Item 1 - APEC 1997

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APEC 1997


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Textual Record. 34 pp.

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East Timor (Timor-Leste) was invaded in 1975 by Indonesia and occupied by the Indonesian armed forces until 1999, with widespread resulting human rights violations. The East Timor Alert Network (ETAN/Canada) was founded in 1986 to raise awareness about the situation of East Timor and to change Canadian government policy, which accepted Indonesian rule.


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Asia - Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was founded in 1989 and Canada was hosting the annual meeting in Vancouver in 1997. The President of Indonesia was attending and students were protesting his arrival.

This item contains:

  • APEC position paper for ETAN
  • Anti - APEC action network minutes
  • Stop APEC globalization people! (flyer)
  • House of Commons debates
  • Arrest Suharto campaign
  • Alatas confident Canada can ban
  • Citizen's arrest of Suharto
  • Groups will demonstrate at APEC trade ministers meeting (ENG/FRA)
  • Manila declaration and plan of action
  • Souham: the limits of free speech
  • Lunch with the dictators (leaflet)


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  • English
  • French

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  • Latin

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Originals found at McMaster University.

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