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Many people think it's impossible to be LGBTQ+ and religious – this 'homosecularism' is dangerous ...

The Conversation 27 Jun 2023
For LGBTQ+ people seeking asylum in the UK, it remains a frightening prospect ... Persecution due to sexuality is a common reason why people seek asylum . Data shows that almost 11,000 people sought asylum in the UK on the grounds of their sexual orientation between 2015 and 2021 ... Diego Garcia Rodriguez receives funding from the Leverhulme Trust.

Let Chagossians go home, decide their future

Mail Guardian South Africa 21 Jun 2023
For the US, Diego Garcia presented a strategic location, but they wanted an island without people for their military base ... on Diego Garcia, declared that Chagos had no permanent population and went on to expel all inhabitants from the Islands that make up the Chagos archipelago.

China's efforts to catch up in global electronic spying race

Reuters 14 Jun 2023
and its allies, defence and intelligence analysts say.WHAT IS A FOREIGN LISTENING POST? ... military presence in the Indo-Pacific, including sites in Taiwan, Guam and Diego Garcia, a British territory.WHY PUT ONE IN CUBA?. The Cuba station is important to the People's Liberation Army for several reasons. It puts the East Coast of the U.S ... Read Next.

Thousands march in Mexico to demand an end to attacks on Zapatista communities

La Prensa Latina 09 Jun 2023
Paramilitary groups, organized crime, the militarized National Guard and large transnationals operate (in the territories of the Zapatista communities), seeking to keep the peoples away from wealth,” Diego Garcia, a member of the National Indigenous Congress, said in an interview with EFE.

U.S.-Mexico border towns brace for Title 42 expiration as migrant arrivals push capacity limits

The Los Angeles Times 11 May 2023
South of the San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego, a group of men from Haiti huddled by the colorful Tijuana, Mexico, sign ... 'Yes, it is a really large challenge, and yes, we all want a secure border, but it's also true that these people, most of them, are fleeing horrific conditions and are seeking help,' Garcia told The Times.

Britain grants Tamil asylum seekers rescued at sea ‘safe-country’ move

The Observer 31 Mar 2023
In a handwritten letter dated 26 March just days before Candler sent his decision letter, one of the five people receiving treatment in Rwanda wrote about the group’s experience in Diego Garcia ... It was also accepted that our clients’ conditions cannot be adequately managed in Diego Garcia or Rwanda.”skip past newsletter promotion.

Remote working: how a surge in digital nomads is pricing out local communities around the world

The Conversation 31 Mar 2023
The profitability of short-term lets in Lisbon is driving rents up for local people. Diego Garcia/Unsplash ... Through interviews and ethnographic fieldwork, I have found that the rise of professional short-term-let landlords , in particular, is helping to price local people out of their homes ... We want houses to be places where people can live.

EXCLUSIVE Pentagon reveals 'concerns' about China's growing influence in Mauritius and says it is working ...

The Daily Mail 23 Mar 2023
The Pentagon has admitted it is worries about growing Chinese influence in Mauritius amid warnings that plans by the United Kingdom to return a chain of islands to the Indian Ocean nation could undermine the security of the vital military base on Diego Garcia ... The biggest is Diego Garcia, home to a U.S.

Chagos Islands: UK should pay reparations, says Human Rights Watch

Joy Online 16 Feb 2023
After a military base leased to the United States was established in 1966 on Diego Garcia, the largest of the 60 small islands of the Chagos Archipelago, the indigenous inhabitants were evicted from their homes ... Britain had already entered into secret talks with the US to lease Diego Garcia to Washington as a military base.

Human Rights Watch condemns UK, US actions on Chagos Islands

Metro USA 15 Feb 2023
Navy base at Diego Garcia ... But Diego Garcia has been the source of controversy for decades because the islands were home to about 1,500 people when discussions about the base began in the 1960s ... wanted the freedom to build the base on Diego Garcia without facing local political opposition.

Interview: UK, US Treatment of Chagossians a Continuing Colonial Crime

Human Rights Watch 15 Feb 2023
Its only inhabitants are the staff and personnel of the US military facilities on Diego Garcia and a few British officials. Over 50 years ago, the UK and US governments conspired to forcibly remove Chagossians, first from Diego Garcia, the biggest island of the archipelago, so the US could build a military base there without people living nearby.

“That’s When the Nightmare Started”

Human Rights Watch 15 Feb 2023
... held hearings on Diego Garcia, including “on the circumstances under which the former inhabitants of Diego Garcia left or were forced from Diego Garcia” and “the role of the United States and its responsibility for what happened to these people and their poor condition today.”.

UK actions over Chagos Islands ‘crimes against humanity’, says rights group

AOL 15 Feb 2023
The Chagossians are a distinct people with their own Chagossian creole language, music and culture, who have lived for several generations on the main Chagos islands and atolls of Diego Garcia, Peros Banhos and Salomon ... operation of the joint US/UK military base on Diego Garcia.
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US personnel bringing equipment onto Diego Garcia helped by Ilois, 1971. Location: Chagos, Diego Garcia Island

UK forcing people out of the Chagos Islands a ‘crime against humanity,’ human rights group says

ITV 15 Feb 2023
Chagossians have spent decades fighting to return to the islands after more than 1,000 people were forced to leave in the 1960s and 1970s so that a US military base could be built on Diego Garcia, the largest of the islands ... and atolls of Diego Garcia, Peros Banhos and Salomon.

Chagos islanders must get full reparations for forced exile, says NGO

The Observer 15 Feb 2023
Forced deportations were carried out so that the largest island, Diego Garcia, could be leased to the US to use as an airbase ... Bernadette Dugasse, of Chagossian Voices, who was born on Diego Garcia and is attempting a legal challenge to the handover negotiations for their not consulting the Chagossian people, endorsed the report’s findings.

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