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Textual Record and Photographs. Forty-three pages.

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This document contains thirty-seven separate documents.

  1. A photograph entitled, “Picketline tegen bezoek Indonesische generaal” [Translation: Picketline against visit Indonesian general] | In Dutch

  2. A newspaper article from Den Haag, The Netherlands - Government Building. January 1995: Endie amidst Maluku activists awaiting General Feisal Tanjung, who visits The Netherlands to discuss military ties. The general remained invisible.

  3. A photograph of Balloon action, International Court of Justice, The Netherlands - Timor Gap - 1995.

  4. A photograph of Timor Gap Balloon Action - International Court of Justice, The Netherlands. 30 January 1995: Start of the public hearing in the case of Australian oil explorations in the Timor Gap. Activists use gas balloons to fly a banner and hundreds of leaflets at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Since the Indonesian deal with Australia in 1990, the oil in the Timor Gap attracted nine of the world’s largest oil companies. The total investments at this stage amount up to over 250 million dollar. Oil multinationals, Australia and Indonesia exploit this oil over the backs of the Timorese People. With our balloon action we relate to a balloon action in Jakarta on 21 September 1994, when four activists have been arrested and tortured with electric shocks. With hundreds of gas balloons we state that we: 1) Support Human Rights activists in Indonesia and East Timor 2) Protest against the theft of the natural treasures of occupied East Timor. | 2 pages.

  5. A postcard that reads, Please release Jose Antonio Belo and fifteen other students detained after a peaceful demonstration in Dili, East Timor on 9 January 1995. Created by AETA in Australia, 1995.

  6. A photograph of Mid 90’s Australia - Fatinha Pires at a demonstration in Darwin.

  7. A photograph entitled, “Hannover, Germany” 1995: Demonstration during a visit of Suharto to Hannover. A mass demonstration was held and solidarity activists came from many European countries: France, Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium, Uk, and others, to protest together in Germany against the brutal Suharto regime. Not only Europeans participated, also Indonesians, Moluccans, Timorese, Papuans and Achehnese living in Europe joined the demonstration. Organized by Watch! Indonesia.

  8. Two photographs taken in Hannover, Germany at a Demonstration against Suharto Regime during visit of Suharto + Alatas to Germany. 1995.

  9. Two photographs taken at a demonstration against Suharto Regime during visit of Suharto + Alatas to Germany. 1995.

  10. A photograph of a sign from a protest, “Stop Genocide in West Papua” in Hannover, 1995.

  11. A photograph of Ali Alatas losing his diplomacy in Dresden, Germany. 5 April 1995: President Suharto, Indonesian Foreign Minister Ali Alatas and other VIPs visited the city Dresden in Germany for several events. They also planned to see an opera performance, but the opera refused. During their visit, there were demonstrations everywhere they came. Finally, when they traveled to a formal dinner with the State President, their VIP bus was surrounded by protesters: Alatas lost his diplomatic reserve. This picture has been used many years, on a variety of posters and leaflets made by many groups, in many countries. Some examples of poster tests used with this picture are: “Is this man Indonesia’s next president?” & “Ali Alatas: Human Rights, up my ass!” | 2 pages.

  12. A poster for a Grand Solidarity Manifestation for Maluku, Timor and Papua in The Netherlands, 1995.

  13. A photograph of Joao Dias and his interpreter Endie van Binsbergen speak at the Pasar Maling in Utrecht. The Passer Maling was a manifestation in Utrecht, Netherlands. It brought together over 60 Maluku, Papua and Indonesia activist groups. They had always been scattered but the Pasar Maling made the big change. A full-day program in the pouring rain from political speeches to food sellers to cultural dance groups and a rock band playing traditional songs from Maluku new style. Special speaker at the Passer Maling was Joao Dias, eye witness of the killings at Dili hospital after the Santa Cruz massacre.

