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Wednesday, November 12, 1997

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  • Massacre: The Story of East Timor

    Six years ago today — on November 12, 1991 — Indonesian troops armed with American-made M16 rifles fired on a crowd of several thousand unarmed East Timorese civilians gathered at the Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili, East Timor. At least 271 people were killed that day and more later as they sought medical treatment in local hospitals. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Indonesian-United States Relationship

    To mark the sixth anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre, where Indonesian soldiers with U.S. equipment opened fire on a funeral procession, killing more than 250 East Timorese people, activists around the country will be protesting the close ties between Washington and Indonesian dictator Suharto. [includes rush transcript]