Inside the East Timor Resistance
Over 200,000 East Timorese were killed on this island since the 1975 Indonesian invasion and the publication of this book in 1997.
Here is a first-hand account of East Timor's independence movement written by one of its leaders. As a young man, Constancio Pinto witnessed the invasion, which resulted in one of the most appalling cases of cultural genocide in the twentieth century. The author describes his own experiences and the bravery of his compatriots in their struggle against Indonesia's occupation.
Inside the East Timor Resistance is a vivid and immediate account of the East Timorese independence struggle, written at a time when its result was still very much in doubt.
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The Indonesian Invasion
Life in Remexio
Making a New Life in Dili
Joining the Underground
Emergence of the Underground
Founding the Executive Committee
Arrest and Torture
Working as a Double Agent
Preparing for the Portuguese Delegation
The Santa Cruz Massacre
Reflections on the Struggle
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