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  • 1999 (Creation)

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Arnold Kohen founded The Humanitarian Project, with support from figures such as Anderson, Bishop Paul Moore Jr of New York, and others. He worked with NBC as an investigative reporter, and was influential from 1979 onward in getting Timor-Leste into the editorial and news pages of US mainstream media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe and many other publications. His advocacy work in the US Congress involved several figures, including Democratic Congressman Tony Hall, Democratic Senators Paul Tsongas and Carl Levin, Republican Senator Dave Durenberger and later, Republican Senator Malcolm Wallop. Globally, he was active in networks starting with the first international conference on East Timor held in Lisbon in May 1979 and including the Christian Consultation on East Timor network.

In addition to his own work, Kohen was at the centre of a number of networks, making him one of the world’s most-connected Timor advocates. The political range included Noam Chomsky on the Left to former Reagan Administration National Security Advisor William Clark on the Right. The collection thus represents a remarkable record of Timor advocacy and documentation in the USA and internationally.

Materials in this collection relate to Kohen’s Timor advocacy from 1975 to about 2007, covering the period of Indonesian occupation (1975-99) plus a box of additional
materials for the years after 1999. The collection comprises 15 boxes now at Bishop’s University in Quebec. Two boxes of additional material are expected in May 2019.

One of the 15 boxes is made up of records supplied by Martin Rendon, aide to Representative Tony Hall and longtime Timor supporter. One additional box is made up of 1975—1984 materials from Daniel Southerland, former diplomatic correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and one of the most respected foreign affairs journalists of his generation. Both were close associates of Kohen and both boxes relate to Timor-Leste. The remaining boxes are Kohen’s own papers. They are in the process of being described at Bishop’s.


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Various newspaper articles published in 1999, mostly in the United States.

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● New hope for East Timor (04.02.1999) The New York Times
● The Prisoner of Hope (22.02.1999) Newsweek
● Portugal endeavours to atone for its colonial sins (26.02.1999) Financial Times
● East Timorese Bishop accuses military (11.04.1999) The Washington Post
● The reefs and the wreck (19.04.1999) Newsweek
● Terror in Timor (01.05.1999) The Economist
● East Timor’s poisoned choice (03.05.1999) The Wall Street Journal
● Accords signed for Timor autonomy vote; rights lawyer harassed (06.05.1999) The New
York Times
● Work to do for East Timor (19.05.1999) The Washington Post
● Terror in East Timor (20.05.1999) International Herald Tribune
● Alarm bells in East Timor (31.05.1999) The Washington Post
● East Timorese are subdued (08.06.1999) The New York Times
● Indonesia’s Opportunity (30.07.1999) The Washington Post
● East Timor’s moment of truth (07.08.1999) The Tablet
● A day of reckoning in East Timor (24.08.1999) The New York Times
● East Timor’s Day (27.08.1999) The Washington Post
● U.S. warns Indonesia over political violence (28.08.1999) The New York Times
● The fruits of ‘realism’ (07.09.1999) The New York Times
● In Clinton’s words: East Timor, (09.09.1999) The New York Times
● The world’s attention must focus on East Timor (10.09.1999) The Sun
● E. Timor killers target priests, student leaders (10.09.1999) The Washington Post
● Priests and nuns become targets of terror (10.09.1999) The New York Times
● Indonesia’s promises (13.09.1999) The Washington Post
● The terror continues (15.09.1999) The Washington Post
● A deluded approach to Third World militaries (16.09.1999) The Boston Globe
● Australians are warned: casualties likely in Timor (17.09.1999) International Herald
● A Gradual shift toward world intervention to save lives (17.09.1999) International
Herald Tribune
● Tyrants of Jakarta (19.09.1999) The Washington Post
● Timor: how high a price? (20.09.1999) Newsweek
● As troops exit, power shifts in E. Timor Capital (25.09.1999) The Washington Post
● U.N. peace force tightens grip on E. Timor capital (25.09.1999) The Washington Post
● At Last, Timorese can pray and count the costs (04.10.1999) The New York Times
● Peacekeepers kill two militiamen in first clash in East Timor (07.10.1999) The New York
● Indonesia’s Drama (21.10.1999) The Washington Post
● East Timor: Unfinished business (27.11.1999) The Economist | 2 pp.
● Pentagon reluctant to isolate Indonesia (11.09.1999) The Boston Globe
● Violent birth: East Timor’s vote for nationhood is tumultuous
● Albright urges care in E. Timor transition (06.03.1999) The Washington Post
● Indonesia: Independence or Death (15.03.1999) Newsweek
● East Timor, adrift and violent (10.04.1999) The Economist
● In Timor, separatists attacked by militias (18.04.1999) The New York Times
● E. Timor ceasefire marred by more deaths (22.04.1999) Financial Times
● Militias step up East Timor terror (25.04.1999) The Guardian
● Yes to Kosovo, no to East Timor? (29.04.1999) International Herald Tribune
● East Timor’s bloodiest tradition (05.05.1999) The New York Times
● A free vote for East Timor (07.05.1999) The Boston Globe
● From the place of the dead: the epic struggles of Bishop Belo of East Timor (10.05.1999)
Publishers Weekly | 2 pp.
● After the election (01.09.1999) The Washington Post
● Respecting the vote in East Timor (02.09.1999) The New York Times
● Belissimo (August 28th - September 3rd, 1999) The Economist
● Indonesia’s test (04.09.1999) The Washington Post
● An emergency in East Timor (08.09.1999) The Boston Globe
● Pressure Indonesia to halt killings (09.09.1999) The Atlanta Constitution
● Deadly delay in East Timor (10.09.1999) The Boston Globe
● Another messy apartment (10.09.1999) The Washington Post
● West’s credibility at Stake, Laureate says (10.09.1999) The Washington Post
● Ergo: No U.S. Dorm cleaners for Timor (10.09.1999) The Washington Post
● Timor violence touches a notes prelate (11.09.1999) The New York Times
● U.S.-to-Jakarta messenger: Chairman of the Joint chiefs (14.09.1999) The New York
● Cut off aid to Indonesia (15.09.1999) The Boston Globe
● Bishop meets pope, urges leadership on Timor (15.09.1999) The Boston Globe
● While diplomats talk (16.09.1999) The Washington Post
● Arrival of U.N. troops has revived hope in Dili (22.09.1999) USA Today
● US trained butchers of East Timor (23.09.1999) The Guardian
● Journalists targeted in E. timor (23.09.1999) The Washington Post
● Determination behind a charming smile (23.09.1999) Financial Times
● FT journalist killed by E Timor gunmen (23.09.1999) Financial times
● Pressures grow on diverse peacekeeping force (26.09.1999) Financial Times
● A longer stay in Timor looms for Australians (25.09.1999) International Herald Tribune
● Enter the peacekeepers: calm efficient - and two weeks too late (23.09.1999) The
● Why the world owes my people by Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo (04.10.1999)
● At last, Timorese can pray and count the costs (04.10.1999) The New York Times
● Going home with Bishop Belo (23.10.1999) The Tablet | 2 pp.
● After Srebrenica (18.11.1999) The Washington Post
● No Nobel but close (09.12.1999) The Washington Post
● Killings bleed E. Timor of hope (12.04.1999) The Guardian
● Bush is on Easy Street early in his campaign (27.06.1999) The New York Times
● Photo in the Financial Times (08.04.1999)


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