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  Crisis in East Timor - Global Issues
East Timor was ruled by Portugal for about 3 centuries.
Unfortunately, yet predictably, there was one-sided media coverage of the crisis in East Timor by major media institutions in the West (especially from nations that continuously supported the often brutal regime).
Pro-integration paramilitaries in East Timor were armed and supported by the Indonesian government and military.
www.globalissues.org /Geopolitics/EastTimor.asp   (954 words)

  Timor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Timor is an island at the south end of the Malay Archipelago, divided between the independent state of East Timor, and West Timor, part of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara with the surface of 11,883 sq mi (30,777 km²).
Timor, together with the Lesser Sunda Islands to the northwest and the smaller islands to the northeast, is covered by tropical dry broadleaf forests.
Timor, the Barat Daya Islands, and the smaller islands to the northeast of Timor constitute the Timor and Wetar deciduous forests ecoregion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Timor   (490 words)

 East Timor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It consists of the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecussi-Ambeno, an exclave of East Timor situated on the northwestern side of the island, surrounded by Indonesian West Timor.
Timor was incorporated into Chinese and Indian trading networks of the 14th Century as an exporter of aromatic sandalwood, slaves, honey and wax.
Indonesian rule in East Timor was marked by extreme violence and brutality, two of the worst examples of this being the Dili massacre and the Liquiçá Church Massacre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/East_Timor   (2934 words)

 East Timor - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about East Timor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Country in southeast Asia, on the island of Timor in the Malay Archipelago.
However troops from neighbouring Indonesia invaded the territory, declaring East Timor, as Timor Timur, the 27th province of Indonesia in July 1976.
In the same month the East Timor Defence Force was established, and drew its first batch of 650 recruits from former Falintil troops, who were trained by the Australian and Portuguese armies.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /East+Timor   (1230 words)

 Mercy Corps > Countries > East Timor > Program Details: East Timor
In addition, East Timor is still coping with the legacy of a generation of Indonesian occupation and the vicious violence of 1999 that followed their decision to vote for independence.
Timor Aid is a registered East Timorese non-profit charitable and non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1998 by East Timorese and long-term East Timor supporters who worked closely with Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. José Ramos-Horta, the current Prime Minister of East Timor.
Timor Aid was a prominent provider of relief during the national emergency period of 1999-2001, and is currently implementing 12 long- and short-term development projects in the areas of health, education, capacity building, the advancement of women, microcredit, community development, and income generation.
www.mercycorps.org /countries/easttimor   (860 words)

 East Timor
East Timor is an extremely poor territory, with two-thirds to three-fourths of the population of 775,000 persons engaged in subsistence agriculture.
In East Timor, arbitrary detention of persons suspected of proindependence sympathies by prointegration militia groups was a continuing problem in the months prior to and shortly after the September 1999 consultation.
Indonesian law still in effect in East Timor prohibits forced labor; however, during the year, local leaders informally required a number of returnees accused of involvement in the post-consultation destruction of September 1999 to engage in compulsory labor as a means of punishing them for their alleged offenses (see Section 1.c.).
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2001/eap/8300.htm   (8936 words)

 OnlineWomen: East Timor
East Timor is a territory of 19,000 km2, located between Australia and Indonesia.
Timor voted for independence in 1999 and is now administered by the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor.
East Timor made significant progress in establishing its institutions of democracy and governance; however, during its first full year of independence from Indonesia, reconstruction and recovery from the September 1999 violence that ravaged the territory was a central focus of activity, and numerous problems remained.
www.onlinewomeninpolitics.org /etimor/timormain.htm   (795 words)

 TimorAid Website
In 1998 Timor Aid was officially registered in East Timor as a charitable organization with the Indonesian Ministry of Justice.
Timor Aid seeks urgent funding support for the third conference on the development of the East Timor Civic Education Curriculum.
Through the conference, Timor Aid will: 1) Design a civic education curriculum, which can be used by the MOE as the reference syllabus in the country; 2) Contribute to the formation of sustainable partnerships dedicated to the development of civic education; and 3) Increase the public’s awareness of civic education.
www.timoraid.org   (800 words)

 The Coffees of Indonesia; Timor
Timor-Leste (East Timor) is a tiny island between Australia and Sulawesi, annexed by Indonesia and liberated in a referendum several years ago.
The majority of the coffee is from East Timor and directly benefits the organic farmer's cooperatives, rather than being directed to the pockets of exporters and middlemen.
As far as the cup, Timor is not a funky, earthy coffee like Sumtra and Sulawesi; it has a cleaner cup profile and is something I would call a "quintessential crowd-pleasing coffee".
www.sweetmarias.com /coffee.indonesia.timor.html   (698 words)

