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Monday February 11 2002

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CONTENTS:
  NEWS, ARTICLES & REPORTS
  * Reconciliation / Dame Malu / Reconciliação / Rekonsiliasi
  * East Timor's Presidential election contested
  * Fórum Social Mundial debate Timor-Leste
  * Participation in the Political Process
  * Informasaun lia-tetun
  * Australia's PM Howard visits Indonesia
  * Australia: Anniversary of Parliamentary visit to ETimor
  * Czech Republic: Military Aid to Indonesia
  * Refugees
  UPCOMING AUSTRALIAN EVENTS
  Nat'l & Int'l-A.C.T.-Brisbane-Melbourne-Perth-Sydney
  ABOUT BACK DOOR
  EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION

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NEWS, ARTICLES & REPORTS

Access all news items at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/news.htm
 

* Reconciliation / Dame Malu / Reconciliação / Rekonsiliasi

See also this collection of recent info, reports, articles and news:
BD: Truth, Reception and Reconciliation / Simu, Lia Los no Dame Malu nian / Acolhimento, Verdade e Reconciliação / Penerimaan, Kebenaran dan Rekonsiliasi

Tetum:
Website Foun
Fev 5 Komisaun ba Simu, Lia Los no Dame Malu nian iha Timor Lorosa'e
Link tau tan 6 Fevreiru 2002; Website iha lian sira: lia-inglés, lia-tetun, lia-portugés ho bahasa.
Uma-fatin (pájina primáriu): http://www.easttimor-reconciliation.org/
"Komisaun ida ne’e hanesan mekanismo ida nasional independente hodi ajuda proseso reconsiliasao entre populasao Timor Lorosa’e ho buka lia los kona ba violasao direitos humanos iha Timor Lorosa’e iha tinan 1974 – 1999. Uluk liu, CNRT maka hato hanoin atu hari Komisaun ida ne’e.  Tuir mai equipa ida composto de representantes hosi CNRT, ONG Nasional nen, UNHCR no devisao dereitos humanos UNTAET halao nia knaar oin sa hari komisaun ne’e. Equipa ne’e halao tiha ona proseso konsulta ba destrito hotu hodi rona visao publiko kona ba idea hari komisaun ne’e.  Konselho nasional simu tiha ona regra ida hodi hari komisaun ne’e. Agora regra ne’e sai hanesan lei iha Timor Lorosa’e."..lia-tetun liután

Portuguese:
Novo Site
Fev 5 Comissão de Acolhimento, Verdade e Reconciliação de Timor Leste
Link de 6 fevereiro 2002; Inglêsa, tetum, português e língua de indonésia.
Página de casa: http://www.easttimor-reconciliation.org/
"A Comissão é um mecanismo nacional independente que assistirá a reconciliação entre timorenses e procurará encontrar a verdade relativa à violação de direitos humanos cometidos entre 1974 e 1999. A Comissão foi inicialmente proposta pelo CNRT.  Posteriormente, estabelecida como uma comissão composta por representantes do CNRT, seis timorenses, ONGs, ACNUR e a divisão de Direitos Humanos da UNTAET. Esta Comissão deslocou-se à todos os distritos para auscultar a opinião pública em relação a ideia de criação da mesma.  Depois do Conselho Nacional ter aprovado o regulamento que estabelece a Comissão, este mesmo regulamento transformou-se em Lei em Timor Leste."  mais

