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Subject: ETAN/U.S.: Nov 12 events for East Timor
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 1998 13:21:29 -0500
From: "John M. Miller" <>

East Timor related events on Nov 12, 1998. Please join us.

November 12 marks the 7th anniversary of the massacre of over 270 East Timorese civilians by Indonesian troops at the Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili, East Timor.

Despite 10 UN resolutions, the resignation of Indonesian dictator Suharto, the IMF bailout, and recent overwhelming U.S. congressional support for East Timor's self-determination, Indonesia continues to illegally occupy East Timor with administration complicity. Join ETAN and others at the following events to commemorate the dead, educate about the present and promote a just solution.

Phoenix, Arizona: Talks by former East Timorese political prisoner Fernando de Araujo and Indonesian activist Yeni Rosa Damayanti. 7pm, Languages and Literature Building, Room C57, Arizona State University. Contact: ETAN/AZ:602-449-0729, (Araujo and Damayanti are on a nationwide speaking tour and will be in LA and SF from Nov 14-Nov. 20. Contact, Global Exchange for information: 415-255-7296 x 244;

Los Angeles, California: Demonstration at Indonesian Consulate, 12 noon-2 p.m. Demonstration at Indonesian Consulate (3457 Wilshire Blvd., near Normandie) to commemorate 1991 Santa Cruz massacre with massacre witness Amy Goodman.

7pm Amy Goodman will speak at Occidental College, Eagle Rock, Johnson Hall, Room 106 (For more information, contact Sara: at 323/478-1148) Goodman is also speaking in the Los Angeles area November 10, 11 & 15.

Contact: ETAN/LA, Bob at (310)453-8593;

San Francisco, California. 10 am. Witness in Solidarity With the People of East Timor demonstration at Indonesian Consulate.. 1111 Columbus (at Bay, near Tower Records; Mongomery Bart Station: take 30 Bus from Kearny and Market through Chinatown and up Columbus). To participate in nonviolent civil disobedience, call East Timor Religious Outreach, (415)474-6219. Sponsored by ETRO and ETAN/SF (415)626-3723,

Washington, DC: 5pm dramatic street theater and protest at the US State Department, 22nd and C St.NW involving Indonesian general and soldier puppets and Uncle Sam against East Timorese puppets and people in costume behind prison bars. Sponsored by Peace Action and others. Contact: East Timor Action Network, 202-544-6911;

Chicago, Illinois: 4pm rally on northeast corner Michigan and Monroe, downtown Chicago. 4:30 march up Michigan to Indonesian Consulate , 72 E. Randolph. Sponsored by Peace Action Illinois, the Eighth Day Center for Justice, School of the Americas Watch Illinois, and ETAN/Chicago. Contact: ETAN/Chicago: 773-561-5131;

Bloomington, IN. 8 pm. "The Dili Massacre: 7 Years Later" Talk by East Timorese leader Constancio Pinto at Indiana University, Collins Coffee House, 10th & Woodlawn. Contact ETAN Bloomington, Lisa Yu (812) 857-8518; Anna Strout (812) 339-3354.

New York, New York: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Picket at the Indonesian Mission to the U.N., 325 E. 38 St., btn. 1st & 2nd Ave., Manhattan. Contact: ETAN/NY, 718-596-7668;

Corvallis, Oregon: 8:00 pm. Lecture by Nobel Peace Laureate Jose Ramos-Horta.on "The Code of Conduct in International Arms Transfers," Pauling Lecture, LaSells Stewart Center (free), Oregon State University Campus, Corvallis. Contact: Liberal Arts, 737-4582 or ETAN/Portland, 503-235-4986,

Most events will to demand that the U.S. State Department press Indonesia to and that Indonesia:

1) allow the East Timorese to determine their own government through a UN- sponsored referendum;

2) release all East Timorese and Indonesian political prisoners, including East Timorese resistance leader Xanana Gusmao;

3) allow a permanent international monitoring presence in East Timor to witness the human rights situation and Indonesian troop withdrawals.

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