May 16, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Fall of Suharto

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

IMF aid helping the poor?

Economists propose an alternative strategy to the prevailing neo-liberal ideology for reducing poverty

The fight for women's rights

It’s been a long struggle trying to get unions to listen to women

Beyond the factory

Fauzi Abdullah reflects on more than a quarter of a century of organising

Union conflict

Greater freedom to organise also means more opportunity for division

Workers in politics

Why is organised labour missing from the democracy movement?

United we stand?

Indonesia’s labour movement needs to consolidate the gains of 1998

Tortured legacy

Legal reform must overcome a history of authoritarian development

Muddling through

Indonesia’s brave experiment in reinventing its legal system

Teacher and Friend

A younger writer remembers Pramoedya’s influence on his own life and work.

Suharto (8 June 1921- 27 January 2008)

A career soldier who commanded a country.

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Book review: Beyond the pale

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A major research project on Dutch extreme violence in the Indonesian war of Independence, 1945–1949

Obit: Hugh O’Neill AO, 1933-2022

Apr 13, 2022 - TIM LINDSEY

Contesting the religious soundscape

Mar 23, 2022 - ANDY FULLER

A controversial regulation governing the call to prayer sparks a campaign aimed at taking down the Religious Affairs Minister

Essay: Hey Holland, you’re welcome!

Mar 15, 2022 - TITI KUSUMANDARI

Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch came at a price – Indonesians are still waiting for them to acknowledge it

Book review: Activists in transition

Feb 01, 2022 - JONATHAN PETER TEHUSIJARANA

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