Bahasa Indonesia/Malay:
Situs-Web Baru
Feb 5 Komisi Penerimaan, Kebenaran dan Rekonsiliasi di Timor Lorosa'e
Halaman Uatama: http://www.easttimor-reconciliation.org/
Link ditambahkan tanggal 6 Febuari 2002; Bahasa Inggeris, Bahasa Tetum, Bahasa Portugis dan Bahasa Indonesia/Melayu.
"Komisi ini adalah sebuah mekanisme nasional independen untuk membantu proses rekonsiliasi antara masyarakat Timor Lorosa'e dan untuk mencari kebenaran tentang pelanggaran hak asasi manusia yang terjadi di Timor Lorosa'e antara 1974-1999. Usulan untuk pembentukkan Komisi ini dimulai dari CNRT dan dikembangkan lebih lanjut oleh sebuah panitia persiapan yang melibatkan CNRT, enam LSM nasional, UNHCR dan Divisi HAM UNTAET. Panitia ini telah melakukan sebuah proses konsultasi ke semua distrik untuk mendengar pandangan publik tentang ide pembentukkan Komisi ini. Dewan Nasional telah menyetujui sebuah peraturan untuk membentuk Komisi ini. Kini peraturan tersebut telah menjadi hukum di Timor Lorosa’e."  (lihat juga)

New Site
Feb 5: The Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation?
Link added Feb 6; Website in these languages: English, Tetum, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia.
Homepage: http://www.easttimor-reconciliation.org/
"The Commission is an independent, national mechanism which will assist reconciliation between East Timorese and establish the truth about human rights violations committed between 1974 and 1999. The Commission was initially proposed by CNRT. It was then developed by a committee comprising representatives of CNRT, six East Timorese NGOs, UNHCR, and the UNTAET Human Rights Unit. This committee traveled to all the districts to listen to public opinion on the idea of establishing this Commission. Since then, the National Council has approved the regulation which establishes the Commission. This has now become the law in East Timor."

Feb 4 Truth Commission goes online  Release added Feb 9
"The first meeting of the National Commissioners of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation took place today. The meeting follows the swearing-in of the Commissioners on 21 January, and was chaired by the Deputy Transitional Administrator, Dennis McNamara. At the meeting, Aniceto Guterres Lopes was elected to serve as Chair of the Commission and Father Jovito Araujo was elected as Vice-Chair. ... Following the meeting, the new Commission Chair Aniceto Guterres launched the Commission’s web site http://www.easttimor-reconciliation.org, which contains comprehensive information on the background and functions of the Commission. It includes up-to-date news reports, profiles of the National Commissioners, and articles relating to the views of prominent East Timorese on reconciliation and justice issues."

Bahasa Indonesia/Malay:
Okt 01 BLH: Sebuah Tinjauan tentang Komisi untuk Penerimaan, Kebenaran, dan Rekonsiliasi
Laporan ditambahkan tanggal 9 Febuari 2002
"Pada tanggal 13 Juli, UNTAET mengeluarkan Regulasi No. 10/2001 membentuk Komisi untuk Penerimaan, Kebenaran, dan Rekonsiliasi (KPKR) di Timor Lorosa’e. Komisi ini mempunyai tiga wilayah kegiatan, yang masing-masing bertujuan memajukan hak asasi manusia di Timor Lorosa’e. Pertama, Komisi menetapkan kebenaran mengenai pelanggaran-pelanggan hak asasi manusia yang terjadi antara 1974 dan 1999, ... Kedua, KPKR akan membantu “memulihkan martabat kemanusiaan para korban,” sebagaian dengan memberi mereka kesempatan untuk menyampaikan kisah-kisah mereka di depan umum. ... Ada keprihatinan bahwa Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa, pemerintah-pemerintah donor, atau pemimpin-pemimpin politik Timor Lorosa’e bisa menggunakan keberadaan KPKR sebagai alasan untuk tidak bergerak ke depan memproses hukum mereka yang melakukan Kejahatan Berat, meskipun kejahatan-kejahatan itu berada di luar cakupan Komisi. Sebuah pemerintah baru, yang menghadapi persoalan anggaran serta tuntutan dan desakan (nasional dan internasional) bisa terbujuk untuk menurunkan prioritas proses hukum, khususnya karena terbatasnya sumberdaya dan pengalaman." La'o Hamutuk: Institut Pemantau dan Analisis Rekonstruksi Timor Timur (lihat juga)
 

