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Part One: How the British Empire and U.S. Department of Defense Murdered an Island Paradise

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Robert welcomes Andrew Ti back to the show to tell the story of the Chagos Islands, a paradise founded by former slaves that was wiped out by the British empire so they could lease it to the U.S. as an air base.

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Sources:

https://www.hrw.org/report/2023/02/15/thats-when-nightmare-started/uk-and-us-forced-displacement-chagossians-and

https://archive.is/KvGqw#selection-1769.0-1781.535

Vine, David. Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia (p. 18). Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition.

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2019/2/25/how-britain-forcefully-depopulated-a-whole-archipelago/

https://archive.org/details/webofdeceitbrita0000curt/page/432/mode/2up?q=chagos

https://journals.openedition.org/oceanindien/2003

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