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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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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.


Minta Maaf, Say Sorry for 65

New York, NY

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Free Papua Political Prisoners
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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.

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Madison, WI

May 18 Sister-City Bike Ride, 14th annual Tour de Timor

The 15th annual "Tour de Timor" sister-city bike ride will roll on Sunday, May 18, starting at 1 p.m. at Law Park (between Machinery Row Bicycles and Monona Terrace) in Madison.

Madison, WI Tour de Timor Bike RaceTour de Timor participants will ride around Lake Monona to raise funds for community projects in Ainaro, Madison's official sister-city in the Southeast Asian island nation of East Timor. Proceeds from this year's ride will go towards maternal and child health programs in isolated villages surrounding the city of Ainaro.

For a $25 registration fee, Tour de Timor participants will receive an organic, union-made T-shirt. Participants are also encouraged to collect pledges. More information and pledge sheets can be found at

The highest pledge-raisers will receive prizes from Tour de Timor co-sponsors, including Family Farm Defenders, Revolution Cycles, Machinery Row Bicycles, Mother Fool's Coffeehouse, Rainbow Bookstore, People's Bakery, Planet Zebulon, Bandung restaurant, Just Coffee, and Lakeside Press. Madison's community radio station, WORT 89.9 fm, is welcoming the event.

The first Tour de Timor ride was held in August 1999, as the people of East Timor prepared to vote in a United Nations-organized referendum on their future. They overwhelmingly voted for independence, bringing an end to a brutal, quarter-century-long Indonesian military occupation. As the Indonesian military left East Timor, they destroyed an estimated 70 percent of its infrastructure. The Madison chapter of the East Timor Action Network (ETAN-Madison) established a sister-city relationship with Ainaro, to help the rural community rebuild. That work continues today.

Madison has a long history of solidarity with East Timor. In 2001, Madison and Ainaro formed the first official sister-city relationship between U.S. and East Timorese communities. Previous Tour de Timor bike rides have raised thousands of dollars for Ainaro battered women's services; the Madison visit of two Ainaro community leaders; and provided grants to women's income-generation projects, sustainable agriculture groups, a local radio station, scholarships for high school students, and other community-led projects in Ainaro, East Timor.

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The East Timor Action Network/Madison meets at 7:00 PM on the 1st Thursday of each month at Mother Fool's Coffeehouse ( 1101 Williamson St. This is right on the corner of Ingersoll and Williamson)>

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