|U.S. SeAction Network (ETAN) today praised Senate passage of a
resolution calling on President Clinton to "support an internationally supervised
referendum on swork actively, through the United Nations and with United States allies, to
carry out the directives of existing United
Nations resolutions on East Timor and to support an internationally supervised
referendum on self-determination."
The resolution sends a strong message to Indonesia's President Habibie that his proposals on East Timor fall far short of East Timorese demands and simple justice. The U.S. must firmly back the East Timorese righed to shift U.S. policy to support human rights and self-determination for East Timor and democracy and human rights in Indonesia. It has 20 local chapters across the United States.