November 2006

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A Message from Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

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Groups Urge Bush Not to Offer Military Assistance to Indonesian President on Visit

ETAN: On 15th Anniversary of Timor Massacre Rights Network Calls for Justice ETAN Urges Administration, New Congress to Support International Tribunal

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LH: Self-determination requires more than political independence: Recent developments in Timor-Leste

LH: Petroleum in Timor-Leste, Presentation by Santina Soares

U.S. Reps urge fully-integrated Timor mission

ETAN: Commission of Inquiry Report Can Help Timor-Leste Overcome Divisions, But Context of Recent Violence Needs Attention

TAKE ACTION: Tell the U.S. and Australia to Support a Unified UN Mission in Timor-Leste

ETAN Reaffirms and Strengthens Work to Support Timor-Leste

Int'l Federation for East Timor Urges Fully Integrated UN Mission Calls for Australian troops to forego separate command

Statement of T-L Civil Society Supporting a UN-led security presence in Timor-Leste

Call to put all foreign troops in Timor-Leste under UN command

TAPOL, ETAN Call UN Proposals on Justice for Timor-Leste “Inadequate” Letter to UN Secretary-General on Justice

LH: Status of Forces Agreements for foreign troops and police deployed to Timor-Leste in May
LH: The Paradox of Aid in Timor-Leste

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Bush Administration Grants Unlimited Military “Aid” to Indonesia Betrays Military’s Victims and End-Runs Congress
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Pramoedya Ananta Toer dies (also excerpts from statements on E. Timor)
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December 1 - November 24

Australian Senate on CAVR report
Timor truth & friendship commission to question Indonesian generals over 1999 violence

East Timor court postpones former minister's arms trial
Aust troops defend not arresting E Timor's most wanted
NGO's say rebel leader Reinardo should be brought to justice
Timor rebel leader urges talks

XG- Message to the Nation on the Celebration of Independence Day
East Timor president says 'the worst is over'

Anzac force sees its Timor role as co-operation - DEFENCE- Special Report
Alkatiri Attacks Australian Interference In Timor

RI to Slash U.S. Weaponry to Prevent Embargo
Bush's Big Indonesian Photo-Op by Ben Terrall and John M. Miller

UNMIT Daily Media Review 
01 December
27 November
29 November
30 November

November 25 - 17

XG, et al- Message to the Nation
East Timor leader apologises for govt mistakes 

My weapons protect the people- Timor rebel
Martial arts leaders pledge to end gang violence
Renegade Major should return to barracks, JRH

Problems Can Be Solved Only Via Dialogue, JRH 
More reconciliation among leaders needed, says int'l mediation body

Brazilian missionary killed in Timor violence
1killed, 2 injured in fresh E Timor violence
Wet Season to Create Crisis

Retired S'pore General to T-L
Council of Ministers considers draft report on the rights of children

Australia proposes involving other nations in East Timor force
UN police to bolster presence in E. Timor capital after 2 killed+
East Timor wants increased Portuguese police presence 

E Timor government to carry out fiscal reform

How to Achieve Justice and Reconciliation in Timor Leste
Learning the Lessons of the CAVR Report in Australia

Bush visit to Mark Closer Ties With Jakarta
Justice in Jakarta
Indonesia's Disappeared [+The Senayan Kidnapping Case]

Next to Bush, Indonesian Backs Iraq Timetable 
Hi-Tech Arms Steal the Show at Jakarta Intl Defense Expo

UNMIT's Daily Media Review 

24 November
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22 November
21 November
18 - 20 November

Other Links (open in new window)

Timor-Leste police and soldiers hug after game of tug of war. Both side wore "timor unidade nasional" t-shirts. Together they then challenged the international forces. Photo from tumbleweed in timor lorosae.  
UN: Annan appoints UN veteran from India as new Special Representative

ACTJET: Justice and Reconciliation in East Timor: Australia and the CAVR, web version
ACTJET news December 2006

UNMIT: The UN and the Timorese Government formalise policing arrangements

UNMIT: Arrest in murder case shows growing confidence in police

UK Launch of Timor Justice (CAVR) Report
Living Timorously: CAVR report launch in the UK

Bibliography of works on Timor Leste held in the National Library of Australia

Online Opinion: Muddy boots ... (Cosgrove)

Dili-gence: Dili via Google Earth
Dili Central Map

UNV volunteers arrive in Timor-Leste to begin work on election
Dili-gence: Mozambique, Rainy Season

Catholic News: First graduates from ACU Timor teachers course

The Watson Institute for International Studies: Problems continue to plague East Timor

LH: Timor-Leste slips slightly in UNDP Human Development Index

NZGOV: Troops to Ensure Smooth Elections in Timor-Leste
Cuban aid to E Timor: political implications of government statement (Max Lane)

Bush May Face Religious Wrath in Indonesia
HRF: Human Rights Advocates Urge Bush to Raise Munir Case with Indonesian President
Truth, West Papua and Indonesia: 2 + 2 really can = 5
Black-listing of academic George Aditjondro

