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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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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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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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How The US Came to Declassify 30,000 Pages of American Embassy in Indonesia Files

2017-10-21T04:05:22+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

October 18, 2017 4:54 AM | Krithika Varagur JAKARTA, INDONESIA —  On Tuesday, nearly 30,000 pages of declassified recordsfrom the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta between 1964 and 1968 were published in a collaboration between the National Declassification Center (a body within the National Archives) and the nonprofit National Security Archive, located at George Washington University. The period includes the [...]

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Declassified US documents reveal full extent of Indonesia’s 1965-66 anti-communist massacres

2017-10-21T04:14:28+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

By South-East Asia correspondent Adam Harvey | Thu at 7:16pm In November 1965, the Indonesian Army warned a Dutch official in Sumatra that his locally-hired cook was about to be arrested on suspicion of being a communist. The Dutchman stood his ground. "Not till after lunch," said the man of principle. "I've got a big party planned." The [...]

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