Thursday, February 22, 2007


"Reporter Greg Shackleton and sound recordist Tony Stewart, both Australians, New Zealander Gary Cunningham, and two Britons, Peters and Malcolm Rennie, were killed during an attack by Indonesian special forces on Balibo..." Former investigator: Indonesian army ordered 1975 deaths of journalists in East Timor

"THE boss of Bali's notorious Kerobokan Jail has denied star inmate Schapelle Corby is allowed out to nightclubs. In recent years Tommy Suharto, son of the former dictator, was seen in Jakarta nightclubs when he was serving his sentence for ordering the murder of a Supreme Court Judge. And repentant Bali bomber Ali Imron was spied having a coffee at Starbucks..." buy time on the outside from corrupt officials. (Herald Sun)


Sunday, February 18, 2007


Made in AustraliaCountdown to East Timor’s subcontract coup d’etat"The one thing East Timorese Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri didn’t want was for his small dirt-poor nation to be caught in the vise-like grip of the World Bank and its so-called 'economic reforms'. Consequently, Alkatiri declined to accept their offers of loans. That was a fundamentally smart strategic decision, but it probably doomed his leadership."

Wednesday, February 14, 2007