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  1. The White House: Memorandum of Conservation: The participants of the conversation are: President Ford, President Suharto, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Lt. General Brent Scowscroft and Mr. Widodo (Indonesian Interpreter). July 5th, 1975. | 7 pages.

Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

USA Today

Item consists of three articles from USA Today in 1986 relating to East Timor.

  1. Media flap follows Reagan to Bali
  2. Suharto action seen as typical
  3. Something was Missing

East Timor Human Rights Committee

Various Clippings

Item consists of nineteen articles and one political cartoon related to East Timor from various press outlets.

  1. [Political cartoon, untitled]
  2. Indonesian-U.S. Ties: The View From Jakarta (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Of Pain and Persistence: A Letter from East Timor (The Asian Wall Street Journal)
  4. Church Official Asks Reagan to Speak of East Timor to Indonesia (National Catholic News Service)
  5. Why Suharto's control is vital to region (Financial Times)
  6. Indonesia Bars 2 Journalists on White House Press Plane Over Suharto-Marcos Comparisons (Los Angeles Times)
  7. Le president Reagan n'entend pas insister sur la question des droits de l'homme (Le Monde)
  8. Bali ousters unlikely to upset talks (Times-Union)
  9. Wind of freedom blows cool in Indonesia (Daily Telegraph)
  10. Concern For East Timor (The Post-Standard)
  11. Congress should offer stick to use against Indonesia (Dayton Daily News)
  12. Message to Suharto (The National Review)
  13. East Timor Ten Years Later (America)
  14. Reagan's rocky road to Bali -- and beyond (U.S. News & World Report)
  15. Reagan Visiting At Difficult Time For Indonesian Chief (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  16. U.S. Protests Expulsion of Australian Reporters (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  17. A Breezy Theme: On the Road to Tokyo, Reagan hails the "winds of freedom" blowing in Asia (Time; 2 pp.)
  18. Indonesia's Delicate Balance (Time)
  19. Recession Fears at the Summit: Reagan presses two key allies to go for growth (Newsweek)

East Timor Human Rights Committee

Various documents

This document contains fifteen separate documents.

  1. A photograph from a protest in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1978. The are protesting in solidarity of Fretilin.
  2. A newspaper article entitled, “ ‘No intention to burn dog’ 600 at protest, heckling and a scuffle in park” July 6th 1978.
  3. Flyer entitled, “East Timor, Films: island of fear, Island of hope & supports speakers, literature, photo exhibition” which begins April 27th 1978.
  4. Flyer entitled, “Demonstration to protest against Indonesian Government’s callous refusal to reunite Timorese families” to take place on Friday, September 15th, 1978 in Melbourne | 2 pages
  5. Two page pamphlet entitled, “East Timor need help” with the subtitles, “What you can do, if you need help, songs for East Timor, Donate!” (1978) | 2 pages
  6. Document entitled, “Campaign for Independent East Timor” addressed to all CIET and AETA committees. March 9, 1979 | 3 pages
  7. Letter to Stan Newens, House of Commons London from Ted Rowlands, Minister of State (May 24, 1978) | 2 pages
  8. Press Release entitled, “National East Timor activities conference” May 14, 1978
  9. Letter to Miss Mildred Neville, General Secretary of the Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR) from the Right Honourable the Lord Goronwy-Roberts. June 19, 1978 | 2 pages
  10. Letter to Eileen Sudworth, CIIR from Sir Bernard Bradine (?), House of Commons London. June 21st 1978 | a little blurry
  11. Letter to Stan Nevens from Eileen Sudworth, June 23rd 1978
  12. Letter to the Rt. Hon. the Lord Goronwy-Roberts, Minister of State from Miss Mildred Neville. June 29th 1978
  13. Letter to the Rt. Hon. The Lord Goronwy-Roberts from Miss Mildred Nevile, CIIR. July 27th, 1978
  14. Letter to Miss Mildred Nevile, CIIR from The Rt. Hon. The Lord Goronwy-Roberts. July 17th 1978.
  15. Newspaper article published in The Times entitled, “Relations with Indonesia Worsen” on July 7th, 1978

Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

Various documents

This document contains three separate documents.

  1. A campaign poster from the Netherlands. The description is as follows: “1981. Holocaust on the sly - East Timor. Poster produced and distributed by Human Rights organization “Komitee Indonesia” in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The title refers to the holocaust by the Nazi-regime during WWII, comparing it to the genocide in East Timor- that was not heard- of was deliberately ignored - by those elements in the international community that had the power to stop it.
  2. Photograph entitled, “East Timor, South Maluku and West Papua unite Conference in The Netherlands” with the description: “24 April 1981: South Moluccans, East-Timorese and West-Papuans sign an agreement of collaboration. Location: Capelle and IJessel, The Netherlands. The people in the picture are: Lilypaly, Jacob Xavier, Referent Manusama and Ayamiseba. In the background we see the flags of South-Maluku and West-papua. Both flags are forbidden in Indonesia, and until now people still go to prison for raising these flags.
  3. Document entitled, “Legislative research document East Timor 1980-1981” | 2 pages.

Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

Various documents

This document contains eight separate documents.

  1. A photograph entitled, “Demonstration on Human Rights Square (Trocadero, Paris, France)” with the description: 1989: When Pope John Paul II visited Dili. This was the first demonstration organized in France under the name “Agir pour Timor” (Act for Timor) to make noice about East Timor and let people know about the situation and the struggle. Trocadero is the Human Rights Square in Paris. In the background we see the Eiffel tower for its 100th birthday.
  2. A different photograph with the same description as above.
  3. A newspaper article entitled, “Paul wants the Pope to join his crusade” written by Beverley Taylor published in the East London Advertiser. November 1989.
  4. Two newspaper articles, the first entitled, “Hunger strike still on” written by Beverley Taylor published in the East London Advertiser on November 3rd, 1989. The second article is entitled, “ Hunger striker Paul is backed by Kinnock” published in the East London Advertiser on November 24th 1989.
  5. A photograph entitled, “Demonstration in Dome City Utrecht (The Netherlands)” with the description: 14 October 1989: Action Group Purnarma and other activists march in Utrecht, The Netherlands after Pope JPII’s visit to East Timor resulted in violence. Utrecht was chosen as the location for this march. JPII visited here in May 1985.
  6. A document with two photographs attached. The first entitled, “Tokyo, Japan” with the description: 1989: Mr. Abilio Araujo together with Dr. Ana Gomes, then Portuguese Ambassador to Japan, at a symposium in Tokyo.The second entitled, “Hakata, Japan” with the description: 1989, Aug: Mr. Rogue Rodrigues speaks at the photo exhibition of Elaine Briere during a PP21 Rally in Hakata.
  7. A document entitled, “Primeriras Jornadas de Timor da Universidade do Porto (First Days of Timor at the University of Porto).” 1989. | 2 pages in Portuguese.
  8. A booklet entitled, “Timor-Leste: Identidade do seu povo e perspectivas para o futuro” (Timor-Leste: Identity of its people and perspectives for the future) written by A. Barbedo Magalhâes and Jorge Mendes. April 29th. 1989. | 9 pages in Portuguese.

Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

Various documents

This document contains seventeen separate documents.

  1. A page with three photographs of Observers from PET: Parliamentarians for East Timor. (Right): Sen. Satsuki EDA, present speaker of House of Councillors of Japan and Senator Hiroko Wada. 1999.

  2. A photograph taken in 1999: An Indonesian observer Ms. Yeni Damayanti

  3. A photograph of a protest sign for East Timor that has been destroyed. The photo was taken by Rob Wesley Smith.

  4. A photograph of the International Federation for East Timor. 1999.

  5. A page with two photographs. The first is entitled, “Popular Consultation 1999” Filomena (middle) and Sr. Inoue (right) at the IFET house in Delta Comoro. The house was bought by FOKUPERS in July and was pleased to IFET. The second is entitled, “Popular Consultation 1999” IFET’s first registered observers showing ID cards issued by UNAMET.

  6. A page with two photographs. The first is entitled, “IFET-OP” July 1999: The IFET-OP base in Bairo Pite, with Joe Nevins, Yuji Omori (Japan), Steve, Ravinder. The second entitled, “IFET-OP” July 1999: IFET-OP members Scott (UK), John Roosa, Randall (Canada) at Bairo Pite, Dili.

  7. A page with two paragraphs. The first is entitled, “IFET-OP” August 1999: IFET observer John Roosa from Canada at an improvised IDP camp close to Become terminal, Dili. The second is entitled, “IFET-OP” August 1999: Baucau Team member Tim Howard (New Zealand) in Venilale with student activists (Dewan Solidaritas) at a CNRT rally.

  8. A photograph entitled, “IFET-OP HQ, Bairro Pite, Dili” August 1999: More than 120 international activists from 22 countries came to Timor-Leste for the IFET Observer Project from June through September 1999. IFET-OP and the Indonesian project KIPER were the largest international observer delegations. In this photo, IFET U.S. coordinator Pamela Sexton and in country coordinator Joseph Nevins prepare to visit IFET teams deployed in every district of Timor Leste.

  9. A photograph entitled, “On plane between Dili and Darwin” 6 September 1999: IFET-OP observers had planned to stay in Timor-Leste for at least a month after the referendum, but Indonesian/militia violence and the inability of international forces to address the deteriorating security situation caused IFET observers in Dili (the last remaining international observers or journalists outside the UNAMET compound) accept evacuation by the Australian air force on the night of 6 September. The last IFET observers were evacuated from Baucau the following day. In the photo, IFET observers Jill Sternberg and Charlie Scheiner being evacuated to Darwin on an AAF Hercules.

  10. A page with two photographs. The first is entitled, “7 Sept 1999, Baucau” IFET Viqueque team members Susan Mackley (USA) and Endie van Binsbergen (The Netherlands) inside the Baucau UN CivPol quarters when Brimob and TNI were shooting to force UN and NGO workers from Baucau. The second is entitled, “7 Sept 1999, Baucau” The UN CivPol quarters where the last IFET observers had been hiding during a serious shoot-out. The picture was taken afterwards. The two men on the bikes are Indonesian soldiers (without uniforms) who had earlier been shooting around the quarters.

  11. A photograph entitled, “7 Sept 1999, Baucau Airport” Endie van Binsbergen and Tim Howard were part of the last IFET team evacuated to Darwin.

  12. A photograph entitled, “Sept. 1999, Darwin” IFET-OP spokespersons addressing the media.

  13. A photograph entitled, “IFET-OP” August 1999: IFET observer John Roosa from Canada at an improvised IDP camp close to Become Terminal, Dili.

  14. A photograph entitled, “IFET-OP Referendum Day” 30 August 1999: Voters queue in Dili on Referendum Day.

  15. A document entitled, “International Federation for East Timor (IFET)” Member Organizations (as of December 1999)

  16. Newspaper article written by solidarity activist, Sweden. August - September 1999: Gabriel Jonsson is the chairman of the Swedish East Timor Committee. He wrote this article in his own language. In short: “Stöd Östtimor!” means “Support East Timor.” This article was published on 29 August 1999, in a Swedish newspaper named, “Aftonbladet” and it presents the situation in the days before the referendum. He concludes by asking his government to act to make the Swedish political parties respect and realism the outcome of the referendum, to support further UN presence and to assist building a free East Timor.

  17. Articles by Gabriel Jonsson. August - September 1999: Gabriel Jonsson is the chairman of the Swedish Östtimorkommitten (or the East Timor Committee). He wrote these articles in his own language. They were published in Swedish newspapers. In short: “Omvärden bör stötta ett fritt Östtimor” means “Indonesia will have to let East Timor be free.” The article was published on 4 September 1999, only a moment before the outcome of the referendum was announced. The article is about what would happen after the results were announced and also gives information about the period before 1999 and how the writer sees the situation in a free East Timor.

Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

Various documents

This document contains twenty-eight separate document.

  1. A photograph entitled, “APET III, Bangkok” March 1998: The third Asia Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET III) drew participants from all over the world.

  2. A page with two photographs. The first is entitled, “Bangkok, Thailand” 1998, March: Participants of the APCET Conference III. The second is entitled, “Bangkok, Thailand - APCET Conference III” 1998, March: Ms. Jean Inglis and Ms. Okazaki (Chairperson of the Japanese Diet Members Forum on East Timor)

  3. A photograph entitled, “APCET III, Bangkok” March 1998: Mica Barreto and Joaquim Fonseca.

  4. A photograph entitled, “APCET III, Bangkok” March 1998: Carlito Caminha and Andrew McNaughtan show the human faces of international solidarity.

  5. An email from Initiatives for International Dialogue with a document attached, entitled, “APCET statement on Habibie’s pronouncement on East Timor” June 11, 1998. | 2 pages

  6. “Third Asia Pacific Conference on East Timor: Final Statement” Bangkok, Thailand - March 6th, 1998. | 4 pages.

