Dec 02, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

New Order

A soldier's historian

New Order generals needed new history books. Nugroho Notosusanto was their man.

For kicks

The history of football is a history of Indonesia itself

Out of the black hole

After the New Order, the lid on Indonesia's past is beginning to lift

Whitlam knew

Indonesian military intelligence kept Australia fully informed (and complicit) in its 1975 East Timor invasion plans

Australians volunteer

The history of Australian Volunteers International begins in Indonesia

The Indonesian who joined Falintil

Why did Nasir join the guerrillas?

Planning Jakarta

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

Two Visionaries Of Indonesian Theatre

Two directors resided in an intercultural realm

Radioactive

Radio has undergone a revolution since Suharto resigned

The Endless Wait

Families of the Disappeared are Still Searching for Answers

Not Fade Away

A General of the Sukarno years criticises today's military

Organising Australia - Indonesia solidarity

Street campaigning is crucial to solidarity

Women in trade unions

No big gains for women workers

Whose stability?

Indonesia’s troubles today result from the pursuit of repressive forms of stability

How to be Chinese

Ethnic Chinese experience a ‘reawakening’ of their Chinese identity

A history of diversity

Ethnic relations in West Kalimantan are marked with blood

Zakir's demise

Protest poetry lives on in post-Suharto Indonesia

Munir (1965 -2004)

Munir’s death robbed Indonesia not only of a unique intellectual and activist, but of one of its brightest hopes for the future

Political humour

There’s more than subversion in Indonesian jokes

Time for truth

Will victims of human rights abuses at last have their say?

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