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Vol. 10, No. 1
Spring 2004



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Spring 2004

Australia Continues to Steal East Timor’s Sea Resources

More Pressure Needed to Stop U.S.-TNI Ties

Justice . . . When?

Announcing ETAN Lobby Days June 6-8, 2004, Washington, DC



Support ETAN!

Over the coming months, ETAN is stepping up its campaigns to speak out forcefully in support of East Timor’s right to control its resources, genuine justice for the people of East Timor and Indonesia, and the need to maintain continued restrictions on U.S. assistance to Indonesia’s brutal military. Your participation and financial support remain essential. Please be generous as together we move ahead, and thank you for any support.

Contributions of any amount towards our political advocacy work should be made to ETAN/U.S. Tax-deductible contributions of more than $50 towards our educational work should be made to A.J. Muste Memorial Institute/ETAN. Mail to ETAN (Washington address at left), or donate by credit card safely and securely online:

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Announcing ETAN Lobby Days

June 6-8, 2004, Washington, DC

Join the East Timor Action Network’s effort to keep the Bush administration from trumping justice for East Timor and human rights in Indonesia. You’re invited to ETAN’s eleventh annual Lobby Days. Now is a crucial time to make your voices heard in Congress!

Why is it as important as ever to come to Lobby Days 2004?

• Justice for East Timor remains elusive, yet the Bush administration will not support an international tribunal.

• The Bush administration is aggressively using the “war on terror” to convince Congress to provide Indonesia with prestigious U.S. military assistance.

• War criminals responsible for crimes against humanity in East Timor are leading a massive military campaign in Aceh and directing atrocities in Papua.

• Australia is stealing billions from East Timor in oil and gas revenue and trampling on the sovereignty of the world’s newest nation.

Join us in countering Indonesian government and Bush administration efforts to lift human rights conditions on military training. Face-to-face meetings with your Senators and Representatives are the most effective way to advocate for human rights, not military might. Together we can make a difference!

Please come to ETAN Lobby Days, June 6 to 8.

The Schedule

Sunday, June 6 will be a full day of training in lobbying skills and updates on East Timor, Indonesia and Congress. On Monday and Tuesday,  June 7 and 8, we head to the halls of Congress for meetings with  Representatives and Senators. (Please plan on arriving Saturday night and staying through Tuesday.)

Please let us know as soon as possible if you can participate in Lobby Days. Planning for Lobby Days is much more effective when we have as much advance notice as possible of participation. Housing can be arranged for those requesting it by May 30. Partial travel subsidies are available on a limited basis.

For more information, contact Karen Orenstein, ETAN Washington Coordinator, at, 202-544-6911, or see our website,



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