The establishment of "Ukun Rasik A'an" (Self-Determination), in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, is a manifestation of national commitment for economic justice and public participation, with respect for the values of democracy, equality and transparency.
To achieve this vision:
To build on its proven strengths as revealed in the achievements of the last three years for the empowerment of its citizens.
To influence goverment policies, sharing lessons with other civil society groups and to constantly improve its services to the people of Timor Leste by improving its own institutional capacity.
Luta Hamutuk was established on 20 June 2005 by a number of activists: (Tomas Freitas, Mericio Akara, Joaozito Viana, Jose Alves Da Costa, Pedrito Viera, Karlito Nunes and Jose Monteiro) passionate about ensuring a participative and accountable development process, believing that only this would help ensure sustainable development in Timor Leste. Staff are working with volunteers to focus on the monitoring of many important projects such as Roads, Clinics, Schools, Veteran Housing. This includes the preparation and expenditure on the general state budget, as well as guaranteeing transparency within the oil and gas sector; these activities are Luta Hamutuk's strategy to reafirm its commitment to its struggle towards Economic Justice.
On Monday 8 - 11 of March 2010, Luta Hamutuk will conduct four days marathon of community briefing in District of Ainaro, which is will be held in Villages of Suco Ainaro Vila, Suco Casa, Suco Soro and Suco Manutasi. The aim of this briefing is to desiminate and socialise the information about General State Budget and Petroleum Issues. Topics for the briefing has been devided into five main topic such as; * Oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea, Soverangnity area and Onshore, *Production Sharing Contract, *Petroleum Fund, *General State Budget, and * The Extractive Industry Transparancy Initiative (EITI). Approximately fifty (50) people will attend this briefing. Participants of this briefing will be participate by local authorities for instances; Sub-district administrator, chief of villages and sub-villages, members of sucos council, youths representatives, school teachers, womens organisation representatives, local Police officer and also some of the local people. Material for the briefing will presented by Luta Hamutuk staffs, which is experienced and has grounded understanding of the issues.
@ Why Sunrise Gas Onshore is in the National Interest, March 2002
@ Extension Deadline for Timor-Leste Validation EITI Report, April 29, 2010
@ Karta Popular: Ejijensia Komunidade Suco haat (4) iha Sub-distrito Pante Makassar no Oesilo ba Governu no Parlamentu, 28 Abril 2010
@ Termus da Referensia ba Seminariu Nasional “Vantazen no Dezafiu Diversifikasaun Investimentu Fundu Petroliferu” 4 de Maio 2010
@ In-Brief Aktividades ba fulan Abril - Maio 2010
@ Komunikado da Impressa "Luta Hamutuk Kapasita Membru Komite, Lider Lokal no Focal Point iha Sub Distrito Bazartete kona ba Partisipasaun Komunidade Iha Dezenvolvimentu" 15 de Abril 2010
@ Timor-Leste (EITI) Delloitte Compilation Report, (English) 31 December 2008.
@ Timor-Leste (EITI) Relatoriu Kompilasaun husi Delloitte, (Tetum) 31 Dezembro 2008.
@ Timor-Leste (EITI) Delloitte Relatorio de Compilacao, (Portuguese) 31 de Dezembro 2008.
@ Timor-Leste (EITI) Laporan Kompilasi dari Delloitte, (Indonesia) 31 Desember 2008.
@ Luta Hamutuk Partisipa EITI Workshop iha Cambodia, 30 de Marsu to 1 de Abril 2010
@ Timor-Leste EITI Validation Report, March 2010
@ Komunikadu da Impressa "Karta Resposta husi Luta Hamutuk ba Sekretario Estado Rekurso Naturais (Sr. Alfredo Pires)" 11 Marsu 2010.
@ Press Conference "Government and EITI working group have yet to have seriousness to disseminate information on Timor Leste EITI Report" March 5, 2010.
@ Komunido da Impressa "Governu no Grupo Trabalho EITI seidauk iha Seriedade hodi halo Desiminasaun Informasaun ba iha Relatoriu EITI Timor Leste" March 5, 2010.
@ New Article "Korupsi dan Titik Kritis Teori Institusionalisme Baru" , Feb 26, 2010.
@ Press release "Monitoring Committee in Bazartete Officially Commenced", Feb 24, 2010.
@ Faktus Informasaun Vol LXII "RELATORIU TRIMESTRAL FUNDU PETROLIFERU 1 OCT- 31 DEC 09" 17 Feb 2010.
@ Press release on Anti Corruption Commissioner "Eliminating Corruption will only remain a dream"
@ Luta Hamutuk Narative Report "Annual Report July-December 2009", Feb 1, 2010.
@ Luta Hamutuk Ezizi Imediatamente ba Ministerio Edukasaun atu hodi Rehabilita kondisaun Eskola Pre Sekundaria Bazartete, Feb 1, 2010.
@ An article in Tetum "Governu Preokupa ho Rehabilitasaun Estrada iha Kapital Dili...." Feb 1, 2010.
@ An article in Tetum "RAIN NAIN SAI FALI ATAN BA NIA RAI RASIK...." , July 9, 2009.
@ An article in Tetum "Transparansi Dana Minyak, Masih Di Pertanyakan Oleh...", June 26, 2009.
Others News & Articles
@ LINKS: `Support the people and legitimate government of Nepal!' by Mericio Akara, May 2009.
@ Revenue Wacth Web: EITI Validation and Challenges to Mainstreaming Transparency, by RWI, Sept 2008.
@ ABC Radio Australia: Timor advisory body calls for budget amendments, by Stephanie March, July 2008.
@ LINKS: Timor Leste: Xanana Gusmao govt depletes Petroleum Fund, by Tomas Freitas, July 2008.
@ LINKS: East Timor: Student protests face repression, by Tomas Freitas, July 2008.
@ La'o Hamutuk Website: Alokasaun Fundu Petroliferu, Press Release, July 2008.
@ LINKS: Militants mark May Day in Timor Leste, Pakistan and Malaysia, by Mericio Akara, May 2008.
@ Luta Hamutuk: Promoting Project Monitoring at the Community Level by Martin Tisne, Tiri, Jan-Feb 2008.
@ Greenleft Weekly: East Timor; ‘We don’t want Australian troops’ by Tony Iltis, Nov 2007.
@ CAFOD Website: Joaozito Viana; Making Dreams a Reality by Tina Leme, July 2007.
@ Cuban News Agency: Mericio Akara; Cuban Solidarity Work Praised in East Timor , May 2007.
@ ABC Radio Australia: Activists take protest to seabed boundary to Australia, by Ben Knight. Apr 2005.
@ Open Library:Kekuasaaan, gender, dan perubahan sosial, Author: Mericio Juvenal, 2003.
@ The drilling process of oil RIG MOVIE , June 25, 2009.
@ Estudiantes Medicina Timorenses, Comemorar dia Restouracao de Independencia 20 de Maio, en Cuba.
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