ISSN #1088-8136

Vol. 6, No. 2
Summer 2000



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Summer 2000

East Timor Enters Reconstruction Era: A Work in Progress

Only Continued Pressure Will Keep Military Assistance From Indonesia

La’o Hamutuk 

Election 2000: Here They Come Again! 

An Interview with Constâncio Pinto

Supporting Grassroots East Timorese Organizations

West Papuans Demand Self-Determination

Short Takes: Indonesia Human Rights Network; Remembering Saylor; Military Fuels Maluku Mayhem; East Timorese Protest July 4 Party


Help ETAN Keep Working

Now that East Timor has disappeared from the media once again, ETAN needs to rely on old and new sources for money. Please support ETAN’s important work to bring the refugees home, achieve justice, and build a democratic and prosperous East Timor. Your donation will help us advocate for the East Timorese people during this new phase of the country’s transition to independence. The UN has made the U.S. dollar East Timor’s official interim currency. Show your patriotism by sending a check to ETAN today! Tax-deductible donations of over $50 for ETAN’s educational work can be made out to “ AJ Muste Memorial Institute” and mailed to ETAN’s White Plains office. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible credit card donation via the internet, point your browser here.


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Dili's airport. Sign says "Welcome to East Timor. The Worlds' Most Recent Nation." Photo  by Karen Orenstein.

Help ETAN Keep Working
Attention Working Assets Members
East Timorese Speaker to Tour the U.S. This Fall


Attention Working Assets Members

Working Assets has included ETAN in their donation pool for 2000. If you use their phone service or credit card, you will be getting a ballot with an upcoming bill use that to vote or you can vote online by clicking here

Please vote for ETAN — each vote is worth dozens (perhaps hundreds) of dollars. ETAN's budget is significantly smaller than most of the other groups listed, so that all votes for us make a bigger difference in increasing our effectiveness. Thank you for your support.

If you are not yet using Working Assets, but are interested, click here to join and we’ll get a credit on our bill: Join Working Assets Long Distance!  

East Timorese Speaker to Tour 
the U.S. This Fall

ETAN will bring an activist from East Timor for a fall tour of the United States. Although as we go to press it is uncertain who that speaker will be, she will address development issues in East Timor, give a first-hand perspective on the year-old United Nations administration, and discuss how solidarity activists can best support East Timor’s transition to genuine independence. Tentative tour dates are October 25 - November 21. If you want more information about the tour as it becomes available, or are interested in organizing an event, please contact  at

The East Timor Estafeta is the quarterly publication of the East Timor Action Network of the United States. We welcome your comments and suggestions aimed at improving the newsletter. We are looking for volunteers to help with editing and layout - are you interested?
Editors: Ben Terrall, Charles A. Scheiner
Paper Layout: Eric S. Piotrowski
Online Layout: Frank Fitzgerald; John M. Miller

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