This file consists of 11 photographs that are believed to be a national day of protest in Australia. José Ramos Horta is depicted in one photograph sitting in front of a banner that says Stop the War Next Door. The flags displayed are that of UDT and Fretilin, the two major Timorese political parties at the time. Little information concerning the background of these photos. Crowd-sourcing the clarification of these photos will be needed if more information is required.
Book about the history of East Timor and Japan's involvement and responsibility in the matter. Table of contents (see below for original Japanese): • Japan’s Responsibility: Fretilin’s message to the United Nations • Chapter 1: Do you know East Timor? • Chapter 2: Details on the East Timor War • Chapter 3: Fretilin and the people of East Timor • Chapter 4: Indonesia and East Timor • Chapter 5: Japan and East Timor • Chapter 6: Each country’s response to the situation • Chapter 7: The end— What we can do about it Contains multiple graphs, the translated message of Fretilin to the United Nations, a letter from the Indonesian foreign minister Adam Malik to Jose Manuel Ramos Horta, and multiple pictures of the war.
These photographs were taken at a demonstration in support of East Timor held in Ottawa on the 20th anniversary of the invasion, 7 December 1995. Demonstration organized by East Timor Alert Network/Ottawa. Key figures in images: Bella Galhos, Kerry Pither.
When Dalhousie University in Halifax started considering a project in Indonesia, a group of local people formed the Nova Scotia East Timor Group. The group, led by Bill Owen, Audrey Samson and Ross Shotton, undertook a letter-writing campaign to the Canadian government, the first time Ottawa felt compelled to respond to letters from the public. Ten years after the 1975 invasion of East Timor, the NSETG was instrumental in the Canadian component of an Amnesty International to raise awareness about human rights in East Timor. Under Indonesian rule, AI reported, some 200,000 Timorese had died.
Bill Owen (crouching) at NSETG literature table and banner showing, Halifax
Photograph of East Timor Alert Network vigil outside the Indonesian Consulate in Toronto, date unknown [1990s]. Vigils took place on a weekly basis for some years in the 1990s outside the office building housing the Indonesian Consulate at 425 University Avenue, Toronto. The Consulate later moved to its own building on Jarvis Street.
Each year, a Canadian member of Parliamentarians for East Timor travelled to take part in international testimonies to the UN Decolonization Committee. -Dan Heap MP at the United Nations with José Luis Guterres of Fretilin and Charles Scheiner of ETAN/US