December 2006

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A Message from Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

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LH: UNMIT-RDTL Arrangement on how the UN  police will work with the Timorese Police.

Groups Urge Bush Not to Offer Military Assistance to Indonesian President on Visit

ETAN: On 15th Anniversary of Timor Massacre Rights Network Calls for Justice ETAN Urges Administration, New Congress to Support International Tribunal

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LH: Self-determination requires more than political independence: Recent developments in Timor-Leste

LH: Petroleum in Timor-Leste, Presentation by Santina Soares

U.S. Reps urge fully-integrated Timor mission

ETAN: Commission of Inquiry Report Can Help Timor-Leste Overcome Divisions, But Context of Recent Violence Needs Attention

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ETAN Reaffirms and Strengthens Work to Support Timor-Leste

Int'l Federation for East Timor Urges Fully Integrated UN Mission Calls for Australian troops to forego separate command

LH: Status of Forces Agreements for foreign troops and police deployed to Timor-Leste in May
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Bush Administration Grants Unlimited Military “Aid” to Indonesia Betrays Military’s Victims and End-Runs Congress
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Pramoedya Ananta Toer dies (also excerpts from statements on E. Timor)
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December 29 - 23

Democracy Now!: President Gerald Ford Dies at 93; Supported Indonesian Invasion of East Timor that Killed 1/3 of Population
Ford unvarnished

Troubled East Timor celebrates peaceful Christmas
Many factors stoke Timor Leste violence

East Timor hails outgoing Annan
Al-Qaida once targeted United Nation's East Timor mission- officials

East Timor urged to seek more help from Australia

Revamped East Timor police force ready in January- PM

Timor must have presidential election of April at the beginning
East Timor PM Sends Bin Laden Message
Timor Leste and militias reconcile

UNMIT Daily Media Review 

28 December
27 December
26 December

Other Links (open in new window)

Traditional house reconstruction Photo from Return to Rai Ketak blog.  
Increase the Peace - New Video by the Dili Allstars
Return to Rai Ketak blog
David Dare Parker: A Return to East Timor (photos)

TSDA: First Payment of Profit Oil

Friends of Alieu newsletter Dec 2006
Mary MacKillop East Timor year end update

UN Police deployed in all 12 districts of Timor-Leste as Poll preparations move ahead
Transcript of press conference 28 December 2006
Unpol Arrest Suspect On Rape Charges

UNDP: New Australian Aid Package Targets The Justice Sector

JSMP: Defendants Involved in Death of PNTL Member Tomas da Costa Given Suspended Sentence of 1 Month, 15 Days Jail


MTRC: Guidelines for IDP Relocation to Transitional Housing
MTRC: Protection Working Group – Minutes 18 December 2006

UNDP: New Australian Aid Package Targets The Justice Sector
Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance Calls For Full Cooperation In Balibo Five Inquest

AHRC: The State of Human Rights in Eleven Asian Nations - Indonesia chapter

Ba Futuru Transformation Through the Arts

UNMIT: Transcript of press conference 21 December 2006
UNMIT: New Un Envoy Arrives In Timor-Leste As International Police Deploy To More Districts
UNPol deploys more officers to districts in Timor Leste
UNMIT: Transcript of Press Conference 18/12/06

UN: Budget committee recommends $170.2 million for Timor-Leste
UN: Financing of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste
UNGA: Draft resolution Financing of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

ABC The Deep End: East Timor museum Listen Now - 17122006 Download Audio - 17122006 [segment starts about 27 minutes into the program] Dec 18, 2006 (A)

IFRC: Appeal No. MAATP001 Programme Update No. 3
PLAN: Timor Leste emergency appeal update

Symposium: Education in Post-Conflict Environments: Challenges and Opportunities for Timor-Leste - e Abstracts and recordings of the presentations are available for download from

UNDP: Financing Democratic Governance

ICTJ: Indonesian Court Strikes Down Flawed Truth Commission Law

Asian Legal Information Institute: Free access to Asian Law Timor page

DutchPickle is a tourist oriented blog on E Timor

UN: With rains approaching in Timor-Leste, top UN official urges displaced to go home
Transcript of press conference

UN: Annan appoints UN veteran from India as new Special Representative
UN: Experienced Filipino becomes Police Commissioner of UN mission in Timor-Leste
UN: UN fully takes over policing role in Timor Leste after agreement with Government

Balibo 5 murdered

UN in Timor-Leste arrests 17 people after coming under attack in the town of Bidau

"Creating Timor-Leste" Project

Asia Analysis: East Timor: Is the Country Back on Track?

