Friday, November 20, 2015

Media and church before Santa Cruz: "Cause of ET independence is brought to Canada by RC prelate"

"Cause of ET independence is brought to Canada by RC prelate", The Globe and Mail, 26 Nov. 1983. An interview with Monsignor Martinho da Costa Lopes, who ahd recently left Timor-Leste and was touring Canada. This was the first Timorese visit to Canada and started the process of bringing the Timor-Leste cause to Canadian national attention, through Catholic church channels.


Media after Santa Cruz: "Peace mission turned back but focused attention on massacre"

"Peace mission turned back but focused attention on massacre", Peterborough Examiner, undated 1992 clipping. The article discusses the Lusitania Expresso peace ship that tried to sail to Timor-Leste in 1992 through the eyes of Genevieve Appleton, then a Canadian undergraduate student.


Media after Santa Cruz: "Twenty years after brutal invasion, Timorese woman fights on"

From The Globe and Mail, 7 December 1995 - East Timor's story told through the story of Bella Galhos, then a refugee in Canada. 


Friday, November 6, 2015

Media after Santa Cruz: Timor Oriental devant la conscience de l'humanité, Le Devoir, 28 nov. 1991.

An important example of growing media coverage in 1991: Timor Oriental devant la conscience de l'humanit√©, Le Devoir, Montreal, 28 dec. 1991.

By Prof. Rodolphe de Koninck, writing under a psedonym.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

CNRM North America tour 1993: Constancio Pinto speech

In 1993, the Timorese resistance umbrella CNRM (National Council of Maubere Resistance) sponsored a tour of Canada and the United States by a group of young Timorese. The tour showed that a new generation of resistance, educated under Indonesian rule, was now fighting for their homeland in the diplomatic arena.

Below is the speech given by Constancio Pinto, CNRM representative to the United States. 



CNRM North America tour 1993: Maria Braz speech

In 1993, the Timorese resistance umbrella CNRM (National Council of Maubere Resistance) sponsored a tour of Canada and the United States by a group of young Timorese. The tour showed that a new generation of resistance, educated under Indonesian rule, was now fighting for their homeland in the diplomatic arena.

Below is the speech given by Maria Braz.


CNRM North America tour 1993: Elizabeth Exposto speech

In 1993, the Timorese resistance umbrella CNRM (National Council of Maubere Resistance) sponsored a tour of Canada and the United States by a group of young Timorese. The tour showed that a new generation of resistance, educated under Indonesian rule, was now fighting for their homeland in the diplomatic arena.

Below is the speech given by Elizabeth Exposto.