ISSN #1088-8136

Vol. 5, No. 2
Summer 1999

Militia Attack Humanitarian Team in Liquiça

U.S. "Deeply Disturbed" by Militia Attacks

UN Update- Terror and Hope

ET Observer Project Needs Support

First Weekly IFET-OP  Bulletin

New Resources on East Timor

ETAN-NY Dedicates "East Timor Way"

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Congressional Action Alert

East Timor's August vote is approaching quickly; voter registration has already begun. Congress has increased the pressure on Indonesia to permit a free and fair vote, but more must happen before the East Timorese can cast their ballots freely. We need your help to keep up the pressure.

What you can do
Call the Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121. Ask for your Representative's office and then ask for the foreign policy aide.

  • H.R. 1063 closes loopholes and bans all remaining U.S. military training to Indonesia. This a priority!
  • Rep. Bill Luther (D-MN) has introduced a resolution (H.Res. 251) condemning recent paramilitary attacks on the UN mission.
  • Rep. Tony Hall (D-OH) is seeking co-signers on a letter to President Clinton calling for increased U.S. pressure on Jakarta. Offices should contact Rep. Tony Hall's office to sign on.
  • Congressional delegations are being organized in both House and Senate. Interested offices should call Patrick Kennedy's (D-RI) office in the House and ETAN's Washington office for more information for the Senate.