ETAN is a grassroots organization
fighting to stop US support of Indonesia's military occupation of East
Timor and to support self-determination for East Timor. ETAN/Seattle
works in Washington state to educate the public about the ongoing genocide
in East Timor and to lobby congress to end support for the occupation.
Call World Bank for East Timor Urge the World Bank to withhold the Social Safety Net Adjustment Loan until after East Timor votes for autonomy or independence.
East Timor Observer Project Seeks Volunteer Observers and Support for UN Consultative Vote in East Timor. Help get independent observers on the ground in East Timor before the referendum happens!
International Federation for East Timor Plans Massive Vote Monitoring Effort IFET Starts Recruiting Observers for U.N.'s August 8 Consultation IFET Press Release.
A Campaign of Terror in Indonesia via the Washington Post.
Jakarta Bargains for Peace via the Portland Oregonian.
East Timor's Bloodiest Tradition New York Times editorial.
Other Recent News Articles:
U.N.: E Timor Militias Must Lay Down Arms By Early July
Untitled LUSA News Article
Foreign police due in East Timor next month
Untitled AFP News Article
Corralled East Timorese told: pledge loyalty to Jakarta
East Timor: Groups Must be Made to Disarm, says Australian Foreign Minister
East Timor: Poll heat may kill seeds of freedom
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
1612 N. 39th St.
(near the 16, 26, 31 and 44 bus lines)
If you're in Seattle this Thursday (July 8), please come and help raise $ to help support observers for the elections in East Timor. The date has been moved once so far, from August 8th to Aug. 22st. Despite several attacks by paramilitary groups on UN observers, it looks like it will still be held, though further delays would not be surprising. So the International Federation on East Timor (which includes ETAN) still needs help paying to fly a few hundred people across the Pacific. If you can help phone, please come to:
4225 Roosevelt Way NE (Group Health building) 6:30 PM, Thursday, July 8If you can't make it Thursday, but can help with a donation, ETAN/Seattle's address is:
423 N 46th St Seattle, WA 98103Call Joe at 633-2836 for more info.
What else does ETAN/Seattle do? For starters, we bring speakers to talk to universities, high schools, and communities. East Timor resistance activist Constancio Pinto has been to Seattle several times.
We also do direct actions. On Dec. 7, 1996 (yes, it's old, but bear with me, I'm in the process of updating much of this site), the 21st anniversary of the Indonesian invasion of East Timor, ETAN/Seattle rallied at Westlake Mall and marched to Niketown with our newest props: an Indonesian president Suharto monster and a US presidents monster. The latter has a four-sided head with Ford, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton faces while the former has four faces of Suharto. Here are some photos from the demo.
Nike continues to operate in Indonesia in an environment of extreme labor
repression and military involvement in labor disputes. Workers earn less
than $2/day and are subject to all forms of harassment. If they dare organize,
they are fired or even killed. Just Don't Do It!