Item 199307 - East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1993-07

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1993-07


  • July 1993 (Creation)

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Print newsletter; 26 pp.

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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.

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  • Xanana Gusmao jailed for life
  • Ma’Huno still being held without charges
  • Canada joins UN condemnation of Indonesia
  • Asian Human rights groups back Timor
  • Germans protest warship sale to Indonesia
  • Timorese exchange students banned
  • CIDW whitewashes Timor record
  • Poetry by Abe Barreto Soares
  • Action reports
  • Labour congress calls for self determination
  • “East Timor gains support in its fight against Indonesia” (Sven Bergman)
  • “Bishop describes East Timor’s fear: he says Indonesian army routinely tortures prisoners” (Philip Shenon)
  • “Man on the run: East Timorese resistance fighter wants Canada to support struggle for independence” (Louise Crosby)
  • “UN resolution vote may signal shift in American policy”
  • “Indonesia’s secret”
  • “Cut off aid, trade with Indonesia – East Timor resistance leader” (Alexander Morris)
  • “Canada backs East Timor sentence despite outcry” (Dave Todd)
  • “Portrait of an activist: Elaine Brière” (Dawn McDevin)


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Originals at Bishop’s University (Private Collection) & McMaster University

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