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East Timor Alert Network - 1998-12

Peaceful patience belies a growing frustration in East Timor
Canadians Call for Prime Minister to go public on East Timor
Between 40 and 60 people massacred in Alas, East Timor
Autonomy Debate - Autonomy and the law of self-determination
ETAN's AGM and national strategy meeting
Electronic resources on East Timor - website and new e-newsletter
Bred historique de la reistance au Timor Oriental (Brief history of oriental Timor resistance)
A guide to East Timor's resistance
WANTED for crimes against humanity - poster
Shhh! Canada supports self-determination
Xanana Gusmao: Jailed resistance leader
Xanana Gusmao : un portrait (Xanana Gusmao: a portrait)
Ottawa opens office, embassy, commemorates massacre
Des tables d'informations partout (tables of information everywhere)
Letter to Prime Minister Jean Chretien to change Canadian foreign policy to publicly support East Timor's right to self-determination

East Timor Alert Network

East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1990

[ETAN Canada Newsletter]
Fall/Winter 1990
Inside East Timor

  • Student protests/youth unrest
    -General Murdani’s visit
    -100 Timorese civilians massacred by Indonesian army
    International Update
  • Continued criticism at the annual United Nations Decolonization Hearings
    -strong statement regarding support of Western countries, made by Canadian MP Ray Funk
    -Portuguese parliamentary visit cancelled by Indonesia
    -meeting between UN Secretary General and Parliamentarians for East Timor cancelled due to Gulf emergency
    -Portuguese President Soares met with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican
    -Portuguese Prime Minister advocates for the continued pressuring of the international community
    -Portuguese parliament initiates a National Timor Prize
    -The Timor Gap Treaty is ratified by the Australian parliament, yet faces legal review
    -the Inter-governmental Group on Indonesia gave 4.5 billion USD to Indonesia this year
    -the International Federation of Journalists condemns Indonesia for the restricted access to East Timor
    -the Council of Europe accepts a resolution condemning the Indonesia occupation of East Timor
    -the Socialist International adopts a strong resolution condemning Indonesia’s illegal occupation of East Timor
    -Portugal and Indonesia elected to the UN Human Rights Commission (the Western and Asian groups respectively)
    -Asia Watch Report entitled “A Human Rights Update on Indonesia and East Timor” is released in the US
    -the Lawyers Committee of the US strongly criticizes Washington’s position on human rights violations in East Timor
    -General Murdani speaks out against Iraq’s seizure of Kuwait
    In Canada
    -Bill Ripley from Queen’s University goes on 45-day hunger strike to protest Canadian support of Indonesian genocide of East Timorese
    -Canadian Embassy representatives visit East Timor
    -Actions for Canadians to take to support the East Timorese cause
    News Articles/Appendices
    -“Timor ‘wipe out’ threat” (11/3/90)
    -“Canadian investment mission” (06/03/90)
    -“A new NGO on Indonesian affairs in the US” (June 1990)
    -“Top-secret talks held on East Timor ‘trauma’” (29/04/1990)
    -“Indonesia accused of Timor massacre” (27/06/90)
    -“Group claims Timor killings” (27/06/90)
    -“A Tourist in Timor” (April 1990)
    -“East Timor Bishop Reports Torture and Pleads That Lisbon Intervene” (02/11/90)
    -“Translation of a Letter from Bishop Belo, Apostolic Administrator of Dili” (27/06/89)
    -“Map prepared by the FRETILIN Lisbon Office” (June 1990)
    -“Territories with which the special committee is concerned” (May 1989)
    -“Students fasting three days” (April 1990)
    -“Hunger Strike: Kingston man protesting Canadian role in cultural ‘genocide’ on Pacific islands”
    -“Hunger striker protests genocide in East Timor” (03/09/1990)
    -“Prof fights to halt East Timor ‘genocide’”
    -“Hunger stroke into second week” (03/13/1990)
    -“Assembly votes to encourage screening of donations”
    -“Assembly supports hunger striker”
    -“Kingston man addresses UN East Timor committee” (08/10/1990)
    -“Deserves scrutiny” (09/04/1990)
    -“Stop Canadian complicity”/Torture of East Timorese (04/12/1990)
    -“Hypocritical claims” (10/19/1990)
    -“Letters to the editor: Doesn’t seem to matter” (03/26/1990)
    -“Our outrage over Iraq shows hypocrisy” (08/22/1990)
    -“Tragedy continues in East Timor” (04/18/1990)
    -“East Timor: A Foot in the Door (August 1989)
    -“Memo: re recent visit to Indonesia” (June 1990)
    -“The CIA supplied Suharto with death lists in 1965” (June 1990)

