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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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Aid Rights Linkage

Item consists of a press release, reports, project summaries, handwritten notes, and correspondence. The documents discuss Canada's economic aid projects and economic interest in Indonesia.

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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.

Contents:

  • 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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Arms Embargo

This item contains newspaper articles and paperwork regarding the arms embargo on Indonesia from Canada.

  • Participants in Canadian Arms Tour
  • Canada makes major military sale to Indonesia
  • Sale of military goods to Indonesia okayed
  • Canada considers closer military ties with Indonesia
  • Indonesian arms sales fuelling debate
  • Bill C-401
  • Export of Military goods from Canada - Annual Report 1994

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Arms Embargo

This item contains articles and emails regarding the arms embargo on Indonesia.

  • Church, union leaders call for end to Indonesia sales
  • Sit-in ends in arrest for protesters
  • Canada to fund Indonesian military training
  • Canadian military sales to Indonesia; Indonesia's Military Regime; Canada's role
  • Jakarta pursues arms
  • Arms to Indonesia - the Liberal gov. is propping up a dictatorship
  • Groups to protest arms sales to Indonesia
  • Recommendations regarding the future of Canadian military goods production and export
  • Canadian arms flood world's war zones
  • Emails regarding Canadian arms sales to Indonesia
  • External Affairs silent on East Timor
  • Canadian arms sales to Indonesia condemned

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Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor

The Asia- Pacific Conference on East Timor was held in May of 1994 in Manila. The goal of the conference was to bring into focus the Timorese's people's right to self-determination and consolidate its support network in the Asia-Pacific region.

This item contains:

  • New York Times editorials regarding the conference
  • An update from APCET including what other countries are doing in solidarity for East Timor
  • A proposal of a creative visual presentation popularizing the East Timorese issue to the Filipino general public
  • Message of solidarity to political prisoners in the Philippines
  • Second APCET conference in November of 1996
  • Thailand tries to muzzle APCET III (email correspondence)
  • Newspaper articles
  • Asia Pacific Coalition for East Timor leaflet and documents

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Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor

The Asia- Pacific Conference on East Timor was held in May of 1994 in Manila. The goal of the conference was to bring into focus the Timorese's people's right to self-determination and consolidate its support network in the Asia-Pacific region.

This item contains:

  • A personal account of events and controversy surrounding the conference
  • Resolutions adopted at APCET
  • Remembering Dili
  • Statement to APCET regarding the implementation of the declaration of granting independence to colonial countries
  • A Powerplay Backfires (newspaper article)
  • Philippines decision to ban the entry of aliens that pose a danger to their country and a reply from ETAN
  • Canadian (Shannon Scharfe) faces arrest for attending conference on East Timor in the Philippines
  • Shannon Scharfe's statement regarding the arrest
  • Indonesia tries to suppress East Timor conference in the Philippines.
  • Foreigners banned from attending Asian Conference on East Timor

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Asia-Pacific Conference on East Timor

The Asia- Pacific Conference on East Timor (APCET) was held in May of 1994 in Manila. The goal of the conference was to bring into focus the Timorese's people's right to self-determination and consolidate its support network in the Asia-Pacific region.

This item contains:

  • Press release/statements following the order to ban foreigners from the conference
  • News articles following the Philipino ban of foreigners heading to Timor meeting
  • Letter to all the participants of APCET in Manila, the Philippines
  • A report from APCET by Charles Scheiner; History of East Timor; Resolutions from APCET conference; Speeches delivered at APCET

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Barbara McDougall

Barbara McDougall was the Secretary of State of External affairs for Canada who met with the Indonesian Foreign Minister in Seoul in 1991.

This item contains:

  • a request for the transcript of the complete meeting between Barbara McDougall and the Indonesian Foreign Minister.
  • a letter from McDougall where she says that she told the foreign minister of Indonesia that she was upset with the recent shootings in East Timor and she suspended the approval to the new aid projects to Indonesia

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Barreto Soares, Abe

TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic images.

Item consists of biographical information regarding Abé Barreto Soares, including press clippings, correspondence, a flyer for a fundraising event in Australia, and two graphic photographs depicting nudity and scenes of violence.

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Bata Boycott

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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