Category: Indonesia

Allan Nairn: As Indonesia’s New President Takes Office, Cabinet Includes Officials Tied to Atrocities of Old

Interview on human rights abuses committed by Prabowo

Jeremy Kuzmarov: Celebrating the Life of Peace Hero Fred Branfman

The noted peace activist Fred Branfman passed away on September 24 after suffering the effects of ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease). In 2002, while researching the history of the Vietnam War, I came across Fred’s Voices from the Plain of Jars, in the Brandeis library and the book had an immediate effect on me.

Allan Nairn: Is Jokowi Serious About Being Clean?

If the president is serious about being clean, he should open his eyes to a more important red mark: the kind that comes from killing civilians, from justifying and committing state murder

Allan Nairn: Journalist Allan Nairn Threatened

Journalist Allan Nairn Threatened for Exposing Indonesian Pres. Candidate’s Role in Mass Killings

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Noam Chomsky: Noam Chomsky on “West Papua Independence”

“I think the West Papuan resistance will stand with the other cases in the fight against terror and massive repression as inspiration of what humans can achieve”

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Andre Vltchek: Chilean Socialism 1: Indonesian Fascism 0

Several years ago, I spoke to two members of Allende’s government. Two who managed to survive. One of them recalled: “They used to threaten us, before the coup, before that terrible September 11, 1973: ‘Watch out, comrades, Jakarta is coming!’” “We did not know much about Jakarta then,” he confessed. “Only that it was the Read more…

David Callahan: The Most Important Labor Strike in the World Is Happening Right Now

Millions of workers across Indonesia are joining a national strike this week to press for a higher minimum wage and universal health coverage. This is actually a big deal for Americans, not that any of us are paying a lick of attention.  Why does a giant strike in Indonesia matter? Because the United States stands Read more…

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Danny Schechter: Introducing Tri Hita Karana, Bali’s Bold New Model for Sustainable Development: What the Media Missed In Its APEC Coverage

Bali, Indonesia: When you arrive in Bali, the most diverse and popular of Indonesia’s 7000 plus Islands, you are immediately confronted with a just constructed state of the art vast airport with an arrivals area designed to accommodate thousands of visitors and conference delegates.  It had its inaugural run a week earlier for the Ms. Read more…

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Robert Fisk: A Tragedy Off The Coast Of Indonesia That Should Shame Lebanon’s Neglectful Government

This is the story of how the Syrian war reached out 5,000 miles across the globe and destroyed at least 29 Lebanese lives in the Indian Ocean. It is a story of tragic irony; the destitute Lebanese families who wanted to live in Australia and left their arid villages in the hills of the northern Read more…

Adam Payne: Twenty Years Of Peasant Organising

Between the 5 and 14 of June, La Via Campesina, the global peasants union, held its 6th international conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. Alongside 500 delegates from member organisations around the world, two representatives from the recently affiliated ‘Landworkers’ Alliance’ in the UK joined the gathering. La Via Campesina (literally ‘the peasants’ way’) is an international Read more…

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