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1992-04

  • Letter from Ray Funk, M.P. Prince Albert/ Churchill River
  • Letter from Li-lien Gibbons
  • Canada reverses its position on East Timor (David Webster)
  • The games nations play
  • Ministers to discuss Timorese massacre (Louise Crosby)
  • Punishment over Timor
  • Indonesia bristles at criticism of Timor massacre: amnesty deplores rights violations
  • Pro-independence East Timor Spy gets five years
  • Canada accepts explanation of East Timor massacre (Dave Todd)
  • McDougall’s letter “pathetic”
  • Remember who also works for him
  • Making a mockery of our democracy (George Adamson)
  • Hypocritical policy
  • Sanctions could end against Indonesia
  • Canada endorses the big lie
  • Indonesia rejects aid idea (Jeff Sallot)
  • McDougall predicts end to sanctions
  • Indonesia criticizes aid donors
  • Murder victim mourned: blood-letting marks visit of Indonesia’s foreign minister (Don Hauka)
  • Trial begins for two students in anti-Indonesian protest
  • Farawar bloodshed leaves a stain on Canada (Li-lien Gibbons)
  • Woman carries on brother’s work (Murdoch Macleod)
  • Stop the aid to Indonesia (John McMurry)
  • West ignored killing until interest affected (Richard Foxton)
  • Peace ship gets warning
  • Canadians in group sailing for East Timor demonstration
  • Indonesians turn back peace boat
  • Diplomat trying to block protest voyage to Timor
  • Slaughter in East Timor angers student: protest at Indonesian consulate meant as message for Barbara McDougall (Timothy Folsom)
  • East Timor in a state of terror
  • East Timor trials: defendants challenge court’s jurisdiction
  • Dili demonstrators go on trial for subversion
  • UN commission adopts half-hearted decision
  • East Timor round-up – ban on foreign journalists visiting East Timor

East Timor Alert Network

East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1994-Fall

  • Canada eyes Indonesia trade; blind to human rights
  • Army targets the church, attacks protestors
  • Peace talks spurned
  • Protestors beaten, detained, and “disappeared”
  • Suharto cracks down on press
  • Indonesian group wants aid stopped
  • Asian support for East Timor grows
  • United Nations update
  • Parliamentarians for East Timor
  • Recommendations for Canada’s aid program
  • Six months for east Timor: an action campaign proposal

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1995-Spring

  • East Timorese woman speaks out for justice
  • Timorese mothers appeal or help
  • Crackdown cracks Indonesian monolith (David Webster)
  • Indonesia: clampdown on the free press (David Webster)
  • Labour in Indonesia
  • International news
  • Liberals sell weapons to Indonesia: Ouellet rubber stamps $5.7 million in salevs
  • Canada’s diplomatic initiatives (Sharon Scharfe)
  • Parliamentarians for East Timor
  • Action reports

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1997-Fall

  • War criminal on the loose!
  • Continued arrests and killings
  • Canada-Indonesia military ties (David Webster)
  • From the national office (Li-Lien Gibbons)
  • Halifax: confronting university complicity (Brooks Kind)
  • Toronto: reaching out (Susan Yates)
  • Vancouver: a summer of action (Robert Strang)
  • Ottawa: “this would never happen in Indonesia (Brian Dawson)
  • Prairies: ETAN grown

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1998-09

Title: Canadian Action for Indonesia and East Timor

  • Inside East Timor: an update
  • José Antonio Belo released
  • Unrest in paradise (Ian Timberlake)
  • “Timor needs tourists”
  • Promises and prisoners in Indonesia
  • Support the Volunteer Team for Humanity
  • Canadian company pulping Indonesia forests
  • Indonesia, aid and the Canadian wheat board
  • News from around Canada

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1998-12

  • Black Friday in Jakarta
  • Death in the streets at MPR special session
  • The army atrocities: a threat to Indonesian people and the main obstacle for democracy
  • East Timor and military lies
  • Voices from the resistance: Fernando de Araujo
  • Yeni Damayanti
  • New oil and gas projects
  • PT TEL Update
  • Stop Canadian military exports to Indonesia
  • Halifax: “who represents Canada?” (Brooks Kind)
  • News from around Canada
  • CAFIET national meeting February 26-28

