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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: Jan 25, 2010 7:33am

 

 
 
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