Feb 27, 2024 Last Updated 12:52 AM, Feb 22, 2024

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I'm still here

Forty-five years later, survivors are telling their stories about their suffering in detention 

Accomplices in atrocity

The mass killings of 1965-66 in Indonesia were international, not just local, events - and the US played an important role

Dictionary of a disaster

This mini-encyclopedia explains some of the key terms pertaining to the events of 1965-66

Sensitive truths

The exhumation of mass graves from 1965-66 is a fraught and dangerous business

Hunted communists

Many of those accused of being communists fled to South Blitar after the Surabaya crackdown, only to become the target of the Trisula Operation in 1968

Killing for God

When Nahdlatul Ulama members killed communists, they believed they were doing it for God

The killings of 1965-66

Even now, Indonesians find it difficult to face the traumatic events of the past

The Papua dilemma

Personal reflections on an ongoing challenge

Negotiating the past and looking to the future

Meaningful dialogue about the future of Papua requires that Indonesians and Papuans honestly address the past

West Papua 40 years on

Reflecting on the Act of Free Choice and the integration of West Papua into Indonesia

A violation of international law

Indonesia’s claim to sovereignty over West Papua rests upon an unsound legal basis

Watching Balibo in Jakarta

Packed screenings of the controversial film about the deaths of five Australian journalists in East Timor continue, despite an official ban

Fauzi Abdullah (1949-2009)

Indonesian labour activists are mourning the passing of a great man

Gerindra and 'Greater Indonesia'

Prabowo’s party has deep roots in Indonesian political mythology

The wives of Noordin Top

The media portrays women who marry terrorists as victims, but the reality is far more complex

More educated, more ruthless

From the Archive David Bourchier (ii53: Jan-Mar 1998) looks at the new generation of military leaders, after a big shakeup between July and October 1997

'Selamat Berbuka Puasa'

In South Kalimantan local politicians target TV screens with strategically-placed messages for Ramadan

Land and social justice

Communities struggle for access while reforms run aground

Land, ethnicity and politics

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

When money rules over voice

Regional autonomy and spatial planning in Bandung benefits the elite

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