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1992-10

  • UN commission condemns Indonesia
  • After the massacre: punishing the victims in East Timor
  • Elaine Brière’s work in British Columbia
  • Activism in Ontario
  • Action ideas
  • Timorese voices
  • Will Ottawa put its money where its mouth is? (Londa Hossie)
  • Human rights violations are noted “with concern”
  • Why won’t Canada follow its own human rights rules (Brian Masse)
  • What is stopping the UN? (David Webster)
  • Indonesian General sued in Boston court for role in Santa Cruz massacre

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1993-02

  • Resistance leader Xanana goes on trial
  • Resistance still fighting
  • Repression stepped up in East Timor
  • Massacre remembered worldwide
  • A lack of development in East Timor
  • Making a mockery of human rights
  • Timorese voices
  • Action reports
  • “Secret Indonesia conference ignores human rights groups” (Zuhair Kashmeri)
  • “East Timor refugee speaks at WOSS” (Angela Blackburn)
  • “Refugee considered ‘bad boy’ by Indonesian government”
  • “Indonesian genocide”
  • “Canada chooses profits over right” (David Webster)
  • “Aid policy for Indonesia under fire” (Tim Harper)
  • “Commerce outguns human rights in East Timor mess” (Mark Curtis)
  • “Five days in East Timor” fear fuels paranoia in a land of military saturation, political surveillance and bitter young men” (Glenn Wheeler)
  • “Independence leader goes on trial” (Nantha Kumar)
  • “Tough talks on Timor” (Glenn Wheeler)
  • “Masculine idealism fueling Timor independence dream”

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1991-11

  • Where does Indonesia fit it? (George Adamson)
  • Letter about the discontent over the indiscriminate shooting of innocent Timorese on Nov. 12, 1991 (Elaine Brière)
  • East Timor troops fire on demonstrators: dozens reported killed in protest against Indonesia’s 15-year rule
  • Terror in Timor as MP visit nears
  • East Timor at the UN decolonisation committee
  • Clones sent in to hide East Timor crimes (Hugh O’Shaughnessy)
  • Timorese workers stand up for their rights
  • Resolution on east Timor
  • Letter to the US secretary of state (Nony Rhodes)
  • Letter to George Jamieson (Richard Starr)
  • Creating the “ideal viewpoint” (Stephen Smith)
  • Letter from Amnesty International about violence used by Indonesian military
  • “We are living in hell” – two more massacres reported from east Timor

East Timor Alert Network

East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1992-01

  • Letter from Ray Funk, M.P. Prince Albert/ Churchill River
  • Letter from Li-lien Gibbons
  • Canada reverses its position on East Timor (David Webster)
  • The games nations play
  • Ministers to discuss Timorese massacre (Louise Crosby)
  • Punishment over Timor
  • Indonesia bristles at criticism of Timor massacre: amnesty deplores rights violations
  • Pro-independence East Timor Spy gets five years
  • Canada accepts explanation of East Timor massacre (Dave Todd)
  • McDougall’s letter “pathetic”
  • Remember who also works for him
  • Making a mockery of our democracy (George Adamson)
  • Hypocritical policy
  • Sanctions could end against Indonesia
  • Canada endorses the big lie
  • Indonesia rejects aid idea (Jeff Sallot)
  • McDougall predicts end to sanctions
  • Indonesia criticizes aid donors
  • Murder victim mourned: blood-letting marks visit of Indonesia’s foreign minister (Don Hauka)
  • Trial begins for two students in anti-Indonesian protest
  • Farawar bloodshed leaves a stain on Canada (Li-lien Gibbons)
  • Woman carries on brother’s work (Murdoch Macleod)
  • Stop the aid to Indonesia (John McMurry)
  • West ignored killing until interest affected (Richard Foxton)
  • Peace ship gets warning
  • Canadians in group sailing for East Timor demonstration
  • Indonesians turn back peace boat
  • Diplomat trying to block protest voyage to Timor
  • Slaughter in East Timor angers student: protest at Indonesian consulate meant as message for Barbara McDougall (Timothy Folsom)
  • East Timor in a state of terror
  • East Timor trials: defendants challenge court’s jurisdiction
  • Dili demonstrators go on trial for subversion
  • UN commission adopts half-hearted decision
  • East Timor round-up – ban on foreign journalists visiting East Timor

