Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

01 March 2010

British govt's outrageous plan to create “marine park” on territory which is not its own

Look what they've done to what was once a beautiful jungle atoll. This is Diego Garcia, one of the Chagos Islands near Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. First they removed the local fisherfolk. Then they destroyed the non-human animals, birds and most of the landbase. Now they want control of the surrounding ocean as well.

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I don't believe any land belongs to a government, but when a government does what the Brits are planning on Diego Garcia, I am outraged. It's bad enough that half the once verdant island has been converted to a US airbase and military outpost, but now they UK wants to "improve on" (sic) what Nature once provided and build a marine park! Fook.

I wonder if they are going to make the dolphins jump though hoops during airbase lunchbreaks?
Read the article here: http://links.org.au/node/1527

Greenpeace has once again backed the wrong side and is supporting the plan. I suggest you read the comments at the bottom of the article as they are very revealing, especially the one by Mauritian journalist Yan Hookoomsing: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/help-protect-chagos-20100202 .

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