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Book review: Beyond the pale

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

Tuna trouble

Thinking about an intangible crisis in North Seram

To protect and conserve

A women-led ranger team in Aceh

Social ecological democracy

Because experience cannot be delegated

Utopians for parliament

An interview with leaders of the Indonesian Green Party

Essay: Eco-socialist visions, how Indonesia could inspire Australia

In 1945, Indonesians astonished the world with a Revolution for social justice. Can they do it again in the 2020s with climate justice?

Tubuh-tanah air

Haris Retno Susmiyati & Siti Maimunah mengeksplorasi hubungan antara gerakan perempuan, lingkungan, dan sejarah kapitalisme

Utopia beyond the abyss

Ecological civilisation in Indonesia

‘Trees pray for us’

Does religious environmentalism have a future in Indonesia?

Contesting the religious soundscape

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!

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

Bali’s pandemic, its impacts and legacies

What impact has the pandemic had on the lives of Bali's people, and what possible changes has it left in its wake?

Photo essay: Bali’s anthropause

Years of being an environmental activist has trained Suzy Hutomo to look at what is often unseen; what governments and many powerful corporations do not want you to see

The island for the dogs

The lives of Bali’s unique population of dogs have also been significantly impacted by the pandemic

Bali, where are you heading?

After being devastated by the pandemic, will Bali’s tourism industry rebound or have the locals moved on?

Film and community in a pandemic

A short film festival in Bali found a COVID-safe way to continue to bring people together

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