Aug 13, 2022 Last Updated 8:00 AM, Aug 9, 2022

Local Politics

Resistance through memory

The victims of the Lapindo mudflow disaster continue to assert their rights to compensation

Stopping the flow

Lapindo Brantas’ involvement in the Surabaya Post has restricted the way journalists report on the mudflow

Prosperity denied

Mining is booming in East Nusa Tenggara, but where is the wealth going?

Sympathy for the Devil

Pining for the certainty of the Suharto era

God and democracy

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

Corrupting politics

Corruption continues to shape the political landscape in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia’s richest district

Accomplices in atrocity

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

The Papua dilemma

Personal reflections on an ongoing challenge

Negotiating the past and looking to the future

Meaningful dialogue about the future of Papua requires that Indonesians and Papuans honestly address the past

West Papua 40 years on

Reflecting on the Act of Free Choice and the integration of West Papua into Indonesia

A violation of international law

Indonesia’s claim to sovereignty over West Papua rests upon an unsound legal basis

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

Fauzi Abdullah (1949-2009)

Indonesian labour activists are mourning the passing of a great man

'Selamat Berbuka Puasa'

In South Kalimantan local politicians target TV screens with strategically-placed messages for Ramadan

Social justice by design

Architect Antonio Ismael Risianto promotes planning for the urban poor

When money rules over voice

Regional autonomy and spatial planning in Bandung benefits the elite

Land, ethnicity and politics

Direct local elections have led to new developments in the struggle for land rights in East Kalimantan

Too precious to mine

Central Java farmers refuse to get stuck in cement

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

A city without social justice

Jakarta needs more green space, but not at the expense of the poor

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