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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
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is a book about a terrible spate of mass violence. It is also about a rare success in bringing such violence to an end. If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die 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, 'If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die' engages essential questions about political violence, international humanitarian intervention, genocide, and transitional justice
  • History
  • Human Rights
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity
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 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
27898830
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 319 pages
Isbn
9780691135366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 27898830
  • (Sirsi) 27898830
Label
"If you leave us here, we will die" : how genocide was stopped in East Timor, Geoffrey Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
27898830
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 319 pages
Isbn
9780691135366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 27898830
  • (Sirsi) 27898830

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