Continue to boycott Indonesian-made goods urges CLC president Ken Georgetti

Details emerge of secret ties between the U.S. and  Indonesian military units linked to East Timor violence

CLC President Ken Georgetti is urging all Canadian consumers to continue to boycott goods produced by that country. "The security of the East Timorese is still far from in-hand," said Georgetti Sept. 24. "So I urge union members and the public to continue to boycott Indonesian consumer goods until all Indonesia's military is removed from East Timor, and until Indonesia formally acknowledges the legitimacy of the UN-run East Timorese independence vote." A list of Indonesian-made products sold in B.C. is attached to this newsletter, and should be posted on local union bulletin boards. It's also posted on HEUís web site, www.heu.org. Georgetti also called on the Canadian government to play a more active role in the protection of East Timorese and the reconstruction of their society. Those products cover a range of goods including food products, stationary, and coffee sold at places like Starbucks. That's the same theme advocated by HEU president Fred Muzin on behalf of HEU members. In letters to Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Minister of Foreign Affairs Lloyd Axworthy, Muzin urging the federal government to take a firmer stand against the Indonesian regime. "Canada must now do everything possible to get our [peacekeeping] troops on site to prevent violence," said Muzin. Meanwhile, a mainstream British newspaper says Indonesian military units that were responsible for the carnage in East Timor were in fact trained in the United States until as late as last year in a secret operation. Headlined U.S.-trained butchers of East Timor, the Guardian Weekly article details extensive links between the U.S. schooled soldiers and a string of massacres including the violence ruthlessly unleashed on East Timorese civilians after they opted for independence. The U.S. military continued to secretly provide training for their elite Indonesian counterparts after the U.S. Congress supposedly banned any further cooperation to protest a 1991 massacre in which 270 peaceful East Timorese protesters - most of whom were students - were gunned down. Made in Indonesia: ***Indicates not all with this brand are from Indonesia. Check the label. If in doubt, don't buy! Food Products

  • Admiral coconut cream
  • Bali kitchen products
  • Corinthians Chocolate Cream Wafers
  • Farmland desiccated coconut
  • Indomie noodle products
  • McKenzie's desiccated coconut
  • Michiyo noodles
  • Savings desiccated coconut
  • Supermine soy products
  • Tauco sauce products

Stationery

  • All purpose copy paper
  • Crown super copy paper
  • Economy copy paper
  • Pacesetter copy paper
  • Victory copy paper
  • Crayola crayons (www.crayola.com/global/email.html)
  • Faber Castell pencils*** (www.awfaber-castell.com)
  • Kiko pencils
  • Spicers paper*** (email: spicers@spicers.com)
  • Spicers Olympic A4 notebook (email: spicers@spicers.com)
  • Spirex notebooks
  • Texta***

Batteries

  • Price torch batteries
  • Eveready batteries***
  • Energizer 9V (2pack) Century
  • Exide car batteries (www.powerware.com)
  • Besco car batteries
  • Yuasa car batteries (www.yuasabatteries.com)

Business Shirts

  • River Gum "Classics" I/S
  • Now ìWrinkle Resistantî

Other

  • Multix garbage bags
  • Tiger garbage bags
  • Bi-Lo matches
  • Savings safety matches
  • Pasco toilet rolls
  • Gloweave
  • Capital Royal Doulton chinawear
  • Mayfair & Jackson glassware
  • Philips Spotline globes
  • Summit outdoor furniture (Kmart)
  • Market Umbrella, 10" X 82" (KMart)
  • Spalding tennis balls
  • Nike*** (www.nike.com - "Talk to Us" to email re Rio "Everyday Wear" socks)

Check these for "Made in Indonesia"

  • Bali style print fabric
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Batteries
  • Clove cigarettes
  • Footwear
  • Matches
  • Tinned fish
  • Coffee and cocoa
  • Skirts
  • Socks
  • Soy products
  • Spices
  • Student exercise books
  • Wooden carvings
  • Office copy paper

Canadian companies active in Indonesia:

