Timor Alert Network (ETAN) fonds, 1986-1997.
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Canadian Action for Indonesia and East Timor (CAFIET) fonds, 1997-1999.
aid compiled by David Webster; edited by McMaster University archivists.
Materials listed, but not transferred with archive have been noted.
Series 1 – Campaigns
These are the campaign files of the ETAN national office in Toronto,
including some materials passed along from the earlier national office based in
BC and campaign materials passed along by local groups who either ran a
campaign on behalf of the national organization, or received national office
support. These files have been combined and are not in the same organizational
system as used in the original office files. Subjects cover issues or events on
which ETAN campaigned, including group publications and background materials.
20th anniversary news conference 1995
ABRI/demilitarisation campaign materials
Agio Pereira Toronto visit
Anti-APEC Networking prior to 1997
Asia Pacific Conferences for East Timor
Aug 30/.99 Vote / IFET-OP
Bilateral Human Rights Dialogues
Bitter Paradise 1997
Canada’s Export Strategy 1994
Canada-Indonesia Universities Aid – General campaign
Canadian MP mission 1997
Candu reactors 1996
Cc letters from concerned Canadians
Cdn Embassy ET trip reports
Cdn foreign policy review 1995
Cdn govt statements since 1993 election
Cdn trade del to Indonesia and ET 1987
Chomsky visit 1994
CLC Boycott 1999
Corporate complicity background materials (3 files)
Corporate Divestment Campaign
Damage control, Indonesian govt 1997
DFAIT annual NGO consultations
Dialogue – AIETD
East Timor and Kuwait 1991
East Timor peace ship 1992
Embassy occupations Jakarta
ET at Beijing Women’s Conference 1995
ET Cdn govt statements up to 1993 election
ET cultural school
ET UN Talks process
ET: Indonesian Government Statements and Publications
ET: symposium Vancouver 1997 [not deposited with archive]
Fall of Suharto 1998
Free political prisoners inc David Alex action 1997
Free Xanana campaign
Grimson and Associates
Indonesia 1965 coup
Indonesia Labour support (inc campaign to free Muchtar Pakpahan)
Indonesia Letters from Kupang (Aid) [not deposited with archive]
Indonesia Media (Press Ban campaign 1994)
Indonesia Transition 1998
Letters from Joe Clark
Letters from Liberal MPs
Letters from NDP
Network for International Human Rights/DFAIT consultations
Open letter 1992
Parliamentarians for East Timor 1994-
Parliamentarians for East Timor up to 1993 election
Pinto, Constancio visit 1993
Political Prisoners – Indonesian
Pope’s visit to ET 1989
Pramoedya Ananta Toer visit May 1999
Prize Nominations - Bishop Belo 1995-96
Santa Cruz massacre 1991
Shortliffe visit 1978
Six Months for ET 1994
Team Canada 1994
Team Canada 1996
Team Timor (APEC 1997)
Textiles of Timor” event and cultural/artistic background
Timor Gap Treaty
U of Guelph SRDP (file 1)
U of Guelph SRDP (file 2)
UN Human Rights Commission
UN resolution campaign 1997
Women and ET
World Human Rights conference 1993
Series 2 – Barnabé Barreto Soares, CNRM representative to Canada,
These are collected materials kept by Abé Barreto Soares, the first National
Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRM) representative to Canada, who worked out
of ETAN’s Toronto office, and at other times from homes in Kitchener and
Guelph, Ont. They have been approximately categorized, and publications of
other groups integrated into the main files series.
Abé letters out via e-mail
CNRM letters, appeals
Abé ho Aloz music project
CNRM Diplomacy Training Programme Bangkok 1995
Abé/CNRM personal campaign files (3 files)
Series 3 – ETAN internal organization
Minutes, correspondence, local groups information, finances, ETAN
publications, etc. This material is representative, rather than complete. Where
local groups ran a specific campaign, eg the Ottawa group’s coordination of the
Team Timor campaign or the Vancouver group’s coordination of the Nike boycott campaign,
those materials are in the campaign files rather than under local groups. Most
of these files are in the categories received from the office, but some on the
same topic have been combined to avoid duplication.