* East Timor's Presidential election contested

Portuguese:
Fev 5 Lusa/Fim: Xavier do Amaral é o primeiro candidato presidencial
Notícias de 6 fevereiro 2002
"Francisco Xavier do Amaral, que em 1975 foi escolhido pela Fretilin como presidente de Timor-Leste, foi ontem nomeado como primeiro candidato nas eleições presidenciais marcadas para 14 de Abril próximo, confirmou a Comissão Eleitoral Independente (CEI). Xavier do Amaral, actual vice-presidente da Assembleia Constituinte e líder da Associação Social Democrata Timorense (ASDT), foi nomeado como candidato por uma das forças políticas mais pequenas, a PARENTIL (Partai Republik Nacional Timor-Leste), que não tem qualquer assento na estrutura timorense.  A nomeação foi apresentada na CEI às primeiras horas da manhã de ontem, o primeiro dos 19 dias previstos para a apresentação de candidatos partidários e independentes que contestarão o sufrágio de 14 de Abril." Lusa/Fim mais

Feb 4 Rt: East Timor headed for contested presidential vote  News added Feb 5
"East Timor looked headed for a contested presidential vote after the electoral process began on Monday with the opening of a registration period for political parties and candidate nominations. The April 14 election will be East Timor’s first presidential vote. ... By midday on Monday, Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) officials confirmed to Reuters that one candidate, Francisco Xavier do Amaral, had been nominated by the National Republican Party of East Timor (Parentil), a youth party formed in February 2001. The nomination ended speculation over whether charismatic independence hero Xanana Gusmao would run unopposed, analysts said. ... Do Amaral is a member of the Timorese Social Democratic Association (ASDT), a party with six seats in the Constitutional Assembly." Reuters
 

* Fórum Social Mundial debate Timor-Leste

Portuguese:
Fev 3 Lusa: Fórum Social debate Timor-Leste e dilema de aderir ou não a economia de mercado
Notícias de 5 fevereiro 2002
"A quatro meses de proclamar a sua independência e sair da administração das Nações Unidas, em 28 de Maio, os cerca de 800 de mil habitantes de Timor-Leste vivem um dilema que deve ser resolvido nas eleições gerais de Abril: aderir ou não à economia de mercado, à globalização. Este foi hoje o tema de um seminário do Fórum Social Mundial, em Porto Alegre, Brasil, debatido por cinco organizações não governamentais (ong) de Timor-Leste. Segundo Isildo Guterres Tilman, da ong Centro de Desenvolvimento Económico e Popular, há uma grande pressão internacional de empresas, bancos e organismos como as Nações Unidas, o Fundo Monetário Internacional e o Banco Mundial, entre outros, para que o país escolha o caminho da economia de mercado. A pressão, segundo ele, é muito mais do que verbal." Manuel Lume, enviado da Agência Lusa
 

* Participation in the Political Process

See also this collection of recent info, reports, articles and news:
BD: Peoples' Participation / Partisipasaun Politika / Partisipasi Politik / Participação Dos Povos

Feb 7 NDI: Timorese demand more from elected reps  Release added Feb 9
“The focus group results clearly indicate that the people of East Timor have enthusiastically embraced democracy. Participants are eager for a better political and economic future and they look to their leaders to take them there, ... However, participants expressed no blind faith in political leaders after a traumatic 24 years of Indonesian occupation and resistance, the people of East Timor are an alert and demanding constituency. Focus group participants acknowledged that they have high expectations from their leaders and that they want their interests represented by their elected representatives,” Report published in English, Tetum, Portuguese and Indonesian, available soon on the NDI web site at http://www.ndi.org

