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· Karel Michiels: 1968. Biografie van een mythisch jaar · The story of the Protests of May 1968 · Mark Kurlansky: 1968. The Year That Rocked the World · Wolfgang Kraushaar: 1968 · Arthur Anjou: 68: Année rhétorique. Les meilleurs slogans de Mai 68 · Roel Janssen: 1968. You Say You Want a Revolution · Detlef Siegfried: 1968. Protest, Revolte, Gegenkultur · Turkey: release imprisoned journalists and other media workers · Bullets into Bells. Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence · Kate Moore: The Radium Girls. The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women · Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell · REPORTER’S MEMORIAL BAYEUX (FR) TENTH ANNIVERSARY

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Karel Michiels: 1968. Biografie van een mythisch jaar

1968 is na een halve eeuw een iconisch jaar geworden. Volgens sommigen de bron van alle kwaad dat ons nu overkomt, volgens anderen een keerpunt in de bewustwording van de mens.

Wat is er toen echt gebeurd, en hoe heeft dat ons denken en handelen beïnvloed? Wie waren de rebellen, wie de poseurs? En waar hield de rest van de Vlamingen zich mee bezig, de overgrote meerderheid die geen boodschap had aan revolutie?

Dit boek is geen objectieve geschiedschrijving. De auteur mixt zijn persoonlijke herinneringen als kind met feiten en verhalen die hij zelf relevant vindt, ook voor onze tijd. Hij neemt de lezer even goed mee naar Parijs en Vietnam als naar Leuven en Bilzen. Hij luistert even graag naar Marc Dex en Engelbert Humperdinck als naar The Beatles en de Stones. 1968 is een kleurrijk fresco van een mythisch jaar, heerlijk fris en onbevangen geschreven, zoals de tijdsgeest het toen wilde.

Karel Michiels (1960) is journalist en auteur. Hij publiceerde biografieën over een aantal opmerkelijke figuren en boeken over voetbal, reizen en cannabis. Met De Rasta Revelatie debuteerde hij in 2008 als romanschrijver onder de rastanaam Jah Shakespear.

Auteur: Karel Michiels
1968
Biografie van een mythisch jaar
Uitgeverij : Lannoo
ISBN : 9789401444002
Taal : Nederlands
Uitvoering : Paperback
Aantal pagina’s : 288
Verschenen: Oktober  2017
Afmetingen : 213 x 144 x 28 mm.

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The story of the Protests of May 1968

Fifty years ago, the demonstrations of May 68 turned the streets of Paris and Nanterre upside down, and shook France to its very core. Linked with a vast international protest movement, it brought about profound changes in French society and abroad.

Fifty years on, various cultural institutions explore the history and legacy of May – June 1968 through get-togethers, exhibitions, newly-opened archives, participatory workshops, theatre, music, debates and talks casting fresh light on the events.

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Mark Kurlansky: 1968. The Year That Rocked the World

To some, 1968 was the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the generation gap; avant-garde theater; the upsurge of the women’s movement; and the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union.

In this monumental book, Mark Kurlansky brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that pivotal year, when television’s influence on global events first became apparent, and spontaneous uprisings occurred simultaneously around the world. Encompassing the diverse realms of youth and music, politics and war, economics and the media, 1968 shows how twelve volatile months transformed who we were as a people–and led us to where we are today.

Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Food of a Younger Land; Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World; Salt: A World History; 1968: The Year That Rocked the World; The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell; and Paper: Paging Through History. He lives in New York City.

Mark Kurlansky:
1968
The Year That Rocked the World
Category: World History
Paperback
2005
480 Pages
$18.00
Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN 9780345455826

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Wolfgang Kraushaar: 1968

Ein halbes Jahrhundert ist mittlerweile vergangen seit jenem legendären Jahr 1968.

