May 19, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Wahid Presidency

Self-reliant Militias

Homegrown security forces wield great power in Lombok

Brawling, Bombing, and 'Backing'

The Security Forces as a Source of Insecurity

Security Disorders

Sending Troops is not Going to Solve Regional Conflicts

Jamu for the ills of modernity?

Jamu is evolving to meet modern needs

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

Surf Aid groundswell builds

Surfers rally to help the people of the Mentawai Islands

The long campaign

Malaria remains a major health policy challenge in Indonesia

NGO theatre in the post New Order

Collaboration between artists and activists is producing new initiatives

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

Return of the sultans

After the New Order, pomp and ceremony is returning to dusty palaces all over Indonesia

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

Trial by fire

Taking the law into your own hands is now commonplace in urban areas in Indonesia

Watching the vote

140,000 progressive Muslim volunteers monitored Indonesia’s April elections

More than just sex

Three women authors take the Indonesian literary world by storm

The disappearing forest

Orang Rimba assert their rights

The occupation of Dongi-Dongi

Do resettlement failures justify deforestation?

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