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A member of LALIT in Mauritius speaks of their Action Conference on the situation of Diego García Island, which Britain has refused to give back to the original inhabitants after more than 50 years of struggle, and which it rents to the U.S. for a military base.
What has for 50 years been a secret site in the Indian Ocean—Diego Garcia, the most beautiful atoll in the world, the site of the most hideous U.S. military base—is suddenly being exposed to public scrutiny. LALIT is calling for your support for reunification of the Republic of Mauritius and for the right to return.
From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters:
Free Diego Garcia! Chagos for the Chagossians!
Port Louis, Mauritius–The Oct. 30-Nov. 2 LALIT International Conference to “Free Diego” was timed so right and politically so spot on that it seems to have been a catalyst. An instant effect was that during our conference, the prime minister announced [=>]
Solidarity with the people of the Chagos Islands! Read the Declaration of Grande Riviere after LALIT Diego Garcia Conference
The declaration begins this way:
“The Conference on Diego Garcia & Chagos held at Grande Riviere, Port Louis, Mauritius, bringing together 150 participants from 30 October to 2 November 2010, reached consensus that we will keep the following struggles [=>]