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September 11, 2018 - 10:21am

Today's Poll: Should the U.S. impose sanctions on China over Muslim detention camps?

posted by Howard B. Owens in polls.
Daniel Norstrand
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The US has been overlooking human rights violations around the globe and regarding China for decades. It's definitely not right. I also don't think that it's right to arm and support the genocide perpetrated by Israel on the indigenous Palestinian population. Or the marginalization of all citizens not Jewish. Which is exactly what has become official with their Knesset (legislative branch of government) passing a law that declared Israel the nation state of the Jewish people. A move universally condemned and protested by the millions of non Jewish Israelis. As well as many Jewish. The non Jewish as well as black Jews in Israel already face discrimination. The protesters feel that the new law is a tip of the hat of acceptance of discrimination : https://forward.com/opinion/391298/im-black-and-jewish-israel-is-not-my-...
Also, our acceptance of the Saudi government's illegal use of cluster bombs and tageting civilians in Yemen. Their prisons are full of non violent protesters and other peaceful dissidents, serving very long prison terms. In 2011 the Saudi government banned all public gathering in order to suppress any criticism of the regime. And the death penalty has been used to punish some of the dissidents as well as scores of other non violent convicts in recent months. We continue to illegally support and arm the Saudi government's war on Yemen. Human Rights Watch has numerous articles condemning this "ally."
So my point is yes we should condemn China's human rights abuses. But let's do so even handedly and universally around the globe.

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