  7. A page with two photographs. The first is entitled, “Nagoya, Japan” 1998, June: Fernando de Araujo, who has just been released from Cipinang Prison, presents a lecture on Democratization in Indonesia and the East Timor issue. The second is entitled, “Nagoya, Japan” 1998, June: Fernando de Araujo, who has just been released from Cipinang Prison, presents a lecture on Democratization in Indonesia and the East Timor issue.

  8. A page with two photographs. The first is entitled, “Nagoya, Japan” 1998: Abe Barreto sings in Nagoya, after giving talk on the East Timor issue. The second is entitled, “Osaka, Japan” 1998, June: Indonesian activist Helmi Fauzi gives a lecture on Democratization in Indonesia and the East Timor issue.

  9. A photograph entitled, “Osaka, Japan” 1998, December: Mr. João Carrascaião speaks at a symposium at the Osaka Foreign Language University.

  10. A photograph entitled, “Osaka, Japan” 1998, December: Jose Manuel and Armindo Maia speak at a symposium at the Osaka Foreign Language University.

  11. A photograph from a protest concert at the Lansdowne Hotel, 1998

  12. A photograph at a Timor Rally at Martin Plaza in Sydney, November 1998.

  13. A photograph of Tuba Rai Metin built in Sydney, Australia. 1998.

  14. A photograph of another Tuba Rai Metin built in Darwin, Australia. 1998.

  15. A photograph of Tony and Veronica Mais with Veronica’s Tais that has names of Santa Cruz Massacre victims. 1998.

  16. A photograph of a Tuba Rai Metin built in Darwin, Australia. 1998.

  17. A photograph entitled, “Demonstration by the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France” 12 November 1998: Seven years after the Santa Cruz Massacre. The French solidarity people chose the location of the Eiffel Tower, because it is the national symbol of their country and because it is near the river called Seine. They marched from the Eiffel Tower to the bridge over this river, and then threw flowers in the water to commemorate the victims of Santa Cruz. Organized by Agir pour Timor.

  18. A photograph of protesters in front of the Indonesian consulate in New York, USA. 1998.

  19. A photograph entitled, “Revealing proof - House Office Building, Washington DC, USA” May 1998: ETAN revealed documentary proof that U.S. soldiers were continuing to train Indonesia soldiers in Indonesia, notwithstanding a Congressional ban on such training in the U.S. which had been in effect for the past six years. ETAN National Coordinator Charles Scheiner, Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi, and ETAN Washington Representative Lynn Fredriksson gave a briefing to Congressional staffers and journalists. Following the outcry, the Pentagon suspended the Joint Combined Education and Training program for Indonesia: it was not resumed for many years.

  20. A photograph of two men protesting in the United States for Timor. 1998.

  21. A photograph of Freddy Gamage in Sri Lanka in 1998.

  22. A flyer entitled, “No more massacres in East Timor! Rally and March” to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the shooting of unarmed civilians at the Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili, East Timor in November 1991 which led to the loss of 251 lives. November 14th,1998. Organized by the National Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT), AETA, Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET) and University Students for East Timor (USET)

  23. A flyer for a Demonstration to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Indonesian invasion of East Timor. December 7th, 1998 at the Indonesian Consulate. Organized by the National Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT), AETA, Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET) and University Students for East Timor (USET)

  24. A letter written by Carlos Semedo, the President of Agir pour Timor. November 16th, 1998. | In French

  25. The autonomy debate: “Timorese political parties reject Indonesia’s special status” an article published in Timor Link. October 1998
    A program for, “Timor-Leste A Cominho Do Autogoverno E Da Autodeterminaćão” [Translation: Timor-Leste The Way of Self-Government and Self-Determination] Organized by the Organizing Committee of the Timor journeys of the University of Porto. 9 to 11 October 1998 | 2 pages, in Portuguese.

  26. Catholic Institute for International Relations’ Statement to the United Nations Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration of the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples. New York, June 1998. | 2 pages.

  27. East Timor Human Rights Centre: “East Timorese Political Prisoners Progress Report” 15 October 1998. | 17 pages.

Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

Various documents

The document contains thirteen separate documents.

  1. A photograph entitled, “Canada” 1992, Actions for East Timor (Collection: Maggie Helwig)

  2. A photograph entitled, “Canada” 1992, Actions for East Timor (Collection: Maggie Helwig)

  3. A photograph entitled, “Canada” 1992, Actions for East Timor (Collection: Maggie Helwig)

  4. A photograph of a demonstration in Darwin, Australia (90’s)

  5. A photograph of a demonstration in Darwin, Australia (90’s)

  6. Media Release: “East Timor: Catholic Prelate backs new peace plan” 24 May 1992. East Timor Talks Campaign.

  7. A photograph entitled, “London, UK” 1992 July 16th: Ann Clwyd MP leads members of the British Coalition for East Timor during the presentation of petition to 10 Downing Street. The petition asked the British Government tp cease arms sales to Indonesia and to press for a UN-brokered settlement for East Timor with East Timorese participation. Left to right: BCET Chairman Estevão Cabral, honorary secretary Jonathan Humphries and Maria Elena Arana.

  8. A page with four photographs entitled, “A bus trip from Amsterdam to Paris” 1992: Dutch, Indonesian, Moluccan and Pauan activists travel from Amsterdam to Paris to join a demonstration in Paris during the IGGI meeting, protest against Human Rights Violations in East Timor. Organized by Agir pour Timor.

  9. Another page with four photographs with the same description as above.

  10. Add on the Deaths & Births Announcements page of a national newspaper signed by 44 organizations and individuals in The Netherlands, amongst which are: students’ groups, women’s groups, church groups, solidarity groups that include groups active on Philippines, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Maluku and East Timor, journalists and members of European Parliament. “We wish strength for the people of East Timor to continue their struggle for the respect of human rights, including the right to self-determination.” 12 November 1992.

  11. A page entitled, “Lusitania Express” 1992: Peace Mission to East Timor. An Initiative taken by Portuguese solidarity activists, in reaction to the Santa Cruz Massacre, Dili, November 1991. Students from 21 countries headed for Dili by boat from Darwin. They told the media they wanted to and in East Timor without Indonesian visas, as to challenge the Indonesian sovereignty claims. The ship gained international media attention, and made it to within sight of Timor island before freed to turn back by Indonesian war ships. Although the Lusitania Express didn’t reach the Dili Harbour, the Peace Mission was a success. It publicly challenged the Indonesian authorities, it gained plenty media attention and it gave moral support to numerous Timorese who followed the news about the ship over the radio.

  12. A poem entitled, “Moonless night on the Gulf of Timor” by Jan Wimpel, Amsterdam.

  13. Letter to Her Excellency, The President of Ireland, Mrs. Mary Robinson from Emilia Pires, TAV President. 30 October 1992.

Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

Various documents

Various documents ranging from photographs, flyers, posters from protests, flags, drawings, letters, pamphlets or publication made in regards to Timor Leste (East Timor). Most the these documents were created by different solidarity groups.

Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

Various documents

This document includes fifty separate documents:
It includes:

  1. A document with two photographs. The first entitled, “Osaka, Japan” with the description: 1999, May: Laura Abrantes speaks at a meeting in Osaka, organized by the ‘Free East Timor! Japan Coalition (FETJC).’ The second is entitled, “Osaka, Japan” with the description: 1999, Maiu: Mika Barreto speaks at peace gathering of university students in Osaka.

  2. A photograph entitled, “Osaka, Japan” with the description: 1999, May: Domingas Alves speaks about violence against East Timorese women, at a meeting in Osaka.

  3. A poster with the title: “7 de Dezembro Dia Internacional de Solidariedade com Timor-Leste. Que Viva o Povo de Timor-Leste” (7 December International Day of Solidarity with Timor-Leste! May the People of Timor-Leste Live) With the photograph of people for Timor. | Portuguese

  4. A poster with the title: “Happy Birthday (East) Timor” with cartoon of tanks approaching a sign that says East Timor.

  5. A poster with photos of East Timorese victims with the East Timorese flag.

  6. A poster with the drawing of a person tied to a pole with bullet wounds all over his body and his face is covered by a mask. He is also tied up by his waist and he is bleeding out. The word “Stop!” is written in the background in orange.

  7. A poster that says: ‘Freedom for East Timor.’ The is a sketch of someone who is trying to paint Free East Timor on the wall but is shot before he is able to finish. There is six other bullet holes on the wall.

  8. A poster that says: “Stop” in english and Japanese (?) with a stop of a person tied to a chair with blue pants on and no shirt that has been shot many times.

  9. A poster that says “Remember Santa Cruz” with a photo of protesters attached to it.

  10. A poster entitled, “Santa Cruz Massacre, No Justice Yet!” with a photo of a young child in blue. There is also a subtitle written in Japanese under the title.

  11. A poster entitled, “Where are they? Those killed at Santa Cruz.” with a photo of victims of the violence in East Timor. There is also a subtitle in Japanese, probably a translation of above.

  12. A poster that is entitled, “Help! Free East Timor!” with a sketch of a person tied up who is getting knives thrown at him but they alluding that the knives are actually Jesus on the cross. (Osaka East Timor Association)

  13. A poster entitled, “What Suharto is doing in East Timor? Stop the Genocide.” Friday Dec 7 - Fourth Anniversary of Indonesia’s invasion. On the poster, there is a photograph of a starving East Timorese child.

  14. A poster entitled, “Rai Timor: Concerto de Lançamento do CD” (Rai Timor CD Release Concert) created by Comissāo para os Direitos do povo Maubere (Commission for the Rights of the Maubere People). It was to be released December 28th, 1997. | Portuguese

  15. A poster entitled, “Vi Jornadas de Timor da Universidade do Poto” (I saw Timor days at the University of Porto). It’s subtitle is: “Timor Leste uma responsabilidad internacional” (East Timor is an International responsibility). October 4-5 1994. | Portuguese

  16. A poster reading “Save East Timor” but the S, O, and S are larger to demonstrate to necessity of help within East Timor. The rest of the letters have photos of East Timorese people within them.

  17. A poster created by the Asia-Pacific Coalition for East Timor for the “East Timor and Beyond” the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference for East Timor that will be taking place on December 8th to 10th 2003.

  18. A poster entitled, “No Arms to Indonesia” with a cartoon of ship carrying arms towards Indonesia. The subtitle is : “Stop oppression of the people from East Timor, West Papua , Aceh and the Moluccas!”

  19. A poster created by the solidarity movement in The Netherlands. The half of the poster is black and the other is yellow.

  20. A poster for the 7th Jornadas de Timor da Universidade do Porto (Timor Days of the University of Porto) with the program attached.

  21. A poster entitled, “Boycott Bali!” with the description: Bali is the headquarters of the Udayana military region which includes occupied East Timor. Indonesian rule cost the lives of well over 200, 000 East Timorese and the deaths, Lisa appearances, imprisonments, torture, rape and cultural genocide continue - all result of military, operations directed from Bali!”

  22. A poster for the Popular Theatre Troupe which presents “Viva Indonesia!” A documentary musical about colonial powers, generals, American eagles and dinky Aussies. March 16th.

  23. A poster for a french film presentation entitled, “Timor-Est : 19 ans d’occupation militaire, 19 ans de résistance” (East Timor: 19 years of military occupation, 19 years of resistance) | French

  24. A poster of Xanana that features a sketch of him.

  25. A poster entitled, “Rally for a Free East Timor” with the subtitle: They’ll never forget November 12. Will you? The poster also has a small summary of what happened on November 12th. It is organized by AKSI, CNRM, Fretilin, UDT & AETA. Donated by AETA for Solidarity through the years. (August 2009)

  26. A handmade poster entitled, “East Timor: Public Meeting on Monday, March 26th about ‘Total annihilation of the population may be the cost’” It also includes the program of the meeting. It was organized jointly by Willis East Timor Association and Brunswicl Community Aid Abroad. Donated by AETA for Solidarity through the years. (August 2009)

  27. A poster entitled, “I’m still fighting” with the translation in Japanese below it. There is a photograph of Timorese Refugees with their traditional costumes, in Darwin on the poster. It also says, “East Timor is our country. We want to be Free and Peaceful! That is all we hope.” with the translation in Japanese.

  28. A flyer created by Zed Books about East Timor. (The photo is really blurry)

  29. A postcard with the photograph of Xanana Gusmāo on it that says, “Free Xanana Gusmāo!” created by the Asia-Pacific Coalition for East Timor. On the other side of the postcard, it is addressed to H.E. President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, Prime Minister of Indonesia. It urges him to release Gusmāo. One could sign and leave their address attached to the postcard. | 2 pages

  30. A book entitled, “The War Against East Timor” written by Carmel Budiardjo and Liem Soei Liong

  31. A poster entitled, “Free Xanana Now”

  32. A poster entitled, “Manifestatie Oost Timor (East Timor manifestation)” that will take place on December 10th, 1995 infant of the Indonesian Embassy in The Netherlands. It includes how to get there by bus or train. | Dutch

  33. A poster entitled, “In Indonesië worden nog steeds mensenrechten geschonden. Alleen nu doen ze het zelf” [Loose Translation: Human rights are still being violated in Indonesia. Only now they do it themselves] | Dutch