Wolfgang Kraushaar, der wohl beste Kenner der 68er Bewegung, schildert die Ereignisse jenes Jahres und ihre Nachwirkungen, charakterisiert die Wortführer – Reformer und Revoluzzer –, zeigt die globale Dimension der Studentenrevolte und zieht ein politisches Fazit.

Besondere Kapitel sind dem Sound der Revolte, der Revolte der Frauen und den Lebensbahnen derer gewidmet, die 1968 eine herausragende Rolle spielten.

Wolfgang Kraushaar, geb. 1948, studierte Politikwissenschaft, Philosophie und Germanistik. Seit 1987 arbeitet er am Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung. Sein Arbeitsschwerpunkt ist die Untersuchung von Protest und Widerstand in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik und der DDR.

Kraushaar, Wolfgang:
1968.
100 Seiten
Reclam
Originalausgabe
Broschiert.
Format 11,4 x 17 cm
100 Seiten
6 Abb. und Infografiken
März 2018
EUR (D) 10,00
ISBN: 978-3-15-020452-8

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Arthur Anjou: 68: Année rhétorique. Les meilleurs slogans de Mai 68

Mai 1968 fut le printemps des slogans politiques, qu’on retrouve avec bonheur dans cette anthologie “facon Cyrano de Bergerac”.

Choisies et commentées par Arthur Anjou, ces phrases cultes, souvent abrasives, toujours surprenantes, invitent à la (re)découverte de ce mouvement social et culturel majeur du XXe siècle, à l’occasion de son cinquantième anniversaire.

Arthur Anjou
68: Année rhétorique
Les meilleurs slogans de Mai 68
Librio (n° 1231) – Idées
À paraître le 18/04/2018
Genre : Documents
112 pages
130 x 205 mm
Broché €3,00
EAN : 9782290154687
ISBN : 9782290154687

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Roel Janssen: 1968. You Say You Want a Revolution

Het jaar 1968 behoort tot de iconische jaren van de twintigste eeuw. Het is een kanteljaar, waarin alles mogelijk lijkt. 1968 is het jaar van de Meirevolutie in Parijs, de Praagse Lente, het verzet tegen de oorlog in Vietnam, het bloedbad van My Lai, de moorden op Martin Luther King en Robert Kennedy, de Yippies bij de Democratische conventie in Chicago, de zwarte handschoenen bij de Olympische Spelen in Mexico en Amsterdam als ‘magies centrum’.

Over de hele wereld komen jongeren in opstand tegen de gevestigde orde. De protesten worden gevoed door het ideaal van een andere samenleving en het geloof in de nieuwe mens. Ze gaan gepaard met psychedelische experimenten, harde strijd en emancipatiebewegingen van zwarten en vrouwen. Bevrijding is het sleutelwoord.

Maar 1968 eindigt als een jaar van restauratie: de bestendiging van de regering van president De Gaulle in Frankrijk, de Sovjetinval in Tsjecho-Slowakije en de verkiezing van Richard Nixon in de Verenigde Staten. Desondanks hebben de culturele,maatschappelijke en politieke invloeden van 1968 nu, een halve eeuw later, niets aan betekenis ingeboet.

In dit enerverende, kleurrijke boek neemt Roel Janssen, die in mei 1968 naar Parijs trok om getuige te zijn van de studentenrevolte, de lezer mee op een wereldreis door het revolutiejaar. Het is een gedreven journalistiek verslag dat de gebeurtenissen van vijftig jaar geleden in perspectief plaatst en de herinneringen aan dat veelbewogen jaar levend houdt. ‘You say you want a revolution’, een verwijzing naar de hit van the Beatles in 1968, onderscheidt zich door een spannende verteltrant vol smakelijke details en oog voor de zelfoverschatting van de generatie van ’68.

