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Social and Political Unrest
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Amri Yahya and the Sydney University Labor Club

Amri Yahya and the Sydney University Labor Club

A link to Australia’s support of the Indonesian revolution

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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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Big prison, little prison

Big prison, little prison

Stories from Papua’s political prisoners show life at the edge of freedom

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'Truth takes a while, justice even longer'

'Truth takes a while, justice even longer'

In 2012 significant new information exposed critical truths about the 1965 massacres in Indonesia, but there remain major obstacles to recovery and reconciliation

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Living without a state

Living without a state

People in rural Papua are more interested in basic services than grand political struggles

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Back on the streets

Back on the streets

A national strike shows that workers are once again a significant force

 

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The killings of 1965-66

The killings of 1965-66

Even now, Indonesians find it difficult to face the traumatic events of the past

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Accomplices in atrocity

Accomplices in atrocity

The mass killings of 1965-66 in Indonesia were international, not just local, events - and the US played an important role

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Killing for God

Killing for God

When Nahdlatul Ulama members killed communists, they believed they were doing it for God

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Terror in Tandes

Terror in Tandes

Two villagers from the rural fringe of Surabaya recall the most frightening night of their lives

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Hunted communists

Hunted communists

Many of those accused of being communists fled to South Blitar after the Surabaya crackdown, only to become the target of the Trisula Operation in 1968

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Survival through slavery

Survival through slavery

Suspected communists who survived the killings of 1965-66 in South Sulawesi spent the next 20 years working for the military in an isolated jungle camp

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I'm still here

I'm still here

Forty-five years later, survivors are telling their stories about their suffering in detention 

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Sensitive truths

Sensitive truths

The exhumation of mass graves from 1965-66 is a fraught and dangerous business

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Dictionary of a disaster

Dictionary of a disaster

This mini-encyclopedia explains some of the key terms pertaining to the events of 1965-66

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Homophobia on the rise

Homophobia on the rise

Recent attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender meetings reveal the growing influence of Islamist groups and highlight unequal protection of citizenship rights

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God and democracy

God and democracy

A Christian church is asserting its democratic rights by suing the mayor of Depok

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Watching Balibo in Jakarta

Watching Balibo in Jakarta

Packed screenings of the controversial film about the deaths of five Australian journalists in East Timor continue, despite an official ban

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The Aceh Party

The Aceh Party

The elections were tense in Aceh but in the end helped to consolidate the peace process

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Surviving conflict

Surviving conflict

Aceh’s performing arts have blossomed despite the conflict and the tsunami

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