British Embassy Abandons UK born Mauritian to Certain Death in Thai Prison

British Embassy Abandons UK born Mauritian to Certain Death in Thai Prison

When your friend and colleague is at imminent risk of death because an officer of the Royal Thai Police appears to be colluding with an international human-trafficking organisation to silence him, what do you do? When appeals for intervention to the British Embassy and multiple Thai authorities go unheeded you do everything you can with the tools available to you. And pray that it is enough…

Chagos: Sovereignty, Humanity, Posterity

Chagos: Sovereignty, Humanity, Posterity

The Chagos archipelago is a group of islands south of the Maldives that were a dependency of Mauritius until 1965. The US wanted a base in the Indian Ocean and identified the largest island, Diego Garcia, as ideal. At their request, Britain removed the islands from Mauritius before independence and exiled the population to the Seychelles and the slums of Mauritius. Both acts have been declared illegal and the Chagossians are on the verge of returning home. But will Mauritius’ claim for sovereignty undermine this? And what sinister forces are at work?

The Hymn of the rLOVEution

The Hymn of the rLOVEution

[To the tune of dIre sTraits “Brothers in Arms” Dedicated to Anjalay Coopen, Kaya and Berger Agathe] These mist covered mountains Are home now for We And so are the lowlands And even the Sea We promise they’ll give you Their fields and their farms...