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“Time for Outrage”, “Indignez-vous”: Who are Gene Sharp, Stephane Hessel, Assad Abou-Khalil, Adonis49?

Gene Sharp, 83-year old, have been disseminating for decades articles on non-violent revolutions such as “From dictatorship to democracy” that has been on the net in 24 languages.

Sharp served a prison term of 9 months as a conscious objector to the war in Korea and participated in sit-ins against black segregation in the 60’s.

Sharp is overwhelmed by the discipline of the Egyptian demonstrators and their poised calm.  “When the people is no longer scared of the dictator, it means the dictator is not going to last for long” writes Sharp.

Sharp studied Gandhi’s teachings and methods to promoting civic rights, freedom of speech… The conclusions were that for snatching liberty, the non-violent movements have got to be organized and methodical.

Ahmed Maher, an Egyptian activist of the April 6 Movement, discovered Sharp’s files while studying the Serbian movement Otpor, which contributed to the downfall of Slobodan Milosevic. A clandestine group organized a meeting in Cairo a few years ago to discuss non-violent uprising and Sharp’s strategies for non-violent protests were analyzed.

Hugo Chavez, and the Iranian and Burman regimes accuse Sharp of being an infiltrated CIA agent. In 1989, Sharp happened to be in China to witnessing the Tiananmen Square upheaval.  In 1990, Sharp was in Myanmar at the invitation of the retired colonel Robert Helvey.

The founder of the blog “The angry Arab news services“, Assad Abou-Khalil, is contesting the role of Sharp in the current Arab people uprising:  The western media are looking for a new Lawrence of Arabia to explaining the successes of the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt.  As if only foreign western impulses guarantee successes in the Arab World.

The late French Stephane Hessel, 93-year old, published lately a pamphlet of 27 pages titled “Indignez-vous”.

Hessel has published “Citizens without frontiers” and “Dance with the century”.

He wrote: “The foundation of the French resistance was based on indignation of German occupation. This was a straightforward indignation.  It is more complex to get outraged now, and to formulate rationally the causes for our wrath .  Indignation is shared by immigrants, downtrodden, ethnic minorities, and their realization of the increasing huge gap between the rich and the poorer classes.”

Hessel managed to enter Gaza on diplomatic visa after the Goldston report and witnessed the facts of crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Israeli army during 3 weeks of savage genocide on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Adonis49 has been very angry lately and vented his wrath. He published a dozen articles on the social platform, sharp and to the point articles, on the events taking place in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Bahrein, Algeria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia…

He is reminding the people in the USA that all indicators are in favor of an US mass uprising by the lower middle class and the 20% of the downtrodden in this highly capitalist structured system, dominated by the multinational financial companies and the elite “old-money” classes.  I opened a special category called “Time for Outrage”

People marching counter to the wind” was coined by the Omaha Sioux tribe.  The international organizations such as Attac, Amnesty, International Federation for human rights… are the striking proof of this awareness.

Gene Sharp is about to publish “Sharp’s Dictionary of Power and Struggle”.

It is great to express your indignation and joining mass peaceful protesters and discussing plans for a better future and the array of valid non-military jobs and opportunities.




June 2023

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