The Democratic Movement and East Timorese Solidarity movement in the 1990s: Interesting materials

During the 1990s an organisation called AKSI, later renamed Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET) (where I was National Coordinator for much of the time) published several books and monographs on Indonesia and East Timor.  Some of these can be accessed on the web.

ON INDONESIA

No Australian military ties with Indonesia

 Published July 1998, this document examines the history of Australia’s military ties with Indonesia and its ongoing support for the regime in the post-Suharto era.

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 The struggle for democracy (1996)

 The struggle for democracy in Indonesia – Introducing the PRD. An introduction to the Indonesian people’s struggle against the Indonesian dictatorship and background information on the PRD.

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 Fighting together – Indonesians and East Timorese join in struggle

 First published in March 1996, this document details the December 7, 1995 embassy occupations in Jakarta by Indonesian and East Timorese activists. It includes previously unreleased press reports, statements and chronologies and interviews with participants produced at the time the actions were being carried out.

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 Workers’ rights –  The fight for workers’ rights in Indonesia

 First published in July 1995, this document provides background and information for solidarity activists on the economic and political conditions faced by Indonesian workers and the activities of the Indonesian labour movement.

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 Dita Sari in Indonesia –  Dita Sari: Jailed for daring to struggle

 First published in December 1997, this is a story of an activist whose courage, tireless struggle and self-sacrifice has won the respect of activists and ordinary Indonesians alike.

ALL THESE BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS ARE AVAILABLE AT:  ASIET PUBLICATIONS ON INDONESIA

ON EAST TIMOR

“Action is worth more than a million letters”

 Xanana Gusmao: “Action is worth more than a million letters” – First published in June 1996, this pamphlet carries the full text of an interview by John Pilger with Xanana Gusmao from his prison cell in Jakarta. The introduction includes previously un-released material from personal correspondence with Xanana.

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Fighting together – Indonesians and East Timorese join in struggle – First published in March 1996, this dossier details the December 7, 1995 embassy occupations in Jakarta by Indonesian and East Timorese activists. It includes previously unreleased press reports, statements and chronologies and interviews with participants produced at the time the actions were being carried out.

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 The Maubere people’s struggle for independence

 The Maubere people’s struggle for independence – First published in July 1995, this dossier contains letters and a speech by East Timorese as well as position papers by Indonesians campaigning for self-determination in East Timor.

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 All available at: ASIET PUBLICATIONS ON EAST TIMOR

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