUT
by Stéphane Hessel
After 93 years, it is almost the final act. The end for me is not very far off any more. But it still leaves me a chance to be able to remind others of what acted as the basis of my political engagement. It was the years of resistance to the Nazi occupation — and the program of social rights worked out 66 years ago by the National Council of the Resistance!
It is to Jean Moulin [murdered founder of the Council] that we owe, as part (...)
Home > Keywords > Art and Culture > Books-Literature
Book "Indignez-vous" a virus from France arouses Egypt-translation
2 February 2011 par (Open-Publishing)
INDIGNEZ-VOUS! GET ANGRY! CRY OUT
"Indignez-vou" by 93-y.o. Incites Youths,600K sold,Translation
12 January 2011 par (Open-Publishing)
INDIGNEZ-VOUS (Translation follows.)
De Stéphane Hessel
Booklet "Indignez-vou" by Man 93 Incites Young French-600,000 Sold
Translated below, Stephane Hessel’s pamphlet, "Ignez-vou!" ("Get Angry" or "Cry Out"), has taken France by storm — a record 600,000 copies sold in 3 months.
Hessel and his comrades fought in a situation reminiscent of the Tribulation as Nazi occupation made France a hell. This incendiary pamphlet is going viral at a time when Europe is "in the streets" (...)
Video: Author David Swanson Discusses his Book, “War Is a Lie,” at Baltimore Event
11 January 2011 par (Open-Publishing)
On Monday evening, Jan. 10, 2011, author David Swanson discussed, and signed, his latest book, “War Is a Lie,” before a SRO audience. The literary happening was held at a Barnes & Noble store, in Baltimore, MD, near the campus of Johns Hopkins U. The event was coordinated by
activist Diane Wittner, who also introduced the author. [A fuller version of Mr. Swanson’s book discussion, along with the Q&A session, comments by Debra Sweet and Andy Worthington, the singing of some (...)
Key new book: “The Plight of the Palestinians. A Long History of Destruction”, edited by William A. Cook
25 July 2010 par (Open-Publishing)
“The Plight of the Palestinians. A Long History of Destruction”, edited by Professor William A. Cook (Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010) is a collection of articles by variously eminent humanitarian writers from around the world.
The book begins with an Acknowledgment of collaborators, writers, journals and of writers whose works were offered but could not be included in this collection. The editor then provides a series of succinct Biographies of the various authors (that are (...)
THE INSPIRING STORY OF SPINN DRECK
15 July 2010 par (Open-Publishing)
The following story could be true. Some names have been changed to protect the guilty.
Nobody knew when Spinn Dreck was born that he would eventually become a man amongst men.
Like many Americans, Spinn Dreck was influenced by events that occurred during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. As a child, his little heart pulsated with excitement when he read about George Lincoln Rockwell and his followers driving a “hate bus” through the American South, and his adrenaline flowed (...)
Video: Steve Luxenberg Reads from “Annie’s Ghosts”
1 July 2010 par (Open-Publishing)
On June 30, 2010, Steve Luxenberg read from his book, “Annie’s Ghosts,” at a literary happening sponsored by the “New Mercury,” see: http://thenewmercuryreadings.com/ It was held in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Luxenberg is also a journalist. He is currently an associate editor at the Washington Post. Formerly, he was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun. Mr. Luxenberg lives in Baltimore, MD. For details on his book, go to: http://www.steveluxenberg.com/content/index.asp
Alvarez’ “Storyteller” Has Characters Galore (Book Review)
4 June 2010 par (Open-Publishing)
“Our meat is aged, our fish is fresh and our butchers are both.” (1)
On May 23, 2010, I attended a book reading at the Crystal Moll Gallery in South Baltimore. Rafael Alvarez, a local who worked for twenty three years as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun, was one of the participants. Afterwards, he signed copies of his book, “Storyteller, published in 2001, the same year he hung up his pad and pencil at the Sun.
Reading “Storyteller,” I enjoyed recognizing so many of the colorful (...)
Rudacille’s Tome: A Must-Read for Labor Buffs (Review)
25 May 2010 par (Open-Publishing)
“You are a little harder when you come out of a steel mill than when you went in.” - Austin McLelland (1)
In “Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town,” Deborah Rudacille vividly recreates the lives of the workers who lived in the company town of Sparrows Point, aka the “Point,” and the surrounding community of Dundalk, Maryland. During WWII, as many as 36,000 were employed at the sprawling facility, then owned by the Bethlehem Steel Co. and located on the water’s edge, (...)
Video: Deborah Rudacille Reads from her book, “Roots of Steel”
16 May 2010 par (Open-Publishing)
Deborah Rudacille Reads from her book, “Roots of Steel” from William Hughes on Vimeo.
On May 15, 2010, author Deborah Rudacille read from her new book, “Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town.” It’s the saga of the Sparrows Point plant. The event, a 510 Readings, took place at Minas Gallery, in Hampden, in Baltimore, MD. Michael Kimball served as the moderator and introduced Ms. Rudacille. “Kirkus Reviews” said of Ms. Rudacille’s tome, “An affecting portrait of decaying (...)
Albert Camus: A Stranger No More (Book Review)
6 May 2010 par (Open-Publishing)
“Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.” - Goethe
One of Algeria’s greatest sons, the late Albert Camus, is back where he rightfully belongs—center stage! Thanks to Elizabeth Hawes’ delightful and vibrant book, “Camus, A Romance,” (1) and Robert Zaretsky’s scholarly and insightful tome, “Albert Camus: Elements of a Life.” (2). Camus, a talented writer and philosopher, has again risen from the literary ashes. His clarion call for (...)