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Timor Leste, the media and the “presumption of violence”

Timor Leste, the media and the “presumption of violence”

Why are the world’s media so eager to report lies about violence committed by people from Timor-Leste, but so reluctant — in the past and still today — to report truthfully on those who commit violence against them?

A message from Timor Leste: “Australia is not an honest neighbour in this region.”

A message from Timor Leste: “Australia is not an honest neighbour in this region.”

Movimentu Kontra Okupasaun Tasi Timor [Tetum] (Gerakan Menentang Pendudukan Laut Timor) mengadakan demonstrasi menentang spionasi yang dilakukan Australia dalam perundingan-perundingan mengenai minyak di Laut Timor.

On Any Sunday – to the mountains of Timor-Leste and back

On Any Sunday – to the mountains of Timor-Leste and back

This was not a one off, it was not just an uprising by a few upset because they had been left out of government, Timor is not a failed state, it is an experiment for a failed global system. The problems of Timor are a symptom of a wider problem initiated by the UN, the World Bank and the IMF back in 1999, the painful process of structural adjustment, of primitive accumulation and the manufactured creation of a middle class, in order to make Timor another piece in the global Empire of a failed economic system.