Jun 16, 2024 Last Updated 8:34 AM, May 27, 2024

1965 - 1966

Film review: Inheriting collective memories through 'Eksil'

A documentary embraced by TikTokers is changing how young people understand Indonesia’s past

Healing the nation? Part 2

Recent attempts to address the Indonesian genocide after 1 October 1966

Healing the nation? Part 1

Recent attempts to address the Indonesian genocide after 1 October 1966

A complex relationship

1965 collaborators and victims living side by side silently negotiate between past and present

Mapping the 1965-66 killings in East Java

In the first of a series of articles we present recent work by demographers and genocide scholars at Michigan State University's Asian Studies Centre on the 1965-1966 killings. Their analysis takes the form of a collection of infographics tracing population numbers across East Java at this time.

Review: The killing season

More than 50 years on, mis-truths about the 1965-66 killings and what motivated them prevail in Indonesia. Geoffrey Robinson's and other books and films on the issue, based on archival research and analysis, continue to be of utmost importance to counter this movement against the truth.

The red thread

A recently uncovered report reveals how anti-communist paranoia stoked abductions of pro-democracy activists in the last days of the New Order

A drink for humanity

Honouring Indonesian activist Putu Oka Sukanta for humanity

OzAsia and beyond

OzAsia festival illuminates the world of Indonesian performance and its social concerns 

Interview with an activist: Soe Tjen Marching

Standing up in the name of truth and justice

Justice denied?

The Indonesian way of confronting the past underestimates the importance of truth and justice

Masa lalu yang tersembunyi

Esai foto-foto Pulau Buru

Review: Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66

Pohlman’s study provides sensitive and powerful testimony of the impact of this violence on women and girls

Murdering army, silent church

Reverend Mery Kolimon, researcher and advocate working on the 1965 killings in Eastern Indonesia, has a personal connection to this piece of history

Testimony of a messenger

A memoir by a former army officer offers insights into Suharto’s moves in October 1965

Accomplice to atrocity?

Australia’s role in the 1965 massacres

A post-colonial subversive

Like Toer’s tetralogy before it, Semua Untuk Hindia turns Indonesia’s national history narrative on its head

No ‘magic bullet’

Dealing with human rights abuses has been business as usual under the Jokowi administration

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