TL Government Media Releases for November

  • The parks of Palácio do Governo are transformed for the people, 1 November
  • A better understanding of managing our most important source of income, 3 November
  • Millennium Challenge program to create thousands of jobs in Timor-Leste, 4 November
  • Export of scrap metal banned to stop rogue traders, 6 November
  • Dr Alkatiri off to Portugal for medical treatment, 8 November
  • New ferry may help farmers get produce to market quicker, 10 November
  • Tears of joy as peace, not war, starts to break out in East Timor, 13 November
  • Soldiers and police rally to show solidarity, peace and trust, 15 November
  • Timor-Leste medical students in Cuba 'the best and most disciplined', 15 November
  • Soldiers and police embrace friendship as peace is given a chance, 16 November
  • 48 new primary teachers and 6 staff graduate to help the children, 17 November
  • Timor-Leste disabled athletes get set to compete with 61 other nations, 17 November
  • Timor-Leste's Council of Ministers listens to the ordinary citizen, 18 November
  • Here's a way to borrow money to start that small business, 18 November
  • Prime Minister greets new GNR commander and farewells Captain Carvalho, 19 November
  • Radical tax reform proposals will go before the Council of Ministers, says PM, 20 November
  • Council of Ministers considers draft report on the rights of children, 21 November
  • 31ST Independence Day Events to honor our heroic veterans - and find a path to peace, 25 November
  • Martial arts leaders pledge to end gang violence, 25 November
  • High-level Government meeting discusses support programs, 25 November
  • SEAPA: Mob attacks AFP stringer in Timor-Leste

    Living Timorously Blog

    IOM supports return of displaced Timorese community

    Bibliography of works on Timor Leste (East Timor) held in the National Library of Australia

    UNMIT Announces Appointment of Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste

    UNMIT presses on with preparations for 2007 elections
    UNMIT: Press Conf on Return of IDPs 10 November 20

    TLGOV: 100-day speech of the Second Constitutional Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste delivered by H.E. the Prime Minister Dr. José Ramos-Horta

    UN: Timor-Leste: citing better security, top UN official calls on displaced to return home
    UNMIT: UNPOL steps up its security efforts in Dili

    Fretilin: Situation Analysis and Perspectives

    Australian Foreign Aid - Good people, bad systems

    TLGOV: Timor-Leste offshore bid round; Production Sharing Contracts signed with ENI and Reliance

    Joyo/Pantau: Murder At Mile 63: Part One of a Report on the Timika Killings

    IFRC: Storms and floods Appeal No. MDRTP001 Update No. 4

    UNICEF: Youth centre helps spread messages of peace in Dili, Timor-Leste

    Beyond Teresa blog

    Assessing Water Quality in Developing Countries: A Case Study in Timor-Leste (2.1 mb)
    Education in Post-Conflict Environments: Challenges and Opportunities for Timor-Leste (2006 Symposium at ANU)

    JSMP: Response to the Report of the UN Independent Special Commission of Inquiry for Timor-Leste

    Atul Khare of India to be the next SRSG in Timor-Leste - bio

    USGOV: Millennium Challenge program to create thousands of jobs in Timor-Leste

    Trocaire: Timor Leste far from recovery

    AUSAID: A Survey Of Gangs And Youth Groups In Dili, Timor-Leste, A Report Commissioned By Australia's Agency For International Development
    UN: Speak to me nicely. A Study on Practices and Attitudes about Discipline of Children in Timor-Leste Direct link to the report click here.

    UNMIT: High-level team arrives in Timor to prepare for 2007
    Transcript of press conference
    UN: All Timorese share 'responsibility' for the success of 2007 elections: UN Poll Experts

    AUSTCARE: John Rodsted - Diary in the field (June)

    AUSGOV: Change Of Command in Timor-Leste
    AUSGOV: Military responds to Timor allegations

    TLGOV: Opening Speech on the Penal Procedure Conference for the Justice Sector by "Lu-Olo"

    Fretilin: Time to be Affirmative
    FRETILIN: Displaced people in Timor down by half ­ Minister optimistic
    Interview with Mari Alkatiri

    Places of suffering and pathways to healing: post-conflict life in Bidau, East Timor. PhD thesis
    UNFPA: Gender-Based Violence in T-L

    TLGOV: Government reaffirms full support for Australian and NZ  troops

    NPR Check: Hendren's Magic Marker (on Adm Fallon's visit to ET)

    Timor Leste Conflict Assessment (2004)

    Blog chronicle of visit to Timor-Leste (look in October)

    Economic and Social Justice for Societies in Transition Speech by Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

    TIMOR-LESTE HUMANITARIAN UPDATE Wednesday, 25 October 2006
    UN: Timor-Leste: airport reopens after UN helps curb gang violence
    UN: Security Council discusses role of women in peacekeeping,  post-conflict
    USGOV: Statement in UN 4th Committee

    Incidents with ADF and Australian police in Loro Mata and Comoroe

    NZ's Goff: Speech to Japan Press Club

    Nobel Peace Laureates urge governments to vote for an Arms
    DCAF: The Post-Conflict Security Sector (comparative study)