ACTJET: Justice and Reconciliation in East Timor: Australia and the CAVR, web version
ACTJET news December 2006

UNMIT: The UN and the Timorese Government formalise policing arrangements

UNMIT: Arrest in murder case shows growing confidence in police

UK Launch of Timor Justice (CAVR) Report
Living Timorously: CAVR report launch in the UK

Bibliography of works on Timor Leste held in the National Library of Australia

Online Opinion: Muddy boots ... (Cosgrove)

Dili-gence: Dili via Google Earth
Dili Central Map

UNV volunteers arrive in Timor-Leste to begin work on election
Dili-gence: Mozambique, Rainy Season

Catholic News: First graduates from ACU Timor teachers course

The Watson Institute for International Studies: Problems continue to plague East Timor

LH: Timor-Leste slips slightly in UNDP Human Development Index

NZGOV: Troops to Ensure Smooth Elections in Timor-Leste
Cuban aid to E Timor: political implications of government statement (Max Lane)

Bush May Face Religious Wrath in Indonesia
HRF: Human Rights Advocates Urge Bush to Raise Munir Case with Indonesian President
Truth, West Papua and Indonesia: 2 + 2 really can = 5
Black-listing of academic George Aditjondro

SEAPA: Mob attacks AFP stringer in Timor-Leste


Xanana has dinner and a movie with General Wiranto at the Jakarta film fest. From Timor Cartoon blog


Living Timorously Blog

Bibliography of works on Timor Leste (East Timor) held in the National Library of Australia

Joyo/Pantau: Murder At Mile 63: Part One of a Report on the Timika Killings

Beyond Teresa blog

Assessing Water Quality in Developing Countries: A Case Study in Timor-Leste (2.1 mb)
Education in Post-Conflict Environments: Challenges and Opportunities for Timor-Leste (2006 Symposium at ANU)

JSMP: Response to the Report of the UN Independent Special Commission of Inquiry for Timor-Leste

USGOV: Millennium Challenge program to create thousands of jobs in Timor-Leste

AUSAID: A Survey Of Gangs And Youth Groups In Dili, Timor-Leste, A Report Commissioned By Australia's Agency For International Development
UN: Speak to me nicely. A Study on Practices and Attitudes about Discipline of Children in Timor-Leste Direct link to the report click here.

Timor-Leste Ministry of Labor and Community Reinsertion website contains a wealth of information on the current displacement of Timor-Leste's population

December 23 - 17

Sex slave exhibition exposes darkness in East Timor
SAS Balibo '75 plan was aborted

70,000 in E Timor are still homeless
Shipment of aid for impoverished East Timorese arrives 3 years late
Rebel chief holds East Timor peace talks
More misery rains on Timor refugees
Govt flags E Timor gun buy-back

Renegade Major Says He Will Never Disarm
UN police deny firing in fatal Timor clash

Gangs paid to stir up violence
Mosque Sheltering Hundreds Of Christians During Ongoing Violence
Establishing E Timor security will take years- Keelty

Cave find a stepping stone back to early man

Maintaining Indonesian Air Force airworthiness is key
International Maritime Commission for Timor Gap
Democrats on Asia- Bluster or real change?

Security in areas bordering E. Timor conducive- army chief
XG meets SBY
Gusmao embraces former enemies
East Timor film wins rights award in Indonesia [+Police take over]

Speech by President of Partidu Republikanu

UNMIT Daily Media Review 

22 December
21 December
20 December
19 December

December 10 - 17

Security real concern says new UN police chief 
Flood-affected in Dili may be evacuated- Gusmao 
UN interpreter dies of stab wounds in East Timor's capital 
East Timor political leaders vow to work for peace 

Forgotten world (Balibo)
Xanana's Journey of Forgiveness [JP Film Review] 

Pat Walsh's talk to AETA - Reflections on solidarity 

East Timor to cut red tape to attract investment- Gusmao 
Xanana speech to Australian E Timor Business Council
E Timor establishes oil and gas joint venture with Kuwait 

East Timor govt bans exit visas to Syria

Some Pebbles in Jakarta's Shoes (Democratic Congress)
Indonesia Tightening Grip of Media Reins

UNMIT Daily Media Review

15 December
14 December
13 December
12 December
09 - 11 December


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December 9 - 4 

The day the military murdered our boys (Balibo)
review of A Not-So-Distant Horror

Annan appoints Indian as new envoy to Timor-Leste

26 arrested over fatal martial arts clashes
I Will Not Be Disarmed Says High-ranking Rebel Reinado
East Timor PM mulls closing down violent martial arts groups
Portuguese police fire as arrows fly at Timor football brawl

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New Munir Probe Demanded by House
Indonesian court rules truth commission illegal
Court Throws Out 'Illogical Law' on Rights Tribunal
Refugees from East Timor Demand Compensation

China-East Timor trade rises ten-fold in 2006
Sharp-tongued, Alkatiri returns home from month abroad

New Blog of the Forum of Youth and Students in Portugal

UNMIT's Daily Media Review 
08 December
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04 December

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