East Timor - Fretilin and the elections. Jim Dunn

15.5 Mb stereo 21 minutes
East Timor expert Jim Dunn discusses the election prospects of the Fretilin party next July. East Timorese politics is best understood by looking at the historic role of Fretilin as the political party which declared East Timor's independence in 1975, the event which triggered the illegal Indonesian invasion of 1975, and its role in the resistance movement against the Indonesian occupation through the 1970s and beyond. Jim details this history, drawing on his own experience and knowledge of the key figures involved.
Direct download: JamesDunnOnFretilin120415-001.mp3
Category:Latin Radical -- posted at: 7:00 AM

David Bradbury on Tomas Borge - Independent film maker remembers the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua.

10.3 Mb. mono 23 minutes 44 seconds
Independent documentary film maker David Bradbury made a big impact on the English speaking world with his documentary about the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua, released in 1984. The centrepiece of this powerful documentary was a meeting with the last surviving founding member of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, Tomas Borge.
When Tomas Borge died at the age of 81, a few hours before Mayday, 2012, David shared some of his memories of the man with community radio, and the story of how his documentary "Nicaragua, No Pasaran" came to be made.
(More about David and his work can be found at his website http://frontlinefilms.com.au)
Direct download: DavidBradburyEqualised.mp3
Category:Latin Radical -- posted at: 11:47 PM