Chagos Islands

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Cage11
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Jul 22 2005 16:56
Chagos Islands

Anyone see the John Pilger report on the British states expulsion of the people who lived there so the Yanks could build a military base?

Does anyone know of which campaign groups we could/should be working with etc?

Mike Harman
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Jul 22 2005 17:33

No, to be honest I've never even heard of the chagos islands. You got a link?

thaw
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Jul 22 2005 19:47

Also known as Diego Garcia, sold by the UK Wilson Govt to the US, despite the fact that people were living there. The US and UK always claim the islands were uninhabited, but the real inhabitants were moved to conditions of poverty elsewhere and are still there. Whilst the US uses Diego Garica as a base for bombing raids on Afghanistan and Iraq.

Just google it FFS.

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Mike Harman
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Jul 22 2005 19:51
thaw wrote:

Just google it FFS.

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fair enough, thanks though.

thaw
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Jul 22 2005 19:52

Great, away for a shower now, doing a stall in the morning for....

LeighGionaire
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Jul 23 2005 00:09
Cage11 wrote:
Anyone see the John Pilger report on the British states expulsion of the people who lived there so the Yanks could build a military base?

I saw it. The inhabitants of the Island were treated disgracefully.