In Australia, Democracy Now! Talks to the Mother of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jose Ramos Horta, and Visits the Offices of <I>the Sydney Morning Herald</I>, Where They Have Uncovered Top Secret Document

May 13, 2002

After getting off the plane in Sydney Australia, Democracy Now! headed to the home of Natalina Ramos Horta. She’s the mother of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Jose Ramos Horta, who traveled the world for a quarter of a century, pleading East Timor’s cause. Jose Ramos Horta is the first Foreign Minister of an independent East Timor. We’ll speak with him tomorrow in here in Dili. But right now, back to Australia, with his mother, Natalina.


  • Natalina Ramos Horta, Mother of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jose Ramos Horta.

This week, the Indonesian government continued with the trials of a handful of officials accused of involvement in the campaign of terror used against the East Timorese in 1999, when they were casting their vote for independence. Meanwhile, the Bush Administration is pushing to restore aid to the Indonesian military in the name of the so-called war on terror. Among those the Bush Administration is working with is General Hendro Priyono, who is Indonesia’s Intelligence Chief. Sydney Morning Herald International Editor, Hamish McDonald, explains who he is.


  • Hamish McDonald, International Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia.