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Movimento Kontra Okupasun Tasi Timor (MKOTT)
Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea:

Contacts:

Dr. Christopher Henry Samson, Media Relations
Phone: +670-7240795

João da Silva Sarmento, Spokesperson
Phone: +670-723-5043
Email: laohamutuk@easttimor.minihub.org


This page last updated: 13 Aug 2004
(Please notify of any new or updated info or to make corrections:
wildwood@pcug.org.au )

Contents:
Quotes
Position Statements & Press Releases
Section Coordinators of MKOTT
Info on organisations in MKOTT
MKOTT Bios


"The Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea was formed in Dili, Timor-Leste in April 2004 to help the Australian government and people better understand how people in Timor-Leste feel about Australia’s violations of our rights, occupation of our maritime territory, theft of our resources, and denial of our nationhood. ... We want to make it clear to the general public and the press that this is a national movement that include all levels of Timorese society where children, youth, women, the elderly, the poor and the needy are well represented." (East Timorese) Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea (19 April 2004)

"We realize that it will take a bi-national campaign, in both East Timor and Australia, to change the position of your [Australian] government. We therefore welcome and highly appreciate the endeavors of Australian people joining the Timor Sea Justice Campaign [http://www.TimorSeaJustice.org] to support us in ... our restoration of independence. As in 1999, when thousands of people in Australia and around the world took to the streets to urge the government to dispatch the Australian soldiers to Timor-Leste, we now once again rely to you to change Australia's position and support justice for the people of Timor-Leste." (East Timorese) Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea (20 May 2004)



Position Statements & Press Releases:

20 May 2004 MKOTT: Solidarity with Australians for Timor Sea Justice:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/04may20mkott.html

19 Apl 2004 MKOTT: Timor Sea Occupation:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/04apl19mkott.html

14 Apl 2004 MKOTT: Timor Sea Occupation:
http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/04apl14mkott.html




Section Coordinators of the
Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea:

updated: 4 Aug 2004

Tomás Freitas, Program

Nuno Rodrigues, Logistics

Sisto dos Santos, Socialization and Mobilization

Tomé Jerônimo, Outreach

Domingos Ati, Security

Dr. Christopher Henry Samson, Media Relations
Phone: +670-7240795

João Sarmento, Spokesperson
Phone: +670-723-5043
Email: laohamutuk@easttimor.minihub.org



More info on organisations in
Movimento Kontra Okupasun Tasi Timor (MKOTT)
The Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea:

updated: 9 Sep 2004

La’o Hamutuk "walking together" (The East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis)
* Home: http://www.etan.org/lh
* Timor Oil Bulletins:
--- September 2004 The Case for Saving Sunrise: http://www.etan.org/lh/misc/04sunrise.html
--- March 2004 East Timor Government's Budget Deficit: http://www.etan.org/lh/bulletins/bulletinv5n2b.html
--- March 2004 Avoiding the Resource Curse: http://www.etan.org/lh/misc/04curse.htm
--- August 2003 Timor Sea Oil & Gas update: http://www.etan.org/lh/bulletins/bulletinv4n34.html
--- December 2002 Timor Oil Chronology: http://www.etan.org/lh/bulletins/bulletinv3n8b.html
--- August 2002 Petroleum Conference in Darwin: http://www.etan.org/lh/bulletins/bulletinv3n6a.html#Report
--- July 2002: Timor Oil, Solidarity: http://www.etan.org/lh/bulletins/bulletinv3n5.html
* Email: laohamutuk@easttimor.minihub.org
* About: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/lheng.html
* Tada uluk kona ba La’o Hamutuk: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/lhtetun.html
* Informasi mengenai La’o Hamutuk: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/lhbahasa.html

HAK Association (Association for Law, Rights and Justice) [Perhimpunan HAK]
* About: http://www.yayasanhak.minihub.org/about_us.html
* More about: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/linksindig.htm#yhakb

Haburas Foundation (Green environmental organization)
* Info: http://www.etan.org/news/2004/04goldman.htm

East Timor National NGO Forum [Forum Nacional ONG Timor Lorosa'e (FONGTIL)]
* Home: http://www.geocities.com/etngoforum/index.html
* About: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/linksindig.htm#etngo

Mirror for the People (LABEH) [Lalenok ba Ema Hotu]

Timor-Leste Agriculture and Development Foundation (ETADEP)

Labor Advocacy Institute for Timor-Leste (LAIFET)

Sah’e Institute for Liberation
* About: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/linksindig.htm#saheb

Kadalak Sulimutuk Institute (KSI) "Streams Flowing Together Institute"
* About: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/linksindig.htm#kadalak

ARI

Proletariat Group

Sustainable Agriculture Network (HASATIL) [Hametin Sustainabilidade Agrikultura Timor Lorosae]

Arte Moris "Living Art" (Free & Non-Profit Art School)
* Home: http://www.artemoris.org

Timor-Leste Socialist Labor (SBST) [Serikat Buruh Sosialis Timor]

Timor-Leste Labor Union Confederation (KSTL)

Independent Center for Timor Sea Information (CIITT)
- CIITT members also include:
-- FOKUPERS
Forum Komunikasi Untuk Perempuan Loro Sae (the East Timorese Women’s Communication Forum)
--
East Timor Study Group (ETSG)
--
GMPD Pro-Democracy Students’ Movement
--
CEGETIL
* About CIITT: http://www.pcug.org.au/~wildwood/ciitt.html

Association of Men Against Violence (AMKV) [Asosiasaun Mane Kontra Violensia]

Bibi Bulak "Crazy Goat" (Dramatic Arts Troupe)
* About: http://www.artemoris.org/bibi_bulak.htm

Student organizations



MKOTT Bios


updated: 4 Aug 2004


João da Silva Sarmento

João coordinated Dewan Solidaritas Mahasiswa Timor Timur (East Timor Student Solidarity Council), and was on the Board of La’o Hamutuk (East Timor Institute for Reconstruction and Development Monitoring and Analysis), until he joined the La’o Hamutuk staff in August 2002. He studied English at the University of East Timor. His undergraduate thesis is about East Timor’s education system under transition. He also coordinates reporters for Suara Timor Lorosa’e (STL), a local newspaper. He speaks Tetum, Indonesian and English. At La’o Hamutuk, João works on Natural Resources (Oil and Gas) and militarization. He is also in the team of the public meetings of  LH.  He was involved in the establishment of the MKOTT and is the spokes-person for the Movement.


Helio Dias da Silva


Helio is a student from the faculty of social and political sciences of  National University of Timor-Leste. He is actively involved in social and justice issues.  He is one of the student leaders represented in National Alliance for International Tribunal and was a member of APCET V organizing committee Conference held in Dili. For the Timor Sea issue, he is one of the founding members of MKOTT, the Movement Against the Occupation of the Timor Sea. Recently he just organized one-day seminar on Timor Sea at his University, where about 1500 participants attended the event.

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