Item 199204 - East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1992-04

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1992-04


  • April 1992 (Creation)

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Printed newsletter; 27 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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  • Letter from Ray Funk, M.P. Prince Albert/ Churchill River
  • Letter from Li-lien Gibbons
  • Canada reverses its position on East Timor (David Webster)
  • The games nations play
  • Ministers to discuss Timorese massacre (Louise Crosby)
  • Punishment over Timor
  • Indonesia bristles at criticism of Timor massacre: amnesty deplores rights violations
  • Pro-independence East Timor Spy gets five years
  • Canada accepts explanation of East Timor massacre (Dave Todd)
  • McDougall’s letter “pathetic”
  • Remember who also works for him
  • Making a mockery of our democracy (George Adamson)
  • Hypocritical policy
  • Sanctions could end against Indonesia
  • Canada endorses the big lie
  • Indonesia rejects aid idea (Jeff Sallot)
  • McDougall predicts end to sanctions
  • Indonesia criticizes aid donors
  • Murder victim mourned: blood-letting marks visit of Indonesia’s foreign minister (Don Hauka)
  • Trial begins for two students in anti-Indonesian protest
  • Farawar bloodshed leaves a stain on Canada (Li-lien Gibbons)
  • Woman carries on brother’s work (Murdoch Macleod)
  • Stop the aid to Indonesia (John McMurry)
  • West ignored killing until interest affected (Richard Foxton)
  • Peace ship gets warning
  • Canadians in group sailing for East Timor demonstration
  • Indonesians turn back peace boat
  • Diplomat trying to block protest voyage to Timor
  • Slaughter in East Timor angers student: protest at Indonesian consulate meant as message for Barbara McDougall (Timothy Folsom)
  • East Timor in a state of terror
  • East Timor trials: defendants challenge court’s jurisdiction
  • Dili demonstrators go on trial for subversion
  • UN commission adopts half-hearted decision
  • East Timor round-up – ban on foreign journalists visiting East Timor


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  • English

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  • Latin

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

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