East Timor Alert Network

East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1996-Fall

  • “Two peoples against a common enemy”: Indonesian democrats support a free East Timor
  • Bella Galho’s greeting to all members of ETAN
  • Everyday terror in Timor
  • Indonesia alert
  • East Timor supporters speak out for rights in Indonesia
  • Ploughshares women not guilty
  • Vatican stands firm in rejecting Indonesian pressures
  • United Nations fails East Timor
  • “New embassy, same old complicity” (Stephen Dale)
  • Canadian trade unions pass strong resolution on East Timor
  • The national solidarity project continues
  • Women’s march against poverty launched in Vancouver
  • Action reports
  • Open house at the Indonesian embassy (Alan Shain)

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1999-05

Title: Canadian Action for Indonesia and East Timor

  • East Timor: hope and danger
  • UN presence needed in East Timor now: Canada must act
  • Human rights: some suggestions for the government
  • NGO statement on West Papua
  • Indonesian women for peace
  • 1965 prisoners released – but PRD prisoners still jailed
  • Violence on Ambon
  • First national meeting for CAFIET
  • Militias take control of Dili

East Timor Alert Network

East Timor Alert Network Newsletter

  • OPIRG film screening raises eyebrows (Mike Adler)
  • INCO grant called into question (Shawn Murchison)
  • On the island of East Timor an invisible intifadah (David Webster)
  • Statement of the Canadian delegation to the 45th session of the UNHRC Hearings
  • What about East Timor?
  • Canada backs Kuwait, backs off on East Timor: Indonesia ranks highg in foreign aid despite human-rights abuses (Ahmed Elamin)
  • The world ignores East Timor’s struggle for independence (David Webster)
  • Amnesty International concerned for the safety of university students arrested during a peaceful demonstration
  • Canadian role in Indonesia opportunistic (John Sorenson)
  • Development and death in east Timor (Elaine Brière and Dan Devaney)
  • Canadian newspapers coverage of East Timor, 1990

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1993-07

  • Xanana Gusmao jailed for life
  • Ma’Huno still being held without charges
  • Canada joins UN condemnation of Indonesia
  • Asian Human rights groups back Timor
  • Germans protest warship sale to Indonesia
  • Timorese exchange students banned
  • CIDW whitewashes Timor record
  • Poetry by Abe Barreto Soares
  • Action reports
  • Labour congress calls for self determination
  • “East Timor gains support in its fight against Indonesia” (Sven Bergman)
  • “Bishop describes East Timor’s fear: he says Indonesian army routinely tortures prisoners” (Philip Shenon)
  • “Man on the run: East Timorese resistance fighter wants Canada to support struggle for independence” (Louise Crosby)
  • “UN resolution vote may signal shift in American policy”
  • “Indonesia’s secret”
  • “Cut off aid, trade with Indonesia – East Timor resistance leader” (Alexander Morris)
  • “Canada backs East Timor sentence despite outcry” (Dave Todd)
  • “Portrait of an activist: Elaine Brière” (Dawn McDevin)

East Timor Alert Network

East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1996-Winter

  • Canada signs trade contracts with Indonesia (Kerry Pither)
  • Indonesian NGOs protest nuclear sales
  • Indonesian ambassador tried intimidation
  • Labour solidarity for Timor grows
  • Belo wins Canadian human rihts award
  • Canada mentions Timor at UN
  • Asylum seekers – Timorese fleeing the country
  • Soldiers attack mass
  • International notes
  • Action reports

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East Timor Alert Network Newsletter 1998-06

  • “Here’s pepper in your eye!” (Gaby Resch)
  • The aftermath: APEC arrests and civil rights (ed. Dan Devaney)
  • Regional reports: Quadra island (Carol Foort)
  • Edmonton (Scott Harris)
  • Regina (Susan McQuarrie)
  • Calgary (Larry Grieve)
  • Ottawa (Abe Barreto Soares)
  • Prince George (Trudy Engler and Lee Ann Cooper)
  • St John’s (Bruce Gilbert)
  • Peterborough (George Adamson)
  • “In memory of Bill Owen” (Brooks Kind)
  • Poems by students
  • Death of Kotis Santana
  • New Magna Carta for Timorese
    Indonesia in Crisis:
  • Suharto vs the IMF: a choice of two evils
  • The crisis and its impact on the people
  • Activists “disappeared,” tortured
  • Recent protests
  • Leading playwright arrested in Jakarta
  • “Stop press --- protests, riots spread through Indonesia” (Maggie Helwig)
  • “Bitter paradise; the sellout of East Timor an update” (Elaine Brière)

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