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| Monday August 30 1999 Referendum|
78,5 PER CENT IN FAVOUR OF INDEPENDENCE
Leaders of the opposing factions in East Timor have been meeting to try to end the fighting there, in the build-up to Monday's referendum on independence.
ITN's Tom Bradby reports.
The UN says one of its workers has been killed, marring what had otherwise been a peaceful vote on East Timor's future status. The polls have closed in the independence vote where an estimated 79 percent of those registered have cast their ballot. ITN's Tom Bradby reports.
| A Constitutional Framework|
for a Special Autonomy
for East Timor
rejected by East Timoreans
in favor of independence.
UN: Question of East Timor
Briefings, reports, maps, and a series of audio Webcasts made by UN Officials, including Kofi Annan, on East Timor and its future.
Resolutions on Timor - 1999
SC resolution 1246 (1999)
SC resolution 1236 (1999)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations in Indonesia
Links to all UN-agencys represented in Indonesia.
East Timorese Violence:
Is the U.N. to Blame?
Policy.com, September 10, 1999
Briefing that looks at criticism of the UN and West's handling of the Timor situation. Includes links to related opinion pieces, and background information.
Profile: The Militias
Xanana Gusmao: President National
Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT)
The East Timor Relief Association.
Text of Indonesian president's
announcement on peacekeeping troops
East Timorese overjoyed
by news of peacekeepers,
but fears remain
Allan Nairn Detained
Earlier this week, journalist and Pacifica contributor Allan Nairn was arrested and detained by security forces in Indonesia-occupied East Timor. He has since been flown to West Timor where Pacifica Radio's Amy Goodman reached him earlier today by cell phone. (September 16, 1999)
Repression for Profit:
Human Rights in Indonesia and East Timor
A CorpWatch Radio Interview
Allan Nairn visited the San Francisco Bay Area in October 1998, with Timorese dissident Bella Galhos. They spoke with CorpWatch Radio. Nairn began by describing the events that led to resignation of Indonesian dictator, President Suharto in May of last year in the wake of protests against IMF austerity measures imposed as a result of the country's economic crisis. Nairn pointed out that Suharto and the ABRI could not contain the protests, despite their long history of repression.
The Suharto-US Corporate Connection
Focus on the Corporation
Robert Weissman and Russel Mokhiber
Allan Nairn's Testimony at the House
Briefing on the IMF and Indonesia
IMF Efforts Hinder Democracy
April 6, 1998
IMF dossier on Indonesia
Political and Economic Crisis in Indonesia
Implications for East Timor Campaign for Self Determination
March 30, 1998
November 24 - 30, 1998
Andrew Hsiao & Jason Vest
Press Clips, Village Voice
Tension Rises In East Timor as Crisis Deepens
March 30, 1998
Mobil May Have Known About Sumatra Massacres
Mobil Operations In Sumatra (Indonesia)
Investigated As Villagers Sue
Drillbits & Tailings
December 21, 1998.
Global Goldrush: Freeport McMoRan in Indonesia
Corporate Watch Editorial
Freeport McMoRan: Mining Corporate Greed
By Jenna E. Ziman
The American Observer Staff Writer
East Timor Action Network
East Timor Human Rights Centre
Indonesia and East Timor
Human Rights Watch 1999 World Report
The International Red Cross
Crisis in East Timor
Amnesty International - USA
includes bulleting and in-depth reports that examine human rights
and other issues in Indonesia and East Timor.
East Timor Human Rights Page
East Timor jumping-off point. This site has the most links to important articles on the genocide. It even has a map for those who don't know where East Timor is.
National Commission of Human Rights
Komisi Nasional - Hak Asasi Manusia. Komnas - HAM. This is how the State look at things. English and Bahasa Indonesia.
| The United States Security Strategy |
for the East Asia-Pacific Region 1998
US State Department Consular Information Sheets
CIA factbook on Indonesia
Indonesia Map Online
Noam Chomsky: Why Americans
should care about East Timor
The US Government should act to correct its complicit role in alleged past atrocities comitted by Indonesia in E Timor.
Ending 20 Years of Occupation:
East Timor and U.S. Foreign Policy
from the Noam Chomsky Archive.
Statement by President Clinton on East Timor.
"At stake are the lives and way of life of innocent people. At issue is whether the democratically expressed will of the people can be overturned by violence and intimidation." (Sept 9. 1999)
Clinton: US To Play Supporting Role
Associated Press, (09/12/99)
Clinton Praises Indonesia Move
Associated Press, (09/12/99)More stories related to Timor crisis
YAHOO! Full coverage
Free Republic - The Lippo Scandal
A page from Free Republic on the scandal were President Clinton is
supposed to have received donations from the Indonesian company Lippo.
| Suharto and His Family: The Looting of East Timor|
By George J. Aditjondro
The historical involvement of former president Suharto and other elite in establishing financial interests in E. Timor. Argues that this is one of the reasons E. Timor will not be granted independence.
