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Indonesian fires: world environmental crisis – corporations responsible

1. Setting a country alight: Indonesia’s devastating forest fires are manmade The Guardian (Australia) – November 7, 2015 Irhash Ahmady and Sam Cossar-Gilbert We are witnessing the worst manmade environmental disaster since the BP gulf oil spill. Huge, out-of-control fires rage through the forests of Indonesia — and the source of many is the practice […]

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50 years ago: Indonesian Army massacres leftists and Javanese fascist Suharto rules

Update: With saddened hearts we share the news that the Indonesian government has forced the 2015 Ubud Writer’s & Reader’s Festival to cancel all sessions on the 1965-66 massacre. Indonesian voices silenced again. bit.ly/1LsobyA Bali festival censored over 1965 massacre discussion http://www.smh.com.au/world/indonesia-threatens-to-shut-down-balis-international-writers-festival-20151023-gkgv0c.html Ubud festival banned discussing 1965 massacre http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/10/23/ubud-festival-banned-discussing-1965-massacre.html Discussion of research on 1965 massacre […]

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Indonesia: Unfinished Nation

Indonesia: Unfinished Nation

I am back in Indonesia in 2015 learning more about culture, unions and politics. I read 13 books and post these reviews. 1. ‘Unfinished Nation: Indonesia before and after Suharto’ by Max Lane, Verso, 2008 and two other Max Lane books. Max Lane’s books provide a key analysis that are most interesting. Max is an […]

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Jokowi wins Indonesian Presidential elections

Jokowi wins Indonesian Presidential elections

I follow the Indonesian Presidential elections: Jokowi v Prabowo. I will be in Solo, Indonesia for the election July 9th. Update July 22nd: And so Jokowi wins, comfortably. Jakarta was quiet around the streets of the Presidential palace. The return of the Old Fascist Order is now held back. I guess Prabowo’s ‘tactic’ of resigning […]

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