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Alternatives to the imposed Economic Model
Opsaun ba Modelu Ekonómiku Obrigatóriu iha Timor Loro Sa’e
Bantu uang: Rékonstruksi:

A collection of recent reports and articles proposing alternatives to the economic model imposed by the 'development' banks and corporate interests.


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Up-Dated: Feb 5, 2002

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Main Contents: BD: Financing Reconstruction in East Timor

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

Feb 3, 2002 ET NGOs at the World Social Forum in Brazil  News and event added Feb 1
"IBASE-INSTITUTO BRASILEIRO DE ANÁLISES SOCIAIS E ECONÔMICAS was the sole Brazilian NGO in East Timor last year, and I had the great opportunity to coordinate the project Sharing Experiences on Community Empowerment and Policy Development in partnership with Oxfam Australia-CAA. Now 10 Timorese NGOs will present a seminar at the WORLD SOCIAL FORUM. If you happen to come to Brazil for the WSF, please join us in the discussions that will follow the seminar." Regina Domingues,
Coordinator, Ibase Timor Leste Project, Brazil
"Timor Lorosa’e (East Timor) is being born amid globalization. Come and join us thinking and proposing alternatives to the economic model imposed on the newest country of the Third Millennium." Ibase, Oxfam Austrália-CAA, Women’s Political Caucus, Fokupers, La’o Hamutuk, Centre for Peace and Development, Labour Advocacy Institute, CDEP, KSI, Sah’e Institute for Liberation, Haburas, Yayasan Hak

August 2001 LHB: Catholic Women’s Conference in Rome  Article added Aug 22
"At the WUCWO meeting in Rome, international representatives approved a list of 15 resolutions, which they have since forwarded to Pope John Paul II, the United Nations and many other influential individuals and organizations. ... * To support fair trade policies and ethical investment and to pressure global companies to adopt ethical trade practices which will facilitate the economic growth of poorer countries, rather than their decline." La'o Hamutuk: East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis

Tetum:
Junho 2001 BLH: Komunidadi Sira Servisu Hamutuk  Article added Oct 26
"Povu sira lolo liman ba malu atu hodi husu makaas konaba kontrola hasoru desisaun sira nebe mak afeta ba sira nian moris no sira nian hela fatin. Grupu servisu transnasiunal ida konaba dezenvolvimentu, direitus humanus no meiu ambienti halao soru mutu ida naran forum organizasaun non guvernamental wainhira iha sorumutu Banku Mundial no IMF nian. Grupu servisu ne’e hatete katak cidadaun sira tenki husu ba instituisaun publika hirak ne’e atu nune’e bele diriji millhaun dolar bar-barak husi rekursus publikus sira ida-idak nebe fo fiar ba sira ba dezenvolvimentu nebe mak demokratiku, sosialmente justu no tuir meiu ambiente nebe mak sustentavel." La’o Hamutuk, Institutu Timor Lorosa’e ba Analiza no Monitor Reconstrusaun

Jun 14 IHT: Ramos-Horta: East Timor Is Worthy of Your Help  Opinion added June 16
"We want to avoid too much dependence on oil and gas revenues, however. For this reason, we greatly appreciate international assistance to help diversify our economy, improve farm productivity, and strengthen small enterprises in manufacturing and tourism. Economic self-reliance is the cornerstone of true independence." José Ramos-Horta


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