Inside the East Timor Resistance

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James Lorimer & Company, 1997 - History - 286 pages
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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Contents

Introduction
1
Matthew Jardine
25
The Indonesian Invasion
41
Life in Remexio
60
Making a New Life in Dili
79
Joining the Underground
92
Emergence of the Underground
105
Founding the Executive Committee
121
Arrest and Torture
135
Working as a Double Agent
158
Preparing for the Portuguese Delegation
175
The Santa Cruz Massacre
188
Escape Abroad
209
Reflections on the Struggle
225
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

CONSTANCIO PINTO is East Timor\s representative at the United Nations.'

MATTHEW JARDINE is a researcher and activist based in Los Angeles.

JOSE RAMOS HORTA, who is from East Timor, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996.

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