Auteur: Roel Janssen
1968. You Say You Want a Revolution
Uitgeverij : Balans, Uitgeverij
ISBN : 9789460035586
Taal : Nederlands
Uitvoering : Paperback
Aantal pagina’s : 256
Verschijningsdatum : 22-01-2018
Afmetingen : 215 x 135 x 25 mm.
Gewicht : 381 gr.
20,00 euro

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Detlef Siegfried: 1968. Protest, Revolte, Gegenkultur

Hinter der Zeitenwende von 1968 steckt mehr als nur eine politische Revolte: Männer ließen sich die Haare lang wachsen, Frauen wollten endlich die Pille nehmen dürfen, Drogen wurden konsumiert, Musikfestivals, Kommunen und neue Zeitschriften stellten das vorhandene Weltbild auf den Kopf.

So unterschiedliche Heldenfiguren wie Twiggy, Rudi Dutschke, Che Guevara, Jimi Hendrix und Mao Tse-Tung traten auf den Plan, während die deutsche Politik noch mit dem Vermächtnis der NS-Zeit zu kämpfen hatte.

Es wäre jedoch ein Irrtum zu glauben, alles habe erst 1968 begonnen. Detlef Siegfried zeigt, welche gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen und politischen Ereignisse schon im Vorfeld nötig waren, damit die Revolte der Schüler, Studenten und Lehrlinge Fahrt aufnehmen konnte. Dabei lässt er nicht nur die Gegenkultur in Großstädten wie Berlin oder Frankfurt am Main wieder aufleben, sondern rückt auch Schauplätze aus der bundesrepublikanischen Provinz ins Rampenlicht. Doch wie viel revolutionäre Dynamik ließ sich in die »roten« Siebzigerjahre hinüberretten? Und was wurde eigentlich aus all den Linken?

Detlef Siegfried, geb. 1958, ist Professor für neuere deutsche und europäische Geschichte an der Universität Kopenhagen. Er hat mehrere Bücher zu Alltagskultur, Pop und Linksradikalismus in der Bundesrepublik veröffentlicht, darunter Time is on my side. Konsum und Politik in der westdeutschen Jugendkultur der 60er Jahre (2006) und Sound der Revolte. Studien zur Kulturrevolution um 1968 (2008).

Siegfried, Detlef:
1968
Protest, Revolte, Gegenkultur
Originalausgabe Reclam
Geb. Format: 16 x 24 cm
299 Seiten
60 farb. Abb.
ISBN: 978-3-15-011149-9
€ 28,00

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Turkey: release imprisoned journalists and other media workers

Turkey now jails more journalists than any other country. One third of all imprisoned journalists in the world are being held in Turkish prisons, the vast majority waiting to be brought to trial.

  

Journalists and media workers from all strands of opposition media have been targeted in an unprecedented crackdown since the violent coup attempt in July 2016.

Coupled with the closure of more than 160 media outlets, the message is clear and disturbing: the space for dissent is ever-shrinking and speaking out comes at an immeasurable cost.

This crackdown must end. Act now to demand media freedom in Turkey.

Journalists and other media workers must be freed from pre-trial detention. A free media is an essential component of any functioning, pluralist society.

They must be allowed to do their job, because journalism is not a crime.

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Bullets into Bells. Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence

Bullets into Bells is a powerful call to end American gun violence from celebrated poets and those most impacted

Focused intensively on the crisis of gun violence in America, this volume brings together poems by dozens of our best-known poets, including Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Natalie Diaz, Ocean Vuong, Danez Smith, Brenda Hillman, Natasha Threthewey, Robert Hass, Naomi Shihab Nye, Juan Felipe Herrera, Mark Doty, Rita Dove, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

Each poem is followed by a response from a gun violence prevention activist, political figure, survivor, or concerned individual, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams; Senator Christopher Murphy; Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts; survivors of the Columbine, Sandy Hook, Charleston Emmanuel AME, and Virginia Tech shootings; and Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir, and Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis.

The result is a stunning collection of poems and prose that speaks directly to the heart and a persuasive and moving testament to the urgent need for gun control.

