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Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux & the #waterprotectors of #dakota outside U.S embassy #Dili, #timorleste

Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux & the #waterprotectors of #dakota outside U.S. embassy #Dili, #timorleste Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline from Timor-Leste. #standwithstandingrock   #waterislife #nodapl

Live in Timor-Leste? Please let us know if you would like to add your name to the letter/Favor hatete mai se hakarak asina karta ne'e (below in English and Tetun/Ingles no Tetun iha kraik). Write to etan@etan.org

Tetun below

October 30, 2016

Dear President Obama,

We are people of conscience from the USA, Timor-Leste and other countries. We live in Timor-Leste and are watching as thousands of Native Americans from more than 300 tribes are standing together in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline project. We stand in solidarity with them and demand that the construction of the pipeline be stopped permanently.

We have been horrified by the violence that police and National Guard forces have used against peaceful, unarmed protectors; by the destruction of sacred burial sites and Native teepees and sweat lodges, by the attempts to criminalize free media coverage.
The pipeline's construction must be stopped before any further damage is done.


We have been horrified by the violence that police and National Guard forces have used against peaceful, unarmed protectors; by the destruction of sacred burial sites and Native teepees and sweat lodges, by the attempts to criminalize free media coverage.
The pipeline's construction must be stopped before any further damage is done.

We recognize the urgency of the situation in North Dakota and thus demand that you act to stop further construction immediately.

The struggle on the banks of the Missouri River is a struggle that impacts us all no matter where we are or where we are from. As Environmentalist Bill McKibben pointed out on Friday in the New York Times, this “is a struggle for clean water, environmental justice and a working climate.” You have promised that there needs to be a ‘climate test’ for all new projects, but this was not done.

Timor-Leste's people and government have been outspoken supporters of international efforts to reduce emissions to limit the damage caused by climate change, which will have the most severe impacts in impoverished agricultural islands like this one. We urge the United States, as the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, to stop the destruction of all of our futures.

Rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline NOW! There is no time to waste.

For justice and life,

1. Curtis Gabrielson, US citizen
2. Sister Susan Gubbins, US citizen
3. Deborah Katzman Ximenes, US citizen
4. Inge Lempp, US citizen
5. Monica Liddle, US citizen
6. Tom Liddle, US citizen
7. Dr. Dan Murphy, US citizen
8. Charles Scheiner, US citizen
9. Pamela Sexton, US citizen
10. Jonathan York, US citizen
11. Kathryn Robertson, Canadian and US citizen
12. Dili Cycling Group
13. Socialist Youth Front, Timor-Leste
14. Manuel Monteiro, East Timorese citizen, Director of HAK Association (Law, Human Rights, and Justice Association)
15. Antero Benedito da Silva, East Timorese citizen, academic
16. Deometrio do Amaral de Carvalho, East Timorese citizen, winner of the Goldman Prize for Environmental Excellence
17. Maria Domingas Fernandes, East Timorese citizen
18. Julino Ximenes da Silva, East Timorese, Organizasaun Ita ba Paz (We are for Peace organization)
19. Mica Barreto Soares, East Timorese citizen
20. Celestino Gusmao Pereira, East Timorese citizen
21. Sisto dos Santos, East Timorese citizen, HAK Association
22. Luis de Oliveira Sampaio, East Timorese citizen
23. Eugenio Lemos, East Timorese citizen
24. Tomas 'Ato' Freitas, East Timorese citizen
25. Nuno Rodriguez Tchailoro, East Timorese citizen
26. Sonia Simoes Martins, East Timorese citizen
27. Joao Sarmento, East Timorese citizen
28. Lita Sarmento, East Timorese citizen
29. Mericio Akara, Director of Luta Hamutuk Institute
30. Marianne Kearney, Australian citizen
31. Kerry Brogan, Australian citizen
32. Ingrid Bucens, Australian citizen
33. Rachel Ariel, Australian citizen
34. Alex McClean, Australian citizen
35. Louis Cook Tonkin, Australian citizen
36. Shona Berry, Australian citizen
37. Max Stahl, British citizen, filmmaker
38. Titi Supardi, Indonesian citizen
39. Meabh Cryan, Irish citizen
40. Niall Almond, Irish citizen
41. Sofia Santos, Portuguese citizen
42. Abel dos Santos, East Timor citizen

