History does not demonstrate that we have left anything in our past. We are only accumulating.
Now is the time to pull the emergency brake.
As the rising specter of far-right and fascist elements in Lesvos triggers street violence and a collapse of public order, the EU has simultaneously lost all legitimacy as harbingers of human rights, justice, and the rule of law.
We write so that the impunity enjoyed by the known criminals doesn’t pass without witnesses and testimonies. As for those silent about, or complicit with, the criminals: to despise them is most likely what helps us keep going.
The discontented segments of the Iranian populace are reacting very quickly at the moment. It only takes the slightest instigation and they’re back out in the streets. It is obvious that the Iranian state can’t simply go on as before without facing massive organized resistance.
Those of us who haven’t lived through direct, overt horrors can still look out and think it’s not here yet, there’s still time. The reality is there’s not.