Category: East Timor

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John Pilger: The rape of East Timor: “sounds like fun”

The terror that followed has few parallels; not even Pol Pot succeeded in killing, proportionally, as many Cambodians as Suharto and his fellow generals killed in East Timor

ETAN: ETAN statement on Rule of Law in Timor-Leste

The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network is concerned that recent events in Timor-Leste weaken the country’s hard-won constitutional democracy

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Noam Chomsky: Cambodia, Timor, and Ideology

Chris Green’s comments and queries appended to an article of mine on ZNet afford an opportunity to try, once again, to explain a few simple and quite important things that are evidently very hard to understand, perhaps because of the enormous power of the doctrinal system, even among those who recognize its power and are Read more…

John M. Miller: 10 Years after Timor’s Independence, Where Is the Justice?

The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) congratulated the people of Timor-Leste as they prepared to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the restoration of their country's independence on May 20. "This important milestone is the result of the persistent struggle and great suffering of the people of Timor-Leste," said ETAN's National Coordinator John M. Read more…

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John Pilger: East Timor: A Lesson In Why The Poorest Threaten The Powerful

Milan Kundera’s truism, “the struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”, described East Timor. The day before I set out to film clandestinely there in 1993, I went to Stanfords map shop in London’s Covent Garden. “Timor?” said a hesitant sales assistant. We stood staring at shelves marked South East Read more…

Matthew Phillips: “Defining Deviancy”: Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the Law
Mericio Akara: East Timor: The struggle for full independence — 10 years on

    September 30, 2009 — Dili — What is commemorated as Timor Leste’s (East Timor) “liberation” is the United Nations-facilitated referendum on August 30, 1999.    East Timor, which had been a Portugese colony, was already an independent country, as a result of the pro-independence political party Fretilin declaring East Timor independent on November Read more…

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John Pilger: Cover-Up: A Film’s Travesty Of Omissions

On 30 August it will be a decade since the people of East Timor defied the genocidal occupiers of their country to take part in a United Nations referendum, voting for their freedom and independence. A "scorched earth" campaign by the Indonesian dictatorship followed, adding to a toll of carnage that had begun 24 years Read more…

John Miller: East Timorese Deserve Justice!

[Contact: John M. Miller +1-718-596-7668; +1-917-690-4391] On the tenth anniversary of the massacre at the Catholic Church in Liquiça, ETAN urges the international community to finally respond to the demand for justice of the victims of this and other horrific crimes committed during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor (Timor-Leste). Those responsible for the many Read more…

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Stephen R. Shalom: 45 Questions and Answers Regarding Intervention in General, 9-11 and Afghanistan One Year Later, and Iraq on the Verge of War

[This ZNet article is part of our Classics series. Three times a week we will re-post an article that we think is of timeless importance. This one was first published October 9, 2002.]   B1.   Do and did anti-war critics care about the tragedy of 9-11?   Every outward manifestation that one can use to Read more…

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