The United States and
the Overthrow of Sukarno,
By Peter Dale Scott,
Pacific Affairs, 58,
Summer 1985, pp. 239-264.
This essay, as classic as it is obscure because of the sensitivity of the topic and the disinformation surrounding it, is now published for the first time in the U.S. This article is around 87,000 bytes and includes 122 footnotes. Peter Dale Scott is a professor of English at the University of California in Berkeley, and an advisory board member at PIR .
"The United States and the Overthrow of Sukarno, 1965-1967," Pacific Affairs, 58, Summer 1985, 239-64.
Reprinted in Intelligence/Parapolitics (Paris), 79, July 1986, 13-19.
Original longer text published in Lobster (Hull, England), 20, Fall 1990; and translated into Dutch as "De Verenigde Staten & Indonesie 1965," in Indonesie: De Waarheid Omtrent 1965 (Amsterdam: Indonesia Media, 1965), 170-235.
Translated also into Bahasa Indonesia, as Peranan C.I.A. Dalam Penggulingan Bung Karno. Buku ini dilatang beredar oleh KEJAGUNG RI. (West Berlin: Perhimpunan Indonesia, 1988).
See also:"CIA Compiled Indonesian Death Lists in 1965"
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Daniel Brandt , PIR founder & president
Canadian complicity in the genocide in East Timor
"The Indonesian military continues to brutalize the people of Indonesia and occupied East Timor," said Lynn Fredriksson, Washington Representative of ETAN . "Passage of this legislation will send an unmistakable message that training of the Indonesian military is unacceptable while human rights violations in East Timor and Indonesia continue."
John M. Miller
Media & Outreach Coordinator, East Timor Action Network
PO Box 150753, Brooklyn, NY 11215-0014 USA
Contact: Lynn Fredriksson, 202-544-6911
John M. Miller, 718-596-7668
Web site: http://www.etan.org
Photographs allege torture of Timor women
DARWIN: Graphic photographs allegedly showing Indonesian soldiers torturing East Timorese schoolgirls were released in in Australia on Thursday.
The photographs show young, naked and half-naked women with bags over their heads. Men in army fatigues and balaclavas are shown undressing the women, pulling their legs apart, holding them down, tying them to a tree and holding burning cigarette butts close to their naked bodies.
| Sing a Song to Free East Timor|
'Mate Ka Moris' ('Death or Life')
" 'Mate Ka Moris' ('Death or Life') is a cry of resistance of the oppressed but courageous East Timorese. During the Dili-Santa Cruz Cemetery Massacre of 12 November, 1991, wherein hundreds of peaceful mourners were murdered by Indonesian machine-gun fire, these words were some of the last uttered by the dying. "
Letter of the Holy Father
to the Bishops of East Timor
The Vatican web site (9 September 1999)
"In most firmly condemning the violence, which has also been furiously unleashed against the personnel and property of the Catholic Church, I implore those responsible for so many acts of wickedness to abandon their murderous and destructive intentions."
Mgr. Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo
Messenger of Saint Antony, November 1996
Exclusive interview with the winner of Nobel Prize for peace. The courageous archbishop talks of his spirituality and of the continuing drama of East Timor since the brutal Indonesian invasion in 1975.
East Timor - 20 Years Later
An essay on Bishop Belo, recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize.
AsiaNet - Indonesia
Indonesian Internet Information Center
PETRA Christian University Indonesia
Australia National Library Indonesia Homepage
IOLINK: Indonesia Online Search
News from Nowhere:
The Unheard of Massacre in East Timor
A 1991 essay on an under-reported massacre in East Timor. A must read.
East Timor: Land of the Dead
An award-winning Australian journalist's account of East Timor and its fate under Indonesian rule. A call for the United States to take action.
Media Treatment of the 1991 Slaughter in East Timor
Dossier: East Timor
By Jeffrey Benner
Mother Jones magazine, Primer on the history of the conflict in East Timor.
Brief History of East Timor
from the the East Timor Relief Association.
History of Occupied East Timor
Documents relating to the Indonesian occupation.
PBS Online NewsHour
interview with the exiled East Timorese resistance leader and 1996 Nobel Peace Prize recipient
NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Crisis in East Timor
PBS Online NewsHour
includes the history of East Timor's conflict with Indonesia.
Discussion with Jose Ramos-Horta
PBS Online NewsHour
the exiled E. Timorese resistance leader, including an archive of the show's past reports on the subject.
East Timor Information Pages
The most up-to-date information on East Timor. Articles and news releases on the East Timorese Nobel Prize winners. Archives of massacres and human rights violations.
Stop the Hawk Deal
UK action against arms exports to Indonesia.
