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Indonesia’s new anarchists

Indonesia’s new anarchists

Insurrectionary anarchists, with international connections, nihilist values and a penchant for arson, are moving to fill the vacuum on the left

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An interview with Joshua Oppenheimer

An interview with Joshua Oppenheimer

The filmmaker explains that The Act of Killing exposes the imagination of terror

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Review: When perpetrators speak

Review: When perpetrators speak

Joshua Oppenheimer’s groundbreaking new film raises disturbing questions about why perpetrators of the 1965-66 mass killings still enjoy impunity for their actions

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Review: An act of manipulation?

Review: An act of manipulation?

Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing is a bold, disturbing and ultimately unsatisfactory exploration of the place of violence in modern Indonesia

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The biggest cock

The biggest cock

In Jakarta’s crowded neighbourhoods, beliefs in supernatural power and invulnerability still surround the figure of the jago tough man

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For the good of the people?

For the good of the people?

The challenges of governing ‘societal organisations’ pose difficult questions for Indonesian democracy

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Trapped in the legacy of the past

Trapped in the legacy of the past

Conflict between Timorese youth gangs and martial arts groups hark back to the Indonesian occupation

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Crime and criminality

Crime and criminality

This edition of Inside Indonesia explores the complex politics of illegality

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The rise and fall of a gangster

The rise and fall of a gangster

Ethics and politics don’t mix in the world of Jakarta’s preman

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Political gangsters

The riot that engulfed Jakarta on 27 July 1996 started after army-backed gangsters invaded Megawati's PDI headquarters. JESSE RANDALL traces the strange relationship between government and criminality.

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Expelled from my home by thugs!

HERTJE SURIPATTY tells how developers used soldiers and thugs to try to force her out.

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Reformasi gangsters

Preman have had to change in order to stay in business

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On the Waterfront

The Military Fleeces and Polices Port Workers

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