Jan 27, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Marginalised Groups

What gives rise to moral outrage?

Rather than being merely the result of religious extremism, recent cases of moral outrage point to a wide range of current political and social problems

Teaching remote Indonesia

A new program sends Indonesia’s best and brightest graduates to teach children in its poorest villages

Living without a state

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

Online networking and minority rights

LGBT communities use social media to organise despite threats of violence

High stakes

ASRIANA KEBON speaks to Indonesian underage minors who were returned to Indonesia following age determination hearings in Darwin

Dealing with social exclusion

Illegal squatters in Jakarta struggle for recognition of their homes and livelihoods

Art for the people

Taring Padi takes stock of a more than a decade fighting the political establishment – with art as its weapon

Public works and ethnic conflict

Tarakan’s riots illustrate the risks of collusive public contracting and the continued weakness of local security responses

Climate justice

Climate change is compounding the environmental and social justice problems confronted by marginalised communities: a multi-faceted movement is needed in response

Community engagement

Don’t ignore REDD’s impacts on communities!

Theatre of life

A new generation of Indonesian theatre activists is staging performances based on the everyday experiences of local communities

Token gestures

Despite recent government negotiations, Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia remain disempowered

Organising for migrant worker rights

Non-governmental organisations continue to fill the gap in the absence of viable alternatives

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

Genocide and demographic transformation in Papua

A response to Jim Elmslie and Stuart Upton

Not just another disaster

Papuan claims of genocide deserve to be taken seriously

A disaster, but not genocide

Migration has caused many problems in Papua, but it is not part of a genocidal master plan

A man on a mission

From the highlands of Papua to exile in England, Benny Wenda is a leader of his people

Ahmadiyah dispute intensifies

Violence at the National Monument in Jakarta almost caused a conflict between Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah in Lamongan

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