    Jura Povu Timor - A Proposal to Bring a Solution to the Current Crisis - An Oath for the People of Timor: Strengthening Unity, Ending Violence and Cherishing Culture through Customary Timorese Belief Structures

    Security Council Report: Update No. 2 Timor-Leste
    UN: Troop-Contributing Countries Offer Guidance as Fourth Committee
    UN: Senior peacekeeping official stresses efficiency and a broader approach to security

    UNMIT press conference to discuss the reactions to the recently released Commission of Inquiry report and to provide a public security update. Transcript of press conference

    TIMOR-LESTE HUMANITARIAN UPDATE: Wednesday, 18 October 2006

    IOM: East Timor: Dili camp management forum

    IMF: Staff Statement at the Conclusion of the 2006 Article IV

    Guns and the Pacific - A Wasteful Hiccup at the United Nations

    Security Council Report: Update No. 2 Timor-Leste
    UN: Troop-Contributing Countries Offer Guidance as Fourth Committee
    UN: Senior peacekeeping official stresses efficiency and a broader approach to security

    UNMIT press conference to discuss the reactions to the recently released Commission of Inquiry report and to provide a public security update. Transcript of press conference

    TIMOR-LESTE HUMANITARIAN UPDATE: Wednesday, 18 October 2006

    Timor-Leste Ministry of Labor and Community Reinsertion website contains a wealth of information on the current displacement of Timor-Leste's population

    November 17 - 10

    Amy Goodman- Bush has chance to hold terrorists accountable 
    FONGTIL- Timor-Leste NGOs in solidarity with the victims of Santa Cruz massacre 
    E. Timorese mark 15th anniversary of Santa Cruz massacre 

    Four believed dead in more Timor violence
    Timor-Leste medical students in Cuba ‘the best and most disciplined’
    Soldiers and police rally to show solidarity, peace and trust
    Reinado, Railos must hand in weapons, says JRH
    Hugs, tears in Dili lift peace hopes

    Army, police march together in show of unity
    East Timor soldiers, police parade in gesture of reconciliation
    E Timor's youth unite for peace rally
    Peace Rally Could Be Turning Point

    Retired BG Tan appointed deputy special representative by UN 
    UN Police Weekly Security Update 

    First East Timorese teachers graduate 
    Timor documentary planned for Al-Jazeera International 

    No More Aid for Refugees from December says JRH 
    Women and children first (Kirsty Sword Gusmao) 
    HOPE for violent youth

    Lisbon funds training schemes worth euros 1.25mn from 2007-2009 
    300 teachers ready to re-launch Portuguese language program 

    Indonesian military chief wants border body 

    UNMIT Daily Media Review 

    17 November
    16 November
    14 November
    11 November

    November 11 - 6

    ETimor premier pledges solution for thousands of displaced
    2007 to be a growth year for East Timor, prime minister says
    East Timor premier urges residents to return home, warns of aid cut

    A New Generation Displaced
    Filipino cop to be named UN mission chief in East Timor
    Portugal president urges continued UN support for East Timor

    East Timor to submit gas pact to parliament
    Assets in East Timor’s oil fund total US$847 million in September
    Export of scrap metal banned to stop rogue traders

    Alkatiri arrives Portugal for routine medical exams
    Alkatiri's FRETILIN 'politically dishonest' - President Gusmso
    Interview with General Secretary of Fretilin, Mari Alkatiri, in Dili
    Alkatiri grilled over allegedly arming civilians

    Timor-Leste’s most precious resource of all – its young people
    New ferry may help farmers get produce to market quicker

    Parliament and FONGTIL signed a cooperation agreement
    Parliamentary commission to study UN report on violence

    Tempo Semanal- new free weekly in TL

    Indonesia's historic botanical gardens dug up to make helipad for Bush
    No political, military pressure in Bush visit- Indonesian minister
    RI, US special forces to resume cooperation
    Indonesia's 'sporadic' foreign policy must go back to 'free and active'

    Artful dodging on treaty's more unpalatable parts
    The new Australia-Indonesia security treaty- what's in it for us?

    UNMIT's Daily Media Review 

    10 November
    9 November
    8 November
    7 November
    6 November 


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    November 4 - October 30

    East Timorese family struggles to care for sick daughter
    Stone-throwing mars otherwise peaceful holiday in East Timor
    Closed schools, closed doors for East Timor's children

    Australia: Tripping over the region

    Prime minister invites Pope Benedict to visit East Timor
    'You don't see the bullets that get you' Max Stahl

    We Should Blame Ourselves, JRH
    Powerbrokers tied to Timor's gangs
    Hunt for leaders of Timor violence
    Timor government acts as Australian troops vilified

    East Timor violence linked to drugs
    East Timor on the precipice
    Australian police say rumours a bigger problem than drugs in ETimor

    Houses for Timor Leste refugees in W Timor

    Army Reform Key To Peaceful Sulawesi
    RI considering to buy weapons from China
    Foreign Ministry rejects UN involvement in probing Munir murder

    UNMIT Daily Media Review 

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    28-30 October

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