  • Analytical Service Laboratories (water/soil testing for mining and gas companies)
  • Bank of Nova Scotia (financial services)
  • Bata Ltd. (footwear manufacturing)
  • Beak International Inc. (consulting for mining and forestry companies)
  • Bombardier Inc. (transport and aerospace manufacturing)
  • Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd. (oil and gas)
  • Canadian Wheat Board (Indonesiaís second-largest wheat supplier)
  • Canora (Asia) Inc. (environmental engineering and consulting)
  • Carmanah Resources Ltd. (oil and gas exploration)
  • Country Style (fast food since 1995)
  • Get Poppin (fast food since 1997)
  • Gulf Indonesia Resources (oil and gas, subsidiary of Gulf Canada)
  • Hatfield Group (consulting for oil, mining, forestry companies and government)
  • Hickling Corp. of Canada (consultants)
  • PT Ingold Management (subsidiary of Inco Technical Services. servoces PT)
  • Ingold (mining exploration in West Papaua, Maluku and Sumatra)
  • Inco Ltd. (nickel mining and processing, Soroako Sulawesi)
  • International Pursuit Corp. (mining exploration, Kalimantan)
  • Kilborn SNC-Lavalin Inc. (services to mining companies)
  • LaSalle College Group (joint venture international college PT Indotex LaSalle)
  • Les Prodiuts Fraco Ltee (construction services)
  • Manulife Financial (life insurance, financial services)
  • MMMuffins Canada Corp. (fast food)
  • McCain International Inc. (food supplier to restaurants)
  • McElhanney Consulting Service Ltd. (surveying and mapping)
  • Minorca Resources Inc. (gold mining exploration, N Sumatra and W Java)
  • N.D. Lea International Ltd. (consultants to government on transportation)
  • Northern Telecom Inc. (communications)
  • Pacific Amber Resources Ltd. (mining exploration, Kalimantan)
  • Pauwels Canada Inc. (electronics)
  • PIXCOM Group (television/multimedia services)
  • Placer Dome Inc. (mining exploration)br>
  • Reid Crowther & Partners Ltd. (consultants)
  • SNC-Lavalin Inc. (engineering)
  • Saint Cinnomin Bake Shoppes International (fast food, since 1996)
  • Sandwell Engineering Inc. (engineering)
  • Simons International Corp. (engineering)
  • Stream Flo Industries Ltd. (oil and gas industry components)
  • Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada (life insurance)
  • Talisman (Asia) Inc. (oil and gas)
  • Teck Corporation (mining exploration in West Papua, Kalimantan, Sumatra)
  • PT Tingey Upaya Indonesia (consulting to foreign companies on operating in Indonesia)
  • Toronto Dominion Bank (financial services)
  • Tracer Petroleum Corp. (oil and gas)
  • Westcoast Energy International Inc. (energy services, inc. to PT Freeport)
  • Les Prodiuts Fraco Ltee (construction services)
  • Manulife Financial (life insurance, financial services)
  • MMMuffins Canada Corp. (fast food)
  • McCain International Inc. (food supplier to restaurants)
  • McElhanney Consulting Service Ltd. (surveying and mapping)
  • Minorca Resources Inc. (gold mining exploration, N Sumatra and W Java)
  • N.D. Lea International Ltd. (consultants to government on transportation)
  • Northern Telecom Inc. (communications)
  • Pacific Amber Resources Ltd. (mining exploration, Kalimantan)
  • Pauwels Canada Inc. (electronics)
  • PIXCOM Group (television/multimedia services)
  • Placer Dome Inc. (mining exploration)
  • Reid Crowther & Partners Ltd. (consultants)
  • SNC-Lavalin Inc. (engineering)
  • Saint Cinnomin Bake Shoppes International (fast food, since 1996)
  • Sandwell Engineering Inc. (engineering)
  • Simons International Corp. (engineering)
  • Stream Flo Industries Ltd. (oil and gas industry components)
  • Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada (life insurance)
  • Talisman (Asia) Inc. (oil and gas)
  • Teck Corporation (mining exploration in West Papua, Kalimantan, Sumatra)
  • PT Tingey Upaya Indonesia (consulting to foreign companies on operating in Indonesia)
  • Toronto Dominion Bank (financial services)
  • Tracer Petroleum Corp. (oil and gas)
  • Westcoast Energy International Inc. (energy services, inc. to PT Freeport)