CJ Werleman explores what the increase in gun purchases in the US during the Coronavirus pandemic and following social and political unrest uncovers about how systemic issues in American society are approached
CJ Werleman5 million Americans purchased a gun for the first time in 2020.
Experts warn of a coming spike in gun homicides, mass shootings, school shootings, suicides, and accidental death.
My latest for @BylineTimes
China is pushing hundreds of thousands of Tibetans into forced labour camps as a campaign to strip Beijing of the Winter Olympics has gained momentum.
CJ WerlemanChina is pushing hundreds of thousands of Tibetans into forced labor camps, mirroring its efforts to annihilate & control the Uyghur population in Xinjiang.
This is the fate awaiting Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and eventually the rest of Asia...
CJ Werleman looks at the proliferation of genocide denial, from the Shoah to Bosnia, and how this enables continued killing and repression in Syria and China
CJ Werleman25% of young American adults (18-39) believe the Holocaust is a myth or exaggerated.
The proliferation of genocide denialism, from the Shoah to Bosnia, enables continued killing and repression in Syria and China.
My latest for @BylineTimes.
Umar Khalid looks beyond the revolutionary fantasies of a violent overthrow of the Indian State and is willing to engage with the messy ways of democratic politics.
CJ Werleman"You are rebellious. You are an Indian. And you happen to be a Muslim. Can you be all this, coherently, without finding yourself imprisoned? This is not just Umar Khalid’s dilemma. This must torment millions of young, educated Indian Muslims today."
CJ Werleman reports on new accounts of how the Muslim minority is being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party in Xinjiang and why the international community needs a wake-up call
"The vehicle doors opened one by one. 1,500 Uyghur people exited. Security forces were ready to torture the new arrivals."
-Testimony from concentration camp official.
My latest for @BylineTimes.
CJ Werleman reports on evidence that up to nine million Uyghurs are unaccounted for and allegations Chinese authorities plan to kill, incarcerate or convert the whole population
Uyghur Muslim concentration camp detainees serve only 1 of 5 purposes:
1: forced labor.
2: COVID-19 vaccine testing.
3: organ harvesting.
4: biological weapons testing.
5: proof of life videos.
China has moved towards carrying out the equivalent of a Final Solution on Uyghur Muslims, with plans to kill one-third, lockup one-third and covert one-third of Uyghur population.
My exclusive for @BylineTimes.
New research suggests climate change will cause humans to move in unprecedented numbers. The Times Magazine partnered with ProPublica and data scientists to understand how.
CJ Werleman"The planet could see a greater temperature increase in the next 50 years than it did in the last 6,000 years combined. By 2070, extremely hot zones that now cover less than 1 percent of the earth’s land surface could cover nearly a fifth of the land."
CJ Werleman“How would you feel if your home was bombed with missiles?”
The US has long denied its drone war in Somalia kills civilians, but video testimonies we gathered suggests a dozen women and children were killed in March alone.
My EXCLUSIVE for @BylineTimes.
Despite being subjected to a vilification campaign and demonization by a large section of media, Muslims in India are displaying humanity and are taking
CJ Werleman“The very same Muslims who were threatened of being stripped of their citizenship just weeks before the outbreak of the pandemic, rose to the occasion and began helping the poor in their critical hour of need.”