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Jan 25, 2010

Focus:Indigenous Rights
Action Request:Think About
Location:British Indian Ocean Territory

I've posted this so people will think about the implications for the Chagossians if they sign the petition. I have read, for example, that some of the "nature reserves" ( that corporations make deals to NOT develop) in South America actually hire private contractors for security to keep Indigenous Peoples out of their former homes in the rainforest. Will something similiar happen on Chagos Island ?

It's a sad state of affairs for those of us who want what is JUST for both Indigenous Nations AND Wildlife. How is it these two causes are so often pitted against each other ?

So many of us ( I include myself ) often sign things quickly, which means we may not have all the facts. On one hand, I want as many Nature Reserves as possible, on the other, I want justice & soveignty for the Chagossians....

So...please EDUCATE yourself before you sign THIS petition:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/271759692

Here are some sources to help you decide:

From John Pilger:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97aY-UMCNNs&feature=player_embedded

From the Guardian, by Diego Garcia

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/01/humanrights.usforeignpolicy


About the Chagossians:

http://www.chagos.org/home.htm




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Posted: Monday January 25, 2010, 7:33 am
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Lady Xanadu (48)
Monday January 25, 2010, 8:26 am
Thank You for your caring efforts to enlighten us all. You are such a dear sweet person & I am proud to call you Friend. It won't let me give you another Green Star but know that I would everyday if I could!

Rajna T. (102)
Monday January 25, 2010, 9:00 am
Thank you Pamylle :-)

Dandelion G. (401)
Monday January 25, 2010, 9:51 am
Excellent video. I think that in and of itself needs to be watched.
It isn't over, people being pushed aside, considered expendable or not important, by others who have an agenda, but do not care what happens to those they shove aside.
First it was done by heads of Governments or Countries, now with the new ruling by the Supreme Court of the USA this can happen to anyone by Corporations.
Around the world is has been happening now our Supreme Court has truly opened the flood gates. So watch well how entities destroy cultures and people....you may very well be next.
When it is allowed and acceptable to be done to one group of people, like the people in this video, then it becomes acceptable to do it to any group of people. When we do not stand up for our Brothers and Sisters, then we have not stood up for the rights of all.

JustaHuman Here (53)
Monday January 25, 2010, 10:31 am
For a very long time Americans did not know about what their country is doing all over the planet. Meanwhile the world fears America and becomes allies after having been convinced of the big advantages of a united world under America's leadership and rules. Even the pope is now promoting a united world.

David Gould (155)
Monday January 25, 2010, 5:44 pm
Well worth the six parts. This is shame making for all those involved in this crime. It wrong then and it is wrong now. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Luisa Fox (144)
Tuesday January 26, 2010, 1:11 pm
Pamylle. You're the best.
Signed. Thank you.

Ljerka H. (25)
Tuesday January 26, 2010, 11:31 pm
Thank you for this! I often sign this kind of petition quickly, but it is worth considering all facts! Keep me informed... Hugs!

Thubten Chokyi (830)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 1:02 am
Thanks for this advice Pamylle.

Karin P. (0)
Friday February 26, 2010, 3:41 pm
Thank you so much for informing people, so many have signed without knowing... Please sign this petition to let the Chagossians get the right toreturn to their islands:
http://www.ipetitions.com/my/petitions/227761/signatures

Karin P. (0)
Friday February 26, 2010, 3:46 pm
Sorry I meant this website:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/chagos/

Pamylle G. (455)
Friday February 26, 2010, 4:16 pm
Thanks, Karin, for posting the pro-indigenous petition !

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