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Textual record and Photographs. Fifty-three pages.

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This document contains thirty-one separate documents.
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  1. Info evening East Timor: Video over the Anti-CGI demo in Paris (17/07/1992) this video also tells more about the military dictatorship in Indonesia. January 17th, 1993. | Dutch

  2. A page with two photographs. The description is in Esperanto. The photos have German signs flying on ships.

  3. Two photographs. 1993, UK: Demonstrations by British Coalition for East Timor outside Indonesian Embassy in London, Seen here are Chang so-Young and Chun Soon OK - Prograssio partners from Korea and Jonathan Humphries, former Chair of the British Coalition for East Timor who staged a sit-in hunger strike for a few days.

  4. Two photographs. The first: 1993, UK: a demonstration outside the Rolls Royce factory in Bristol to protest about Hawk sales to Indonesia. The demonstration was called “Oil, Arms, Terror” and organized by Hugh Dowson of the United Nations Association. Participants included Estevão Cabral, Prof. John Taylor, Dr. Peter Carey, Liem Soi Leong, and other members of the British coalition for East Timor, etc. The second: 1993, UK: Round-table meeting as part of the Christian Consultation on East Timor. From 1995 until 2004 Progressio facilitated this international ecumenical network.

  5. A photograph of an East Timor Ambassador Elisabeth Exposto during an ETAN organized speaking tour (USA). 1993.

  6. A photograph entitled, “Portuguese UN Mission, New York City, USA” 1993: Australian and USA organizations worked together to bring three Timorese Youth Ambassadors from Australia to the USA for a speaking tour, organized by ETAN. In the USA, they were joined by Abe Barreto and Constancio Pinto. This was the first of more than a dozen U.S. speaking tours that ETAN organized for exiled Timorese activists, many of whom are now Ministers, Parliamentarians and other leaders of the country. On the picture we see (from left to right): Elisabeth Exposto, Maria Bras, Danilo Henriques and Abe Barreto meet with the Portuguese ambassador to the United Nations.

  7. A photograph entitled, “With Plains, New York, USA” 1993: Elisabeth Exposta being interviewed by activist and photographer Andrew Courtney during Timorese Youth Ambassador Tour.

  8. A photograph entitled, “White Plains, New York, USA” 1993: During the Timorese Youth Ambassador Tour, Abe Barreto explained the East Timor situation to Indonesian-American Reverend Max Surjadinata. The Reverend was one of ETAN’s earliest members.

  9. A photograph of East Timor Youth Ambassador Danilo Henriques during an ETAN organized speaking tour (USA). 1993.

  10. A photograph of Mr. Akatani at WESPAC in 1993. Mr. Kan Akatani addresses a meeting of the Westchester People’s Action Coalition (WESPAC). Mr. Akatani was a UN official and became a prominent adviser to the International Federation for East Timor (IFET), which was initiated in 1991 by Jean Inglis and Akihisa Matsuno, both based in Japan and members of the Free East Timor Japan Coalition. IFET became a UN accredited NGO.

  11. A photograph entitled, “Amsterdam, The Netherlands” 17 August 1993: Group Purnama provides new head for colonial ruler Van Heutz.

  12. A photograph entitled, “Amsterdam, The Netherlands” 17 August 1993: “Our Colonial past nourished the dictatorial present. Stop genocide in East Timor” The Van Hgutz Monument in Amsterdam.

  13. A page with two photographs. The first: Japan, 1993, August: Mr. Shohachi Iwamura, Japanese soldier dispatched to East Timor during World War II, reports his participation in a gathering of Australian ex-soldiers. The second: Tokyo, Japan, 1993, August: Mr. Mari Alkatiri with Fr. Jaime Coelho S talking about East Timor, before a demonstration towards the Indonesian Consulate in Tokyo.

  14. A photograph entitled, “Tokyo, Japan” 1993, November: Mr. Mari Alkatiri, speaking tour and interview in Tokyo.

  15. A page with two photographs.The first: Kobe, Japan, 1993, December: Demonstration towards Indonesian Consulate in Kobe. The second: Kobe, Japan, 1993, December: Demonstration in front of Indonesian Consulate in Kobe.