  14. A photograph of a Papua dance group Sampari participated at the Pasar Maling in Utrecht.

  15. Two photographs of Maluku youths play the music for Timorese songs of freedom at the Pasar Maling in Utrecht.

  16. A photograph of the Pasar Maling in Utrecht drew lots of media attention. 1995.

  17. A newspaper article entitled, “System Indonesia leads to its own downfall” Article about the warm atmosphere of solidarity despite the rain during the manifestation. Quoting Viktor Kaisiepo (Papua), Jose Amorim Dias (East Timor) and Nico Souissa (Maluku). June 19th, 1995. | Dutch

  18. Two photographs at The Pasar Maling - Media Attention. 1995.

  19. A photograph of Yayak. Indonesian exile in Germany presents one of his many political banners. 1995.

  20. Two photographs. The first is entitled, “Osaka, Japan” August 1995: Andrew McNaughtan, Veronica Maia, Antonio Mais and Isilio da Silva at a conference on war compensation.The second is entitled, “Osaka, Japan” November 1995: Ramos-Horta, Maria Albertina and Domingos Sarmento at the conference that was held before the demonstration at the time of the APEC.

  21. A photograph entitled, “The Fourth UN World Conference on Women, Beijing, September 1995.” East Timorese women at an action in Beijing.

  22. A photograph entitled, “The Fourth UN World Conference on Women, Beijing, September 1995” Ines Almeida, Ceu Brites, Milena Pires, Neca, Kiyoko Furusawa and Portuguese NGO delegates in solidarity.

  23. A photograph taken in Bonn, Germany. 1995: Joao Antonio Dias, Aviano Faria and Domingos Samento Alves in front of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation, where they discussed the situation in East Timor.

  24. A photograph taken in Cologne, Germany. 1995: Domingos Samento Alves, Aviano Faria and Joao Antonio Dias at the office of a main national newspaper in Germany, together with activist Monika Schlinder (Watch! Indonesia)

  25. A photograph in New York, USA: protest welcome for Suharto in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. 25 October 1995.

  26. A letter from Bono from the band U2 to the good people of East Timor.

  27. A photograph taken in Darwin, Australia. 1995: Re-enactment of Roger East’s death (AFFET / ETSE)

  28. A photograph of a Silent torch wake in front of the Parliament building in The Netherlands. 7 December 1995: A silent wake with burning torches at the Dutch Parliament in The Hague expresses the tragedy of the 20th birthday of the Indonesian invasion. Timorese, Moluccan, Papuan, Indonesian and Dutch activists stand in silence and demand a statement from the Dutch government. Organized by the Human Right organization “Komitee Indonesia.” An Indonesian activist carries a board that states: “Human Rights are still violated in Indonesia — But now they do it themselves.”

  29. A photograph entitled, “Solidarity in The Netherlands for the 55 East Timorese students who occupied the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta” December 1995: Activists in The Netherlands occupy the D’66 Party Office, the Parliament, the Department of Foreign Affairs and protest in front of the Indonesian Embassy. The activists include Papuans, Moluccans, East Timorese and Dutch and use handcuffs to lock themselves to objects so that the police cannot evict them. They sent the keys of the handcuffs to journalists so that the police had to contact the journalists and cooperate with the media.

  30. A newspaper article entitled, “Van Mierlo responsible for chaos” Occupied regional party office of D’66 in The Hague. The protest was against the arrest of several East Timorese in Jakarta. | Dutch.

  31. A newspaper article entitled, “Action East Timorese at Parliament” Members of action committee ‘Renetil’ chained themselves to a pillar. 13 December 1995 on the Front Page.

  32. A newspaper article entitled, “Rental action at parliament in The Netherlands” Solidarity with the 55 East Timorese who occupied the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta. 13 December 1995. | Dutch.

  33. A photograph of protesters in The Netherlands. 1995.

  34. A newspaper article entitled, “Hoe Zit Dat Nou Met Die Oost timorezen?” [Translation: What about these East Timorese] December 1995. | Dutch.

  35. A pamphlet. “Campaign on tourism in Indonesia” The green leaflet was secretly mixed with general travel info at tour operatos’ stands. It describes dozens of reasons for not enjoying your vacation in a land under Suharto’s regime. 1995, The Netherlands. “Travel Safe -Keep your eyes closed.” | 4 pages, in Dutch.

  36. A photograph of Renetil Representative in Germany. 1995.

  37. A page of photographs of a press conference for Jose Ramos-Horta at public sector union offices, Haymarket, Sydney, after announcement of Nobel Peace Prize with Bishop Belo (late 1995)


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