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We can’t rely on the rich to save the planet

We can’t rely on the rich to save the planet Even the rich are waking up to the scale of the threat—or so it seems. But the logic of capitalism—to always maximise profits—means we can’t trust them.

Indonesian tsunami victims arrested and shot at by cops

Indonesian tsunami victims arrested and shot at by cops  The real scandal is not poor people 'looting'. It’s that they have been left abandoned for days as supplies of food, water and medicines run out.

The rich are the real looters in Indonesia

The rich are the real looters in Indonesia People in flood-hit towns and cities in Indonesia have resorted to taking supplies from shops without paying.

Indonesian tsunami—an avoidable tragedy

Indonesian tsunami—an avoidable tragedy A tsunami early warning system that could have saved many lives in Indonesia had not been introduced because of lack of money.

Workers walk out across Indonesia for a pay raise

More than two million workers struck across Indonesia last week demanding a 50 percent minimum wage rise as well as healthcare and an end to contract work and outsourcing.

Millions of workers join Indonesia's general strike

More than two million workers joined a one-day strike across Indonesia on Wednesday of last week. They demanded an end to low wages and the policy of outsourcing to contract labour.

Arms trade: Cameron deals in death

17 April 2012
David Cameron is on tour, touting for trade for his arms dealer chums in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Burma.

Indonesia: the ravages of colonialism

18 August 2009
Celebrations are under way this week in Indonesia. The country is looking back on 64 years since founding president Sukarno and vice-president Mohammed Hatta proclaimed independence from the Netherlands.

Indonesia: Jangled nerves and the begging bowl

25 November 2008
As the global financial crisis broke one of the countries where ordinary people especially held their breath was Indonesia.

Poor trampled to death in Indonesia as they rush to claim £1.75 handout

23 September 2008
Pasuruan is a small, undistinguished town in East Java. Known nationally in Indonesia as the hometown of popular female singer Inul Daristuta, it recently filled the headlines for a much different reason.

Rising food prices provoke angry protests in Indonesia

05 February 2008
Thousands of people have been taking to the streets in Indonesia in protests over rising food prices.

Suharto (1921–2008): from Cold Warrior to “model pupil” of neoliberalism

29 January 2008
The former president Suharto, who ruled as a dictator over Indonesia for 30 years, has died of organ failure aged 86. A popular revolution deposed Suharto in 1998 during the Asian Crisis that afflicted many economies in the region.

Our world left to burn

17 December 2007
World leaders had ample opportunity to make serious commitments to tackle global warming at last week’s climate change summit in Bali, Indonesia. But they failed to take that chance.

Bali: a wasted opportunity to save the planet

17 December 2007
As delegates gathered in Bali, Indonesia for the latest United Nations (UN) talks on climate change, millions of people hoped they would kick start the urgent action that the world desperately needs.

Merdeka | Marxism and Children’s Literature conference | Pink Martini on Later

22 May 2007
Merdeka (freedom)Various artistsCD out now This compilation of music from around the world has been released in solidarity with the West Papuan struggle for freedom from Indonesian rule.

Indonesia's left comes together

27 January 2007
Up to 400 people attended the founding conference of the National Liberation Party of Unity (Papernas) last weekend.

Discontent grows in Aceh and in Indonesia

21 May 2005
Six months after his election, the cracks are well and truly appearing in the promises and policies of Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Who Says?

02 April 2005
"This ambassador didn’t speak out about human rights here."Abdul Hakim Garuda Nusantara, the chair of Indonesia’s human rights commission, on World Bank presidential nominee Paul Wolfowitz’s time as US ambassador

War on the Acehnese continues under the cover of tsunami disaster

22 January 2005
ON CHRISTMAS Day, the Indonesian military announced that it had killed 18 Acehnese guerillas. It was a paltry accomplishment by its own brutal standards. In the time since martial law was imposed on Aceh in May 2003, the army has admitted to having killed 3,216 Acehnese. Amnesty International reports a litany of atrocities in the same period—torture, extra-judicial killings, "rape and other forms of sexual violence".

Repression in Aceh continues

15 January 2005
The Asian tsunami hit the Indonesian province of Aceh the hardest, killing at least 80,000 people there. Yet in the midst of this humanitarian disaster, a sinister story is unfolding that has been barely discussed by the media. The Indonesian army is taking advantage of the calamity to escalate its repression of the Acehnese people, who have been fighting for independence since 1976.

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