Inside the East Timor Resistance

by Constancio Pinto and Matthew Jardine

Inside the East Timor Resistance is a vivid and immediate account of the East Timorese independence struggle, written at a time when its result was still very much in doubt.

Over 200,000 East Timorese were killed on this island since the 1975 Indonesian invasion and the publication of this book in 1997.

Here is a first-hand account of East Timor's independence movement written by one of its leaders. As a young man, Constancio Pinto witnessed the invasion, which resulted in one of the most appalling cases of cultural genocide in the twentieth century. The author describes his own experiences and the bravery of his compatriots in their struggle against Indonesia's occupation.

Inside the East Timor Resistance is a vivid and immediate account of the East Timorese independence struggle, written at a time when its result was still very much in doubt.

About the Authors

Constancio Pinto

CONSTANCIO PINTO is East Timors representative at the United Nations.'

Matthew Jardine

MATTHEW JARDINE is a researcher and activist based in Los Angeles.

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