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  • Houses burned and sporadic gunfire echoed in East Timor’s capital today, while violent pro-Indonesia militiamen appeared to be retreating ahead of a UN peacekeeping force that could arrive within days.
    September 15, 1999 | Story
  • In light of the current situation in East Timor, and the role of Indonesia’s military in the present crisis, we want to take a look at labor rights in Indonesia — specifically, the labor practices of Nike and their collusion with that country’s government. Despite the "Code of Conduct" written by the corporation, a sensible sounding set of rules for contractors making Nike sneakers and apparel, organizations such as...
    September 15, 1999 | Story
  • The ongoing story of East Timor’s referendum on independence has received a moderate amount of coverage in the mainstream media. But news outlets have frequently failed to put the Timor story in a full and accurate context. This, according to the media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).
    September 15, 1999 | Story
  • Allan Nairn, a reporter for The Nation magazine who has long covered Indonesia’s human rights abuses in East Timor, was detained by security forces in Dili. Nairn was detained earlier today while inspecting the damage inflicted on Dili by Indonesian troops and their militia auxiliaries following a UN-supervised referendum on independence on August 30. [includes rush transcript–partial]
    September 14, 1999 | Story
  • East Timorese resistance leader Jose Ramos-Horta said after meeting US President Bill Clinton in Auckland, New Zealand today that he hoped emergency relief airdrops would begin within twenty-four hours over the troubled territory. [includes rush transcript]
    September 13, 1999 | Story
  • Today, Democracy Now! departs from its usual reporting of the headlines to bring you a report on the latest events in East Timor. Immediately before today’s broadcast, host Amy Goodman had the opportunity to speak with journalist Allan Nairn, who is in the United Nations compound in Dili. [includes rush transcript]
    September 10, 1999 | Story
  • Today, we bring listeners an exclusive story on the links between the Indonesian military, the militias that are conducting a campaign of ethnic cleansing in East Timor and the United States government. Journalist Allan Nairn, the only US journalist left in East Timor, has obtained classified documents and conducted interviews with intelligence officials from the US and Indonesia that show these connections. [includes rush...
    September 08, 1999 | Story
  • Dili, East Timor’s capital, is burning and people are fleeing the besieged city in another day of terror by militias armed and backed by the Indonesian military.
    September 07, 1999 | Story
  • East Timor is bracing for more violence today from militias armed and backed by Indonesia, with the announcement due tomorrow of the result of this past Monday’s referendum on independence. The result is expected to show overwhelming support for self-determination.
    September 03, 1999 | Story
  • UN officials in East Timor pleaded with the Indonesian military today to protect them, one day after militias armed and backed by Indonesia besieged the UN compound in Dili, killing at least two people. The Indonesian military and police have so far stood by and let the militias wage a campaign of terror against the East Timorese population, particularly targeting those who support self-determination for East Timor. [includes rush transcript]
    September 02, 1999 | Story