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

Megawati Presidency

With Aceh's guerrillas

A rare visit with the Free Aceh Movement shows them confident and well organised

The aftermath of civil war

Fighting has stopped in North Maluku, but mistrust lingers

Osama bin Cool

What do Indonesian students think about Osama bin Laden?

Scunge City. And yet....

What the guide books don't tell you about Surabaya

Penis enhancements

Popular with sailors and miners, but not necessarily with their women

Take the money or die

A flood of 'democratisation' dollars has corrupted the NGO movement

The Twin Towers Effect

The democracy movement must now challenge international capital

Land for the people

Farmers in East Java are still working land they took three years ago

Singapore girl?

Indonesian maids in Singapore want to be heard

Whatever it takes

Workers, often women, take risks to earn an honest living

Whose city?

The street traders who feed and transport Jakarta are also its most unwelcome citizens

Jakarta's poorest

Lea Jellinek

The story of Mimin

Surviving thirty years in Central Jakarta

Crisis and poverty

Four years later, how has the economic crisis affected the poor?

Dirty debt

Rich countries share responsibility for Indonesia's impossible debt burden

Peace on the net

A guide to resources for peace-makers

In this issue

Give peace a chance

Bush, Osama and the planet

Bill Liddle and Herb Feith

The first volunteer

Herb Feith, who began it all 50 years ago, inspires a new volunteer

Latest Articles

Book review: Beyond the pale

Apr 27, 2022 - JOOST COTE

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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