Subject: DemNow!: Independent Timor - One Year Later

Audio should be available through this link:

August 30, 2000

Amy Goodman, Host Independent Timor - One Year Later

One year ago today in a historic referendum the people of East Timor voted to be free, voting an end to the quarter of a century occupation in which the Indonesian military had killed one third of the population. As the Indonesian military razed the country, destroying 80 % of the housing stock of the country and driving hundreds of thousands of them from their homes, many of them still being held in West Timor, the Timorese went to the polls.


• MAX STAHL, is an independent filmmaker who filmed the massacre in the Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili on November 12, 1991.

• CONSTANCIO PINTO, is resistance leader who co-chaired the umbrella party of resistance groups that is now laying the groundwork for an independent Timor. It is led by Xanana Gusmao and Jose Ramos Horta. He is in Dili, East Timor.

• ALLAN NAIRN, is a veteran journalist and human rights activist joining us from Asia.

August Menu
World Leaders Contact List
Human Rights Violations in East Timor
Main Postings Menu

Note: For those who would like to fax "the powers that be" - CallCenter V3.5.8, is a Native 32-bit Voice Telephony software application integrated with fax and data communications... and it's free of charge! Download from