The Prisoner Says No to Big Brother

Pilger, John
http://www.counterpunch.org/2019/03/04/the-prisoner-says-no-to-big-brother/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  04/03/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23514

A tribute to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Includes details of some of the corruption they have exposed.

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Last week, the International Court of Justice ruled that the British Government had no legal powers over the Chagos Islanders, who in the 1960s and 70s, were expelled in secret from their homeland on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean and sent into exile and poverty. Countless children died, many of them, from sadness. It was an epic crime few knew about.

In 2009, the British Foreign Office concocted a "marine reserve" around the Chagos archipelago.

This touching concern for the environment was exposed as a fraud when WikiLeaks published a secret cable from the British Government reassuring the Americans that "the former inhabitants would find it difficult, if not possible, to pursue their claim for resettlement on the islands if the entire Chagos Archipelago were a marine reserve."
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