In China, every day is Kristallnacht

The Washington Post:

Workers in the world of human rights tend to be highly reticent when it comes to Nazi analogies. The Holocaust was a unique event. Yet at the unveiling of the report last week, the Holocaust kept pushing itself into the conversation as the only adequate point of comparison. Omer Kanat, director and co-founder of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, noted the Kristallnacht anniversary.

We need to let go of our misguided devotion to personal agency

Eliza Anyangwe op The Correspondent:

Where do you even start with joining with your neighbours to bring about change in your neighbourhood if you don’t know who your neighbours are? Giving money to a cause, buying Fairtrade roses and sugar, signing an online petition: one can do all these things without having to deal with another person and their thoughts about what is best. Collective agency is a muscle we are leaving to atrophy.