Amnesty International are calling for journalist Raman Pratasevich, former editor-in-chief of the popular opposition Telegram channel NEXTA, to be released, as Belarusian Government forces a Ryanair flight to land in Minsk.
Sadly, our planet is plagued by “humanitarian” disasters. But Palestinians specifically deserve our solidarity because here our complicity is larger, historically but most especially today. And thus our political agency is more meaningful and potentially more effective.
At stake here, on both sides of this debate, is tolerance. And, more broadly, to what extent the state becomes involved in arbitrating on it. Historically, these questions have been just as meaningful for socialists and communists as for conservatives. Indeed, substantially more so.