Australian Left Review

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Guerrilla War in East Timor


Denis Freney


On May 20, 1974 the Timorese Social Democratic Association (ASDT) was founded in East Timor. Four months later, the ASDT changed its name to FRETILIN - the Revolutionary Front of Independent East Timor. May 20, 1975 was celebrated in East Timor as the "Day of Revolution” . A huge rally of over 20,000 in the capital, Dili, concluded the celebrations.