Photojournalist Elaine Briere was travelling the Southeast Asian “hippy trail” in 1974, a trip that brought her among other places to pre-invasion East Timor. She fell in love with the country. After its invasion, she found she had some of the very few high-quality images of pre-invasion East Timor. She shared them with solidarity groups around the world. Especially in Canadian activism, they became iconic. Some have even found their way back to independent Timor-Leste.
The Canadian government and the Indonesian government sign a joint declaration (included) which states that "determined to broaden relations and enhance mutual confidence and understanding." This is alarming for ETAN
Item consists primarily of correspondence between ETAN Canada members discussing their activities for 1997. It also consists of a statement by the Canadian Delegation for the Consultative Group for Indonesia, minutes from a meeting between PET-Canada and Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy, information regarding Sharon Scharfe's publication "Complicity: Human Rights and Canadian Foreign Policy," and an account of a visit to Indonesia by Sharon Scharfe.
Llyod Axworthy was the Minister of Foreign affairs for Canada during the 90s. In 1997, he visited Jakarta, Indonesia and held discussions with President Soharto about the importance of human rights. This item contains:
Authorization of multinational force for East Timor
Letter by Worthy regarding Canada's role in Timor following the elections
Canada, Indonesia and Human rights
Press release: Axworthy in the Footsteps of Mandela?
News release: Axworthy urged to stop military sales to Indonesia and to meet with jailed East Timorese resistance leader in Jakarta
Item is a publication produced by the Asian Center with Noam Chomsky in 1980. It features an editorial-style article written by Chomsky, entitled "Why should we devote attention to East Timor, a small and remote place that most Americans have never even heard of?"