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Friends of East Timor - Western Australia (FOET-WA) (Australia)

  • AUFOET
  • Corporate body
  • 1975- c. 2000

(Sample draft description, incomplete). Established around the time of the occupation, FOET-WA was one of the first solidarity groups in Australia, but faded and re-appeared over time. In the 1990s it began to publish East Timor: The Inside Story. It was active in numerous campaigns, taking the lead on several including the campaign to free youth activist Jose Antonio Belo in the mid-1990s. It had no office and its membership shifted voer time extensively, but it was always informally linked to the office of Senator Gordon McIntosh.

Agir pour Timor (France)

  • FRAGIR
  • Corporate body
  • 1980s-90s

One of two solidarity groups formed in France, active 1980s-90s.
Key figure: Bruno Kahn

SOS Timor (Belgium)

  • BESOST
  • Corporate body
  • 1980s-90s

Formed by residents of Brussels to lobby the European Union and the Belgian government and public.

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.

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.

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).

Republic of Indonesia, Ministry Foreign Affairs

  • IDMFA
  • Corporate body
  • 1945-present

Indonesia's foreign ministry, founded on independence in 1945. Produced Bandung conference Bulletin in 1955 (not about Timor, but foundational in decolonization). Indonesia occupied East Timor from 1975 to 1999 and the ministry produced r distributed pro-occupation materials for some years.

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