Chagos Archipelago: A tale of colonial trickery, a long fight for justice, and Australia's continued siding with international oppressors

Friday, 17 May 2024 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Jacques and Jennifer talk about another scandalous case of neo-colonial excess - the human rights crimes against the population of a newly independent country, Mauritius, and the people of its territory in the Chagos Archipelago. As part of a secret deal between Britain and the US, they were illegally deported to make way for a US military base. The connections with and similarities between 'terra nullius' in Australia, the removal of Palestinians from their lands and the 'empty lands' lie in Chagos/Mauritius are there for all to see.... anticipating AUKUS in another way?



Phiippe Sands 2022, The last colony: A tale of exile, justice and Britain's colonial legacy, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Friday 10:00am to 10:30am
Think Again offers weekly conversations and reflections about current events, trends and public pronouncements on contemporary and emerging issues. The show moves beyond what we read and hear via the public and ‘social’ media, to invite alternative possibilities to guide our thinking, living and organising.


Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet