Against the Grain, for May 10, 2005 - 12:00pm
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Displaced for Empire
In the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, a little island in the Indian Ocean was used as a pivotal launching base for the US military. That island is Diego Garcia and the story of how it came to be a military base is one of the darkest episodes in Anglo-American imperialism. Thanks to John Pilger, and his new film "Stealing a Nation," the story is finally coming to light.