Australian Left Review


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.



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