ISSN #1088-8136

Vol. 6, No. 1
Spring 2000

We Can't Stop Here

Gus Dur and the Military Monster

Atrocity Investigations in East Timor

East Timor in Transition: A View from the Ground

ETAN Steering Committee Explores New Territory

IFET Launches New Project

Exploring an Indonesia Action Network

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Notre Dame

ETAN/US welcomes brand new chapters in Missoula, Montana and Notre Dame, Indiana, as well as a revitalized chapter in Colorado. Aside from the host chapter (ETAN/Chicago), ETAN/Missoula was the best represented local at last December's national meeting -- Marcela, Todd, Page, and Erinn, it was good to have you there & we look forward to seeing more of you in the future!

Introducing ETAN/Notre Dame
This is the first of what we hope will be many years of East Timor activism and support at the University of Notre Dame. Our chapter has assisted East Timorese activist Elizabeth Exposto in her efforts to enter the masters program in peace studies here. We are hopeful that Elizabeth will be with us next year and that other East Timorese students are able to pursue higher education in the U.S. We feel this is crucial in supporting rebuilding initiatives in East Timor. Our chapter will be hosting Arnold Kohen when he speaks at Notre Dame on March 23. The weekend following his visit we will hold collections for a Maryknoll \mission in East Timor. The funds will support medical and food relief. Jim Madden: (219) 634-1136 or

ETAN/Madison explores sister city option
For the past two months, ETAN/Madison has been working to establish a sister city relationship with a community in East Timor. Madison currently has such connections with a number of communities in Latin America, so we contacted other organizations involved in sister city projects. We have already benefited greatly from their experience and support. These Madison-based sister city activists have already offered help with tasks from obtaining city approval to fundraising. We have also obtained information regarding "on the ground" conditions in East Timor from recent visitors to the territory. Pamela Sexton, Lynn Fredriksson, and Gabriela Lopes da Cruz Pinto shared with us their experiences, assessments, and in-country contacts. With this information we decided to focus our efforts on Ainaro, a region in the southwest whose health care, educational, and other needs are not being met; people there have expressed interest in such a project. Diane Farsetta: (608) 251-1730 or