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When I was doing interviews for my dissertation in Santiago, Chile, in 1972, I was told that the word “Jakarta” had been…
(Photo: Anne Marxze Umil/Bulatlat) Abused, exploited, deceived and neglected, that is how migrant workers in Indonesia are treated by their employers and…
“We indigenous Papuans ask you all for moral and social responsibility to save us from the genocide of indigenous Papuans and ecocide in the land of West Papua”
The terror that followed has few parallels; not even Pol Pot succeeded in killing, proportionally, as many Cambodians as Suharto and his fellow generals killed in East Timor
So the real figures behind this extraordinary military force is not how many countries plan to participate, but how many millions – or billions – of dollars Saudi Arabia plans to pay them for their fraternal military assistance
Thousands of the fires raging through the forests of Indonesia were deliberately started to clear land for industrial use. The results have been deadly
The widespread burning of tropical rainforests and peatlands to develop palm oil plantations is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution today
In the greatest environmental disaster of the 21st Century (so far), Indonesia has been blotted out by smoke. And the media
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
Several years ago, I spoke to two members of Allende’s government. Two who managed to survive. One of them recalled: “They used…
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