17. East Timor Referendum
East Timor: Special Report -- BBC News [RealPlayer]
East Timor Referendum: Indonesia's "Litmus Test"
Indonesia: Identity Crisis
The Struggle for East Timor
"Either way, it's a vote for civil war"
Sydney Morning Herald
War, Peace, and Security Guide
EAST TIMOR: An Short History of the Crisis
East Timor News: weekly summaries
TimorNet: East Timor and Indonesia's invasion.
'Free East Timor' central. The historical context for East Timor, and updates on the fight for freedom.
Essay on East Timor
An East Timorese first-hand eyewitness on the situation in East Timor.
Queens Uni Links
Mainly legal documents and some background.
An Australian group Community Aid Abroad
calls for action on East Timor
Land of the Dead
by John Pilger
English Pages on East Timor
Indonesia-l posts ,
all recent posts from Indonesian reports email mailing list
Indonesia Daily Report
selections and archives
Reg.Indonesia searchable database ,
| Bali Post On-Line |
Daily newspaper based in Denpasar (only in Bahasa Indonesia)
An all business daily in Bahasa Indonesia with a small English section.
A net edition based in Singapore of the Brunei Darussalam daily covering Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak.
Daily newspaper based in Surabaya (only in Bahasa Indonesia) .
A daily newspaper (in Bahasa Indonesia)
Based in Kupang and covering Timor and the immediate region. (in Bahasa Indonesia)
Media Indonesia on Web
(in Bahasa Indonesia).
acces to several newspapers
Archive from autumn 1996. (in Bahasa Indonesia)
Riau Pos Online
Daily, based in Pekanbaru, Sumatra. A small English section.
Serambi Indonesia Online
Daily, based in Aceh, Sumatra. Dashingly marking themselves as the "main gateway to Aceh".
The netversion of the Singaporean daily. All in English covering Singapore, Malaysia and the region.
They say they are "Independen - Objektif - Tanpa Prasangka (without prejudice)" (in Bahasa Indonesia). Covers Semarang, Solo and central Java, but no Yogyakarta-section.
Daily, based in Jakarta. An ambiguous archive covering a couple of months.
Indonesia daily, covering Surabaya and the east of Java. (in Bahasa Indonesia)
A daily covering Aceh, Medan and northern Sumatra. (in Bahasa Indonesia)
Internet Can Improve News Flow For Developing Nations
Speaking at Indonesia's first Internet and World Wide Web conference, Madanmohan Rao , Communications Consultant of the United Nations Inter Press Service bureau said that the Internet can help balance the flow of information in developing countries, where Western media currently dominate news flow. Many media in developing countries have established an Internet presence, enabling people around the world to get news and information directly from local sources, Rao said. In Indonesia, two publications already have a Web site: Kompas and Republika .(The Jakarta Post, Indonesia; January 17, 1996)
News & Views: Indonesia Based on the monthly 8-page bulletin offering a comprehensive digest of events and developments affecting Indonesia, both from a domestic and international perspective. This on-line edition brings you the complete text of the most recent issue, plus highlights of current news - News Bytes - which will be covered in more depth in subsequent bulletins.
|Government and Politics|
President's BJ Habibie's own website |
Ministry of Defense and Security/Indonesian Armed Forces
Departemen Pertahanan Keamanan/Angkatan Bersenjata Republik Indonesia - DEPHANKAM/ ABRI . Only in Bahasa Indonesia.
Bahasa Indonesia and English section.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Departemen Luar Negeri. English and Bahasa Indonesia. Addresses to all Indonesian embassys, information about Indonesia and "News and Positions" on different issues.
Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs
site includes updates and policy press releases, views and position statements on domestic and foreign policy.
Background Questions and Answers
Regarding East Timor Issues
from the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs. Addresses topics including Indonesia's position on human rights, the 1975 takeover of East Timor, and Indonesian-Portuguese relations.
Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada
Informations about Indonesia, East Timor, tourism etc.
Ministry of Information
Departemen Penerangan. Only in Bahasa Indonesia.
Embassy of Indonesia in Washington D.C., USA
Embassy of Indonesia in Ottawa, Canada
Embassy of Indonesia in Helsinki, Finland
Embassy of Indonesia in Copenhagen, Denmark
Embassy of Indonesia in Paramaribo, Suriname
Embassy of Indonesia in Moscow, Russia
Indonesian Consulate General, Los Angeles
Indonesian Mission to the United Nations - Geneva
State Ministry for Population
National Family Planning Coordinating Board
Menteri Negara Kependudukan/Badan Koordinasi Keluarga Berencana Nasional - BKKBN. English and Bahasa Indonesia. SIDUGA-Net page with a lot of information on the subject of demography and related issues.
Indonesian Opposition Parties'sites
(Megawati's party) official site
Abdurahman Wahid (Gus Dur)
Amien Rais' party
Sri Bintang Pamungkas