Feb 5 UNTIL-NDI: focus group discussion report “Carrying the People’s Aspirations”  Seminar invite & report launch added Feb 6
"[You] are invited to attend a joint-seminar [in Dili] hosted by the National Research Center (CNIC) of the East Timor National University and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) on the release of the focus group discussion report “Carrying the People’s Aspirations”. The report is the result of research conducted jointly the UNTIL Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and NDI late last year. ... The seminar will be conducted with simultaneous translation in Tetum and English. ... For those outside of East Timor, it is planned that electronic copies of report will be available on the NDI web site http://www.ndi.org after the report’s public release." Jim Della-Giacoma, Resident Representative/Chief of Party, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)


* Se hakarak lee Informasaun lia-tetun bele visita:

Bíblia Santísimu ne'e:
Testamentu Foun
http://www.intratext.com/X/TET0001.HTM
Èulogos 2002: II Edições IntraText CT: O IntraText CT é o texto hipertextual completo com as listas de palavras e concordâncias.
"Hodi hatene Maromak futar lia, hodi hanoin nia iha ita nia laran, hodi moris tuir nia, ita sei hakbesik Nia liu tan, no Nia sei mai, no
horik iha ita. Ita sei sai Nia povu, no Nia ita nia Maromak." P. Rolando, SDB, Tradutór

La'o Hamutuk nian Surat Popular: [PDF formatu]
Banku Mundial iha Timor Lorosa'e
http://www.etan.org/lh/PDFs/surat/SP-BkMund.pdf
PDF kontén figura no dezenhu sira
"Banku Mundial hola parte bo’ot iha rekonstrusaun no desenvolvimentu Timor Lorosa’e nian. Doadores internasional sira mak fo tiha 166 milyar dolar Amerikanu atu uza durante tinan rua ho balun. Banku Mundial mak tau matan ba fundus ne’e no halo planu ba projektu spesifiku kona ba rekonstrusaun. Povo tenke tau matan mos ba fundus ne’e nia la’o. ... Agora, Timor Lorosa’e simu osan/fundus husi Banku Mundial gratis. Depois transisaun, bainhira Timor Lorosa’e independente, governu mak bele deside atu simu impresta husi Banku Mundial ka la’e. Ita tenke hanoin no diskute malu didiak kona ba asuntu ne’e." la'o hamutuk, institutu ba analiza no monitor rekonstrusaun timor loro sa'e

Haree mós: BD: Kolesaun lia-foun, artigu ho reportajen ho lia-tetun
 

* Australia's PM Howard visits Indonesia

Bahasa Indonesia/Malay:
Peb 5 Solidamor: Anggota DPR Bersikap Picik Dan Bagaikan ‘Katak Dalam Tempurung’
Pernyataan ditambahkan tanggal 7 Pebruari 2002
"Perdana Menteri Australia John Howard dijadwalkan akan berkunjung ke Indonesia pada 6-8 Februari mendatang. Lawatan Howard ini mendapat tentangan keras oleh sejumlah anggota DPR dan Ketua MPR Amien Rais. Katanya, pemerintah Australia telah mencampuri urusan dalam negeri Indonesia seperti dalam kasus Timor Timur dan diduga akan mendukung usulan referendum untuk Papua pada Kongres Rakyat Papua mendatang. ... Ungkapan dari Wakil ketua DPR Soetardjo Soerjoguritno yang menyatakan bahwa campur tangan Australia dalam masalah Timtim masih menyakitkan sungguh amat mengaburkan fakta sejarah. Karena Australia merupakan satu-satunya negara di dunia yang mengakui kedaulatan Indonesia atas Timtim. Sebaliknya, Indonesia lah yang harus bertanggungjawab atas pendudukan di Timtim karena hal ini jelas-jelas ditentang oleh mayoritas negara di dunia termasuk PBB, dimana Indonesia menjadi anggotanya." Bonar Tigor Naipospos, Ketua Dewan Pengurus, SOLIDAMOR

