Vol. 5, No. 1
|Indonesia Hints Independence||Peace Brigades Will Go to East
At its February International Council Meeting, Peace Brigades International (PBI) decided to proceed with an exploratory project in East Timor, which could develop into a permanent presence. PBI sends teams of people for long-term nonviolent, non-partisan presence in zones of conflict, where they observe, accompany human rights activists, and report violations by all parties. For more information on PBI, visit their web site at http://www.peacenet.apc.org/pbi/index.html or contact the US office at 1904 Franklin St. #505, Oakland, CA 94612. 510-663-2362, fax:510-663-2364, email email@example.com.
The Exploratory Team will go to East Timor in March. If all goes well, a long-term team could be in place by summer. If you're interested, contact Jill Sternberg, 29 Dalewood Drive, Hartsdale, NY 10530, firstname.lastname@example.org, 914-428-7299.
PBI does not take sides in a conflict -- they simply support human rights. Their role in East Timor would be fundamentally different from support/advocacy groups like ETAN, but would be invaluable as the East Timorese people navigate the difficult path from war and occupation toward self-government.