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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

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

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

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

The East Timor Issue and the Symposia of Oporto University

  • Oporto Symposia
  • Item
  • 1995

Contents:

  • East Timor: Interrupted Decolonization of a People with its Own Identity
  • East Timor in the United Nations and the Portuguese Position Until 1986
  • 1986, A Turning Point
  • The First Symposium on Timor of Oporto University - September 1989 - and the Consolidation of Nationalist Convergence
  • II Symposium on Timor of Oporto University - April-May 1990: - Strengthening Hope, In Spite of Difficulties
  • III Symposium on Timor of OU - May 1991 - Or the Appeal to the Vatican for a More Coherent Commitment to the Defense of the Human and National Rights of the Timorese
  • IV Symposium on Timor of OU - April 92 - and the Santa Cruz Massacre
  • V Symposium on Timor of OU - July 1993 - From the Arrest of De Maximum Leader of the Maubere Resistance, Xanana Gusmào, to Cooperation with Indonesia Democrats
  • The Asia/Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET), which took place in Manila - from 31 May to 4 June 1994
  • The Iserlohn Conference - 30 September to 2 October 1994 - and the Development of German Solidarity with East Timor
  • VI Symposium on Timor of OU - 4 October 1994 to 26 March 1995 - Portuguese Universities take on a Growing Commitment and Propose a Grater Degree of Internationalization

Oporto University (University of Porto)

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

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

  • CAAPCETReport1994
  • Item
  • 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:

  • Petition for Certiorari to overturn the TRO, Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court, Manila
  • Copy of Court Summons to Answer TRO by Manuela F. Lorenzo, Clerk of Court, Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court, National Capital Judicial Region, Branch 216, Quezon City (May 26th, 1994)
  • Agreement Forged by APCET Counsels with the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation by Atty. Ronaldo P. Ledesma, Executive Chairman, Board of Special Inquiry (June 3rd, 1994)
  • Supreme Court Order Overturning TRO by Luzviminda D. Puno, Clerk of Court, Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court, Manila (May 31st, 1994)
  • Temporary restraining order (May 31st, 1994)

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:

  • East Timor: History, Testimonies and Perspectives

In his address, English filmmaker and journalist Max Stahl attempts to provide the perspective of a foreigner who had only recently become engaged in the struggle of East Timor. Stahl had recorded the November 12th, 1991 Dili massacre, exposing it to the world. He notes the lack of media interest in the East Timor situation for many years. He explains his disbelief when world powers supported the Indonesian government despite its repression of East Timor. He then details the preparations of the East Timorese resistance movement leading up to the eventually cancelled visit of the Portuguese delegation.
Stahl explains why Timorese resistors chose to march to the Santa Cruz cemetery and details a small altercation between demonstrators and the Indonesian military that would be used to justify a massacre. After describing this massacre, Stahl emphasises the plurality of massacres of the Timorese. He also presents an eyewitness account from a man beaten by Indonesian soldiers and brought along with other dead and wounded protestors to a mortuary. Stahl explains that many demonstrators who had survived the initial attack were killed there. Finally, he emphasises the lack of information the massacred victims’ families received and the justice the people of East Timor seek.
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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