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Translation of interview by Robert Domm with Shanana [Xanana] Gusmao

  • CAPPP1990
  • Item
  • September 27th, 1990

This document was sourced from Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP).
Titled, Translation of interview by Robert Domm with Shanana Gusmao, it was published on September 27th, 1990. Robert Domm begins by explaining that he is reporting for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from the Military Headquarters of the Armed resistance to Indonesian occupation of East Timor. Domm explains that for the first time in 15 years since Indonesia invaded in 1975, he is speaking to the commander of the Falantil, the armed forces of the Resistance. The interview begins with a discussion of the military situation in East Timor. It then transitions to topics such as the logistical considerations of East Timorese resistance fighters, the political positioning of Falantil, the role of Timorese students and the Catholic church in the struggle for independence and East Timorese life under Indonesian rule. It ends with Shanana Gusmao’s comments on struggles for self-determination in other parts of the world and his comments on possible solutions for the conflict between East Timor and Indonesia.

Pacific Peoples Partnership

Treading carefully in East Timor

  • CAPPP
  • Item

This document was sourced from Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP).
Titled, Treading carefully in East Timor, the document is an account of a week-long visit to East Timor by Australian Kirsty Sword. The account is 1,350 words long. Within it, Ms. Sword describes her experience talking with East Timorese and her observations of their mindset and their knowledge of the attitudes of the rest of the world towards their struggle. She also explains her discussions with priests regarding the independence movement of the Timorese. Next, she presents her experience of being surveyed by Indonesian intelligence agents. Finally, she explains that compared to another Australian traveller, she had had a much less constrained trip to East Timor.

Pacific Peoples Partnership

Visit of Canadian Embassy Representatives to East Timor

  • CAPPP1989
  • Item
  • December 19-28, 1989

This document was sourced from Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP).
Titled, Visit of Canadian Embassy Representatives to East Timor, it presents the observations of Mr. Kirby, Counsellor/Consul of the Embassy, from his visit to East Timor from December 19-28, 1989. After describing the elements of Mr. Kirby’s visit, the document then details the East Timor’s political situation. It focus is specifically on political changes made since the December, 1988 presidential decree providing East Timor equal status with the other Indonesian provinces. The document discusses detainments of Timorese demonstrators and a reorganisation of the local military command structure. The security situation is then described as is Mr. Kirby’s visit to Becora jail in Dili. Finally, the province’s economic situation and respect for human rights are discussed. Mr. Kirby explains that the general human rights situation seemed to be improved over years past.

Pacific Peoples Partnership

Youth Action Forum - East Timor (Fall 1995)

  • YAFfall95
  • Item
  • Fall 1995

Item is a magazine produced by the Youth Action Forum and disseminated in the Fall of 1995. It focuses on the issues facing East Timor under Indonesian occupation at the time when it was written.

Youth Action Forum

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