A space for conversations in a time of global disruption
The Dark Mountain Project began as a manifesto and has branched into a host of further conversations - not least on the Dark Mountain website, in the pages of our books, and at our annual Uncivilisation festivals.
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Every autumn butterflies came into our house
Looking for shelter and warmth
We pick them up and put them outside
Then they freeze to death
The one summer there were no butterflies at all
No one knows what killed them
We know though in trying be kind
We killed the last ones
This series covers the displacement of the Chagossian islanders as the US and UK build a joint military base, Diego Garcia in the early 70's.
The battle goes on .....as Chagossians continue to work today to have a right to go "home" and tend the graves of their ancestors.
I spent several years interviewing elders in Mauritius and the UK, as well as attending the Conference at VU University in Amsterday - w/ Amnesty International....