- More than 600,000 foreign visitors to the U.S. in 2017 overstayed their visas.
Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube all deleted content published on their platforms by Alex Jones and InfoWars, and Holly Scheer observes this could be the start of a slippery slope:
While I’m not always a fan of slippery slope arguments, this is a time to examine if this is only the beginning of stripping away content creators who don’t agree with mainline or politically correct positions, and that should deeply concern everyone interested in free speech, even those who don’t care for Jones and his positions.
- Walter Williams calls American colleges a “force for evil.”
One of Syria’s top rocket scientists was killed by a car bomb, and there’s a good chance the Mossad did it.
Bellingcat thinks the explosive drone assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was real, not a false flag operation.
Empty streets in Urumqi and Kashgar are an eerie testament to how the security campaign is fraying Xinjiang’s economic and social fabric.
“The economic problems here are huge,” says a Han businessman surnamed Dong, who moved back to Urumqi from the northern province of Liaoning to be closer to his family. “There are not enough people to fill all the open jobs, and there is no one left to buy your goods. Imagine what happens when you remove that many people.”
For the hundreds of thousands of detainees there is no clear process for exiting the detention centres — many have been in extralegal limbo for more than a year. Public security officials must personally vouch for an individual detainee to secure their release, but such cases are rare.