DSP and PRD statements on East Timor

Alan Bradley alanb at SPAMelf.brisnet.org.au
Tue Sep 7 17:19:38 MDT 1999

Hi all.

I decided to rejoin the list after receiving this statement from the DSP.

The following was my (polite) response to it:

> From: Alan Bradley <alanb at elf.brisnet.org.au>
> To: johnp at dsp.org.au
> Subject: Re: Urgent Action needed for East Timor
> Date: Tuesday, 7 September 1999 14:54
> Dear Comrades,
> Thank you for sending this.
> I am currently in the process of exploring the possibilities for actions
> around this issue in Toowoomba.  I will report on any success to GLW.
> Unfortunately it may take a little time to organise the usually
> and inactive micro-Left in Toowoomba, so we probably won't be ready by
> weekend.
> I have one concern with the political line adopted by the DSP National
> Executive:  the demand for sending an armed force to East Timor without
> approval of the Indonesian government is a demand for a military invasion
> of territory the Indonesian government still regards as theirs.
> That is, it is a demand for Australia to go to war with Indonesia.
> This is, of course, a fairly unusual position for Marxists to take, and
> would be useful if some serious material supporting the position was
> available.
> Yours in solidarity,
> Alan Bradley
> alanb at elf.brisnet.org.au

Alan Bradley
alanb at elf.brisnet.org.au

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