Chagossian exiles from Diego Garcia are demanding the right to return to their ancestral home. Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean, was previously part of Mauritius. What's stopping them? The U.S.'s use of the entire island of Diego Garcia as a strategic staging area for war. For a current summary click here;for more extensive history click here, and go to Chagossian Refugee group site.
These struggles are both linked to the U.S.'s "Pivot to the Pacific." In 2009 John Pike, an analyst of the U.S. Military, said
There will be an international meeting on the struggle of the Chagossian people beginning September 23rd. One of the attendees has asked for signs of support from people in Hawai`i. Make your sign - big or small. Hold it up in front of you and take your picture. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately and we'll forward it to the attendee.
Build a movement of resistance to endless war. Link up with World Can't Wait nationally and locally. Find out more about the Pacific Pivot. Tell your friends what's happening in Hawai`i (Pohakuloa), Guam, Pagan, Tinian, Okinawa, Jeju..... Post information on your facebook. Send out tweets. Spread resistance on social media. Only the people can stop the U.S.'s relentless march to war.