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  • A Roman catholic bishop and an exiled activist have won the noble peace prize today for their work in East Timor. Jose Ramos Horta & Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo will share the 1.1 million dollars. The men are being sited for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor which was invaded by Indonesia 21 year ago and since that time they have killed more than 200 hundred thousand people.
    Bishop Carlos...
    October 11, 1996 | Story
  • Jose Ramos Horta describes the current situation in East Timor, the deteriorating of conditions over the last year, the Indonesian military occupation, US involvement, Suharto visit to the US, Grass root movement which has won small concessions, US and International press, the sale of F16’s by the Clinton administration to Indonesia.
    October 11, 1996 | Story
  • Yesterday in Beaverton, Oregon, human rights activists tried to get shareholders of the Nike corporation to consider a resolution to change its conduct in Indonesia, where workers are paid low wages, often work in abusive and unsafe conditions in a country with a military dictatorship where union organizing has landed many a labor leader in jail.
    September 17, 1996 | Story
  • The Indonesian Military has launched a widespread crackdown on dissidents and yesterday warned citizens that they would be shot on sight if they participate in any so-called disturbances. Over the weekend, Indonesians rioted in the streets of Jakarta, after police raided the headquarters of the Indonesian Democratic Party, the official opposition party led by Megawati Sukarnoputri, daughter of the later Indonesian President Sukarno. The...
    July 31, 1996 | Story
  • Tuesday, the House will vote on military training aid to the military dictatorship of Indonesia. Most American media have ignored the decades of brutal rule in the world’s fourth largest nation. Amy Goodman has been following the Indonesian regime for years and has covered the its occupation of East Timor, where the Indonesian military has killed over 200,000 civilians. Amy was in East Timor during a peaceful march in a cemetery when...
    June 10, 1996 | Story