 Amnesty International - East Timor Crisis
The human rights organization welcomed the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry on East Timor, which were officially released today.The COI has asked the UN to set up two bodies, an independent international investigatory body, and an international tribunal to deal with cases of those accused by the investigators.
Following the adoption of a resolution on East Timor by the Commission on Human Rights at its special session in Geneva, Amnesty International said that it was now the UN Secretary-Generals responsibility to ensure that any Commission of Inquiry into suspected crimes against humanity and war crimes is independent, credible and effective.
At a time when the people of East Timor could be celebrating a new start and looking forward to a peaceful future, they are instead left fearing for their lives in a critical situation which is rapidly deteriorating, Amnesty International said today.
www.amnesty.org /ailib/intcam/east-timor   (2550 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Publications: Asia : East Timor
The outcome of the election was never in doubt -- GOLKAR won in East Timor by more than 80 percent of the vote as opposed to its 74 percent overall victory in Indonesia -- but guerrillas targeted polling places, election officials, and, in some cases, voters to highlight their rejection of Indonesian rule.
Asia Watch believes that most were in fact arrested for the non-violent expression of their support for East Timor's independence and should be released unconditionally; any who engaged in violence should be charged with an appropriate criminal offense and have all the rights guaranteed to detainees by domestic and international law.
The demonstrators were calling for the independence of East Timor, the former Portuguese colony of some 700,000 people on the eastern half of the island of Timor, off the north Australian coast.
hrw.org /reports/world/easttimor-pubs.php   (1635 words)

 WFP - Where we work - Timor Leste
In 2002-3, Timor Leste was hit by two consecutive droughts, a direct result of the El Nino climatic phenomenon.
Despite the fact that the average household spends over 60 percent of their average income on food (75 percent among poor families), it is believed that the estimated 40 percent of the population living below the poverty line consume less than 2,100 kcal required for a normal, healthy life.
The high food insecurity is apparent in Timor Leste's malnutrition rates, which are some of the highest in Asia.
www.wfp.org /country_brief/indexcountry.asp?country=626   (620 words)

 NationMaster.com - Detailed Nation Profile: East Timor
The Portuguese began to trade with the island of Timor in the early 16th century and colonized it in mid-century.
East Timor declared itself independent from Portugal on 28 November 1975 and was invaded and occupied by Indonesian forces nine days later.
On 20 May 2002, East Timor was internationally recognized as an independent state.
www.nationmaster.com /country/tt   (393 words)

 AnthroGlobe Bibliography: East Timor
An island in the Indonesian Archipelago, Timor is the largest and easternmost of the Lesser Sundas, with the Banda Sea of the Pacific on its northern shores and the Timor Sea of the Indian Ocean on its southern shores.
The eastern half of the island was known as Portuguese Timor until the 1975 Indonesian invasion and illegal incorporation.
Also, Sabana Kartasasmita's 1998 East Timor is a laughable defense of Indonesia's action in East Timor from the holder of a Ph.D. in economics and the occupant of several high positions in the Indonesian government.
coombs.anu.edu.au /Biblio/biblio_etimor.html   (2192 words)

 Timor Today, Daily News and Information on East Timor
To contribute to the building of a pluralist, democratic, just and sustainable East Timor through the development of a strong, independent and responsible civil society committed to upholding and making real in the daily life of the community, both village and urban.
The situation in East Timor especially along the TCL remains calm and peaceful, the United Nations Military Observer Group (UNMOG) reported Saturday to Lieutenant General Winai Phattiyakul during the weekly briefing at the Peace Keeping Force Headquarters.
UNTAET has recently published in the September issue of its broadsheet Timor Tais 20 of the UN's major achievements in East Timor.
www.timoraid.org /v1/timortoday   (1208 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | East Timor's Bishop Belo steps down
Nobel peace laureate Bishop Carlos Belo, who became a symbol of East Timor's resistance to Indonesian rule, is stepping down from his post as bishop for health reasons.
Bishop Belo and Jose Ramos Horta, a prominent independence activist who is now East Timor's foreign minister, jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 for campaigning for the rights and independence of the East Timorese.
The former Portuguese colony of East Timor was invaded by Indonesian forces in 1975 and as head of the church since 1983, Bishop Belo became a symbol of peaceful resistance and a vocal opponent of Indonesia's often-repressive policies.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/2514101.stm   (385 words)

