December 2008

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A Letter from
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Noam Chomsky

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Joint Letter on Recent Papua Human Rights Cases - Buktar Tabuni (arrested) and Mr. Yosias Syet (murdered)

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

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December 22 - 29

Justice minister sues East Timor newspaper

ETimor hits out over UN report
East Timor 'At Risk of Anarchy' Says UN Report
TLGov- Official response to Australian artilce

Australian police to expand East Timor training role

Students learn lesson on other side of world
Timor Leste on Road to Progress, Says Vice-Prime Minister

Whales, Dolphins Boost Tourism Hopes for East Timor

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December 10 - 21

Obama’s Intel Chief Pick Backed Indonesian Occupation of East Timor
Retired Admiral Blair Picked as Spy Chief, Officials Say
Activists criticise proposed Obama security appointment

Is there Rule of Law in Timor-Leste? -The Minister of Justice launches attack on Tempo Semanal
Death threats after E Timor graft claim

JP Books- Ringside View To The 1999 East Timor Debacle
NGO Forum Open Letter
Walk through Chega! exhibition

Minister of Social Solidarity provides update on work of MSS during 2008
Ali Alatas- Indonesian Diplomat Who Defended Indonesian Occupation

East Timor uneasiness on Australian troops
East Timor offer asylum to Burmese rebels
Art class in Timor-Leste

No work in Timor-Leste
Human Rights- at last Becoming a Magna Carta for All Humankind? - James Dunn

GG makes inaugural visit to East Timor
Letter to the TL President from Rui Pinto on sustainable development and sugarcane

Indonesian police napalm village
Muchdi Lodges Final Plea in Munir Case
Can Police Investigate TNI Soldiers?- Military Court Bill Stalemated


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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December 8 - 14

Obama administration called on to push for human rights improvement in Papua

Governor-General Quentin Bryce visits East Timor

Scholar Digs Deep To Find East Timor's Rich Past
NT's Hendo talks oil employment opportunities with Rudd

World Bank’s ‘Wrong Advice’ Left Silos Empty in Poor Countries

Alkatiri out of negotiations regarding Timor Sea

7 December 1975- the politics of remembering

JRH on death of Alatas
Controversial Indonesian diplomat Alatas dies, Official Australia mourns
On Alatas' Cambodian glory, E. Timor humiliation

Standoff in DPR Over Policing In Military Bill

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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 30 - December 6

High-level Portuguese visit to Timor
Decision Near on Military Bill

British filmmaker takes on burden of history in Timor

Anger in East Timor over judge's treatment

Prosecution's call for leniency angers Munir's supporters
Missing The Beat- How E. Timor Is Struggling To Repair Its Police Force
Early Warning Systems Save Lives, Property Says TiLVice-PM

East Timor PM ends Portugal visit with call for investment
East Timor lives in memories of survivors

IDPs face difficult journey home

Judge Ivo Rosa moved aside

January 2009
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