A court ruling against colonial exploitation could threaten a strategic U.S. military base in the Indian Ocean. Indigenous advocates say it's about time.
Posts Tagged: Chagos Islands
Long ignored by the media, the people of Chagos struggle relentlessly to reclaim islands that the U.S. and U.K. stole for a military base.
Thousands of miles from Standing Rock, in the Indian Ocean, another indigenous group understands what it's like to be displaced and ignored by the U.S. government.
The U.S. and UK governments forcibly expelled an entire population of islanders to make way for a military base. It's time to let them come home.
After 40 years of exile and too many broken hearts, it's long past time we let the Chagossians go home.