ISSN #1088-8136

Vol. 5, No. 3
Autumn 1999

Against All Odds

To Resist Is to Win

UN Takes Over East Timor

Witness to Triumph

Things Fall Apart

The World Bank in East Timor

New Resources from ETAN

East Timor  Speaking Tour

Tom Tomorrow cartoon

Autumn 1999
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Help Provide Humanitarian Aid for the People of East Timor

The Indonesian military and their militias forced three-quarters of the people of East Timor into the mountains or out of their country in early September. Many have still not returned, and thousands have been killed. The survivors face a severe humanitarian crisis -- starvation, dehydration, and disease. Over 90% of Dili was destroyed, a pattern repeated in almost every town throughout East Timor. They must build their nation from scratch.

ETAN's principal focus is advocating for changes in U.S., UN and Indonesian policy to support East Timorese human rights and self-determination, and we welcome financial contributions for that important work. But at this critical time, many people also want to donate emergency aid to East Timor. We suggest one or more of the following tax-deductible organizations:

East Timor Relief Fund PO Box 420832, San Francisco, CA 94142. 415-522-9988 
Make checks out to "Global Exchange." Write "East Timor Relief" in the memo section.

Grassroots International 179 Boylston Street 4th Floor, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. 617-524-1400 
Donations should be marked "Act Now for East Timor." 
To get a printable form to mail with donations, go to: For information, go to

Health Alliance International Medical Aid for East Timor fund 1107 NE 45th St., Suite 410, Seattle WA 98105 
206-543-8382, fax:206-685-4184,

Oxfam America 26 West Street, Boston, MA 02111. 800-776-9326 
Make checks out to "Oxfam America." Write "for East Timor" in the memo section. 
For donations online, go to 
For information:

Timor Aid PO Box 502, Nightcliff, Darwin, Australia 0814. Tel: 011-61-8-8985-5529 Fax: 011-61-8-8948-4498 
Email: U.S. tax-deductible donations via Timor Aid's U.S. partner:

Counterpart International, Inc. 1200 18th Street NW Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006. 
Make checks to "Counterpart International, Inc." Put "East Timor" in memo section.

Donate to ETAN over the Internet

Donations of any size for ETAN's political and advocacy work should be made out to ETAN and are not tax-deductible. Tax-deductible checks for over $50 can be made out to " AJ Muste Memorial Institute" and will be used to support our educational work. Click here for a mail donation form