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APEC 1997

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)
  • Manila declaration and plan of action
  • Souham: the limits of free speech
  • Lunch with the dictators (leaflet)

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APEC prior to 1997

This file includes documents from prior to the 1997 summit in Vancouver.


  • Protest against Anti People Economic Control
  • Linking trade with human rights at the APEC meeting - an open letter to the Prime Minister
  • APEC contact list
  • South East Asian NGOs forum on human rights and development
  • APEC plan
  • Response to the open letter to the PM by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Prime Minister announces bilateral development co-operation projects with Indonesia

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APEC protest, Vancouver, 1997

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.

  • APEC 1997 protests at UBC (Elaine Briere)

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Abé Barreto Soares CNRM 3

This item includes various speeches by East Timorese youth ambassadors during the tour of America in 1993. It also includes a list of Abé Soares' relatives in East Timor.

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Abé ho Aloz in performance

Abé ho Aloz in performance. Timorese-Canadian duo Abé Barreto Soares and Aloz MacDonald performed numerous shows across Canada in support of the Timorese cause.

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Agio Pereira concert, Toronto

Agio Pereira of the East Timor Relief Association performs in a concert presented by ETAN/Toronot at the 519 Church Street community centre.

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Agio Perreira

Includes a biography of Agio Perreira, a newspaper article about him and the lyrics to his song "I'm still fighting".

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