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For Covid flouters, North Korean authorities have opened prison camps, naming them "special criminals," with some reportedly dying a day after being placed there.
A new policy has been developed by the North Korean Workers' Party that categorizes as 'special criminals' those who violate quarantine laws, claiming they are guilty of political crimes - despite reports that there has not been one case of the virus in the region.
The camps, which have so far seen 'greatly growing' numbers of quarantine violators, have been approved by Kim Jong-un, the country's chief, reports the Express. A new prison camp was opened in Hwachon, according to a source, that will accommodate the new category of convict.
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Last night, news broke after a whistleblower exposed that #ICE is forcibly sterilizing women in its camps, many of whom are Indigenous Central & South Americans. This is horrific, but it’s hardly surprising. Let’s examine why. THREAD 1/x
The US has a long history of forcibly sterilizing #BIWOC & indigent & mentally ill women, in addition to its long history of committing acts of #genocide against #BIPOC through the theft, forced displacement, & sale of children. See Laura Briggs, Taking Children. 2/x
But eugenics & #colonialism are not only part of #UShistory, the US was the template for a number of Nazi projects. Timothy Snyder argues successfully in Black Earth that Hitler’s concept of lebensraum, or living space, was a colonial model based upon US Western Expansion. 3/x
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