[act-ma] Thursday 11/15: "Death of a Nation: the Timor Conspiracy" - Free UPandOUT film screening [Barack Obama reversed a ban on weapons sales & training to the murderous Indonesian regime]

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Thu Nov 1 14:23:20 PDT 2012

  Death of a Nation: the Timor Conspiracy

November 15, in Cambridge [please download distribute & flyer 

On December 7, 1975 Indonesia secretly -- but with the complicity of the 
US and other western powers - invaded the small nation of East Timor. 
Two Australian television crews trying to document the invasion were 

In 1993, with the Indonesian army still occupying the country, John 
Pilger and his crew including director David Munro, slipped into East 
Timor and made this film. In the intervening 18 years, an estimated 
200,000 East Timorese -- 1/3 of the population -- had been slaughtered 
by the US-backed Indonesian military, using US and British planes to 
bombard the island, while Western defense ministers proclaimed 
ignorance. John Pilger tapes an Australian diplomat admitting that East 
Timor was considered "expendable." *Even the C.I.A. described it as one 
of the worst mass-murders of the 20th century.*

Pilger tells the story using clandestine footage of the countryside, 
internment camps and even Fretlin guerillas, as well as interviews with 
Timorese exiles, including Jose Ramos Horta and Jose Gusmao, and 
Australian, British, and Indonesian diplomats.

In 2012, Barack Obama renewed arms sales to Indonesia; in 2010 he 
reversed a 12-year-old ban on training an elite unit of the Indonesian 
military -- the murderous Kopassus. "/For years, the US military 
provided training & other assistance to Kopassus; when the US was most 
involved, Kopassus crimes were at their worst./" ~ John M. Miller, ETAN

"/Not even Pol Pot /[supported by the US] /succeeded in killing, 
proportionally, as many Cambodians as the Indonesian dictator Suharto 
killed or starved in East Timor./ /... Unlike Muammar al-Gaddafi and 
Saddam Hussein, Suharto died peacefully in 2008 surrounded by the best 
medical help his billions could buy/." ~John Pilger, filmmaker and 

"/Peace must be secured by the creation of small wars around the planet 
on a continuing basis so as to maintain an international order of 
economic power, and of course, keep the [US] military industrialists 
happy./"  ~Henry Kissinger, war criminal
//*Extra: Massacre: the Story of East Timor  [10 min]*/
The Dili Santa Cruz massacre of November 12, 1991, unlike many others 
that occurred during the course of Indonesia's U.S.-backed occupation, 
was filmed and photographed by international journalists - this footage 
by survivors *Amy Goodman* and *Allan Nairn*.

"/First, the 'free press' suppresses vital information in the service of 
the state; then, no discussion of this suppression can take place 
because [the blackout] has been so effective that no one has heard of 
the topic./" ~Noam Chomsky, on his Catch-22 with Columbia Journalism  
Review; they wouldn't publish his Timor piece because /*"virtually no 
one had heard of Timor.*/"*!**!*

"/Virtually, there are no civil rights in East Timor. The Indonesians 
tell the farmers to whom they must sell their coffee and at what price. 
No one can leave their villages or the place of their residence without 
permission. Telephone calls or telegrams out of Timor are forbidden."/  
~ Rod Nordland, American journalist, 1982

doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos>

Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
free film, free refreshments, & free door prizes.
[donations are accepted]

"You can't legislate good will - that comes through education." ~ Malcolm X

*UPandOUT film series* - see rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos>

Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on 
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya. Syria, Iran, So America, etc 
etc - for billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for 
the loss of liberty and civil rights...

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