Item 199812 - Estafeta 1998-12

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Estafeta 1998-12


  • December 1998 (Creation)

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Printed newsletter; 31 pp.

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ETAN-US was formed in 1991 after the Santa Cruz massacre, and became the major US solidarity coalition. It published Network News, later renamed as Estafeta (Tetun for "messenger" or "courier"). Based in the New York area, it had chapters throughout the United States and for a time, a lobbying office in Washington. Key figures include Charles Scheiner, Lynn Frederickson, and John Miller.

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Title: A continuing saga for change
Editorial: Its been a tremendous, stupefying year

  • East Timor Action Network (John Roosa)
  • Suharto’s fall: a new era in East Timor
  • Year end review Indonesia
  • Human rights developments
  • The president’s problem generals (David Jenkins)
  • After Suharto (Geejay Arriola)
  • The secret Trips betraying Timor (Louise Williams)
  • Under the Indonesia jackboot
  • The independence stand off (Andrew Perrin)
  • Determined to be free (Bill Corcoran and Carl O’Brien)
  • Hopes for referending: defying guns and goons East Timorese speaks out (Stepahnie Coop)
  • Don’t lose hope: AIETD meet fails but is “globally positive”
  • CNRT Krumbach declaration
  • Days to remember (Roberto Soares Cabral)
  • Survivors mourn losses (Lew Pardomuan)
  • Light for peace (Robero Cristebal SantaMaria)
  • Once close ties with Indonesia turn frosty (Richarrd Llyod-Parry)
  • What really happened in Alas (John Martinikus)
  • Statement on the Alas massacre
  • The first East Timorese women’s conference (Jude Conway)
  • My Personal journey (Memen L. Lauzon)
  • Justice for Tien intolerance
  • An open letter to Indonesian president B.J Habibie and the government of ASEAN


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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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