I've reviewed the resources @CodePink recommends as part of its #ChinaIsNotOurEnemy campaign regarding #Xinjiang #Uyghurs. codepink.org/china_faq
These resources promote a cultural response to alleged threat of #terrorism from #EastTurkistan/#Xinjiang, and I'm not sure if @CodePink would also approve of governments like #UK #USA #Belgium #France similarly "reeducating" their Muslim minority populations.
Aside from the condescension in the Chinese government documents cited, there is all but a total embrace of pre-crime activities à la Philip K. Dick's "The Minority Report." independent.co.uk/arts-entertain…
It seems to me that vocational schools & reeducation camps in #Xinjiang #China are in some ways the 21st century version of 20th century boarding schools for the indigenous in #USA #Canada #Australia.
The fact that governments around the world, from both Muslim-majority & Muslim-minority countries, have not found a problem with these policies of #China isn't proof of the policies' morality, as most of these governments also have troublesome minorities & political dissidents
whom they'd seek to control. In fact, when I first heard a presentation about #humanrights violations in #Xinjiang, I asked the speaker how many other states were asking #China if they could be trained in its methods.
And, before you jump to conclusions, I certainly agree with #NoWarOnChina, I know #USA & John Bolton & @SenRubioPress #POTUS @speakerPelosi don't care about #Uyghurs or #humanrights. & I know that #USA practices #massincarceration & is built on #genocide & #colonialism & is
leading cause of #climatecatastrophe & the only thing it might do to stop it is blow us up in nuclear #omnicide. Nevertheless, @CodePink & other people & organizations dedicated to peace shouldn't just brush this issue aside in the cavalier manner its resource page suggests.

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