Jun 28, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Java

Whose city?

The street traders who feed and transport Jakarta are also its most unwelcome citizens

Jakarta's poorest

Lea Jellinek

The story of Mimin

Surviving thirty years in Central Jakarta

The first volunteer

Herb Feith, who began it all 50 years ago, inspires a new volunteer

Do-it-yourself freedom

How to escape the mainstream, big money, newspaper thought police

Theatre blossoms

A sampling of performances in Java

By the book, please

East Timorese students in Yogyakarta suffer intimidation

Planning Jakarta

Review: Abidin Kusno examines trends in architectural design and urban planning in Jakarta

A Love of Language

Unable to pay for formal lessons, many poor Indonesians have mastered English through radio, TV and film. Like Rizza of Surabaya.

Power to the People

Indonesians are seeking a public voice through radio

A Town like Malang

A new local press must struggle to survive when the novelty of autonomy wanes

On the Waterfront

The Military Fleeces and Polices Port Workers

Doing Daily Battle

Street children face police and security guards

Brawling, Bombing, and 'Backing'

The Security Forces as a Source of Insecurity

My pesantren, Darur Ridwan

Life in an East Javanese Islamic boarding school

Keeping up appearances

Manufacturing workers in Tangerang make a special effort to look good

Time honoured remedies for uncertain times

The traditional healers of contemporary East Java

Free clinic for street children

Street children learn to value their health in Yogyakarta

Alliances against globalisation

New alliances are formed against the IMF and foreign debt

Reconciling NU and the PKI

An Interview with Pak Imam Aziz, Program Coordinator, Syarikat

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