Jun 28, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Politics

Beyond categorisation

An Indonesian transsexual movement faces challenges from within, as well as from without

Punkrock and global protest culture

An environmental movement is generating new forms of resistance by fusing traditional and contemporary Balinese art with social media

Imagining a nation divided

Aceh Singkil’s recent church burning may reflect common ways Indonesians have linked religion and region

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

Bagaimana Indonesia menangani migrasi paksa

Kasus Rohingya mengungkap bagaimana sulitnya melawan kejahatan transnasional dalam migrasi paksa

Football, violence and politics

Yogyakarta’s notorious Brajamusti elects a president

Negotiating adat

The Kasepuhan community are at the cutting edge of a movement to restore customary forest rights

Review: Incubus of Intervention

Conspiracy as foreign policy

Keeping promises

Disability rights activists have called on Jokowi to account for his pre-election promises

United in disappointment

Labour rights have suffered under the Jokowi administration

The politics of compromise

The Reconciliation Committee has dashed hopes that Jokowi could improve Indonesia’s human rights record

Human Rights under Jokowi

Jokowi’s first 15 months in office have disappointed human rights advocates

An Obituary: Benedict Anderson (1936-2015)

Remembering the late Benedict Anderson, world renowned scholar of Indonesia, who passed away last month.

Haze of democracy

Elections are fuelling the forest fires in Central Kalimantan

More than a fanclub

Islamic State's growing Indonesian support base poses a serious long-term threat

Battle of the bands

The influence of music videos in the 2014 electoral campaign

Enduring impunity

The reality for women survivors of conflict-related violence in Indonesia does not match the rhetoric

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