Indonesia Calling was Re: A daring assumption (was Re: East Timor andall that.)

Gary MacLennan g.maclennan at SPAMqut.edu.au
Sun May 20 17:37:34 MDT 2001


Mind you, Nestor, the opposition to Dutch Imperialism was at best half
hearted once one got outside the ranks of the Communist Party of
Australia.  Thus Doc Evatt, Australia's Labor foreign minister, described
the trade union blockade of Dutch ships a "disgrace".  While the Tory
Opposition called for the Labor government to take action against the
unions. This period is covered in a very good documentary by the great
Joris Ivens entitled _Indonesia Calling_.  In turn this film was the
subject of a very brilliant chapter in my thesis!  A copy of this same
chapter can be had by anyone on request.  Do not all rush!

warm regards

Gary







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