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The East Timor Question

 

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The East Timor Question


by Stephen McCloskey (Author)
by Paul Hainsworth (Author)
Jose Ramos Horta (Foreword)
John Pilger (Preface)

 

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ISBN: 9781860644085

 

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Indonesia is alleged to have wiped out about a third of the Timorese population, but hopes have been raised of a fundamental change in its position on East Timor. This text considers the potential for change against a backdrop of growing popular and political support for the Timorese cause.


Originally colonized by the Portuguese, East Timor was brutally invaded and occupied by Indonesian military forces in 1975. According to the UN, this resulted in the death of about a third of the population through massacres, starvation and disease. Subsequent events in Indonesia, however, have given rise to expectations of a fundamental change in its position on East Timor. Considering the potential for change against a backdrop of growing popular and political support for the Timorese cause, this book addresses its emergence as an issue of global importance. The authors set out to show how local, grassroots, individual, organizational and campaign initiatives have contributed to this state of affairs, in the context of an increased international-relations emphasis on ethics, international morality and human rights.


 

ISBN 1860644082
ISBN13 9781860644085
Publisher I.B.Tauris
Format Paperback
Publication date 11/08/2000
Pages 224
Weight (grammes) 272
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 216
Width (mm) 138