ETAN Alert Actions, 1994
ETAN publicity materials, English
ETAN publicity materials, French
ETAN publicity materials, other languages
ETAN fact sheets/info kit
ETAN education kit, 1995
Past news releases
ETAN/Toronto: Indonesian Consulate rally 1997
ETAN/Toronto: events 1994-95
ETAN/Toronto: up to 1989
ETAN/Toronto Portuguese Committee
East Timor Hope Foundation
Indonesia East Timor Programme
ETAN chapter contacts
New chapter kit, 1997
Mail-out material 1997
Canada Asia Working Group (of the Canadian Churches)
Brampton/Mississauga Labour Council
Surrey Teachers Association
NAC (on the Status of Women)
CFS resolution 1998
Academics for East Timor
Merchandise records 1997
Merchandise – national - $ to be collected
Merchandise (contains internal correspondence for period during which there was
no national office staff)
Buttons and T shirts
Resources to be ordered 1997
ETAN Bank statements
Belo video Max Stahl
Worksheets for current fiscal year 1997
ETAN financial summaries and working papers for possible audit
ETAN grant requests
Funding sources 1997
Misc contacts with other groups
ETAN correspondence up to 1993
ETAN misc correspondence
Correspondence – letters from Timorese
ET personal testimonies
University papers on ET
Letters from children
ET Protestant church
ET Catholic Church
Fretilin & CNRM
CAFIET newsletter originals 1999
CAFIET newsletter originals 1998
ETAN newsletter 1993-98
ETAN newsletter up to 1992
The Indonesia Kit, first and second editions
CAFIET AGM 1999
CAFIET national office reports
CAFIET office staff
CAFIET Indonesia file
CAFIET women’s file
“Marsinah” Toronto performance
CAFIET press releases
CAFIET leaflet originals
CAFIET Quadra Island (BC) (includes earlier ETAN/Quadra Island)
CAFIET-RETAN (ETAN local in Regina operated as Regina East Timor Alert Network
and continued this name as a CAFIET local group)
CAFIET Halifax (includes materials from earlier ETAN/Halifax and Nova Scotia
East Timor Group)
CAFIET fundraising letter
CAFIET funders 1997-99
CAFIET board of directors
ETAN national office reports 1997
ETAN internal minutes and documents 1997-98
ETAN internal correspondence and constitutional review, 1997
ETAN incorporation papers
ETAN conference minutes, Toronto Jul 16-17, 1994
ETAN conference, 1992
Ontario regional Timor conference 1992
ET conference, Carleton University, 1989
Binder: ETAN internal correspondence 1997 [removed from binder by archivist]
Binder: Newsletter subscribers 1995 [removed from binder by archivist]
Series 4 – International
Materials produced by solidarity groups in other countries working with
ETAN, including ETAN contacts with those groups and in some cases campaigns
directed at governments other than Canada, Indonesia and the UN. In most cases
these groups were linked through the International Federation for East Timor,
of which ETAN was the Canadian affiliate. IFET maintained offices in Japan
(later moved to the Philippines) with a liaison office at the UN in New York.
IFET – International Federation for East Timor
Australia – ET Human Rights Centre
Papua New Guinea
UK – Tapol
UK – other
ET – Amnesty International statements (file 1)
ET – Amnesty
International statements (file 2)
ET – AI urgent actions
AETA (Australia East Timor Association)
Currents (Canada Asia Working Group) (2 files)
International newsletters, continued
ET The Inside Story (Australia)
ET News/Monthly Memo (Portugal)
ET News Digest (Hong Kong)
Estafeta/Network News (ETAN/US)
Indonesian Human Rights Forum
Matebian news (Australia)
Missing Peace, the (Australia)
Newsbriefs (Fretilin office, Portugal)
Suara Aksi (Australia)
Tata Mai Lau (Macau)
Timor Clips (Belgium)
Timor Link (Catholic Institute for International Relations, UK)
Series 5 – Scrapbooks and clippings
Canada – Media, 1994
ET – Media, 1975-90
ET – Media, 1989
Indonesia – Media – International, 1994.
Media Coverage, 1994-96 [removed from binder by archivist]
Two large scrapbooks of media clippings
Folder of loose clippings, 1999.
