- [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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Originals found at McMaster University.