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The Truth About Diego Garcia

David Vine | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
David Vine

The truth about the U.S. military base on the British-controlled Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia is often hard to believe. It would be easy enough to confuse the real story with fictional accounts of the island found in the Transformers movies, on the television series 24, and in Internet conspiracy theories about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Forty Years of Heartbreak: Let the People of Diego Garcia Return to their Homeland

David Vine | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
David Vine

It's long past time our country acknowledges its responsibility for the Chagossians' exile and ensures these demands are met. Especially compared to the billions we've spent on Diego Garcia, it would take pennies to help repair the lives of those who've suffered for the base.

Yes, Let's #STOPKONY, But What Happens If the Bad Guy Is Us?

David Vine | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
David Vine

This is the story of two internet activism campaigns. Both were launched on March 5.

Chagos Islands Marine Reserve Will Be Largest In The World

BBC News | Paul Rincon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The UK government has created the world's largest marine reserve around the Chagos Islands. The reserve would cover a 545,000-sq-km area around the...