Also

43. Clare Aspell, New Zealand citizen
44. Nichola Hungerford, Australian citizen
45. Annie Sloman, Australian citizen
46. Alex Scrivner, US citizen
47. Dr. Jerry Courvisanos, US citizen
48. James McDonald- US citizen
49. Aida Pinto- East Timorese citizen

TETUN TRANSLATION

30 October 2016

Tabe Prezidente Obama,

Ami mak ema ho konsiénsia husi Estadus Unidus Amerika, Timor-Leste, Australia, Indonézia no rai seseluk. Ami hela iha Timor-Leste no haree hela ema indíjina rihun husi grupu sosio-linguístika oioin mak hamriik hamutuk hodi hapara projetu ‘Dakota Access Pipeline’ (DAPL). Iha solidariedade ho sira, ami demanda atu Ita-Boot bele hapara konstrusaun ‘pipeline’ ne’e agora no ba oin.

Ami haree ho laran todan bainhira polísia no Garda Nasionál uza violénsia kontra povu sira-ne’ebé laiha armas no ne’ebé okupa fatin ne’e atu proteje ambiente. Ami haree ho laran todan destrusaun rai no fatin lulik sira. Ami haree ho laran todan esforsu sira atu kriminaliza jornalista sira-ne’ebé fó-sai informasaun kona-ba akontesimentu sira-ne’e.

Konstrusaun ‘pipeline’ ne’e tenke para agora kedas antes estraga buat seluk mós.

Ami rekoñese situasaun ne’e iha North Dakota urjente tebes; nune’e ami demanda Ita-Boot nia asaun atu hapara konstrusaun ne’e agora kedas.

Luta iha Mota Missouri nia sorin mak luta ne’ebé fó impaktu mós ba ita hotu, la haree husi ne’ebé ka hela iha-ne’ebé. Hanesan aktivista ba ambiente Bill McKibben hatete horisehik iha The New York Times, “ida-ne’e mak luta ba bee moos, justisa ambientál no klima ne’ebé sustentável.” Ita-Boot promete atu asegura halo ‘ezame klima nian’ ba projetu foun hotu, maibé la halo ba projetu ida-ne’e.

Povu no governu Timor-Leste suporta maka’as ona ba esforsu internasionál atu redús poluisaun emisaun nian hodi kontrola impaktu negativu mudansa klimátika nian, ne’ebé atu boot liu ba nasaun sira-ne’ebé illa agrikulturál no kiak hanesan Timor-Leste. Ami husu Estadus Unidus Amerika, nu’udár nasaun ne’ebé fó-sai fo’er emisaun greenhouse gas (GHG) boot liu sira hotu, atu hapara destruisaun ita hotu nia futuru.

Foti sai Lisensa husi Army Corps of Engineers’ ba Dakota Access Pipeline AGORA! La bele hein tan.

Ba justisa no buat moris hotu,

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see also

Human Rights & Justice page

ANTI: Commemorating Referendum Day 30 August 1999 - 2016 and the International Day of the Enforced Disappearances (August 30, 2016)

ETAN/Tapol/Watch Indonesia!: Appointment of General (ret.) Wiranto as Minister confirms the deep-rooted impunity in Indonesia (July 27, 2016)

ANTI: Commemorating Referendum Day 30 August 1999 - 2016 and the International Day of the Enforced Disappearances (August 30, 2016)

A Timorese View: Time to End Impunity for Suharto's Crimes in Indonesia and Timor-Leste;Tetum: Agora mak tempu atu hapara impunidade ba krime sira Suharto nian iha Indonesia no Timor-Leste Bahasa Indonesia: Sekarang Saatnya Memutus Impunitas untuk Kejahatan Soeharto di Indonesia dan Timor-Leste (June 2016)

ETAN, Amnesty International, Tapol and Watch Indonesia:
Truth-Seeking and Formal Public Apology Essential for 1965/1966 Resolution (April 29, 2016)

ETAN Backgrounder Breaking the Silence: The U.S. and Indonesia's Mass Violence (September 2015)

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