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Eutopya Podcast on the History and Struggle of the Chagossians


Check out this great student-run podcast where Prof. David Vine discusses the history of the Chagos archipelago, its people, and the ongoing modern-day imperialism there. Notably among other topics, the podcast covers: How the UK and US governments in the late-1960s and early-1970s, in the era of decolonization, against international law, secretly and illegally expelled the indigenous Chagossian people to establish a powerful military base; how small and unfair monetary compensation (~$6,000) that the Chagossians were pressured to accept neglect the mental and social impacts generated by the deportation; and how Chagossians, to this day and despite the support of international law, have not been allowed to return home. https://www.eutopya.org/2021/01/23/erased-pt-2-the-incredible-story-of-the-diego-garcia-us-military-base-and-the-chagossians/

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