Flashpoints – May 17, 2005

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Excerpts from John Pilger’s new film which documents the planning, execution and cover-up of a US-British scheme to "cleanse and sanitize" the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia for military expropriation. The gentle Chagosians who had lived there for generations were brutally expelled from their idyllic island home in the 1970s, left without hope in abject poverty and squalor. The film also covers the aftermath of the tragedy and the ongoing struggle for justice.