National Sections of the L5I:

East Timor

East Timor: working class unity – not military intervention

This Saturday a planned meeting initiated by prime minister Mari Alkatiri, that was suppose to solve the current political turmoil in East Timor through the election of new political leaders, could not be held due to mass protests on the streets outside the Fretilin party headquarter. Tanks from the “international forces”, that is the imperialist UN army installed in East Timor, were finally used to block the entrance as furious masses of protesters tried to get in. In the end, only 20 of the expected 81 members of the party showed up for the meeting, and Mari Alkatari wasn´t one of them. Read more...

East Timor: Another success for “nation building”?

The small island of East Timor, which is sandwiched between Australia and Indonesia, is in chaos. The army has fallen apart, the police have fled, there are armed gangs roaming the streets attacking civilians, a 100,000 people have fled their homes in a population of just one million. Read more...

UN parties while Timorese starve

WHEN UN SECRETARY General Kofi Anan recently visited East Timor he was treated to a feast served in a restaurant that now stands on the ruins of a burnt-out house. Read more...

Support East Timor's fight for independence!

In East Timor thousands of unarmed civilians are being massacred and driven from their homes. Read more...