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‘The Hidden Holocaust’: The East Timor Alert Network (ETAN) and Human Rights Claims in Canada, 1985–1998

Journal of Historical Sociology

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["\nAbstract\nThis article examines the East Timor Alert Network's (ETAN) claims‐making strategies regarding support for human rights and self‐determination of East Timor during the Indonesian occupation from 1975–1998. This research seeks to understand how ETAN attempted to persuade Canadians to care about a geographically distant horror. I examine various claims‐making strategies that ETAN used to encourage Canadian audiences to evaluate the problem as an object of public concern, the Timorese as victims deserving of their sympathy, and Canadian government as condemnation‐worthy.\n", "Journal of Historical Sociology, EarlyView. "]