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Caribops: Ship the navy out of Vieques

Why a 33,000-acre island should be preserved

By JONATHAN SUROVELL*

Shunpiking Magazine, Volume 6, No. 32, March 2002

(HALIFAX) – ON JANUARY 14, under the cloak of media silence, Canada was again drawn into a conflict beyond its jurisdiction: the conflict in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Again, our government’s official policy is on the wrong side.

Vieques has been a US military base for 59 years, and is the site of yearly military exercises by NATO’s immediate-reaction naval force. This use is in clear violation of the aspirations and rights of the inhabitants. Continue reading

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