Item 1 - ET Peace Ship

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BU CAETAN-DOCS-ET Peace Ship-1

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ET Peace Ship

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  • March 1992 (Creation)

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Textual Record. 5 pp.

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(1986-2000)

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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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Three Canadians were on a boat apart of "Peace in Timor Mission" heading to East Timor and they were warned by the Canadian Secretary of State for External Affairs, Barbara McDougall to "consider their actions carefully.

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  • News releases from ETAN
  • Newspaper article about Genevieve Appleton, a Canadian student on board the ship
  • a letter from Micheal Barry, High Commissioner, urging Appleton to not proceed with the ship

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Originals found at McMaster University.

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