Feb 5 Solidamor: Indonesia’s Reps take blinkered view of PM Howard's Visit
Position Statement added Feb 7
"The Prime Minister of Australia John Howard is scheduled to visit Indonesia from 6th to 8th February. The visit has met with strong opposition from a number of members of the parliament (DPR) and from Amien Rais, Chairman of the Consultative Assembly (MPR).  The Australian government, they claim, has been meddling in Indonesia’s internal affairs as in East Timor and is suspected of supporting a proposed referendum for Papua at the forthcoming People’s Congress of Papua. ... The statement released by the DPR Deputy Chairperson Soetardjo Soerjoguritno saying that Australia’s interference in East Timor still hurts, fails to take into account the historical facts. After all, Australia was the one and only country in the whole world which recognised Indonesian sovereignty over East Timor. It is Indonesia which must take responsibility for its occupation of East Timor, an act which was clearly opposed by a majority of the countries in the world as well as by the United Nations of which Indonesia is a member." Bonar Tigor Naipospos, Chairperson, SOLIDAMOR
 

* Australia: Anniversary of Parliamentary visit to ETimor

Feb 12-13 Behrens: Anniversary should give cause for reflection  Comment added Feb 7
"It is a year since an Australian Parliamentary delegation visited East Timor on 12-13 February 2001. Their report, dated 6 March 2001, provides "an outline of the visit and some observations relating to military and humanitarian concerns". Not one of the formal contacts the delegation made during their visit was with East Timorese, though they do mention informal contacts. Their sole recommendation was: "That the Australian Government consider the establishment of a permanent war memorial in East Timor to honour Australians who died in East Timor." " Dierk von Behrens
 

* Czech Republic: Military Aid to Indonesia

See also this collection of recent info, reports, articles and news:
BD: Military and political aid to Indonesia / Apoiu militar, politika no diplomata ba Indonesia

Feb 5 JP: Czech Republic offers Indonesia wide-range defense equipment  News added Feb 6
"Visiting Czech Deputy Prime Minister for Foreign and Security Policy/Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Kavan, ... said that Czech arms factories were known worldwide and were ready to supply defense products to Indonesia. ... Indonesia’s traditional arms supplier, the United States, has imposed a ban on arms sales to the Jakarta government following human rights abuses in its former province of East Timor in 1999, where massive destruction and human rights violations were allegedly conducted by the Indonesian Military (TNI) after the province opted for independence in a United Nations-sponsored referendum. ... Currently, the Czech Republic is fighting to become a member of the [European] union. The EU lifted its military embargo on Indonesia two years ago. ... “We perceive Indonesia as the stabilizing factor in the region,” he [Kavan] remarked." Fabiola Desy Unidjaja, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
 

* Refugees

See also this collection of recent info, reports, articles and news:
BD: 'Refugees' & Missing Persons / 'Refugiados' e Desaparecido / 'Réfugiés' ou Déplacés

Feb 4 Age: UN fears for future of East Timorese refugees  News added Feb 6
"A senior UN official is pessimistic that it will be possible to return about 70,000 East Timorese refugees stranded in Indonesian camps to their homeland before independence on May 20. ... In the past two years, 716 children have been reunited with their parents, but more than double that number are still outside the territory. Mr Kerblat said that although the UNHCR received excellent cooperation from some Indonesian officials in 2001, “currently we detect very, very few efforts to promote returns, despite our increased meetings and efforts to promote reconciliation”." Jill Jolliffe, Dili

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UPCOMING AUSTRALIAN EVENTS
Nat'l & Int'l-A.C.T.-Brisbane-Melbourne-Perth-Sydney
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/events.htm


NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL EVENTS:

Access details of Nat'l & Int'l Events at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/national.htm
 

February 12-13: Anniversary of Australian Parliamentary delegation to East Timor 2001
See: Feb 12-13 Behrens: Anniversary should give cause for reflection

Return from Aceh: A Peace Brigades International Speaking Tour
Australian activist, Kim-Louise van den Nouwelant has just returned from Aceh in Indonesia’s far north-west. At a series of information sessions around Australia, Kim will report on the courageous work of Acehnese human rights, social justice and women’s’ organisations and on the escalating political and human rights situation in Aceh.
Info: Peace Brigades International (PBI) 03 9415 6642 or email pbiet@clear.net.nz
http://www.peacebrigades.org
Sydney:  7pm Thursday 14 February. Friends House, 119 Devonshire St, Surrey Hills
Canberra: 2pm Saturday 16 February, Friends Meeting House, Cnr Conomite and Bent Streets, Turner.
Melbourne: 7pm Thursday 28 February, Trades Hall, Victoria St. Carlton.

