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I was in DC for the inauguration. The overwhelming security state felt disturbingly similar to the worst parts of the post-9/11 response.

Being in DC for the inauguration reminded me of the days immediately after 9/11. Americans were rightfully traumatized, but we almost immediately began surrendering our civil liberties in the name of “security” and “counterterrorism.” A military occupation in the nation’s capital, and calls for sweeping new surveillance and law enforcement […]
I was in DC for the inauguration. The overwhelming security state felt disturbingly similar to the worst parts of the post-9/11 response.
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ICE is forcing Muslim detainees to eat pork, immigrant advocates allege

Muslim detainees at an ICE facility in Miami, Florida, are being forced to eat pork, immigrant advocates alleged Wednesday. “At least 2-3 times a week, the pre-plated meals unambiguously include pork,” states a letter sent to ICE and the Department of Homeland Security. “Consequently, 2-3 times a week, Muslim detainees […]
ICE is forcing Muslim detainees to eat pork, immigrant advocates allege
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Uighur activists say China is running nearly 500 detention camps and prisons in Xinjiang based on satellite images

A Uighur human rights group says that China has more than 500 involuntary detention centres, prisons, and so-called “reeducation camps” in the autonomous region of Xinjiang, where millions of Muslims and ethnic minority Uighurs live. Washington-based East Turkistan National Awakening Movement released the results of its year-long research project, which […]
Uighur activists say China is running nearly 500 detention camps and prisons in Xinjiang based on satellite images
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‘I wasn’t involved’: Jared Kushner won’t say whether Trump’s ‘birtherism’ claims against Obama were racist

During an interview that aired Sunday on HBO, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner deflected when asked whether President Donald Trump’s birtherism claims against his predecessor were racist. Kushner would not answer the question directly and said he “wasn’t really involved in that.” Trump for years perpetuated a conspiracy theory […]
‘I wasn’t involved’: Jared Kushner won’t say whether Trump’s ‘birtherism’ claims against Obama were racist
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China commits a disgusting self-own while defending its crackdown on Muslims

China’s state-run newspaper The Global Times tried to defend the country’s practice of mass detentions of its majority Muslim ethnic minority, the Uighurs. But it committed a damning self-own in the process. The newspaper, and China’s ambassador to the US, said they’re trying to turn the Uighurs into “normal people,” […]
China commits a disgusting self-own while defending its crackdown on Muslims
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