This file contains correspondence between various companies and Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien regarding putting a trade embargo on Indonesia on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Indonesian invasion. Includes newspaper clippings regarding ending the trade. Correspondence from:
Canadian Union of Public Employees
National Union of Public and General Employment
Canadian Auto Workers Union
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
Public Service Alliance of Canada
United Steelworkers of America in Canada
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Timorese president Taur Matan Ruak awarded ETAN/Canada with the Order of East Timor in 2015. Pictrued are former Timorese refugees and CNRM representatives in Canada Abé Barreto Soares and Bella Galhos with the Order of Timor-Leste medal, Dili. (Photo: David Webster)
Photos taken at the All-Inclusive Intra-East Timorese Dialogue meetings, Austria, exact date unknown (1995-97). The AIETD process was a series of talks among Timorese leaders from inside and outside Timor-Leste, sponsored by the Untied Nations. These images courtesy Bella Galhos.
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)
In Canada, solidarity activists rallied to try to make a “citizen’s arrest” of Indonesian president Suharto at the 1997 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, picking up on the example of Timorese activists who had put their country’s struggle at the centre of the 1994 APEC summit in Jakarta.