  34. A poster for “Semaine de Solidarité (Birmanie - Indonésie - Timor)” du 7 au 13 mars 2001 à l’Espace l’Harmattan in Paris. | In French

  35. A poster for “Semaine de Solidarité avec les peuples d’Indonésie et de Timor-Est” du 27 octobre - 2 novembre 1999 à l’Espace l’Harmattan à Paris. | In French

  36. A document with a cartoon sketch entitled, “Cartoon in national newspaper, The Netherlands.” The description is: 1992: This cartoon was published in a Dutch national newspaper with the title, Tabee! (Bye Bye). A famous Dutch cartoonist named Opland illustrated the broken relations between The Netherlands and Indonesia. The conflict started when the Dutch Minister of Development Aid expressed his concern about East Timor during an official meeting with President Suharto in Jakarta. The cartoon shows a worried official meeting with President Suharto in Jakarta. The cartoon shows a worried Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Hans van den Broke and Minister Jan Pronk watching Indonesia breaking away. By their side is former Dutch-Indonesian colonial ruler Raymond Wasterling who waves his sword and says: “I would love to do something about this.” In reply, President Suharto states: “We have the right to create our own massacres.” | Dutch translation as well

  37. A cartoon of a man who represents Australia who is sitting on Indonesian Oil which is crushing the country of East Timor. The Australian is throwing human rights away. It says: Oil $ = Blood money.

  38. A publication entitled, “Timor Leste: 23 Anos de Resistência - Concerto” [Translation: East Timor: 23 years of resistance - Concert]. The concert will take place on December 12th and it was organized by Comissão para os Direitos do Povo Maubere - Porto [Commission for the Rights of the Maubere People - Portgual] | In Portuguese, 1998

  39. A publication entitled, “Debate sobre situação de Timor-Leste” [Translation: Debate on the situation in East Timor] It will take place on July 7th, 1986 in Portugal. | In Portuguese

  40. A painting done of two lizards (?) with various coloured backward S’s on a black background.

  41. A poster created by CDPM and other solidarity organizations that is entitled, “Timor 25 de Abril Liberdade para Xanana, Liberdade para Timor” [Translation: April 25th, Freedom for Xanana, Freedom for Timor] in both red and black writing. | In Portuguese

  42. A poster for a protest rally that says, “Protect the Timorese- They protected us”

  43. Another poster for the same protest rally that says, “Send in UN Peace Keepers”

  44. A flyer for “March for a free East Timor - Self-determination Now!” It also reads, “Five years since the Dili Massacre and the killings continue” The March would have taken place on November 10th, 1996 in Russell Square in Northbridge, Perth, Australia.

  45. A flyer for a demonstration in front of Indonesian Consulate in South Melbourne. At the top of the flyer, it reads, “Indonesian Independence, August 17th 1945” and below it reads, “East Timor Independence, when?” with a pair of broken handcuffs in regards to Indonesia but unbroken handcuffs in regards to East Timor. The Demonstration was organized by the Australian-East Timor Association.

  46. A flyer for a presentation entitled, “Timor-Leste: Problema Sem Solução?” [Translation: East Timor: the problem without a solution] Colóquio e projecção de slide [Colloquium and slide projection] Com. Eng. A. Barbedo de Magalhães at the Institute of Justice and peace in Lisbon. June 26th. | In Portuguese

  47. A flyer that invites anyone “to attend the launch of the Writings and Poetry of Xanana Gusmão, Imprisoned East Timorese Resistance Leader” on May 17th in North Perth. The flyer includes a photograph of Xanana

  48. A flyer for rally in support of East Timor. The flyer gives a description of the human rights violations in East Timor and it is being organized by the Friends of East Timor on November 12th, 1994.

  49. A flyer for “2 Jornadas de Timor da Universidade do Porto” [Translation: 2 days of Timor at the University of Porto] from April 28th - May 1st 1990. It lists the itinerary for the two days. | In Portuguese.

  50. A flyer entitled, “Pássaro sem espaço, Rio sem jeito, Arcvore sem floresta, Mas dou sinais de mim! [Loose translation: Bird without space, River without way, Arcvore without forest, But I give signs of me!] With a drawing of a man on it. | Portuguese

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Various documents

This document contains seven separate documents.

  1. “FRETILIN retake two towns” (document ineligible)
  2. A photograph taken in 1977 Darwin, Australia: Laurentino Pices & Rob Wesley-Smith, Radio Maubere. The photo is taken by Brian Manning.
  3. A document entitled, “Offensive Fails” East Timor News, No. 3, March 24, 1977.
  4. A document entitled, “Inside Occupied Dili” East Timor News, No. 3, March 24, 1977. | 2 pages.
  5. A document written by William J. Armstrong, National Coordinator of the action for world development. The report gives a detailed account of the attempts made to reunite East Timorese families separated by a civil war in, and an Indonesian Government invasion of East Timor in 1975. (1977) | 2 pages.
  6. A document entitled, “East timor: Refugees and Family Reunion.” The contents are The Current situation in East Timor, The origins of East Timorese refugees, Family Reunification (the context, first attempts at reunification, Australian/Indonesian negotiations on reunions, May 1977 - May 1978: no progress, recent developments), Sources and Footnotes. | 16 pages.
  7. Report on talks with Timorese refugees in Portugal - The East Timorese Situation | 17 pages

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This document contains ten separate documents.

  1. A pamphlet entitled, “The 5th Annual Christmas Hills Festival” which was a benefit for the victims of war and starvation in East Timor. It includes the ‘East Timor Relief Appeal’, a description of the Festival, how to help East Timor support the festival. December 15 & 16 1979 | 3 pages
  2. Press Release: “East Timor Relief Appeal” sponsored by Australian Catholic Relief, Australian Council of Churches Austcare, Community Aid Abroad, Freedom from Hunger Campaign, Save the Children Fund, St. Vincent De Paul Society. December 19th, 1979
  3. A flyer entitled, “While remembering World War II, let’s not forget East Timor” (1979)
  4. Information sheet entitled, “East Timor Relief Appeal” November 1979.
  5. Australian Council for Overseas Aid - East Timor Sub-Committee. Report - 1979 council (Council Paper no.13) | 2 pages.
  6. Document prepared by John Waddingham, Pat Walsh & Bill Armstrong entitled, “International Committee in East Timor” October 4th, 1979 | 8 pages. (some pages are blurry)
  7. Document written by Jose G. entitled, “Family Reunions and Refugees” which details the situation in East Timor, Family Reunion programs, the present situation, conclusions. October 4th 1979 | 5 pages.
  8. Newspaper articles from the Canberra Times entitled, “‘No end’ to Fretilin fight” (22/05/1979) and from The Guardian entitled, “Many starving in E. Timor” (25.05.1979)
  9. Newspaper article from the East Timor News entitled, “American Military advisers in East Timor: Indonesian Source”, “Fretilin Ambush Convoy” and “World Vision & Timor.” May 3rd, 1979.
  10. Newspaper article from the East Timor News entitled “‘Nicolau Lobato expressed the most profound aspirations of the Maubere people’ : Samora Machel” January 18,1979.

Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

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This document contains four separate documents.

  1. Press Release by the Australian Council for Overseas Aid published on August 28th 1982
  2. Provisional itinerary for Roger Clark and Carmel Budiardjo (September 1982) | 5 pages
  3. Senate Inquiry Checklist, with sections entitled, “Reference A: The Human Rights and Condition of the People of East Timor, Reference B: United Nations Resolutions and Actions with Regard to E. Timor, Reference C: Appropriate Policies to be Adopted by an Australian Government in Relation to Matters Revealed in the Committee’s Inquiry” September 1982 | 4 pages.
  4. A flyer entitled, “Timor-Leste, Genocídio físico, cultural e religioso” [Translation: East Timor, Physical Genocide, cultural and religious] June 1982 | Portuguese

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The document contains twelve separate documents.

  1. A flyer for a lecture on East Timor in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The description is March/April 1983: Human Rights organization “Komitee Indonesia” organized a sequence of lectures and reflections on issues in Indonesia. Pamphlet announces a lecture about East Timor by Prof. Wértheim. | The document is in Dutch.
  2. A photo of Jose Ramos-Horta in Stockholm at a conference.
  3. “La paix est possible au Timor Oriental (Peace is possible in Timor-Leste)” published in Em Timor-Leste a paz é possive!, May 1983, No. 1 | French
  4. “Le remplacement de MGR. Martinho Lopes (MGR. Martinho Lopes’ replacement)” published in Em Timor-Leste a paz é possive!, June 1983, No. 2 | French
  5. “Timor-Oriental vu par son époque” published in Em Timor-Leste a paz é possive!, July 1983, No. 3 | French, page a little blurry
  6. A flyer entitled, “Public Meeting in support of self determination for East Timor” Sunday July 31, Dallas Brooks Hall, 2pm.
  7. A pamphlet entitled, “Public Meeting in support of East Timor, Self-Determination: Australia’s Crucial Role” it includes a page with the speakers at the Public Meeting, the speakers include Abilio Araujo, Brian Howe, Senator Gordon McIntosh and Senator Colin Mason. The next page includes why the UN is important and how to join the Australia-East Timor Association (AETA) | 3 pages
  8. Media Release entitled, “Hawke Government breaches ALP Timor policy” written by AETA, May 1983
  9. A letter to the AETA members entitled, “Fretilin Delegation in Melbourne” written by John Sinnett, Secretary, 25 July 1983.
  10. A document prepared by AETA entitled, “East Timor Needs Help” which sections entitled, “What can you do…, If you need help, Songs for East Timor, How to join AETA. The document is for Pat Walsh. 1983. | 2 pages.
  11. Flyer about an emergency protest entitled, “Stop New Genocide in East Timor, No Sell-out of ALP East Timor Policy” The protest will take place on August 17, in Sydney, Australia.
  12. A flyer entitled, “TIMOR, a people betrayed - James Dunn” published by The Jacaranda Press, 1983. | 2 pages.

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This document contains six separate documents.

  1. A flyer entitled, “Timor, Legends and poems from the Land of the Sleeping Crocodile” created by Cliff Morris. 1984.
  2. East Timor Report (ACFOA) entitled, “Amnesty Report” published December 1984, No. 9. | 2 pages.
  3. East Timor Report (ACFOA) entitled, “Timorese leaders urge support for talks” published September 1984, No.8. This issue includes, Mgr. Belo (head of the Catholic Church in East Timor), Labor MPs, ALP Policy, Pope John Paul II, Amnesty International (August 1984) |2 pages.
  4. A document with three newspaper articles attached. The first: “Legality of refugee charges questioned” Canberra Times (08/03/1984). The second: “Indonesia agrees to PNG talks” The Age (31/03/1984). The third: “PNG acts on Indon. jet raid” The Melbourne Sun (30/03/1984).
  5. AETA Newsletter published for May/June 1984. Vol. 9, No. 2. It includes: Ramos-Horta, Public Meeting Sunday July 1st, Diplomatic Mission Cancelled!, Hastings mourns Ap, Media Flashbacks, Horta addresses Press, ALP National Conference, Dunn Speaks on Timor, Canberra Rally. | 4 pages.
  6. A publication made by the Australian Coalition for East Timor, entitled, “East Timor: The Acid Test for Labor in Government.” It includes sections entitled, “Changed Circumstances: From Opposition to Government,” “Unchanged Circumstances: Timorese still reject integration” “Australia’s crucial role,” “Towards a realistic East Timor Policy,” “The War Next Door won’t go away” published in April 1984. | 8 pages.

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This document contains twenty-two separate documents.

  1. A newsletter published by Watch Indonesia! entitled, “Raise your Voice on Behalf of East Timor” on November 8th, 1997. The subtitles are entitled, “Raise your voice on behalf of East Timor,” “News from an occupied Germany,” “German Interests: Good Business Relations,” “Bishop Belo: Stop the Weapon Sales!,” “What you can do” and “Who is the Indonesia Working Group?” | 3 pages.

  2. A photograph entitled, “Germany - December 1997” 7000 Solidarity greetings to Bishop Belo, against German arms trade to Indonesia.

  3. A photocopy of the cover of Nelson Mandela’s “The struggle is my life” with a description of who Nelson Mandela is.

  4. A photograph of Nelson Mandela with the description: “Nelson Mandela calls for release of Xanana Gusmão - South Africa”

  5. Newsletter of the Friends of East Timor (Western Australia). The newsletter is entitled, “East Timor: The Inside Story” with the main article, “Mandela & Xanana - A meeting of leaders for freedom” October 1997.

  6. Two photographs of arrests at die-in demonstration in front of the Indonesian Embassy in Washington, DC. 17 March 1997: Activists from ETAN and other organizations held many demonstrations in front of the Indonesian Embassy to the United States. At this one, 31 nonviolent protesters were arrested for holding a ‘die-in,’ with the names of Timorese victims of the Indonesian military.

  7. A photograph of a group of people sitting around a round table. It was the East Timor Alert Network with Constancio Pinto (far right) in Vancouver, 1997.