Timor is a memory resident, file infecting virus.
Timor is a memory resident infector of.COM and.EXE programs, and is based on the Jerusalem virus.
When the first Timor infector program is executed, the Timor virus will install itself memory resident as a low system memory TSR of 2,816 bytes.
vil.nai.com /vil/content/v_1241.htm   (845 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | E Timor, Australia sign oil deal
East Timor certainly needs the money, as it is still heavily reliant on foreign aid since it became independent from Indonesia in 2002.
But E Timor would get more if a maritime boundary in the Timor Sea were re-drawn.
E Timor wants it redrawn at a point equidistant between the two nations.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4604616.stm   (385 words)

 East Timor Revisited
The Indonesian invasion of East Timor in December 1975 set the stage for the long, bloody, and disastrous occupation of the territory that ended only after an international peacekeeping force was introduced in 1999.
Besides confirming that Henry Kissinger and top advisers expected an eventual Indonesian takeover of East Timor, archival material shows that the Secretary of State fully understood that the invasion of East Timor involved the "illegal" use of U.S.-supplied military equipment because it was not used in self-defense as required by law.
Fears that an independent East Timor could be used as a base by unfriendly governments or spur other secessionist movements in Indonesia had convinced hardliners in the military to press for annexation of the territory.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB62   (3542 words)

n 30 August 1999, the people of East Timor voted by means of a direct, secret and universal ballot to begin a process leading towards independence.
UNTAET was established on 25 October 1999 to administer the Territory, exercise legislative and executive authority during the transition period and support capacity-building for self-government.
Also that day, UNTAET was succeeded by the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET) established by Security Council resolution 1410 of 17 May 2002 to provide assistance to core administrative structures critical to the viability and political stability of East Timor.
www.un.org /peace/etimor/etimor.htm   (134 words)

 East Timor & Indonesia Action Network; East Timor Action Network (ETAN)
From the Indonesian invasion of East Timor to the U.N. administration in East Timor
ETAN provides information about, and ways to help, East Timor, which was invaded and subjugated by U.S. ally Indonesia in 1975.
East Timor chose independence in August 1999 and was soon destroyed by the Indonesian military.
www.etan.org   (557 words)

 East Timor
As one of the world's newest democratic nations, East Timor has had to face all the challenges relating to the establishment of a new government, economy and society simultaneously.
East Timor, a country of just over a million people, is one of the world's poorest nations, ranking below Congo and Sudan in its indicators of human development*.
In any developing country facing instability, fragility and extreme constraints on its capacity to deliver basic services and functions of government, it is important for donors to work in close partnership with the country's own policies and systems.
www.ausaid.gov.au /country/country.cfm?CountryId=911   (813 words)

 Yale > Genocide Studies Program > East Timor
Map of East Timor's Districts and Resistance Sectors, 1975-99
Peter Carey, historical introduction to Generations of Resistance: East Timor, with photographs by Steve Cox, London, Cassell, 1995.
Peter Carey, “East Timor under Indonesian Occupation, 1975-99,” in Handbook on Terrorism and Insurgency, ed.
www.yale.edu /gsp/east_timor   (398 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Asia : East Timor
British parliamentarians who campaigned for human rights in Timor-Leste (then East Timor) were today urged to press the UK government for action on key recommendations of a landmark report on violations committed in Timor-Leste.
Mohamed has just returned from East Timor, where she released the Human Rights Watch report Tortured Beginnings: Police Violence and the Beginnings of Impunity in East Timor.
The acquittal of five Indonesian officials implicated in the 1999 massacre of civilians in an East Timor church underscores the need for a United Nations mechanism to bring to justice those responsible for atrocities in East Timor, Human Rights Watch said today.
www.hrw.org /doc?t=asia&c=eastti   (1155 words)

 East Timor Internet Resources
According to the United Nations, the political situation in East Timor is far from being settled, since its decolonization process was interrupted in December the 7th 1975.
Six years after the invasion, the UN General Assembly still condemned East Timor's occupation: Resolution 36/50 from November 24th 1981.
See also ETAN's list of Solidarity Groups with East Timor (We keep a html version at our server, but it may be outdated).
www.uc.pt /timor/netret.htm   (923 words)

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