East Timor: The Final Solution?; What's With China's Uninterrupted Revolution?; Is China's "Uninterrupted Revolution" a Marxist Revolution?

Authors

  • Pat Flanagan
  • O. Robertson
  • Harry Grundfest

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-032-01-1980-05_6

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History

Abstract

Timor is an island in the Malay Archipelago, some 360 miles northwest of Australia. Prior to the April 1974 military coup in Portugal, control of the island was divided between Indonesia and Portugal. Shortly after the overthrow of the Portuguese dictatorship, Indonesia sought to integrate the colony of East Timor, at first by trying to manipulate the political process of decolonization and, failing at that, by military invasion. The United Nations has on several occasions repudiated Indonesia's actions "inasmuch as the people of the Territory have not been able to exercise freely their right of self-determination and independence." The resistance to the Indonesian invasion is led by the Frente Revoluciondria de Timor Leste Independente (FRETILIN), which declared the independence of the Democratic Republic of East Timor on November 28, 1975. The following is the text of an address to the East Timor Independence Dinner held by the South Australian Campaign For an Independent East Timor at Adelaide University on December 1, 1979, to mark the fourth anniversary of the founding of the Democratic Republic of East Timor. Pat Flanagan is a member of the Politics Department, University of Adelaide, Australia. - THE EDITORS

Published

1980-05-06

Issue

Section

Correspondence