  8. A photograph of people protesting at a Anti-Suharto Tribunal in Vancouver, Canada (APEC). The protesters are wearing shirts that read, “Wanted: Indonesian President Suharto.”

  9. A page with two photographs. The first is entitled, “Tokyo, Japan” 1997, Jan: Conference in Tokyo to commemorate the Nobel Peace Prize for Bishop Belo and Ramos-Horta with Ms. Kudo and Mr. Kijima. The second is also entitled, “Tokyo, Japan” 1997, Jan: Interview Ramos-Horta by “TV-News 23” together with Mr. Kijima, famous for his support to East Timor. It was broadcasted all over Japan.

  10. A photograph entitled, “Osaka, Japan” 1997, January: Ramos-Horta speaks to full audience after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

  11. A page of photographs with the description, “Solidarity choir sings, Tom Uren speaks at launch of Jim Dunn’s book at Landsdowne Hotel (Sydney 1999)

  12. “Indonesia: Arms trade to a military regime” with a foreword of Nobel Prize Laureate José Ramos-Horta. Published by the European Network Against Arms Trade, Amsterdam, June 1997.

  13. Programme for the VII Symposium on Timor of Oporto University from 17 to 20 July 1997. Organized by The Committee of the Symposia on Timor of Oporto University. The coordinator is António Barbedo de Magalhâes. | 2 pages

  14. Australian Council for Overseas Aid - Parliamentary Brief : “Desperately seeking asylum: East Timorese refugees in Australia” 1997 Sections include: | 2 pages

    • East Timorese asylum seekers should be given residence
    • Australia and East Timor
    • The history of East Timorese asylum-seekers
    • The ‘Portuguese solution’
    • The proper solution
  15. A pamphlet entitled, “Justice for East Timor” created by Friends of East Timor. It includes sections such as, “East Timor - A Few Facts,” “Join Friends of East Timor” and “Friends of East Timor’s aims” | 3 pages

  16. AETA (NSW) Press Release: Malaysian court case vindicates legality of Timor Solidarity Conference Australian Participant demands apology from Australian Government. 31/01/1997.

  17. A flyer entitled, “Absurd and Hypocritical” Australia to deny fleeing East Timorese a fair go. The new Australian Government has broken a clear pre-election promise with its plan to deport around 1300 East Timorese people from Australia without even allowing them to put their cases of persecution by Indonesian authorities, who have brutally occupied their country since 1975. | 2 pages.

  18. A document entitled, “East Timorese Asylum-Seekers - The Facts” with instructions to how a regular citizen can help with the problem by calling the House of Representatives. This document was created by Friends of East Timor.

  19. A document entitled, “Your Friends will not Forget you” Australia and East Timor in WWII Photographic Exhibition. (24th-29th of September 1997) It includes, “East Timor in the Second World War - a Brief History.” It was created by Friends of East Timor. | 4 pages.

  20. A flyer for “East Timor & Indonesia - Human Rights, Self-Determination & U.S. Policy” a major conference with East Timorese leaders, Indonesian activists and others. February 22, 1997. Other events on the flyer are: “Universal Human Rights, National Self-Determination and the East Timor Struggle” and “Prospects for Democratization in Indonesia & its implications for the United States.

  21. An itinerary for an event entitled, “Lobby for East Timor” from April 13th to 15th in Washington, DC.

  22. A four page document written in Japanese.

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This document contains thirty-one separate documents.
It includes:

  1. Info evening East Timor: Video over the Anti-CGI demo in Paris (17/07/1992) this video also tells more about the military dictatorship in Indonesia. January 17th, 1993. | Dutch

  2. A page with two photographs. The description is in Esperanto. The photos have German signs flying on ships.

  3. Two photographs. 1993, UK: Demonstrations by British Coalition for East Timor outside Indonesian Embassy in London, Seen here are Chang so-Young and Chun Soon OK - Prograssio partners from Korea and Jonathan Humphries, former Chair of the British Coalition for East Timor who staged a sit-in hunger strike for a few days.

  4. Two photographs. The first: 1993, UK: a demonstration outside the Rolls Royce factory in Bristol to protest about Hawk sales to Indonesia. The demonstration was called “Oil, Arms, Terror” and organized by Hugh Dowson of the United Nations Association. Participants included Estevão Cabral, Prof. John Taylor, Dr. Peter Carey, Liem Soi Leong, and other members of the British coalition for East Timor, etc. The second: 1993, UK: Round-table meeting as part of the Christian Consultation on East Timor. From 1995 until 2004 Progressio facilitated this international ecumenical network.

  5. A photograph of an East Timor Ambassador Elisabeth Exposto during an ETAN organized speaking tour (USA). 1993.

  6. A photograph entitled, “Portuguese UN Mission, New York City, USA” 1993: Australian and USA organizations worked together to bring three Timorese Youth Ambassadors from Australia to the USA for a speaking tour, organized by ETAN. In the USA, they were joined by Abe Barreto and Constancio Pinto. This was the first of more than a dozen U.S. speaking tours that ETAN organized for exiled Timorese activists, many of whom are now Ministers, Parliamentarians and other leaders of the country. On the picture we see (from left to right): Elisabeth Exposto, Maria Bras, Danilo Henriques and Abe Barreto meet with the Portuguese ambassador to the United Nations.

  7. A photograph entitled, “With Plains, New York, USA” 1993: Elisabeth Exposta being interviewed by activist and photographer Andrew Courtney during Timorese Youth Ambassador Tour.

  8. A photograph entitled, “White Plains, New York, USA” 1993: During the Timorese Youth Ambassador Tour, Abe Barreto explained the East Timor situation to Indonesian-American Reverend Max Surjadinata. The Reverend was one of ETAN’s earliest members.

  9. A photograph of East Timor Youth Ambassador Danilo Henriques during an ETAN organized speaking tour (USA). 1993.

  10. A photograph of Mr. Akatani at WESPAC in 1993. Mr. Kan Akatani addresses a meeting of the Westchester People’s Action Coalition (WESPAC). Mr. Akatani was a UN official and became a prominent adviser to the International Federation for East Timor (IFET), which was initiated in 1991 by Jean Inglis and Akihisa Matsuno, both based in Japan and members of the Free East Timor Japan Coalition. IFET became a UN accredited NGO.

  11. A photograph entitled, “Amsterdam, The Netherlands” 17 August 1993: Group Purnama provides new head for colonial ruler Van Heutz.

  12. A photograph entitled, “Amsterdam, The Netherlands” 17 August 1993: “Our Colonial past nourished the dictatorial present. Stop genocide in East Timor” The Van Hgutz Monument in Amsterdam.

