[Easttimorstudies] "Truth, Death and Diplomacy in East Timor"
jenster at cres10.anu.edu.au
Wed Apr 5 11:45:08 EST 2006
>The April issue of The Monthly hits news-stands today.
>THE MONTHLY ESSAYS
>In "Truth, Death and Diplomacy in East Timor", Mark Aarons assesses
>the recent report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and
>Reconciliation. The report's findings provide stark evidence of
>successive Australian governments' failings over East Timor, and
>show the inaccuracies of the so-called Jakarta lobby's claims.
>"Since the 1999 independence vote, there has been a notable silence
>from most of those who whitewashed Jakarta's crimes ... a powerful
>argument exists for a deep self-analysis ... The issues go deeper
>than East Timor: they extend to whether or not we will rebuild a
>relationship with Jakarta based on the falsehoods of the past forty years."
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