Scrapbook containing all issues of “East Timor Update,” published by ETAN
Series 6 – ETAN video archive
This series consist of VHS cassettes of produced documentaries, television
clips, and other video material concerning East Timor.
I.1 “Abe”. Vision TV. 31
I.2 “Ali Alatos – Pan Pacific Hotel.” AEEAN.
“Indonesian Investment.” F.M. Conference.
“Seminar – Waterfront Hotel.” Vancouver, B.C.
I.3 Buried Alive. Gil Scrine. 60 min.
I.4a “CFMT Newscast”. Hart House 7 November 1998. 2 min. Copy 1.
I.4b “CFMT Newscast”. Hart House 7 November 1998. 2 min. Copy 2.
I.5 Cry of the Forgotten Land. Ian MacKenzie. 26 min.
Papua Merdeka. Peter Monet. 20 min.
I.6 “East Timor Clandescine [sic] Visit”. Max Stahl .
I.7 ETAN US. Turning a Blind Eye. 30 min.
ETAN US. Aggression & Self-Determination. 28 min.
ETAN US. Xanana. 30 min.
I.8 “ETimor News”.
I.9 “Guerrillas East Timor” Japan.
I.10 “House of Commons Debate on Indonesia”. House of Commons
“House of Commons Debate on Indonesia & East Timor”. House
of Commons Broadcasting. 1991.
I.1 In Cold Blood. The Journal, CBC. 1992. 32 min.
I.2 In the Shadow of Mount Romelau."Indonesian Propaganda
I.3 Indonesia: Islands on Fire. Global Exchange. 1996. 25 min.
I.4 Indonesia: Islands on Fire. Global Exchange. 1996. 25 min.
“George Aditjondro Interview”. ABC.
I.5 Indonesia: One struggle, One Change. Global Exchange.
1997. 30 min.
I.6 Irian Jaya: Stripping the Frontier. Wade Davis. [199?]. 22
I.7 “Jose Ramos-Horta Interview”. CBC. 7 March 1997.
I.8 “Jose Ramos-Horta Speech”. 8 March 1997.
I.9 “Maggie re: E. Timor”.
I.10 “Military Rule in Indonesia on the Abuse of Human Rights"
TAPOL UK . 18 min.
I.11 “Noam Chomsky”. T.C. Burn. 24 October 1994.
I.1 Rebels of the Forgotten World. The Savage Strikes Back
series. 1991. 55 min.
I.2 Riding the Tiger series: Kings & Coolies (ep. 1); Freedom
or Death (ep. 2). Christine Olsen. 1992. 104 min.
I.3a Shadow Over East Timor. Australia. 1991. 60 min. Copy 1.
I.3b Shadow Over East Timor. Australia. 1991. 60 min. Copy 2.
I.4 “Suai Wedding, dances, music. Taken by Catholic Priest. c. 1992 .”
I.5 Subsidizing Oppression: The Hidden Tragedy of East Timor.
Anna Rodrigues & Brad Buckle. 1996.
I.6 There is only one word: resist. Jill Hickson. 1996. 30
I.7 “Ukun Rasikan (Final)” 12 min.
“World Bank in East Timor”. 2002/2001 . 12 min.
Series 7 – Elaine Briere papers
These files were provided by Elaine Briere of Vancouver. They include
personal materials on Briere’s work as a phot ojournalist on East Timor,
personal collections and scrapbooks retained when the national office moved to
Toronto, and more recent accruals from ETAN/Vancouver activities since the
national office moved.
First ETAN leaflet
Original incorporation document
Canada UN vote
IN info from McGehee and Manz
Exporters to IN – Cdn
Cdn AI campaign on ET, 1985
Australian exhibit, birth control in ET
Atrocity photos, Australia
Trudeau and Suharto 1975
Jenny Groves photos from US ambassador Monjo’s Dili visit, 1989
War Crimes Tribunal
Corr from volunteers, ET campaign
Binders [not deposited with archive]
ET Intl solidarity
ET and Cda 1984-88
Canada 2 (1989-91)
Canada 3 (1991-2)
Canada 4 (1992-4)
Calendar of Briere photos produced by ETAN