East Timor, Australia, Capitalism and Democracy

Gareth Evans and Ali Alatas, 11.12.89

Gareth Evans and Ali Alatas, 11.12.89

Gareth Evans and Ali Alatas, 11.12.89

Gareth Evans and Ali Alatas, 11.12.89

Fretilin supporters, 1975

Fretilin supporters, 1975

* Gough Whitlam, whose government was overthrown by a coup inspired by agents of US capitalism in 1975 would not tolerate criticism of his position regarding East Timor – that it could never be an independent nation.

* The footage of Foreign Minister Gareth Evans (now Chancellor of the Australian National University in Canberra) toasting Indonesian Foreign Minister Ali Alatas, having signed the Timor Gap Treaty (regarding the exploitation of East Timorese oil and gas resources) in a jet above Timor Gap is unforgettable.

Images: 1st/2nd and 3rd

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Documentary: Buried Alive – East Timor

http://www.smh.com.au/tv/documentary/buried-alive-ndash-east-timor-5000649.html

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