BACK DOOR Newsletter on East Timor: Tuesday Jan 16 2001
Website: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/Index.htm

This email contains a summary of items added to the website during the fortnight
(ending Tuesday Jan 16).

There are only a few items this added this week as I have had a break followed by illness. Sorry about that. Much more next week - I promise. Ed.

Contents:
    CURRENT URGENT ACTIONS Updated Jan 5
    JAN 2001 NEWS, ARTICLES & REPORTS Updated Jan 16
    DEC 2000 NEWS, ARTICLES & REPORTS Updated Jan 5
    UP-TO-DATE RELATED LINKS
    OTHER RELATED LINKS
    ABOUT BACK DOOR
    EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION

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CURRENT URGENT ACTIONS Updated Jan 5
Access Urgent Actions & Things to Do at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/Actions.htm

* Urgent Actions: Donations of Money
OPMT/AFAP: Funds needed to ship container of Sewing Materials from Sydney to Dili
There has been a splendid response from Canberra women of all ages to the OPMT call for sewing materials and equipment, to be forwarded to the women of East Timor. AFAP is now appealing for donations towards the container shipping costs.

* Things you can do: Fair Trading
CAAT:  Re-build ET coffee economy - Buy Fair Trade Coffee!

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JAN 2001 NEWS, ARTICLES & REPORTS
Access the following recently added January items at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/Jan2001NA&R.htm

Jan 3 Tony: Deep regret over violence
Jan 1 UNTAET: New Year's Eve Violence in Dili

Jan 1 CNRT: Xanana's New Year's Message
"It is hard for us to believe that foreigners who come to East Timor to work do not have some knowledge of Timorese political reality. Foreigners should bear in mind that the essential condition for their operational success is to be aware that they do not come to save East Timor but rather to fulfil a mission of support; therefore, if they are not aware of this reality they will face the ungrateful mission of earning money for 6 months and returning to their homes, as so many have done, often revealing themselves to be less skilled than the East Timorese who can not find a job." Xanana Gusmão

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DEC 2000 NEWS, ARTICLES & REPORTS
Access the following recently added December items at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/Dec2000N&A.htm

Dec 26 Público: The UN's neo-colonial vision of Timor (Interview)
"The UN is divided between the exotic scenario of Spielberg's Indiana Jones series and the 'political correctness' of US academic thinking, and this combination gives rise to a somewhat neo-colonial approach". Pedro Bacelar de Vasconcelos

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UP-TO-DATE RELATED LINKS
Access the following recently added links at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/Links.htm

East Timor International Support Centre (ETISC)

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OTHER RELATED LINKS
Access the following recently added links at:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/OtherLinks.htm

OPMT: The Popular Organisation of East Timorese Women / Organizacao Popular de Mulher Timor

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ABOUT BACK DOOR

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 Brisbane & Canberra.

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.

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* the Perspectives of grassroots East Timorese community organisations and networks;
* the Opinions of East Timorese people, especially those who identify their context as silencing and marginalising;
* News affecting East Timorese communities directly.

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