Monday, April 15, 2019

SIGN NOW: #MAKEWESTPAPUASAFE. Hold Australia Accountable


We therefore ask the Australian Senate to call on the Government to:
  • Condemn human rights violations everywhere, including in West Papua;
  • Vigorously raise concerns about human rights violations committed in West Papua with the Indonesian Government;
  • Take action at the United Nations to hold the Indonesian Government fully accountable for human rights violations committed by its security forces in West Papua;
  • Ensure that Australian Government aid does not enable human rights violations anywhere, including in West Papua;
  • Initiate an independent audit of the effectiveness and human rights risks associated with all programs involving Indonesian police and military receiving Australian Government funding.

New report from Allan Nairn on Prabowo's post-election plan to betray allies, democracy

New from Allan Nairn

Breaking News: Prabowo strategy session planned mass arrests of political opponents, Islamist allies; behind-the-scenes effort to please US includes Prabowo order to kill lawsuit v Freeport-McMoRan, pledge to "crush" FPI, HTI, PKS; SBY's Demokrats also targeted; plan to return Army to "New Order" role

Prabowo Subianto, a retired general now seeking the presidency of Indonesia, has made plans to stage mass arrests of political opponents and his current allies.
According to minutes of a strategy session he held with fellow generals and others last December, Prabowo — a longtime US protege who has been implicated in mass killing,abduction, and torture, has also made plans to restore Indonesia’s army to the role it played in the Suharto dictatorship.
 [For full scrollable text of Minutes see link, and bottom of this piece]
At the meeting, held last December 21 at a Prabowo home in Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta, he and his team made specific assignments for "putting on trial as many political opponents as possible," but also for "crippling" the Islamist groups that now propel his campaign, after he assumes the presidency.
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Friday, December 21, 2018

Support ETAN! Donate Today!

ETAN is an incredible organization. It was an important part of our struggle for self-determination, struggle for the permanent Maritime Boundary with Australia, and during the last 19 years, it has been part of Timorese struggle to reconstruct and to rebuild its country. At this critical juncture of Timor's development, it is critical to walk together with Timorese to achieve our dream for better life where every citizen has the conditions to meet its basic rights, including the economic and social rights to have a dignified life. --Gute Neves

Dear friend of ETAN,

We write to urge you to support the work of the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network for the coming year. We are an organization funded almost entirely by the grassroots; we rely on you - and others like you - for support.

ETAN is the only solidarity group which carries the mantle of upholding the rights of the people of Timor-Leste and Indonesia, working persistently and fearlessly to hold the world's governments, especially the United States, to account for complicity in rights violations. -- Mica Barreto Soares

ETAN has worked since 1991 to advance self-determination, democracy, and human rights for the peoples of Timor-Leste (East Timor), Indonesia and West Papua -- work that remains necessary. Please help us continue the struggle for justice by contributing to ETAN today.

There are exciting changes at ETAN: During this past year, we welcomed an impressive group of activists to our board. We are working with them to reinvigorate ETAN’s activism.


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With your support, ETAN continues to inform, educate, advocate, and organize in support of the Timorese, Indonesia and West Papuan peoples’ fundamental rights, including democratic governance, adequate nutrition and decent health care, and freedom of expression. We amplify their concerns and voices for a global. audience.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Invest in Justice - Support ETAN on Giving Tuesday!

Support ETAN on  #GivingTuesday

Give to ETAN on #GivingTuesday
Why wait for the end of the year to invest in justice?

Don't delay - donate to ETAN today!

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. 

Your contribution supports ETAN's ongoing support for the people of Timor-Leste's efforts to establish permanent maritime boundaries with its neighbors. Legally-recognized boundaries would end Australia's theft of Timor's resources and bring to a close the independence struggle that began more than 40 years ago.

Your gift will help maintain and strengthen ETAN's crucial information sharing via email and on social media. So many people, perhaps including you, depend us to keep them informed about important news about Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and West Papua. 

With your help, we can intensify our pursuit of justice for the many victims of Indonesia's security forces crimes: from the coup in 1965 that brought the dictator Suharto to power, through the illegal invasion and occupation of Timor-Leste to the West Papuans subject to ongoing human rights violations. And we need your help in keeping up the pressure on the U.S. government to acknowledge its role in arming and training the perpetrators of these crimes.

We can only maintain and expand these activities with the generous support of people like yourself. 

Don't delay, please donate today.

John M. Miller
National Coordinator, ETAN

Thursday, June 29, 2017

ETAN message of support to Timor's LGBTI community

ETAN extends its wholehearted support and solidarity with this week's "LGBTI Pride - Acceptance" events happening in Dili, including Timor-Leste's first Pride March. We commend the organizers of these events and all those who support a fully inclusive Timorese society that celebrates diversity and protects everyone's human rights. We also appreciate Prime Minister Rui Maria de Ara├║jo's statement of support for the LGBTI community.
Photo by Dinorah.Granadeiro via Facebook
ETAN hato'o apoiu no solidariedade kompletu ba eventu 'LGBTI Pride - Simu Malu' ne'ebe organiza iha Dili durante semana ida-ne'e, inklui Timor-Leste nia Marxa Pride 'Orgullu'. Ami louva sira hotu ne'ebe organiza eventu sira-ne'e no mos sira hotu ne'ebe apoia sosiedade Timorense ne'ebe selebra diversidade no proteje direitus umanus ba ema hotu. Ami gava mos Primeiru Ministu Rui Araujo nia mensajen apoiu ba komunidade LGBTI.

Mensajen S.E. Primeiro-Ministro RDTL Kona-ba
 "Familia Simu Joven LGBT iha Timor-Leste"