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The Resource "If you leave us here, we will die" : how genocide was stopped in East Timor, Geoffrey Robinson

"If you leave us here, we will die" : how genocide was stopped in East Timor, Geoffrey Robinson

Label
"If you leave us here, we will die" : how genocide was stopped in East Timor
Title
"If you leave us here, we will die"
Title remainder
how genocide was stopped in East Timor
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Robinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Tells the story of East Timor, a half-island that suffered genocide after Indonesia invaded in 1975, and which was again laid to waste after the population voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999. Before international forces intervened, more than half the population had been displaced and 1,500 people killed. Geoffrey Robinson, an expert in Southeast Asian history, was in East Timor with the United Nations in 1999 and provides a gripping first-person account of the violence, as well as a rigorous assessment of the politics and history behind it. Robinson debunks claims that the militias committing the violence in East Timor acted spontaneously, attributing their actions instead to the calculation of Indonesian leaders, and to a "culture of terror" within the Indonesian army. He argues that major powers--notably the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom--were complicit in the genocide of the late 1970s and the violence of 1999. At the same time, Robinson stresses that armed intervention supported by those powers in late 1999 was vital in averting a second genocide. Advocating accountability, the book chronicles the failure to bring those responsible for the violence to justice. A riveting narrative filled with personal observations, documentary evidence, and eyewitness accounts, [this book] engages essential questions about political violence, international humanitarian intervention, genocide, and transitional justice"--From publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Robinson, Geoffrey
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Human rights and crimes against humanity
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  • Genocide
  • Political violence
  • Genocide intervention
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Timor-Leste
  • Timor-Leste
  • Timor-Leste
  • Indonesia
Label
"If you leave us here, we will die" : how genocide was stopped in East Timor, Geoffrey Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-311) and index
Contents
Colonial legacies -- Invasion and genocide -- Occupation and resistance -- Mobilizing the militias -- Bearing witness, tempting fate -- The vote -- A campaign of violence -- Intervention -- Justice and reconciliation
Control code
13229564
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 319 p.
Isbn
9780691135366
Lccn
2009010313
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
13229564
Label
"If you leave us here, we will die" : how genocide was stopped in East Timor, Geoffrey Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-311) and index
Contents
Colonial legacies -- Invasion and genocide -- Occupation and resistance -- Mobilizing the militias -- Bearing witness, tempting fate -- The vote -- A campaign of violence -- Intervention -- Justice and reconciliation
Control code
13229564
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 319 p.
Isbn
9780691135366
Lccn
2009010313
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
13229564

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