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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.
    Sep 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...
    Sep 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).
    Sep 15, 1999 | Story
  • Today we continue to follow the developments in the case of journalist Allan Nairn. Three days ago, he was detained by Indonesian soldiers as he walked past a military checkpoint in Dili, East Timor. After interrogation in the central army command headquarters, also the base of hundreds of militia, the military flew Allan to West Timor, where he is now being detained at Immigration Center of Quarantine. Today on Democracy Now!, Nairn reads a...
    Sep 16, 1999 | Story
  • Benny Mateus, the chief justice of Nusa Tenggara Timor Province, Timor intends to prosecute US journalist Allan Nairn for two technical violations of Indonesian immigration law, a local immigration official in Kupang, West Timor has informed Nairn. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 17, 1999 | Story
  • After the Indonesian regime released him several weeks ago, pro-independence leader Xanana Gusmao sought refuge in Indonesia. Authorities have "sequestered" him since his arrival in Darwin this weekend. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 20, 1999 | Story
  • With untold number of deaths in Timor even in the last few weeks, battles are beginning to rage in legislatures around the world about governments’ military backing of the Indonesian military. In Britain, a controversy is raging over the government’s sale of Hawk fighter planes to the Indonesian government
    Sep 21, 1999 | Story
  • Indonesia-supported militias yesterday killed a Dutch journalist yesterday in Dili, East Timor, just two days after United Nations forces arrived in Timor’s razed, burned out capital.
    Sep 22, 1999 | Story
  • Indonesian ruler BJ Habibie said today that Indonesia will end martial law in East Timor immediately and will hand over security there to the multinational force as soon as possible. There are reports that Indonesia’s military commander in East Timor could leave with his forces by the weekend.
    Sep 23, 1999 | Story
  • Protests heated up today in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, against a tough new security law that increases the power of the military. Faced with a second day of fierce protests in which the Indonesian military killed three protesters and injured more than 100 others, the regime has been forced to back off, at least for now, from the measure.
    Sep 24, 1999 | Story