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Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

  • TLISE
  • Coleção
  • 1974-2000

Documents dating back to 1974 about the International Solidarity Exhibit in Timor Leste.

Timor Leste International Solidarity Exhibit

Colonizing East Timor: Indonesia and Australia’s Oil Drilling Plans

  • CAPPP1991
  • Item
  • July/August, 1991

This document was sourced from Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP).
Titled, Colonizing East Timor: Indonesia and Australia’s Oil Drilling Plans, the article was written by Allan Nairn in the Petrochemical age section of the July/August 1991 issue of Multinational Monitor. The article argues that Australia is reaping rewards from Indonesia’s invasion of East Timor by extracting the oil of East Timor’s seabed through the Timor Gap Treaty. It signed the treaty with Indonesia in 1989. The article features a quote from Jose Ramos Horta that argues the hypocrisy of Australia as it concurrently joined a war against Iraq in the name of international law while saying that Indonesia was not precluded by international law from invading Timor. Next, the article presents the comments of Dick Woolcott, the Australian ambassador to Indonesia, on the Indonesian invasion of Timor. It then explains that oil company research in the early 1970s had estimated that the disputed waters between Australian and Timor could hold vast amounts of oil and natural gas. Finally, the article argues that the Timor Gap Treaty is the first international agreement that formally legitimizes the Indonesian annexation of Timor and presents Portugal’s challenge to Australia over the treaty in the World Court.

Pacific Peoples Partnership

TAPOL

  • UKTAPOL
  • Coleção
  • 1973-2008

TAPOL

Speech by Geraldo Magno, FRETILIN, to the 6th NFIP Conference

  • CAPPP1990
  • Item
  • November 1-7, 1990

This document was sourced from Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP).
Titled, Speech by Geraldo Magno, FRETILIN, to the 6th NFIP Conference, the conference took place from November 1-7, 1990 in Aotearoa. Geraldo Magno begins by acknowledging the conference’s occurrence on Maori land and emphasising East Timorese indigenous origins. He then describes East Timor’s political situation and discusses Indonesian policies of genocide in the country. Magno emphasises the consolidation of East Timorese identity since the Indonesian invasion and discusses his people’s armed struggle. He then presents victories of his movement and argues the signing of the Timor Gap agreement between Indonesia and Australia is a violation of East Timor’s right to self-determination. Finally, he calls for an end to nuclear testing in the Oceania region. At the end of the document is a draft resolution with nine points related to the content of the speech.

Pacific Peoples Partnership

The Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings

  • CAAPCETReport1994
  • 1994

This document is an excerpt from the Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings. The conference was held from May 31 – June 5, 1994.
This document contains:

  • Selected Press Statements
    o The East Timor Conference: Forging a People-to-People Asian Solidarity (13 May, 1994)
    o APCET Will Go on as Scheduled (28 May, 1994)
    o Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (18 June, 1994)
    o Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor Press Statement (24 June, 1994)
    o Son of APCET
  • Acknowledgements
  • We made it!
    The Report and Proceedings of APCET was published by the University of the Philippines in Dilman, Quezon City, Philippines.

Initiatives for International Dialogue

The Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings

  • CAAPCETReport1994
  • 1994

This document is an excerpt from the Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) Report and Proceedings. The conference was held from May 31 – June 5, 1994.

This document contains:

  • Don’t forget East Timor

Former Bishop Emeritus of the Japanese Catholic Council for Justice and Peace, Bishop Aloisius Nobuo Soma begins his address by emphasising the UN’s primary role in facilitating self-determination and the independence of former colonies. He argues that the Indonesian government’s behaviour towards East Timor has completely gone against this priority and has deprived Timor of its rightful independence from Portugal. The Bishop emphasises the eight resolutions passed by the UN and Indonesia’s ignorance of them. Next, the Bishop makes an appeal to Indonesia and its core principles asking it to respect the rights of the Timorese and establish peace. The Bishop then explains that despite the treatment the people of East Timor have received from Indonesia, the former do not intend to cause any issues for the latter should they become independent. The Bishop then appeals to the UN to use its power to rectify the situation of the East Timorese while emphasising a Timorese Bishop’s call for decolonisation. He describes the transnational religious advocacy network surrounding the plight of the Timorese. He discusses the importance of NGOs in educating the public and pressuring governments to act. The Bishops ends his speech with a pledge of solidarity with the East Timorese.

The Report and Proceedings of APCET was published by the University of the Philippines in Dilman, Quezon City, Philippines.

Initiatives for International Dialogue

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