Bullets into Bells
Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence
Foreword by Gabrielle Giffords
Introduction by Colum McCann
Edited by Brian Clements, Alexandra Teague and Dean Rader
Category: Poetry
Paperback
Dec 05, 2017
208 Pages
$15.00
Published by Beacon Press
ISBN 9780807025581

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Kate Moore: The Radium Girls. The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women

The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger.

The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive ― until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women’s cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come.

Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives…

Kate Moore
The Radium Girls:
The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
May 2017
480 pages
ISBN 978-1-4926-4935-9
Edition Language English
Published by Sourcebooks

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Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

A firsthand account of the brutal conditions of the Spanish Civil War.

Homage to Catalonia is Orwell’s personal account of his observations in the Spanish Civil War. The book was first published in the United Kingdom in 1938.

In 1936, originally intending merely to report on the Spanish Civil War as a journalist, George Orwell found himself embroiled as a participant—as a member of the Workers’ Party of Marxist Unity.

Fighting against the Fascists, he described in painfully vivid and occasionally comic detail life in the trenches—with a “democratic army” composed of men with no ranks, no titles, and often no weapons—and his near fatal wounding. As the politics became tangled, Orwell was pulled into a heartbreaking conflict between his own personal ideals and the complicated realities of political power struggles.

Considered one of the finest works by a man V. S. Pritchett called “the wintry conscience of a generation,” Homage to Catalonia is both Orwell’s memoir of his experiences at the front and his tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. This edition features a new foreword by Adam Hochschild placing the war in greater context and discussing the evolution of Orwell’s views on the Spanish Civil War.

“One of Orwell’s very best books and perhaps the best book that exists on the Spanish Civil War.” — The New Yorker

George Orwell (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of many works of non-fiction and fiction.

Homage to Catalonia
George Orwell
Penguin Classics
2013
256 Pages
£6.99
Paperback
ISBN10 0141393025
ISBN13 9780141393025

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REPORTER’S MEMORIAL BAYEUX (FR) TENTH ANNIVERSARY

Unveiling of the Stele for the year 2015-2016  # Reporter’s Memorial Tenth anniversary  # Reporter’s Memorial – 17 00 – Thursday 6 October 2016

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Ten years ago, the Reporter’s Memorial was inaugurated in Bayeux. Upon the unveiling of the 2015 stele, Reporters Without Borders will gather families and loved ones of the journalists killed on the job in the last ten years.

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In 2015, 110 journalists have perished because of their profession or in dubious circumstances. Reporters Without Borders assures that of those 110, 67 have been killed for the sole reason of being journalists. In total, 787 journalists have been killed on the job since 2005. To that number, 27 netizens and 7 media associates can be added. This worrisome situation can be explained by the peak of violence against journalists in the last decade. They are now deliberately targeted and all the efforts put toward their safety have failed so far.

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« It is imperative to set up a concrete mechanism for the application of the international law for the protection of journalists », declares Christophe Deloire, General Secretary of Reporters Without Borders. « Today, violent non-state actors have targeted journalists while numerous states do not respect their obligations. More than 800 reporters have been killed in the last ten years. Their death must be met with reactions that match the urgency of the situation. A special representative for the protection of journalists with the United Nation Secretary must be immediately appointed. »

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Families have decided to create a stele for all the reporters who disappeared while on a mission. This monument entitled “Missing In Action”, will be placed and inaugurated this year. It takes the form of a shadow and symbolizes the absence of those whose bodies have never been found.

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Present will be: Diane Foley, Claudine Kent (companion of David Gilkey dead in Afghanistan), Maryvonne Lepage, Deo Namujimbo, Elena Milachina for remembering Anna Politkoskaïa assasinated 10 years ago.

Mémorial des reporters
Boulevard Fabian Ware
Direct access from rue de Verdun, Bayeux FR
Free admission

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# more information on website Prix Bayeux – Calvados (des correspondents de guerre)

# more information on Reporters without Borders

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