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The pro-Indonesian military lobby and the Bush administration have
stepped up their lobbying efforts and so must we! Face-to-face meetings
with your Senators and Representatives are our best response. Come to
Washington, DC, this June to educate Congress about human rights and
justice in East Timor and Indonesia.
Join ETAN as we provide Representatives and Senators with their annual
(and often only) update on conditions in East Timor and Indonesia. Prod
them to work for justice at ETAN’s 12th annual Advocacy Days!
Why should you attend ETAN Advocacy Days? Here are just a few reasons:
- The Bush administration is aggressively using the “war on terror” to
convince Congress to provide Indonesia with prestigious U.S. military
assistance. And the struggle to stop this has never been harder or more
- Justice for East Timor could be forfeited in the name of “realpolitik.”
- War criminals responsible for crimes against humanity in East Timor
remain free; many are directing atrocities in West Papua and Aceh.
- The tragic earthquake and tsunami that devastated Aceh has captured
the world’s attention. In addition to the humanitarian crisis, we must
educate Congress about the human-created tragedy caused by Indonesian
security forces’ gross violations of human rights.
- Australia is stealing billions of dollars in oil and gas revenue
that belong to East Timor as it tramples on the sovereignty of the
world’s newest nation.
- Advocacy Days are F-U-N! Take this opportunity to learn something,
share your knowledge, meet new folks, and get reacquainted with old
friends while making a difference in the formulation of U.S. foreign
Advocacy Days represent a crucial time to make your voices heard in
Congress! Together we can make a difference!
Novices and seasoned activists are welcome! Please let us know as soon
as possible if you can participate in ETAN’s Advocacy Days. Training is
provided for all. Planning for Advocacy Days is much more effective when
we have as much advance notice as possible of participation. Housing can
be arranged for those requesting it by June 1. Partial travel subsidies
are available on a limited basis.
For more information, contact Karen Orenstein, ETAN Washington
Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-544-6911, or see our website,
Make a donation to support ETAN's Advocacy Days
Send your contribution to ETAN,
PO Box 21873, Brooklyn, NY 11202-1873 or
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Join ETAN’s National Call-In
Thursday, June 9 & Friday, June 10
Tell Congress You Oppose Aid to the Indonesian Military
The Pentagon and State Department want to remove
all Congressional restrictions on military assistance to Indonesia’s
brutal security forces. Senators and Representatives need to hear
from you that this must not be allowed to happen, especially now as
Congress makes crucial decisions on appropriations legislation.
Tell your Representative and Senators that:
Congress must fully restrict
military assistance for Indonesia in the FY06 Foreign Operations
Appropriations bill. This includes IMET, foreign military
financing, and export licenses for defense articles. The
Senator/Representative should actively support restrictions.
The Indonesian military
continues to commit atrocious human rights violations, resist
reform and evade accountability for crimes against humanity in
East Timor and elsewhere. Prestigious U.S. assistance is not
Help set the context for our meetings during
ETAN’s Advocacy Days by calling your Representative and Senators on
June 9 and 10, just a few days prior to our in-person Congressional
The Congressional switchboard number is 202-224-3121, or check
for contact information. Every call makes a difference, so please
contact your members of Congress.
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