Item 199302 - East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1993-02

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1993-02


  • February 1993 (Creation)

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Printed newsletter; 25 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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  • Resistance leader Xanana goes on trial
  • Resistance still fighting
  • Repression stepped up in East Timor
  • Massacre remembered worldwide
  • A lack of development in East Timor
  • Making a mockery of human rights
  • Timorese voices
  • Action reports
  • “Secret Indonesia conference ignores human rights groups” (Zuhair Kashmeri)
  • “East Timor refugee speaks at WOSS” (Angela Blackburn)
  • “Refugee considered ‘bad boy’ by Indonesian government”
  • “Indonesian genocide”
  • “Canada chooses profits over right” (David Webster)
  • “Aid policy for Indonesia under fire” (Tim Harper)
  • “Commerce outguns human rights in East Timor mess” (Mark Curtis)
  • “Five days in East Timor” fear fuels paranoia in a land of military saturation, political surveillance and bitter young men” (Glenn Wheeler)
  • “Independence leader goes on trial” (Nantha Kumar)
  • “Tough talks on Timor” (Glenn Wheeler)
  • “Masculine idealism fueling Timor independence dream”


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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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