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I wonder if #LeBronJames had a more difficult week the 21st Century slaves whom he ignores by giving China a pass for dollars?
What he fails to see is that today's plantations make sneakers, gear, phones, electronics & things besides raw cotton and tobacco.
@KingJames is like a northern cotton fabric maker of the 19th Century, thinking it is never a polite time to speak ill of the slave owners in the south. But always knowing his supply of cheap materials relies upon slave labor, even if he doesn't own them himself.
In the 21st Century, Nike & the other manufacturers are the slave holders. The people in China running their plants are the overseers. The Chinese Communist Party & government are the Confederacy, Democrats & state governments that protected the 'right' to own slaves.
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Not surprising that #China‘s lying about its demographic data. We can’t trust the #CCP’s numbers. Ex.: Communist authorities say #Uyghurs’ population numbers ~10M, yet #Uighurs routinely insist to me that #EastTurkistan’s (“#Xinjiang’s”) overall Turkic pop. is 2x to 3x that (!)…
… if that’s any truth to that, then the actual numbers of detained persons in #EastTurkistan could be even *higher* than estimated (as estimates that “1 out of every X number of people are detained” would be skewed if we‘re starting by underestimating the base population)…
… those types of estimates tend to come about by looking at the number of people “missing” from everyday places, like markets. The other types of estimates come from looking at the theoretical holding capacities of detention facilities, but these estimates are problematic, too…
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#HonKong Thread: Hong Kong protesters abandoned Facebook for other platforms - "Facebook is not a useful tool for the movement except for those celebrities and parties, on which they make announcements and deliver statements." euronews.com/2019/07/12/hon…
The 2014 Hong Kong generation was dependent on Facebook. Now, "most young people don't use Facebook anymore & turned to Snapchat or Instagram." At the core of the issue is Facebook's algorithm, which prioritizes posts triggering an intense debate in the comments.
"In 2014, Facebook amplified the disagreements between the various "school of thoughts". EconReporter wrote. "In 2014, the movement had no experience and leaders did not know how to handle it and promote democratic decisions within it," Han Mei said.
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The #TIP (Turkistan Islamic Party) doesn’t enjoy the support of the majority (or even a large minority) of #Uyghurs (a moderate people). It’s a small, fringe, extremist group which appears to directed by one major gov’t near #Syria, to the detriment of #EastTurkistan’s people.
… gov’ts who are supporting the #TIP (Turkistan Islamic Party) are betraying the interests of #EastTurkistan’s people. #Uyghurs have no interests in #Syria & are being radicalized in an malicious, cynical plot to attack both #Assad & the #Kurds. State support for them MUST stop.
… this effort to radicalize #Uyghurs to attack #Assad & the #Kurds only plays into #China’s fabricated narrative, which paints all #Uighurs as being “terrorists,” when in reality these few thousand crazies represent less than 1% of #China-Occupied #EastTurkistan’s population.
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