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New Documents Reveal US Complacency in Indonesian Massacres

2017-10-20T02:04:01+01:00 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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Artwork on 1965 wins journalistic award

2017-10-08T00:31:33+01:00 February 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

HANS DAVID TAMPUBOLON | THE JAKARTA POST Jakarta | Thu, February 2, 2017 | 10:17 am A somber drawing of the 1965 genocide won the hearts of the judges of the 2017 Adinegoro Journalistic Award. The drawing, titled 1965 victims, depicts two graves lying silently side by side. The grave on the left is identified with a military [...]

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Indonesia Moves to Investigate Anti-Communist Atrocities

2017-10-01T23:29:57+01:00 May 27th, 2016|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , |

Maj. Gen. Suharto, holding stick at front left, in 1965. General Suharto helped crush the Communist movement in Indonesia and went on to rule the country from 1967 to 1998. CreditAssociated Press  JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s president has instructed his government to investigate one of the country’s darkest periods, the bloody anti-Communist purges of the mid-1960s, perhaps ending [...]

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