March 8  International Women's Day
See: BD: East Timorese Women's Issues

March 9, 2002: Completion and final approval of first Constitution of Timor Lorosae

March 15, 2002: East Timor’s Presidential electoral campaign begins

UN Commission on Human Rights
The next session of the Commission will require concerted lobbying to ensure that pressure for justice for East Timor through an international tribunal is maintained.
Info: Paul Barber, TAPOL, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign
Tel +44 020 8771 2904 fax +44 020 8653 0322 Email: tapol@gn.apc.org
Venue: Geneva
March/April 2002
See: October 2001 LHB: Justice for East Timor?
 

Global Revolt-Global Links: 2nd Asia Pacific International Solidarity Conference
End war, racism, world poverty: a conference of global solidarity
Organised by the Asia Pacific Institute for Democratisation and Development
The conference secretariat in Australia is presently based in the national office of the Democratic Socialists, who will also be participants at the conference.
Info: APISC, PO Box 515, Broadway 2007, Australia. Phone: (61-2-)(02-) 9690-1230 Fax: (61-2-)(02-) 9690-1381 Email: APISC2002@greenleft.org.au
Official participants include: The Socialist Party of Timor, Dita Sari, a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Indonesia and Chairperson of the Indonesian National Front for Workers’ Struggle (FNPBI), & Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET)
Register on-line: http://www.global-revolt.org
Sydney Boys High School, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
March 29-April 1, 2002, Sydney, Australia

Sunday, April 14, 2002: Election of East Timor’s first President

20 May 2002: East Timor Declaration of Independence on the 28th anniversary of the founding of its first political party, the Timorese Social Democratic Association, which gave birth to Fretilin, the resistance movement against Indonesian rule.
Newly elected president takes office.
Major events in Timor and around the world including music festival. Meeting in Dili of Donor Nations to fund post-independence period for up to 2 years.
See: BD: FRETILIN - Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor & BD: East Timorese Political Parties


A.C.T. EVENTS:

Access details of Canberra Events at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/ACTEvents.htm

Return from Aceh: A Peace Brigades International Speaking Tour
Australian activist, Kim-Louise van den Nouwelant has just returned from Aceh in Indonesia’s far north-west. At a series of information sessions around Australia, Kim will report on the courageous work of Acehnese human rights, social justice and women’s’ organisations and on the escalating political and human rights situation in Aceh.
Info: Peace Brigades International (PBI) 03 9415 6642 or email pbiet@clear.net.nz
http://www.peacebrigades.org
Friends Meeting House, Cnr Condomine and Bent Streets, Turner.
2pm Saturday 16 February

Canberra Community Meeting to explore the possibility of a
Canberra-Dili friendship city relationship
A friendship city is about building a relationship between the communities of two cities. It could involve community organisations, associations, schools, churches, cultural groups and individuals. This is a chance for the Canberra community to explore a new way to support the people of East Timor. All welcome.
Speakers: ACT Chief Minister John Stanhope; Etervina Groenen, East Timor Liaison Office; Kangaroo Valley – Remexio district partnership; Australian Council for Overseas Aid
Meeting convened and chaired by ACT Greens MLA Kerrie Tucker
Info: Justine Caines in Kerrie Tucker's office on 6205 0161
Reception Room, ACT Legislative Assembly, Civic Square
Tuesday 26th February, 7.30-9.00 pm
See: Feb 7 2002 Woodcroft-Lee: Overview of Relationships between Cities and Districts in Australia & Timor Lorosa'e
Sep 27 2001 Woodcroft-Lee: Canberra Plans for Sister City Relationship with Dili