  13. A page with two photographs. The first: Japan, 1993, August: Mr. Shohachi Iwamura, Japanese soldier dispatched to East Timor during World War II, reports his participation in a gathering of Australian ex-soldiers. The second: Tokyo, Japan, 1993, August: Mr. Mari Alkatiri with Fr. Jaime Coelho S talking about East Timor, before a demonstration towards the Indonesian Consulate in Tokyo.

  14. A photograph entitled, “Tokyo, Japan” 1993, November: Mr. Mari Alkatiri, speaking tour and interview in Tokyo.

  15. A page with two photographs.The first: Kobe, Japan, 1993, December: Demonstration towards Indonesian Consulate in Kobe. The second: Kobe, Japan, 1993, December: Demonstration in front of Indonesian Consulate in Kobe.

  16. A flyer that reads, “Free East Timor - Indonesia out now!” 1993.

  17. A photograph of The Netherlands Group Purnama and sympathizers block Shell station to protest against Dutch investments in the Suharto regime. 12 Nov. 1993.

  18. Springstof - Handwritten and stencilled Utrecht activists’ weekly, distributed on pushbike to about 200 addresses in town. | in Dutch.

  19. A photograph on 12 November 1993, The Netherlands: Mikkie (Group Purnama) reads statement in front of the Indonesian Embassy.

  20. A photograph on 12 November 1993, The Netherlands: Memorial of Santa Cruz. Silent protest in front of the Indonesian Embassy. Protest March in memory of Santa Cruz, Department of Foreign Affairs and Indonesian Embassy in The Netherlands. Two years after the Santa Cruz massacre, activists march to the Dutch Department of Foreign Affairs, where they make loud noise. The March continues to the Indonesian Embassy where the activists stand in silence for many hours. Organize by the Dutch action group “Purnama.”

  21. A photograph of the National media coverage of protests on November 12th, 1993 in The Netherlands.

  22. A page with a collection of newspaper articles of the National Media coverage of protests on 12 November, 1993 in The Netherlands. | In Dutch.

  23. A newspaper article about the protests on November 12th, 1993 in The Netherlands. | In Dutch.

  24. Lyrics to a song entitled, “Viva Timor Leste!” written by the Utrecht Band, “Dogmama”

  25. A cassette tape cover from the single, “We can’t be Beaten - Songs for East Timor” with the lyrics attached.

  26. “Double Standard! Japan’s Stand on East Timor” Free East Timor Japan Coalition presented to the UN World Conference on Human Rights, June 1993. It includes: Introduction, East Timor: The Japanese Government’s Response: 1. The Sovereignty Issue 2. Position at the UN 3. Economic Aid to Indonesia 4. Involvement in petroleum development in Timor Gap area jointly administered by Australia and Indonesia 5. Meeting with East Timorese opposed to Integration 6. Summary. | 4 pages.

  27. “Timor Leste, Uma Responsabilidade Internacional” [Translation: East Timor, an International responsibility] Second introductory course to Indonesia and East Timor | 2 pages, in Portuguese.

  28. “V Jornadas de Timor da Universidade do Porto e curso de verão” [Translation: Five Timor days at the University of Porto and summer course] 22 July 1993 in Lisbon & 23 - 29 July 1993 in Estoril. | 2 pages, entirely Portuguese.

  29. A booklet entitled, “Paz e justice para Timor Leste!” [Translation: Peace and Justice for East Timor] 25 March 1993. Written by Father José Lopes Baptista, Member of the group Peace and Justice fro East Timor. 1993. | 15 pages. It includes:

    • Recent Developments regarding the issue of Timor
    • Necessity to reflect on the intervention of the church
    • Some concerns
    • Solidarity of the church in Timor… silences elsewhere.
    • The risk of forgetting principles
    • And the importance of remembering them… and applying them with coherence…
    • The correlation between human rights and the right to self-determination
    • Only in total freedom, with the occupiers out of its territory, can the people of Timor exercise their right to self-determination
    • The role of the Indonesian Church in the invasion and annexation of Timor
    • The role of the Church of Timor in the defence of its people against the arbitrary actions and attitudes of the occupying forces
    • The risk of identifying the Indonesian church with the Government’s policy
    • Present situation of the Church in Indonesia
      It also includes the Press Conference on the Arrest of Xanana Gusmão - Reasons and Objectives: 1. Xanana: A symbol of the Resistance of an entire people 2. Reasons for his arrest 3. Objectives of his arrest 4. At the difficult juncture, Coherence and Firmness in the Defense of the unalienable right to self determination and in the hope of new and promising developments in which Portugal can play the role of catalyst have become more vital than ever
  30. A newspaper article entitled, “Timor’s Untelevised Terror - As the World looks elsewhere, A small island suffers a hideous war” The Washington Post. 14 March 1993. | 2 pages.

  31. Stickers that read, “Free Xanana! Free East Timor! Boycott Bali! and “Hands off East Timor’s Oil” | 2 pages.

Peace is Possible in Timor Leste Association (Portugal)

Various documents

This document contains eleven separate documents.

  1. A photograph with the description: “Mid 1975. FRETILIN students and Portuguese sympathizers express their concern about the APODETI influence on UDT. This picture was taken several months before the Indonesian invasion.” with a translation in Esperanto. The photographer was Francisco Freire.
  2. Another photograph with the same description as above, but the photo is more zoomed in than the previous one.
  3. A photograph entitled “Oecusse March 1975” by Helen Hill. It is a photo of the protest with a sign that reads: “Integration-never never and never the People is with Fretilin”
  4. A photograph entitled: “Refugees from East Timor crowd the deck of the cargo vessel Macdili docked in Darwin on 15 August 1975. Courtesy National Archives of Australia”
  5. Press statement entitled: “Revolutionary Front of Independent East Timor” published on September 16th, 1975 | 4 pages (Some pages are blurry)
  6. A booklet published by the Campaign for Independent East Timor entitled: ‘Independence or Death!’ East Timor’s border war eye-witness reports by Roger East. | 12 pages
  7. A document entitled: “Don’t forget Timor” with the headline, “We appeal to the Australian people. Please do something to stop this invasion.” (1975) | 2 pages.
  8. “Messages received by Bill Roberts via Telecom Darwin” September 1975 | 2 pages.
  9. A document entitled: “The Timor Tragedy”, the documents are a little blurry but still legible | 2 pages
  10. “Ballad for East Timor” by Phil Boyce, which is a song written about East Timor.
  11. A newspaper article entitled: “Indonesia Attacks” published in The Age, November 1975

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