November 2008


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ETAN Urges President-elect Obama Not to Appoint Adm. Blair Director of National Intelligence

Foreign Policy in Focus - Obama: Stand Up to the Indonesian Military

Standing Up for Human Rights by Restricting Military Assistance to Indonesia - ETAN Response to the Wall Street Journal editorial, "Obama's Indonesia Test"

Election 2008: Where the Presidential Candidates Stand

TAPOL: The Multi-Choice Elections (Indonesian elections 2009: The contenders, parties and candidates)

LH Bulletin Vol. 9 No. 3 (November 2008) Jatropha agrofuel project, budget analysis, gender equality, climate justice, Sunrise LNG benefits, heavy oil power plants

Senator Feingold on Remembering Munir Said Thalib

Statement on the operations of the Freeport McMoran Mine in West Papua, to the U.S. Senate hearing on Extracting Natural Resources: Corporate Responsibility and the Rule of Law

Response to State Department Informational Report on Indonesia, FY 2008

Joint statement of Amnesty International USA, ETAN, and West Papua Advocacy Team Concerning Congressional Letter to President Yudhoyono

November 22 - 28

Filmmaker sees East Timor through Rosa's eyes
Timor Air set to take to the skies
Minister of Justice files defamation complaint again Tempo Semanal

Timor-Leste The unsustainable island
Exhibition and challenge of voter registration until 28 November
East Timor- Poverty “increased significantly” between 2001 and 2007, World Bank says

Alkatiri to coordinate gas plan
East Timor finds evidence to resist Woodside gas plan

Statement from Timorese Civil Society regarding Appeals Court Budget Decision: The Law does not only apply to small and poor people
HAK: Rejection of the Timor-Leste Appeals Court Budget Decision Threatens the Principles of Rule of Law and Democracy

Indonesia Needs Laws Against Torture
Indonesia's Army Seeks to Divest
Lawmakers Question Govt Over 1993 Warship Debt

Indonesia Military's Many Crimes (by Senators Feingold and Leahy)
Indonesian Elections 2009- The Contenders

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November 19 - 23

Our East Timor legacy
Like there's no tomorrow
Drawing On Tolerance- Indonesians and Timorese Collaborate in Art Projects

Services struggle as ETimor empties refugee camps
Retired general Prabowo meets former battleground foe
Our neighbour's heirlooms
Lack of government participation stymies Timor stability - Feature

NZ Troops to stay in East Timor 'as long as necessary'
Castration ritual part of rural East Timor's oral history
Indonesia Goverment Good Relationship With Timor Leste
Hydroelectric plant opened to supply electricity to Baucau

Obama's Indonesia Test


I’ve long admired ETAN’s work. For well over a decade, ETAN has conducted some of the most effective grassroots campaigns I know. With limited resources, they helped free a nation and fundamentally changed policy toward one of the U.S.’s closest and most repressive allies, Indonesia.

Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!”

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November 10 - 15

Return to Rai Ketak- Not so fast (budget ruling)
Youth meet in East Timor to grapple with violence in society - Feature
TL Court rules budget unconstitutional
East Timor Talks Tough on Greater Sunrise
Court rules against ETimor mid-year budget

ETimor leprosy experts train Australian health workers
Minister for Justice Gives Herself And Friends Projects
East Timorese occupation victims face fresh wait for justice
Dili Youth Begin Evangelizing In Remote Oecusse

ANTI: Chega Debate Points to the Cemetery Where the Santa Cruz Massacre Occurred
Hercules detained over attack in Jakarta
Bones are key to truth behind notorious Timorese massacre

When words are not enough
Rights Groups Seek Pressure By Obama On RI [+'Obamanomics'; Oil Tyranny]

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Timor-Leste Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief: An Historical Perspective on Arms in Timor-Leste

Oxfam et al: Timor-Leste food security baseline survey report

Caritas: Tackling food security in East Timor

Diminishing Conflict in Timor-Leste

TLGov: Statement by Emilia Pires to IMF Board of Governors

TAPOL: The Rise and Fall of Military Candidates in the Indonesian Elections

UNMIT Press Briefing with Aniceto Neves: Coordinator for Peace Building of HAK Association