Tetum Language Course (Introductory - East Timorese)

Course Code LAN1043
CIT Solutions, Adult Community Education Program 2002
Direct Enrolment: 6207-4441 Cost: $220
Classes held at Southside/Woden campus, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
Starts: Wed 13 March; 6-8pm x 12 sessions
See: BD: News, letters, articles & resources regarding the Tetum language
Haree: BD: Kolesaun lia-foun, artigu ho reportajen ho lia-tetun



BRISBANE EVENTS:

Access details of Brisbane Events at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/brisbane.htm

Australia West Papua Association Brisbane (AWPAB) - Meeting
Info: Rachael Harrison Email: legoullon@powerup.com.au
AWPAB: http://www.geocities.com/awpab
West Papua Information Kit: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/cline/papua/core.htm
West Papua referendum petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/westpap/petition.html
Emma’s Bookstore, 132 Boundary Street, West End
Meets first Saturday of each month. Next: Sat 2nd March at 2pm.


MELBOURNE EVENTS:

Access details of Melbourne Events at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/melbourne.htm
 

Return from Aceh: A Peace Brigades International Speaking Tour
Australian activist, Kim-Louise van den Nouwelant has just returned from Aceh in Indonesia’s far north-west. At a series of information sessions around Australia, Kim will report on the courageous work of Acehnese human rights, social justice and women’s’ organisations and on the escalating political and human rights situation in Aceh.
Info: Peace Brigades International (PBI) 03 9415 6642 or email pbiet@clear.net.nz
http://www.peacebrigades.org
Trades Hall, Victoria St. Carlton
7pm Thursday 28 February

Volunteers for the PBI Indonesia Project wanted
Info: Peace Brigades International (PBI) 03 9415 6642 or email pbiet@clear.net.nz
http://www.peacebrigades.org
10-day residential Training April 1-10 2002, in Victoria



PERTH EVENTS:

Access details of Perth Events at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/perth.htm

deckchair theatre and PLAY IT SAFE present:

MAVIS GOES TO TIMOR
The story of Mavis Taylor, an 86-year-old haberdasher and mother of nine, who travels to Timor to set up a sewing co-operative for Timorese women. ... The country is in ruins, most of its houses gone, its people are dislocated and its economy is in tatters. Amid this destruction and buoyed by the people's overwhelming faith and positivity, Mavis struggles on with her daughter Elwyn, tackling the deprivation and red tape and her own doubts that she is up to the job.
Bookings: BOCS on 08) 9484 1133.
Info or interviews with Angela Chaplin, Kavisha Mazzella or any of the other artists:
David Gerrand or Shauna Weeks on 08) 9430 4771 or e-mail admin@deckchairtheatre.asn.au
Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street in Fremantle
Season: Tuesday to Saturday Nights until the 2 March

LORN FOUN (New Beginning)
An exhibition of photographs by award winning Irish photojournalist, Paul Stewart
The photographs cover the recent elections in Timor and the visit by Angela Chaplin, Kavisha Mazzella, Katherine Thomson and David Gerrand to Dili to research this production.
Tel: 08) 9430 4771 or e-mail admin@deckchairtheatre.asn.au
Displayed in the foyer of the sea container theatre
Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street in Fremantle
Feb 7 - Mar 2



SYDNEY EVENTS:

Access details of Sydney Events at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/sydney.htm

Return from Aceh: A Peace Brigades International Speaking Tour

Australian activist, Kim-Louise van den Nouwelant has just returned from Aceh in Indonesia’s far north-west. At a series of information sessions around Australia, Kim will report on the courageous work of Acehnese human rights, social justice and women’s’ organisations and on the escalating political and human rights situation in Aceh.
Info: Peace Brigades International (PBI) 03 9415 6642 or email pbiet@clear.net.nz
http://www.peacebrigades.org
Friends House, 119 Devonshire St, Surrey Hills
7pm Thursday 14 February

