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John M. Miller is National Coordinator of the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN). He is Treasurer of the War Resisters League.

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November 11, 1991 Santa Cruz Massacre, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 12, 2012
Justice Needed as UN Meets on Anniversary of Timor Massacre ETAN urged the United Nations, the U.S., and other governments to fulfill promises of justice for the many victims of Indonesia's illegal invasion and occupation of Timor-Leste.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 7, 2010
Statement of East Timor and Indonesia Action Network on President Obama's Visit to Indonesia As President Obama departs on his twice-delayed trip to Indonesia, the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) urge him to use the opportunity to build a relationship between the U.S. and Indonesia based on the promotion of human rights and the rule of law.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Suspend Training and Funding of Indonesian Police Unit Detachment 88 Groups urge the U.S. government to suspend all funding and training of Indonesia's Detachment 88 police unit pending review of charges leveled against
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 24, 2010
East Timor & Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) today condemned the Obama administration's decision to resume engagement with Indonesia's notorious Kopassus special forces.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Urge U.S. Navy to Show Mercy for Timorese Heart Patients Those needing heart surgery in East Timor have little chance of surviving. Urge the U.S. Navy to allow heart surgeons to use its hospital ship while in the East Timor
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 27, 2010
Congress can take a stand in support of rights in West Papau The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network is urging its members to call their representative to co-sponsor House Resolution 1355. The resolution, submitted by Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), urges the Indonesian government to improve human rights in West Papua. The resolution calls for the release of prisoners of conscience, improved prison conditions and ICRC access to Papua.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Timor Groups Write UN Security Council on Justice with International Support Groups in East Timor (Timor-Leste)have written the UN Security Council urging accountability for human rights crimes committed by Indonesian forces in their country be a greater part of the UN mission (UNMIT)there.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 23, 2010
WPAT and ETAN on Naming of Senior Kopassus Officer as Indonesia Military Commander in West Papua The West Papua Advocacy Team and East Timor and Indonesia Action Network are extremely troubled by the naming of a senior Special Forces (Kopassus) officer as regional commander in West Papua. Kopassus forces have a long and dark history in the region.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 8, 2010
Indonesian General Sjafrie Not Fit for Civilian Defense Post The appointment of Lieutenant General Sjafrie Sjamsuddin as Indonesia's Deputy Minister of Defense undermines human rights accountability and civilian control of the military, said the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN).
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 20, 2009
ETAN/WPAT: Statement on Killing of Papuan Leader Kelly Kwalik The December 16 killing of pro-Papuan independence leader Kelly Kwalik by Indonesian police risks further alienation of Papuans and is likely to seriously undermine Papuan efforts to begin an internationally-mediated dialogue with the Indonesian government. Simultaneous
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 21, 2009
Call for justice on past atrocities in East Timor Joint Statement on the Release by the government of Timor-Leste of Timorese Militia leader Martenus Bere – Indicted for Crimes Against Humanity in Timor-Leste
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2009
U.S. Activists to Gather in Timor-Leste for Anniversary of Historic Independence Vote Members of the U.S.-based East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) will gather in Timor-Leste later this month to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the country's historic vote for independence.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 24, 2009
U.S. Groups Oppose Training of Indonesia's Notorious Kopassus Special Forces More than 50 U.S. organizations today urged the U.S. government to "strictly prohibit any U.S. cooperation with or assistance to the Indonesian Special Forces (Kopassus)' in a letter sent today to President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of Congress.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 4, 2009
Statement on Human Rights Accountability in the Run-up to the Indonesian Presidential Elections As Indonesia prepares for its second direct presidential election on July 8th, the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) and the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (Kontras) together urge the Indonesian government, its citizens, and the international community to highlight past human rights violations and to push the next Indonesian administration to end impunity for human rights violators.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 2, 2009
Indonesia President SBY Covered Up Ambush Murder of U.S. Citizens Previously secret U.S. State Department documents implicate the President of Indonesia in a probable cover-up of an ambush in West Papua. The documents show Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who is running for reelection on July 8, maneuvering behind the scenes to manage the investigation into the August 2002 murder of three teachers - one Indonesian and two U.S. citizens.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 18, 2009
Groups Praise U.S. House of Representatives for Highlighting West Papua The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) and West Papua Advocacy Team (WPAT) praised the U.S. House of Representatives for making a serious legislative statement about the conditions of the people of West Papua.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 4, 2009
East Timorese Deserve Justice! On the 10th anniversary of the massacre in Liquia, ETAN urges the international community to finally respond to the demand for justice of the victims of this and other horrific crimes committed during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor (Timor-Leste).
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 19, 2009
Secretary of State Clinton Should Bring Human Rights Pressure on Indonesia Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Indonesia offers the new Obama administration the opportunity to chart a new course in U.S. relations with world's largest Muslim-majority country. Secretary Clinton should break with the Bush administration's failed policy of engagement with the TNI. The U.S. should once again use military assistance as leverage to promote reform and human rights.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 26, 2009
Rights Group Urges Dropping of Defamation Charges Against East Timorese Editor The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) called on Timor-Leste's (East Timor) prosecutor-general to drop criminal defamation charges against the local weekly Tempo Semanal and its editor, Jose Belo.