Item APCET - Breaking the Silence: The story behind APCET

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Breaking the Silence: The story behind APCET


  • 1995 (Creation)

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Printed material. 26 pages.

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(1975- c. 2000)

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(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.

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Gus Miclat writes a 26-page account of the history of the Asia-Pacific Coalition for East Timor (APCET) called Breaking the Silence. This “scrapbook”, as it is referred to, offers a glimpse of the period in which the highly controversial Asia-Pacific conference on East Timor took place and years following the meeting.


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  • English

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