Australia East Timor Association (AETA) Meeting
Guest Speakers include Dr Peter McDonald, recently returned from West Papua

Info: Phone AETA Secretary Stephen Langford on 9331-5986
UTS Students Assoc Mtg Room, Level 3, Tower Blding
4th Wednesday of the month with guest speakers
Wednesday 27 February, 6.30pm
See:
West Papua Information Kit: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/cline/papua/core.htm
West Papua referendum petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/westpap/petition.html

John Pilger speaking on
BREAKING THE SILENCE: War, Propoganda and the New Empire
John Pilger, an award winning journalist, has written four books, produced numerous films and been a regular contributor to Green Left Weekly. His latest film, ‘the New Rulers of the World’ tackles the issue of corporate globalisation and, in particular, corporate exploitation in Indonesia. Come and hear what John Pilger has to say about media ownership, refugees, the US ‘war on terrorism’ and more.
Guarantee your seat:
Book Now  96901977  $16/$10 concession
presented by Green Left Weekly newspaper
Email: Asia Pacific Institute apiaustralia@greenleft.org.au; Max Lane max_lane@bigpond.com
Sydney Town Hall
8.00pm Friday March 1

“Trivia Nite for East Timor” to raise money for Dr Dan Murphy’s Bite Baire Clinic in Dili
Info: Mike mikes@magna.com.au ph (02)9871-7389 (h) or 0419-717382 (mob)
The Cove Sports Club, Eastern Valley Way, East Roseville
Sat March 2nd 8pm
See:
Nov 17 2000 LHB: Vision for a People-Centered Health System in East Timor
"Preventative [health], rather than curative, strategies are at the center. Local involvement and empowerment is the key. Village women are the number one health resource of East Timor. They, more than anyone, exhibit concern for health in the community."
Dan Murphy, Bairo Pite Clinic, Dili http://bairopiteclinic.tripod.com/bairopiteclinic/index.html

Friends of Maliana (library project) Meetings

Info:ph Gail Clifford gailc@lmc.nsw.gov.au or (02) 9367-9047
Leichhardt Town Hall, upstairs
first Tuesday of the month, 7pm
Next meeting Tuesday March 5th 2002, 7pm

East Timor: ‘Triumph and Tenderness’

10th Annual International Women’s Day Sydney Breakfast, 2002
Hosted by International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA)
For more information and bookings contact:
Anne Stewart International Women’s Development Agency
Ph: 02 9264 5399   Fax: 02 9264 6399 E-mail: astewart@ihug.com.au
March 9
See also: BD: East Timorese Women's Issues
 
Byron Bay Blues Festival
East Timor stalls - Help needed.
Contact jefferson.lee@bigpond.com
Thursday 28th March—Mon April 1st

Global Revolt-Global Links: 2nd Asia Pacific International Solidarity Conference

End war, racism, world poverty: a conference of global solidarity
Organised by the Asia Pacific Institute for Democratisation and Development
The conference secretariat in Australia is presently based in the national office of the Democratic Socialists, who will also be participants at the conference.
Info: APISC, PO Box 515, Broadway 2007, Australia. Phone: (61-2-)(02-) 9690-1230 Fax: (61-2-)(02-) 9690-1381 Email: APISC2002@greenleft.org.au
Official participants include: The Socialist Party of Timor, Dita Sari, a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Indonesia and Chairperson of the Indonesian National Front for Workers’ Struggle (FNPBI), & Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET)
Register on-line: http://www.global-revolt.org
Sydney Boys High School, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
March 29-April 1, 2002, Sydney, Australia
 
East Timor textile exhibition at the Mary Place Gallery in Paddington
Info: Alix (02)9331-1496 or alixmandelson@bigpond.com.au
Monday April 15 - Sunday April 28th


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