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Clamor por Timor

  • BRCPT
  • Corporate body
  • 1993-1999

Clamor por Timor was a solidarity group formed in Brazil in 1992, which remained active until 2002.

It was founded by a civil society group called "Grupo Solidário São Domingos" (GSSD), which arose in 1982 as a group to translate books related to religion and ended up being an important voice on the combat of inequality in Brazil and worldwide. The group main leaders were a Maltese priest called Frei João Xerri and a nun called Lilia do Amaral Azevedo.

Their interest in East Timor emerged after the suggestion of a journalist called Jan Rocha, and it was based on the same course of action of another initiative made by the GSSD called "Clamor", which aimed to help political prisoners of the dictatorships in Latin America. In 1993, after being warned by Jan Rocha of a Timorese young man trying to give more visibility to the excesses perpetrated by Indonesia on their nation's territory, GSSD started the movement Clamor Por Timor.

After this, the GSSD started to disseminate the Timorese cause throughout Brazil using various means such as: newspaper articles; benefit concerts; expositions; public acts; campaigns using mass media actors; and public pressure on the Brazilian government, which was adopting a soft attitude on the matter. They also promoted a book about the matter called "Timor Leste - Este País Quer Ser Livre" (East Timor - This Country wants to be free), with the presence of Timor's ambassador and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, José Ramos-Horta.

Clergy And Laity Concerned

  • USCLC
  • Corporate body

Clergy and Laity Concerned has a long history in the Untied States social justice movement. It was the first US group to take up East Timor as a cause, under the leadership of Jacqui Chagnon. Its Timor papers were transferred to Arnold Kohen and can be found in The Humanitarain project collection.

Commission for the Rights of the Maubere People (CDPM)

  • PTCDPM
  • Corporate body
  • 1975-c. 2000

The CDPM was the leading secular solidarity group in Portugal and a leading node for solidarity activism globally. Its collections are digitized through the Amilcar Cabral Centre, catalogue developed by J-P Catry. English summaries of documents available up to (date).

East Timor Action Network

  • USETAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1991-present

ETAN-US was formed in 1991 after the Santa Cruz massacre, and became the major US solidarity coalition. It published Network News, later renamed as Estafeta (Tetun for "messenger" or "courier"). Based in the New York area, it had chapters throughout the United States and for a time, a lobbying office in Washington. Key figures include Charles Scheiner, Lynn Frederickson, and John Miller.

ETAN/US self-description at http://www.etan.org/etan/default.htm

East Timor Alert Network

  • CAETAN
  • Corporate body
  • 1986-2000

East Timor (Timor-Leste) was invaded in 1975 by Indonesia and occupied by the Indonesian armed forces until 1999, with widespread resulting human rights violations. The East Timor Alert Network (ETAN/Canada) was founded in 1986 to raise awareness about the situation of East Timor and to change Canadian government policy, which accepted Indonesian rule.

East Timor Defence Committee

  • USETDC
  • Corporate body
  • 1970s

Based in the United States in support of Fretilin efforts at the United Nations. Richard Franke

East Timor Human Rights Centre

  • AUETHRC
  • Corporate body
  • 1990s

Established in 1995 and based in Melbourne, Australia, The East Timor Human Rights center is an independent rights center. The goal of the organization was to promote and protect the human rights of the people of and living in East Timor.

East Timor Human Rights Committee

  • USETHRC
  • Corporate body
  • c. 1975-86

The East Timor Human Rights Committee was formed as one of the earliest US solidarity groups, and based in Syracuse, New York.

East Timor Independence Committee (Auckland, NZ)

  • NZETIC
  • Corporate body
  • [ca. 1981]-2000

The East Timor Independence Committee can be traced back to roughly 1981, when Helen Yensen revitalized Greenpeace and East Timor activist Elaine Shaw's solidarity and networking efforts. Membership grew steadily throughout the 1980s. The Santa Cruz massacre prompted further outrage surrounding the occupation of East Timor and brought further support for the group's efforts. ETIC Auckland took responsibility for the production and mailing of most of the issues of the national newsletter, Nettalk, around 1994, along with its occasional supplements, known as Action Alerts. Work was done by unpaid volunteers and solidarity activities were financed through donations and fundraising. Upon the group's dissolution in 2000, the ETIC recommended its members become involved with the Timor Lorosae Support Group and the Indonesian Human Rights Committee to ensure Timor's smooth transition to independence. The ETIC's remaining assets were distributed amongst various organizations supporting Timorese independence.

East Timor International Support Center

  • AUETISC
  • Corporate body

ETISC was formed to support the diplomatic front of the Timorese resistance and worked closely with the National Council of Maubere Resistance (CNRM) diplomatic wing, led by Jose Ramos Horta. It was based in Australia and provided information for other solidarity organizations.

East Timor News Agency

  • ETNA
  • Corporate body
  • 1975-

The East Timor News Agency was founded by Roger East as an independent news service. Roger East was executed by an Indonesian firing squad on December 8, 1975.

East Timor Relief Association

  • AUETRA
  • Corporate body

ETRA was based in Sydney, Australia. Key figures: Agio Pereira, Ines Almeida. Published Matebian News.

East Timor Talks Campaign

  • AUETTC
  • Corporate body
  • 1990s

The East Timor Talks campaign was an ad-hoc group formed to call for a Timorese-Indonesian dialogue process. Founded by Pat Walsh, Herb Feith and others, it was based in Australia, but also operated internationally.

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