Against the Grain, for August 10, 2005 - 12:00pm
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An illegal occupation, opposed by the United Nations, but backed by the United States. A displaced population living in refugee camps in other countries, while settlers from the colonizing power occupy disputed territory. No, not Palestine, but Western Sahara. Stephen Zunes and Jacob Mundy lay out the history of that occupation; Nicholas DeTorrente of MSF talks about the humanitarian crisis in Niger.