Ramos-Horta Speaks at UN General Assembly (25 September)
UN: T-L entering period of peace, its leader tells high-level

President Ramos-Horta met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in New York.  
President Ramos-Horta met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in New York. UN Photo/Evan Schneider  

USGov: Int'l Religious Freedom Report 2008 - Timor-Leste, Indonesia

Fretilin: Government unable to champion onshore LNG plant from Greater Sunrise

AusGov: Minister For Defence Meets with E Timor Prime Minister
TLGov: Minister Da Costa Discusses Opportunites with West Java

OCHA HUMANITARIAN UPDATE 2008/Issue No. 16: 17 September

Privatising Land in Timor Leste
Audio - Timor, Land, and Biofuel - Tim Anderson
USAID: On Clarifying Land Ownership in Timor-Leste

Audio - Crime in Timor Leste - Jose Teixeira
UNMIT: Transcript of Press Conference 04 September 2008
UN: Timor-Leste joins UN campaign to end violence against women

Timor-Leste Armed Violence Assessment
Small Arms Survey: Commentary on the Draft Arms Law in Timor-Leste

UNDP Timor-Leste NewsQuarterly September 2008

Text of UNMIT investigation into the shooting of Ramos-Horta
Wikileaks - Alfredo and Exposto autopsies, plus

UN: Press conference by United Nations Police Adviser

Rai Ketak: Nine years ago
9th Anniversary Suai Church Massacre

Audio: Timor's Guest Workers? - Jose Teixeira, Fretilin MP. Damien Kingsbury, Jim Dunn, Janelle Saffin MHR
Audio: The National Interest, Strategic Non-violence, and the Independence of East Timor (Clinton Fernandes)

New Zealand gov't pledges support for Timor-Leste's future

IFRC: Timor-Leste Appeal 2008-2009 - MAATP001 Programme update

Transcript: Security Council Tuesday, 19 August 2008 meeting on Timor-Leste
Webcasts, Press Release

UNMIT: Report on human rights developments in Timor-Leste
UN: Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (for the period from 8 January to 8 July 2008)

Xanana Gusmao Timor Leste PNTL corruption investigation actions 2008

AusGov: Additional Scholarships for East Timorese Students, Canberra
AusGov: Joint Press Conference with Prime Ministers of TL and Australia
AusGov: Australia Supports Training of East Timorese Defence Force, Canberra

Timor-Leste Immigration Website

Buy Local Timor-Leste Blog
UNMIT Weekly Bulletin

November 3 - 8 

TNI Assets 'Far Higher' Than US$190 Million- Rights Group
Obama and Ties with RI
McBeth continues his attacks on Sen. Leahy

Timor-Leste President of parliament stops debate on recommendations of truth commissions
Planting Timorese seeds of remembrance

When will the findings of the Commission of Truth and Friendship be publicised?
Struggle Continues for Timor Occupation Survivors
Howard feared for Diggers in Timor
E Timor Seeks To Build Natural Resources Management Skills
2 US College Students Attend Conference in TL

East Timor's leaders respond to election of Barack Obama

Howard feared for Diggers in Timor

October 31 - October 24

Ongoing instability in East Timor

President's Speech to the Northern Territory Parliament
Ramos-Horta calls for more Australian aid
Ramos-Horta attacks Woodside CEOs
ETimor opposition leader to meet Australian PM

When the President met his attacker
Signs of progress in East Timor

Settling age-old land disputes
Political tensions, security forces instability risk spinning 'out of control' - Timorese analyst

Xanana in Kuwait
Timor Leste explores cooperation with Yogyakarta
India to Train East Timor navy

Young Priests Challenged To Sanctify Local Church
Church weighs into abortion debate in Catholic East Timor

World's worst soccer team happy to win first point

Nonviolence Is The Right Choice­It Works

Political tensions, security forces instability risk spinning 'out of control' - Timorese analyst

Taur Matan Ruak on Fretilin's planned peace march


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