A Message from East Timor (fwd)

David Welch david.welch at SPAMst-edmund-hall.oxford.ac.uk
Mon Sep 6 16:51:26 MDT 1999




I see the DSP and the so-called SACP have joined in the call for
imperialist intervention.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 12:48:10 -0400
From: Louis R Godena <louisgodena at IDS.NET>
Reply-To: Marxism International <MARXISM-INTERNATIONAL at LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU>
To: MARXISM-INTERNATIONAL at LISTSERV.CC.EMORY.EDU
Subject: Re: A Message from East Timor
[snip]
>
> Call the White House comment line at 202-456-1414.  Urge President Clinton
>to immediately suspend all further military and financial aid to Indonesia
>until the military and paramilitary violence is stopped. The U.S. must show
>strong support for East Timor's democratic decision to break away from
>Indonesia.
>
> Sept. 5, 1999
> Dili, East Timor


Another craven appeal to the imperialist tiger to change its stripes -- and
while in the middle of devouring its latest prey, no less!

It is clear that the drama currently unfolding in East Timor is following
pretty closely the script laid out in 1998 by the US State Department.  It
is a script that with very few changes has been followed in virtually every
imperialist-sponsored "free election" from South Africa to Cambodia to Haiti
to Occupied Palestine; a much ballyhooed election after which the dreams and
illusions are whittled down and discarded one by one until all that is left
are the guns of the imperialists and their Quislings, and the sullen rage of
the cheated masses awaiting the *denouement* of surrender...

Louis Godena











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