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Left: On February 1, 2008, ETAN demonstrates at the Indonesian Consulate in New York to call for justice for Suharto's many victims. Center: One of many ETAN protests calling for prosecution of Henry Kissinger. Right: ETAN's John M. Miller (with bullhorn), calls for the safe return of East Timorese refugees, January 2000 at the Indonesian Consulate in New York. Protests also took place in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston and Washington, DC.

 

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ETAN and other East Timor/Indonesia Support Events Calendar
(Don't see an event in your area - help organize one! See below.) If you would like your event listed send the details to john@etan.org.


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The Act of Killing

In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocide. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.

still from THE ACT OF KILLING

Minta Maaf, Say Sorry for 65

New York, NY

Protest Henry Kissinger!

When: April 24, 2014 5:30 p.m.

Where: Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave. @ 55 St., New York, NY
Near E, M, 6, 4, 5, N, Q, R, B, D, 1 subway stops & cross town buses via 57th or 50th

Join ETAN and other organizations in protesting Henry Kissinger's appearance at the Central Synagogue as he shares "his candid perspective on Israel, current challenges in the Middle East, and his more than 60 years as a policymaker and trusted advisor in matters of foreign affairs."

East Timor: Kissinger Killed 180,000 PeopleSponsoring organizations include: ETAN, War Resisters League/NYC, War Criminals Watch/World Can't Wait, Brooklyn For Peace, and Veterans For Peace NYC Chapter 34, School of Americas Watch; Jews Against Genocide, Tikkun Magazine: A quarterly Jewish and Interfaith Critique of Politics, Culture and Society, Campaign for Peace and Democracy; more to come. Let us know if your organization wants to co-sponsor.

Come and remind people about Henry Kissinger's sordid history concerning East Timor (Timor-Leste), West Papua, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Chile, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Angola and elsewhere.

On December 6, 1975, then Secretary of State Kissinger and President Gerald Ford visited Jakarta. At their meeting, Ford gave Indonesia's dictator Suharto an explicit go ahead for the invasion of East Timor and Indonesia invaded the next day. According to East Timor's Commission on Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR) up to 180,000 died as a direct result of the illegal invasion and occupation. Declassified and leaked documents show that Kissinger understood that Suharto was balking at invading, concerned that the U.S. would cut off its supply of weapons and military training. Kissinger guaranteed continuation of weapons shipments.

More on Kissinger's role in East Timor and past protests: here.

Indonesia invaded West Papua, then Netherlands New Guinea, in 1961. Henry Kissinger, in his capacity as the Secretary of State, played a personal role in insuring that West Papuans were not given the opportunity to have a genuine independence referendum in 1969. The sham "consultation" that took place instead, the so-called "Act of Free Choice," condemned the West Papuan people to decades of terror under an Indonesian military occupation, which continues today. Kissinger later served on the Board of Directors of Freeport McMoRan, the U.S. company which controls one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines in West Papua. Kissinger defended the company’s interests in post-Suharto Indonesia.

Hold Kissinger Accountable leaflet: Educate about Kissinger's role in Indonesia's illegal and brutal invasion of East Timor and Indonesia's annexation of West Papua Print out and distribute at this and future demonstrations (PDF).

Contact ETAN - 1-917-690-4301 for more information or to help out.

School of Americas Watch: Message to April 25, 2014 Kissinger Protest

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Free Papua Political Prisoners
Support the Appeal of Filep Karma's Daughter
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Papua Political Prisioner Filep Karma with his daughter Audryne


Allan Nairn

Allan Nairn on ETAN, Occupy Wall Street and more

In January 2012, Nairn spoke about the successful movement to support East Timor's self-determination and restrict U.S. military assistance to Indonesia and its significance for Occupy Wall Street and today's global movements for justice.

Watch the video here

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Read Noam Chomsky on ETAN's 20th Anniversary

With your help, we can put ETAN on a firmer footing for the future.
 Please give generously in this anniversary year. In doing so, you can help strengthen ETAN to meet the challenges of the coming years.

Read Noam Chomsky on 20 years of ETAN

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See ETAN's Action Alerts section for additional actions you can take.

If you want to host a speaker or organize an event contact: John M. Miller (718-596-7668, etan@etan.org).

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