(en) PUBLIC FORUM: APEC and the Tragedy of East Timor

East Timor Alert Network (etanvan@vcn.bc.ca)
Wed, 2 Jul 1997 05:40:21 -0700 (PDT)


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[Please post and forward] For immediate release -- July 2nd, 1997 Vancouver, SALISH TERRITORY

-- APEC AND THE TRAGEDY OF EAST TIMOR -- A Public Forum

Tuesday, July 8th, 8pm La Quena Coffee House 1111 Commercial Drive VANCOUVER

Presented by: The East Timor Alert Network of Vancouver The NO! TO APEC Coalition APEC ALERT at UBC

* Featuring the award-winning film: "BITTER PARADISE: The Sell-out of East Timor" by Elaine Briere.

* Also, an address by BELLA GALHOS -- East Timorese activist and one of only three Timorese living in Canada.

This November, Vancouver plays host to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum which aims to impose a "free trade" zone in the Asia-Pacific region. As part of APEC, General Suharto of Indonesia will be visiting Vancouver with full state honours.

Suharto, who ordered the illegal invasion of the nation of East Timor in 1975, bears primary responsibility for a genocide which, according to Amnesty International, has claimed the lives of up to 200,000 Timorese -- one-third of the population. Canada has consistently supported Suharto and remains complicit in the East Timorese genocide.

Please come to this FREE information evening to get informed about APEC and the issue of East Timor.

For more information, contact: ETAN/VAN (604) 251-9914 * etanvan@vcn.bc.ca

"To resist is to win." -- Xanana Gusmao

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