Longform Political Discussion: Syria and China

As A Heads Up, There is a CW: For Ethnic violence for this week’s thread



Here is this week’s forum for long-form political discussion. Today’s Main Topic is Ethnic Cleansing In China and Turkey attacking the Kurds after US Withdrawl. The first piece is 9 Questions about Turkey, Syria and the Kurds you were too embarrassed to ask.  by Jen Kirby on Vox. This second piece a harrowing report by an anonymous Uighur American University Student on their experience inside one of China’s “Reeducation” camps.



  • Embeds are fine but make sure they can facilitate discussion deeper than “Oh that’s neat.” or “Oh that’s bad”
  • TLDR Policy: While everyone is heavily encouraged to read the articles, tweets, bills, studies in full before responding you can still feel free to post excerpts especially if they contain something specific you want to talk about
  • Jokes are going to happen but try to keep them in the snark while making a larger point mode and not just a quick one-liner

Happy Discussing!