Item 1 - Bata Boycott

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B CAETAN-DOCS-Bata Boycott-1


Bata Boycott


  • [1992-1996?] (Creation)

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Textual Record. 8 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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The Bata Shoe Company, in Toronto, had two factories in Indonesia. ETAN had urged them to remove their factories and began planning a boycott of Bata shoes.

This item includes:

  • The Annex Echo: Walk a Mile in these shoes
  • A letter to Mr. Bata
  • Action proposal
  • Boycott Bata Shoes flyer
  • Free East Timor, Boycott Bata Shoes flyer
  • "Protesters disrupt opening of Bata Shoe Museum"


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  • English

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  • Latin

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Originals found at McMaster University.

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