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East Timor and Indonesia Action Network
PO Box 1663, New York, NY 10035-1663 USA

September/October 2019

Dear friends

ETAN needs your support.

We are short of funds and we need your help to get through the next few months. The end of the northern summer often means shortfalls in ETAN's finances, and this year we have added expenses for this 20th anniversary. 
We need to raise $1600 in the next few weeks and $8500 in the next few days -- won't you please donate today?


I recently returned from attending the 20th anniversary of the historic referendum in Timor-Leste. The theme of the celebration was the international solidarity that provided crucial support for Timor's struggle for liberation.

ETAN's John M. Miller with TImor-Leste Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak. Photo by ETAN.  
While in Timor-Leste, I met so many people -- from the prime minister to seasoned activists to young Timorese students -- who expressed their appreciation for ETAN's decades of solidarity for the people of Timor-Leste.

Many told me how important our information sharing and networking are to them. They depend on us to keep them informed with news about Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and West Papua via our listservs, social media and website. You may also.

I have returned with many suggestions and ideas for how ETAN can further our shared goals of justice and accountability, respect for human rights, and genuine democracy in the region.

Looking both at the past and to the future, we shared ideas for possible cooperative campaigns. And we brainstormed ways to preserve and spread ETAN's and others' history and experience of international solidarity to younger activists and other movements.

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While I was there, West Papua was (and remains) in crisis and many East Timorese saw direct parallels with their own freedom struggle. They asked about ETAN's support for West Papua and we exchanged suggestions on how best to support Papua.

ETAN's ability to carry on our work - much less expand it - very much depends on support from people like you.
Please donate today.

I want to thank all those who have given during the past year. We deeply appreciate your support for our work. I hope that you can make an additional donation to carry us through the next few months. If you haven't given, I hope you will join those who have.

As always, in addition to any financial support, we welcome your words of encouragement, criticism and suggestions.

Again, thank you.

A luta continua,

John M. Miller
Coordinator, East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN)

Timorese thank international activists for support on Timor boundary.
MKOTT - Movimentu Kontra Okupasaun Tasi Timor/Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea - thanks international solidarity activists for their support of their efforts to acheive a fair maritine boundary between Australia and Timor-Leste. Photo by Maubere Gusmao via Facebook.

P. S. The best way to assure ETAN can continue our important work is to become a sustainer and make a monthly donation, best done by credit card, but checks or automatic bank payments are also possible. 

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