Posts Tagged ‘East Timor’

Invented “principles” and East Timor

March 4, 2006

Bob Gould

Green Left Weekly discussion list, June 18, 2006

Tom O’Lincoln, Scott Hamilton and my good friend Greg Adler on Marxmail, and others on the Green Left list, are battering away at the DSP for supporting the 1999 Australian intervention in East Timor.



Kirsty Sword Gusmao

June 3, 2004

A Woman of Independence, by Kirsty Sword Gusmao, Pan McMillan Australia, 2003

Jenny Haines

Orthodox Marxists, Trotskyists and anarchists may wonder why this book is being reviewed on Ozleft. After all it is written by a woman who does not claim to be a socialist or a Marxist, but an activist in the cause of national liberation for East Timor.


East Timor and bombings in Baghdad

August 22, 2003

Bob Gould

Tom O’Lincoln is a master of the short grab/jab designed to score a point, often a pretty ultraleft one. The little item on Jose Ramos Horta, the death penalty and the Iraq UN bombing is vintage Tom. This matter requires a bit of consideration and some careful investigation.


East Timor, Luxembourg and Lenin

March 4, 2003

Concrete issues and historical questions of Marxist theory and practice

Bob Gould

The current Marxmail debate over Timor has both a concrete immediate aspect, and a Marxist theoretical dimension. I’ll deal with the concrete aspect first.


An open letter to Jose Ramos Horta

February 28, 2003

Bob Gould

I write this letter as an old agitator against imperialism and its various wars. I’ve never met you, although I’ve heard you speak on a number of occasions at public meetings during your long and frequently lonely campaign for self-determination for your oppressed homeland, East Timor.


Marching with the war drums

October 1, 1999

Australian intervention in East Timor

Since the crisis in East Timor erupted I have marched in a number of demonstrations, supporting the demand that there should be immediate United Nations military intervention in Timor, led by Australian troops. I have frequently found myself marching alongside an energetic and forceful group of female drummers, some of them called I believe, the Feral Fingers and a number of my fellow protesters have laughed at the picture of an old Vietnam antiwar agitator like myself marching to the war drums.