BLOG | Project updates and articles

October 2021 | Arnold Kohen papers added along with Martin Rendon and Daniel Southerland sub-collections of The Humanitarian Project. Thousands of pages of publications, news clippings and internal documents. Documents and full descriptions at

September 2021 | Newsletters Special Collection added. The second TiSA special collection features magazines and newsletters from diverse solidarity groups. Visit for the full list.

August 2021 | Documents: Santa Cruz Massacre – 30 years on | John Waddingham's latest blog for the Clearing House for Archival Records on Timor discusses the TiSA Santa Cruz Massacre Special Collection's first piece - the Santa Cruz files of the internationally-known Australian Council for Overseas Aid Human Rights Office.

July 2021 | Mapping transnational activism: challenges of historical research and archives on Timor-Leste | Juliana Brito Santos Leal, Émilie Labbé and David Webster write about challenges in finding and making available the files of solidarity movement activists and two successful efforts to disseminate solidarity movement records through TiSA, undertaken in Brazil and the United States. This was published by the Association of Canadian Archivists at

May 2021 | A church mission to Timor-Leste, 1998 | Macalister Arendt summarizes documents from the Canada Asia Working Group archives about a Canadian church delegation to Timor-Leste (East Timor) in 1998, describing a demonstration that the delegation saw as a “turning point” in the march to independence.

May 2021 | The United Nations Response to Indonesia’s Invasion of East Timor | Jordan Sneyd-Dewar summarizes his findings from the United Nations archival files on the invasion of Timor-Leste in December 1975 at

September 2020 | Online: Timor International Solidarity Archive | John Waddingham reviews the TiSA progress to date for CHART at

July 2020 | Activist travels to occupied East Timor, 1989-99 | Olivia Hewitt investigates reports from solidarity activists who took advantage of the "opening" of Timor-Leste in 1989 to tourists, and what they saw.

September 2019 | Canada and East Timor: declassified documents from 1999 | David Webster shared a collection of documents from the Canadian government records via Canada Declassified, at

For numerous updates on archival work related to Timor-Leste, visit CHART at