Green Left Weekly Forum on East Timor with Vannessa
Source: Vannessa Hearman firstname.lastname@example.org
This event last updated: 9 July 2006:
Fretilin representative to speak at this forum
Green Left Weekly is hosting a forum on East Timor on Thursday 13 July
at 6.30pm at the Resistance Centre, 5th floor, Druids House, 407
Swanston St Melbourne. Please find details below.
Please come along and invite others who may be interested. Hopefully we
can have a fruitful discussion about the events in East Timor and how
we can support this nation in the future.
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Green Left Weekly Forum
East Timor: What went wrong? What prospects for the future?
In 1999, East Timor chalked up a major victory by overthrowing the
Indonesian occupation. This was also a blow for the occupation's major
backers: Australia, the US, Great Britain. While hundreds of millions
of dollars have supposedly gone into reconstruction, why is this
country one of the poorest in Asia?
Where are the dreams of the first nation of the 21st century today? Who
is to blame?
what will be the effect of the resignation of Prime Minister Mari
Speakers : Vannessa Hearman &
Vannessa Hearman lived and worked in East Timor during the United
Nations transition rule and experienced firsthand the reconstruction
and political process during that period. She was a campaigner and a
spokesperson for the Timor Sea Justice Campaign in Melbourne. She
writes for Green Left Weekly and is involved in Action in Solidarity
with Asia and the Pacific (ASAP) and the Asia Pacific Justice Forum
Alex Tilman is a Melbourne-based Timorese activist and is a
representative of Fretilin here in Australia
Thursday 13 July, 6.30pm
Level 5, 407 Swanston St
Tel 9639 8622 or 0407 023672 for inquiries
Source: Australia-East Timor Association <email@example.com>
The Australia-East Timor
Carmela Baranowska -
Documentary Filmmaker & Journalist
EYEWITNESS: CRISIS IN TIMOR-LESTE
(Port) Testamunha ocular: a crise em Timor-Leste
(Tetum) Testemuña: krise iha Timor-Leste
A preview of documentary film excerpts with commentary & discussion
Date: Wednesday 19th July
Time: 6.30 pm
Kaleide Theatre, RMIT Union
Ground floor, Building 8,
RMIT University City Campus
360 Swanston St, Melbourne
A gold coin donation at entry would be appreciated
About Carmela Baranowska:
She is a Walkley award winning journalist and filmmaker who was the
only Australian journalist continuously residing in Dili from the end
of May until early July 2006. She is currently in post-production on
"Welcome to independence", a feature length documentary which covers
the years 2001-2006 in East Timor. "Scenes from an occupation" (2000)
covered the last six months of Indonesia's occupation of East Timor.
During the recent crisis she reported for SBS News, ABC Radio and Radio
* AETA Bookstall
* East Timor Women Australia (ETWA) craft stall
This event is an Australia-East Timor Association initiative.
For further information please contact AETA via our contact details
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Australia-East Timor Association (AETA)
PO Box 93
FITZROY VIC 3065
Tel.: 61 3 9416 2960
A Night at the Movies
Support Timor Leste in its time of greatest need!
The recent crisis in Timor Leste emphasises the need for long term
development and stability. Help us help the people of Baucau, Timor
Leste to build a secure and prosperous future.
Join us at Nova Cinemas to see ‘Ten Canoes’ on Thursday 20th July
and help create a
secure and peaceful future in Timor Leste.
Tickets: $16/$18 conc/full.
Buy or pre-book your tickets:
@ Friends of Baucau, Darebin City Councils, Preston from Josie. (ph)
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
@ Café Doppio, Shop 532, level 5, Australia on Collins, Collins
St. Between Swanston and Elizabeth St. before 12 noon.
Or pick them up on the night.
Starting time: 6.30pm
coffee, cake and champagne before the movie.
Where: Nova Cinemas
, 380 Lygon
St., Carlton. (ph) 9347 5331.
The much anticipated new Australian film by Rolf de Heer.
Set centuries ago and in mythical times, Dayindi (played by Jamie
Gulpilil, son of the great David Gulpilil) covets one of the wives of
his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from
the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling
mayhem and revenge gone wrong.
In English storytelling form (by David Gulpilil) and subtitled
Ganalbingu language, this surreal tragic-comedy is a film unlike any
you have ever seen. This will be the first major Australian feature
film completely filmed in an indigenous Aboriginal language.
Money raised will go to support
Friends of Baucau, Timor Leste Programs.
Through the Baucau Buka Hatene, Friendship and Learning Centre, Friends
of Baucau focus on supporting capacity-building programs to assist the
people of Baucau create a better future. To find out more contact us at
Source: Natalie Moxham
West Papua Winter Warm-up Concert
27 July 2006, 7.30pm
279 Smith St, Fitzroy
Contact: Jimmy email@example.com
Friends of Same events link:
The Friends of Same
web-site includes East Timor events of:
* the Friends
* the Friends of Aileu,
* the Australia East Timor Association (AETA),
* the Melbourne East Timorese Activity Centre (METAC),
* Timor Sea Justice Campaign,
and includes a range of other Timor events including:
* Information evenings,
* and various fundraisers.