BACK DOOR Newsletter on East Timor

Summary list of items added to BACK DOOR Website in the past Week Ending: Monday Dec 4


Dec 2 RDP: Unhappy East Timorese leaders threaten to resign from interim administration
Dec 2 CC: Christian churches call for justice and peace in East Timor
Dec 2 TE: Timor's troubled waters


Nov 29 IPS: Oil & Good Relations Don't Mix
Nov 29 GLW: UN goes soft on militias
Nov 22 KY: Danish survey highlights trauma, torture in E. Timor
Nov 19 AFP: Scars of vote violence remain real for many East Timor women
Nov 17 LHB: Vision for a People-Centered Health System in East Timor
Nov 17 LHB: Health Care and Privatization: Lessons from Mozambique
Nov 13 NGO Forum: Meeting with UN Security Council
Nov 11 2000 & Oct 1990 RN: Xanana Gusmao interviews
Nov 11 DdN: Dili and the imperceptible reconstruction
Nov 3 Caritas Australia: East Timor SitRep


OPMT: Help East Timorese Women - Sewing Materials Urgently Required

ONLY these collection times: 10:00am - 12:00noon on either of these days:
 Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th December
 Contact: Info deleted as it longer applies (31/8/01)
 Phone: Info deleted as it longer applies (31/8/01)
 Where: Collection Point:
 Pearce Community Centre (Old Pearce Primary School)
 [first building on the left hand side of the centre near Women's Health Centre]

Sewing materials must be packed in cardboard boxes with the lids sealed with packing tape and labelled "Sewing Materials for OPMT, Dili, East Timor" in large, clear, print.
No loose articles
No plastic bags

STILL NEEDED: Any offers of people with light trucks to transport sewing materials from Canberra to St. Mary's Sydney in the first and second week of January 2001. Contact: Shirley Kral Tel: (02) 6286-5780
TLC/APHEDA fundraiser dinner with Sharan Burrows, ACTU Pres.

7:00pm Wednesday 6 December
 Contact: Postage Details: TLC Dinner, PO Box 279 DICKSON ACT 2602
 Phone: 62477844 Fax: 62576638
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Until Jan 3 2001 AIA:
Aceh Indonesia - Fear for safety/fear of torture or ill-treatment

Until Dec 7 2000 OPMT:
Help East Timorese Women - Sewing Materials Urgently Required

Dec 3 OPMT: Please DO NOT mail Sewing Materials to Australian Forces Post Office!

Nov 30 ACFOA: Please No more teddies for East Timor!
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East Timor International Support Centre
East Timor Action Network
Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor
Green Left Weekly


National Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT)
La'o Hamutuk: East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis
Mary MacKillop Institute of East Timorese Studies
The Kangaroo Valley - Remexio Partnership
Australian Council for Overseas Aid
Amnesty International
APHEDA: Union Aid Abroad
Caritas Australia


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BACK DOOR is a FREE Australia based Web & email newsletter which includes a selection of international news articles and urgent actions related to East Timor along with coming events within in the ACT.

BACK DOOR supports human rights accountability, return of refugees, strengthening of indigenous culture, participatory democratic self-determination for the East Timorese people and people-centred grassroots power-devolving reconstruction of East Timor.

Last Up-dated: Dec 2000