  16. A flyer that reads, “Free East Timor - Indonesia out now!” 1993.

  17. A photograph of The Netherlands Group Purnama and sympathizers block Shell station to protest against Dutch investments in the Suharto regime. 12 Nov. 1993.

  18. Springstof - Handwritten and stencilled Utrecht activists’ weekly, distributed on pushbike to about 200 addresses in town. | in Dutch.

  19. A photograph on 12 November 1993, The Netherlands: Mikkie (Group Purnama) reads statement in front of the Indonesian Embassy.

  20. A photograph on 12 November 1993, The Netherlands: Memorial of Santa Cruz. Silent protest in front of the Indonesian Embassy. Protest March in memory of Santa Cruz, Department of Foreign Affairs and Indonesian Embassy in The Netherlands. Two years after the Santa Cruz massacre, activists march to the Dutch Department of Foreign Affairs, where they make loud noise. The March continues to the Indonesian Embassy where the activists stand in silence for many hours. Organize by the Dutch action group “Purnama.”

  21. A photograph of the National media coverage of protests on November 12th, 1993 in The Netherlands.

  22. A page with a collection of newspaper articles of the National Media coverage of protests on 12 November, 1993 in The Netherlands. | In Dutch.

  23. A newspaper article about the protests on November 12th, 1993 in The Netherlands. | In Dutch.

  24. Lyrics to a song entitled, “Viva Timor Leste!” written by the Utrecht Band, “Dogmama”

  25. A cassette tape cover from the single, “We can’t be Beaten - Songs for East Timor” with the lyrics attached.

  26. “Double Standard! Japan’s Stand on East Timor” Free East Timor Japan Coalition presented to the UN World Conference on Human Rights, June 1993. It includes: Introduction, East Timor: The Japanese Government’s Response: 1. The Sovereignty Issue 2. Position at the UN 3. Economic Aid to Indonesia 4. Involvement in petroleum development in Timor Gap area jointly administered by Australia and Indonesia 5. Meeting with East Timorese opposed to Integration 6. Summary. | 4 pages.

  27. “Timor Leste, Uma Responsabilidade Internacional” [Translation: East Timor, an International responsibility] Second introductory course to Indonesia and East Timor | 2 pages, in Portuguese.

  28. “V Jornadas de Timor da Universidade do Porto e curso de verão” [Translation: Five Timor days at the University of Porto and summer course] 22 July 1993 in Lisbon & 23 - 29 July 1993 in Estoril. | 2 pages, entirely Portuguese.

  29. A booklet entitled, “Paz e justice para Timor Leste!” [Translation: Peace and Justice for East Timor] 25 March 1993. Written by Father José Lopes Baptista, Member of the group Peace and Justice fro East Timor. 1993. | 15 pages. It includes:

    • Recent Developments regarding the issue of Timor
    • Necessity to reflect on the intervention of the church
    • Some concerns
    • Solidarity of the church in Timor… silences elsewhere.
    • The risk of forgetting principles
    • And the importance of remembering them… and applying them with coherence…
    • The correlation between human rights and the right to self-determination
    • Only in total freedom, with the occupiers out of its territory, can the people of Timor exercise their right to self-determination
    • The role of the Indonesian Church in the invasion and annexation of Timor
    • The role of the Church of Timor in the defence of its people against the arbitrary actions and attitudes of the occupying forces
    • The risk of identifying the Indonesian church with the Government’s policy
    • Present situation of the Church in Indonesia
      It also includes the Press Conference on the Arrest of Xanana Gusmão - Reasons and Objectives: 1. Xanana: A symbol of the Resistance of an entire people 2. Reasons for his arrest 3. Objectives of his arrest 4. At the difficult juncture, Coherence and Firmness in the Defense of the unalienable right to self determination and in the hope of new and promising developments in which Portugal can play the role of catalyst have become more vital than ever
  30. A newspaper article entitled, “Timor’s Untelevised Terror - As the World looks elsewhere, A small island suffers a hideous war” The Washington Post. 14 March 1993. | 2 pages.

  31. Stickers that read, “Free Xanana! Free East Timor! Boycott Bali! and “Hands off East Timor’s Oil” | 2 pages.


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