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WikiLeaks reveals U.S., British use marine reserves as tool of imperialism
Dan Bacher
This is an updated version of an article that I published on December 8. On December 21, the nation of Mauritius announced its plans to contest the legality of the Chagros Islands marine protected area. The use of a marine reserve to deny the Chagossians their human rights has a direct parallel in efforts to deny indigenous people their rights in controversial "marine protected areas" being implemented under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative in California and in the Colorado River Delta in Baja California in the “Biosphere Reserve of the Upper Gulf of California.” Photo of Chagros Islands courtesy of

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