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Island of Shame
Island of Shame
von David Vine
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Unbelievable, 1. April 2016
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Island of Shame (Taschenbuch)
What a story. Diego Garcia's 'lease' from the UK to the US will run out in 2016. The United States has the right to renew it for another 20 years. The former inhabitants of the islands still live in poverty (now in Mauritius and the Seychelles) and haven't gotten almost no compensation for being 'relocated' to another island. The Chagossians should be able to return to their homeland. Please.
Here is more discourse about the Chagossians (wikipedia)
Diplomatic cable signed by D.A. Greenhill, dated August 24, 1966, stating "Unfortunately along with the birds go some few Tarzans or Man Fridays."

The WikiLeaks cables revealed diplomatic cables between the U.S. and U.K. about the Chagossians.[18] A cable written by D.A. Greenhill on August 24, 1966 to a U.S. State Department official refers to the Chagossians as "some few Tarzans or Man Fridays."[19]

Similar language appears in a 2009 U.S. State Department cable (09LONDON1156), which offered a description of the U.K. government's views about the effect of the Marine Protection Act:

However, Roberts stated that, according to the HGM's current thinking on a reserve, there would be “no human footprints” or “Man Fridays” on the BIOT’s uninhabited islands. He asserted that establishing a marine park would, in effect, put paid to resettlement claims of the archipelago’s former residents.[13]

2012 Internet Petition to President Obama

On 5 March 2012, an international petition was launched on We the People section of the whitehouse.gov website in order to ask the White House in the United States to consider the Chagos case.

The petition read as follows:

The U.S. Government Must Redress Wrongs Against the Chagossians

For generations, the Chagossians lived on the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. But in the 1960s, the U.S. and U.K. governments expelled the Chagossians from their homes to allow the United States to build a military base on Diego Garcia. Facing social, cultural, and economic despair, the Chagossians now live as a marginalized community in Mauritius and Seychelles and have not been allowed to return home. The recent passing of the oldest member of the exiled population underscores the urgent need to improve the human rights of the Chagossians. We cannot let others die without the opportunity to return home and obtain redress. The United States should provide relief to the Chagossians in the form of resettlement to the outer Chagos islands, employment, and compensation.[20]

On 4 April 2012, the sufficient number of 25,000 signatures was met to require a response from the Office of the President under its then-current policy. An undated response was posted on the White House petition web site by the United States Department of State, in the name of Michael Posner (Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor), Philip Gordon (Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs) and Andrew J. Shapiro (Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs). The response read as follows:

Thank you for your petition regarding the former inhabitants of the Chagos Archipelago. The U.S. recognizes the British Indian Ocean Territories, including the Chagos Archipelago, as the sovereign territory of the United Kingdom. The United States appreciates the difficulties intrinsic to the issues raised by the Chagossian community.

In the decades following the resettlement of Chagossians in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the United Kingdom has taken numerous steps to compensate former inhabitants for the hardships they endured, including cash payments and eligibility for British citizenship. The opportunity to become a British citizen has been accepted by approximately 1,000 individuals now living in the United Kingdom. Today, the United States understands that the United Kingdom remains actively engaged with the Chagossian community. Senior officials from the United Kingdom continue to meet with Chagossian leaders; community trips to the Chagos Archipelago are organized and paid for by the United Kingdom; and the United Kingdom provides support for community projects within the United Kingdom and Mauritius, to include a resource center in Mauritius. The United States supports these efforts and the United Kingdom’s continued engagement with the Chagossian Community.

Thank you for taking the time to raise this important issue with us." [20]

2013 Internet petition to the UK Government

On the 16th of March 2013, an internet petition was launched in the UK from the HM Government e-petitions website in the UK. This was written in order to pressure the UK Government to rethink its past actions in light of the fact that the lease on the Chagos Islands is scheduled to run out in December 2014.

The petition is as follows:[21]

Return the Chagos islanders to the Chagos Archipelago

The Chagos islanders were forcibly evicted from the Chagos Archipelago in 1973. This eviction was to pave way for a US military base which would be rented by the UK Government to the US for a £14 million discounted price on the Polaris missiles. The Chagossians were relocated to the Seychelles and Mauritius, where they have lived ever since. In 2006, the Islanders won a High Court ruling which should allow them to return to the Islands. But since then, the Government has prevented their return by creating a marine park to protect the wildlife of the area and to also stop the Chagossians from fishing in the waters. I ask that the Government rethink their policy towards the Chagossians who had been living in the islands for hundreds of years, and allow the Islanders to return to their rightful home.


Im Restaurant: Eine Geschichte aus dem Bauch der Moderne
Im Restaurant: Eine Geschichte aus dem Bauch der Moderne
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Ein muss für foodlover, 1. April 2016
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Schön geschrieben. Manchmal hätte sich der Autor sogar mehr Raum gönnen dürfen und die Geschichten der Protagonisten breiter erzählen können.


Dixie Chicken (English Edition)
Dixie Chicken (English Edition)
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A must, 17. März 2016
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I've read the book when it was issued for the first time. I#Ve read it again almost 20 years later. It is still one of my all time favourites. Particularly the way God comments the events. A must.


Rice, Noodle, Fish: Deep Travels Through Japan's Food Culture
Rice, Noodle, Fish: Deep Travels Through Japan's Food Culture
von Matt Goulding
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Fantastic book, 1. März 2016
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This is a fabulous book for all lovers of real japanese cuisine. Not for the fainthearted visitors of supermarket sushi dipped into tons of soy sauce. teh arite has a deep knowledge and understanding of the japanese way of cooking. Brilliantly written, very informative and it wants to make you buy a plane ticket and visit all the incredible restaurants. Domo arigato


Here is New York
Here is New York
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5.0 von 5 Sternen New York at its best, 28. Mai 2014
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Here is New York (Kindle Edition)
Even after 50 years the book still works and is a great introduction to the best city in the world


Bad Karma in the Big Easy (Andy Broussard/Kit Franklyn Mystery)
Bad Karma in the Big Easy (Andy Broussard/Kit Franklyn Mystery)

4.0 von 5 Sternen Reconnended, 20. Mai 2014
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Another great one from D.J.Donaldson. Recommended. Looking forward to the next episode from Louisiana.Hopefully earlier than this one. Keep on writing.


Nairobi Heat (Melville International Crime)
Nairobi Heat (Melville International Crime)
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3.0 von 5 Sternen bad cliché, 12. März 2014
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nicely written but far too many clichés. It is a shame that the author exploits the theme. Good plot but badly executed


Folk Songs of the American
Folk Songs of the American
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Brother Dege in Deutschland, 21. Juni 2013
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Folk Songs of the American (Audio CD)
Brother Dege wird vom 23.10. - 6.11. in Deutschland auf Tour sein. Sein Programm wird aus vielen Songs des grandiosen Albums 'Folk Songs of the american longhair' bestritten. Ein absolutes Muss für alle Brother Dege Fans


A Hologram for the King
A Hologram for the King

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2.0 von 5 Sternen Overrated by reviews, 11. März 2013
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: A Hologram for the King (Kindle Edition)
Previous books by Dave Eggers like Zeitoun and 'What is the what' were brilliant.
'A hologram for the king' is not. It is a weak story. Quite boring. Sorry Mr. Eggers and I hope for the next.


Dark Continent my Black Arse
Dark Continent my Black Arse
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Dark continent my black arse, 3. Juni 2012
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Dark Continent my Black Arse (Kindle Edition)
Disappointing. The idea sounded great, but the writing is quite naive and uninspiring. What a pity. I was hoping for more local information.


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