The United Nations’ highest court on Monday called Britain’s claim of sovereignty over the Chagos Islands “illegal” and urged London to “decolonize” the remote archipelago — which is home to one of the most important US overseas military bases — by returning the islands to Mauritius. In a 13-1 vote, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in […]
In this month’s Underreported Struggles: 400,000 Guatemalans Reject Development Model, Philippines Indigenous People Unite for the Land, Riot Police Target Algonquin Blockade, Chagos Islanders Denied the Right of Return, and 17 other stories that you probably haven’t heard about… October 30 – De Beers withdrawal from Kalahari Reserve – Following their return to the Central […]
The British House of Lords has overturned a 2007 high court ruling that allowed the original inhabitants of the Chagos Islands to return to their homes in the Indian Ocean archipelago. “There are a lot of Chagossian people in front of the court today (Oct. 22) and we are very sad about this decision,” said […]
With ongoing protests and blockades in Canada, Women and Children in Australia running to escape the invasion of Police and Military, and the Summit of the Peoples of the South coming to its end — the month of June comes to a close with a reminder that for as long as there is land and […]
Last month I posted an article about the Chago People, who were banished from their traditional homeland in 1973 by the British Government. Since that time, the Chagos have been struggling to return to their homes. In fact, they’ve won several court cases affirming their right of return; however, each and every judgment has been […]
In 1966, the British Government leased Diego Garcia and the Chagossian Islands to the US Government, for a strategic military base. But the US government wanted a land free of people, and so in that same year until 1973, the British government secretly and systematically removed the entire population, some 2000 people off the islands. […]
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