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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:51 PM

Social activist Stephane Hessel dies at 95



AlJazeeraEnglish Published on Feb 27, 2013

French resistance hero and Holocaust survivor Stephane Hessel, whose 2010 manifesto Time for Outrage sold millions of copies and inspired protest movements worldwide, has died at the age of 95.

Hessel joined Charles de Gaulle in exile during World War II, was waterboarded by the Nazis, escaped hanging in concentration camps and took part in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

The career diplomat was already celebrated as one of the last living heroes of the 20th century when, as a nonagenarian, he became the unlikely godfather of youth protest movements such as "Occupy " and Spain's "Indignados".
Al Jazeera's Bhanu Bhatnagar reports.


- A warrior for peace and human dignity. You will be missed.

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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:49 PM

1. A great big K and R for Monsieur Hessel n/t

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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:40 PM

2. He was a Big Deal to the French and Spanish. I wish he were remembered by more than Occupy here.

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Fri Mar 1, 2013, 02:42 AM

3. K&R.

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