Item ETNMMP11 - East Timor News Monthly Memo, Portugal

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East Timor News Monthly Memo, Portugal


  • January 1991 (Creation)

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Printed newsletter; 12 pp.

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(1975-c. 2000)

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The CDPM was the leading secular solidarity group in Portugal and a leading node for solidarity activism globally. Its collections are digitized through the Amilcar Cabral Centre, catalogue developed by J-P Catry. English summaries of documents available up to (date).


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Title: Monthly Memo
East Timor:

  • Xanana radio interview
  • “Press for UN investigation” by Xanana solidarity groups
  • More shootings
  • Repression in rural areas
  • Interview with Fr Ricardo
  • Student prisoners transferred to Jakarta
  • Documents received

Administrating Power: Portugal

  • Three-point government strategy rules out direct aid to armed resistance
  • “Lusitania Express” to sail to Dili
  • “Peace is possible” booklet on massacre

International Issues:

  • Initial reactions to Commissions report
  • Vanuatu in UNGA: “Murder!”
  • Canada cuts aid
  • “East Timor embassy” opened in Canberra


  • Preliminary report of Investigation Commission
  • Yogyakarta students outspoken statement

Appendix: A Message to all East Timor Solidarity Groups Throughout the World, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao (commander of FALINTIL)

Appendix II: Preliminary report: National Commission of Enquiry Incident of 12 November 1991, Dili – Extracts (Jakarta, Dec 26, 91)


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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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