Tue, 21 November 2006
25.2Mb. 96Kbps, 30 minutes Latin Radical, Nov. 18
East Timor - the struggle continues. MP3 version of Peter Murphy's outline of the shadowy forces destabilising East Timor, (see below) with an interview Celine (who spent 15 months in East Timor) on how Timorese women are trying to deal with the distortions imposed on East Timorese society in a post conflict setting.
Peter Murphy, director of the SEARCH Foundation, talks about the destabilisation of East Timor. This deliberate destabilisation has finally been recognised by the Fretilin Central Committee which issued a report and a press release to that effect on November18, 2006.
"A pattern of deliberate destabilisation is emerging from the ongoing violence in Timor Leste over the past 4 to 5 years. What are the dynamics of this instability, and who are the shadowy figures behind it? What is Australia's true role? Peter Murphy of the SEARCH foundation gives a careful, sober analysis, informed with the expertise of experience as a worker for Timorese independence extending back to the Indonesian invasion in 1975 Part of his involvement was a role in setting up the clandestine transmitter just outside Darwin in 1976 which enabled international supporters to maintain a communications link with Fretilin guerillas inside East Timor, for several years. Peter talks about the Fretilin Party, whose supporters have been the main target for the recent violence, and the prospects of the Fretilin for next year's elections."
Tue, 21 November 2006
25 Mb mp3 96kbps 36 minutes. Latin Radical 4-pak round up.
Week ending November 11
Stuart Monkton, journalist with Greenleft Weekly talks about the implications for Australia as virtually the only country, after the US and Israel, to vote against lifting the 30 year old economic blockade against Cuba, for the first time.
Michael Fox, a US journalist living in Venezuela delivers his usual weekly report of the main issues over the last week, in Venezuela. Hugo Chavez' chances against the US backed opposition leader, Rosales in the upcoming elections. Tension builds.
Coral Winter, Australian journalist in Venezuela describes her personal meeting with controversial and popular president, Hugo Chavez, and the prospects for his reelection in the coming month. She issues a personal invitation for him to visit Australia.
Roberto Jorquera, another Australian in Venezuela gives a report from on the ground.