Jun 29, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

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Organising for migrant worker rights

Non-governmental organisations continue to fill the gap in the absence of viable alternatives

Inside the Laskar Jihad

From the Archives Greg Fealy (ii65: Jan-Mar 2001) interviews the leader of a new, radical and militant sect

Corrupting politics

Corruption continues to shape the political landscape in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia’s richest district

Social justice by design

Architect Antonio Ismael Risianto promotes planning for the urban poor

Development for the rich

Gated communities are built with little concern for their social and environmental impacts

When money rules over voice

Regional autonomy and spatial planning in Bandung benefits the elite

Land, ethnicity and politics

Direct local elections have led to new developments in the struggle for land rights in East Kalimantan

Too precious to mine

Central Java farmers refuse to get stuck in cement

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

A city without social justice

Jakarta needs more green space, but not at the expense of the poor

Land titles do not equal agrarian reform

Activists split with Indonesia’s government over whether land registration helps the rural poor

Land and social justice

Communities struggle for access while reforms run aground

The trouble with oil palm

Conflicts between villagers and plantation companies in Sumatra are still unresolved

The right to choose

Indonesian activists keep fighting to have abortion decriminalised

Not just a piece of paper

The state’s requirements for marriage registration disadvantage poor rural women

Winning the villages

Grassroots political operators hold the key to many candidates’ success

Purchasing power

Weak rules and weak implementation meant that influence could still be bought in the 2009 elections

D-day for anti-corruption reform

Draft legislation is a prescription potentially worse than the ailment

Winning a battle, losing the war

Drug users in Indonesia are made vulnerable by current drug laws

Patrolling sexuality

The authorities and the media promote vigilantism in Aceh

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