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Uncovering Indonesia’s Act of Killing

2017-10-23T04:49:20+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Margaret Scott | October 20, 2017, 3:59 pm “My grandfather was a professor in Bali in 1965, and he was killed. We don’t even know which mass grave his body was thrown into,” said one of the volunteers, a college student whose father is from Indonesia. In August, she joined a group of scholars and other volunteers [...]

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What the United States Did in Indonesia

2017-10-21T06:43:00+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

VINCENT BEVINS | 3:32 PM ET A trove of recently released documents confirms that Washington’s role in the country’s 1965 massacre was part of a bigger Cold War strategy. In Indonesia in October 1965, General Suharto responded to the kidnapping and murder of six high-ranking military officers by accusing the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) of organizing [...]

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Telegrams confirm scale of US complicity in 1965 genocide

2017-10-21T12:50:15+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , |

October 20, 2017 | Jess Melvin* There is much outrage in the United States that a foreign state might have attempted to influence its 2016 Presidential Election. The release on 17 October of a cache of previously classified telegrams sent from the US Embassy in Jakarta provides new and damning evidence that the US is no stranger [...]

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US Role in 1960s Indonesia Anti-Communist Massacre Revealed

2017-10-21T06:31:47+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

00:31 19.10.2017 Thirty thousand pages of files have been released on US activities in Indonesia during the archipelago’s gory transition from a socialist dictatorship to a pro-West military dictatorship in the mid-60s. The documents confirm that Washington was aware of, and supported, the military takeover of the government and purge of communist opponents. The anti-communist purges [...]

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New Documents Reveal US Complacency in Indonesian Massacres

2017-10-20T02:04:01+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , |

18 October 2017 Newly declassified reports reveal that U.S. officials documented the killings of hundreds of thousands of civilians by the Indonesian government. Human rights organizations are calling on the United States and Indonesia to declassify more documents regarding the 1965-66 anti-communist purges that took place under the leadership of Suharto, formerly an important ally of [...]

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Declassified Files Lay Bare U.S. Knowledge Of Mass Murders In Indonesia

2017-10-21T07:31:19+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

October 18, 20178:47 PM ET By the end of November 1965, U.S. officials were well aware that mass murders were underway. At this point, roughly two months into an Indonesian military campaign that would ultimately kill at least half a million people, U.S. Embassy staff privately expressed no shock in reporting that thousands had already been [...]

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No, US Didn’t ‘Stand By’ Indonesian Genocide—It Actively Participated

2017-10-21T13:00:03+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

OCTOBER 18, 2017 | JIM NAURECKAS There’s a story in the New York Times today (1/18/17) headlined: US Stood By as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show “Standing by,” however, is not what the United States did during the Indonesian genocide of 1965–66; rather, it actively supported the massacres, which were applauded at the time by the New York [...]

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Army planned to overthrow Sukarno in 1965: US declassified files

2017-10-21T13:10:07+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Marguerite Afra Sapiie | Jakarta | Wed, October 18, 2017 | 03:58 pm Newly declassified US government files have revealed that the Indonesian Army planned to overthrow Sukarno after failing to convince him that the now-defunct Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) was behind the failed coup attempt against him. The documents, made public on Tuesday after a declassification review that started under Barack Obama’s [...]

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U.S. Stood By as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show

2017-10-19T14:51:27+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

By HANNAH BEECH* | OCT. 18, 2017 BANGKOK — It was an anti-Communist blood bath of at least half a million Indonesians. And American officials watched it happen without raising any public objections, at times even applauding the forces behind the killing, according to newly declassified State Department files that show diplomats meticulously documenting the purge in 1965-66. [...]

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