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

2017-10-21T04:05:22+02:00 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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Files show new details of US support for Indonesia bloodbath

2017-10-18T01:14:52+02:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stephen Wright, Associated Press | Jakarta — Oct 17, 2017, 12:27 PM ET Declassified files have revealed new details of U.S. government knowledge and support of an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s. The thousands of files from the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta covering 1963-66 were [...]

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

2017-10-21T04:14:28+02:00 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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School students learn history of 1965 communist treachery through drama

2017-10-02T01:40:48+02:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Aman Rochman | The Jakarta Post Students of elementary school SD 1 Dinoyo in Malang, East Java, on Friday acted in a drama that resembled the death of Ade Irma Suryani Nasution in a controversial coup attempt perpetrated by the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) in 1965. Through the drama, the students were encouraged to learn about the [...]

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After Long Silence, Indonesia Allows Talk of Anti-Communist Atrocities

2017-10-07T20:40:39+02:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , |

By JOE COCHRANE | April 17, 2016 JAKARTA, Indonesia — When Putu Oka Sukanta was awakened by knocking on his door late one night in October 1966, he says, he instinctively knew who was there. Indonesian soldiers, police officers and plainclothes intelligence agents took Mr. Sukanta, then a 27-year-old high school teacher and poet, to a military [...]

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Artwork on 1965 wins journalistic award

2017-10-08T00:31:33+02:00 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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An Inconvenient Relation

2017-10-09T02:44:35+02:00 April 17th, 2015|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |

Jan Pronk* Early April this year media in the Netherlands reported about a mass revenge action by Dutch military on 24 July 1949, killing 60 civilians in Prambon Wetan, a village in East Java. This news came after widely published articles, during recent years, about similar killings of villagers, clearly non-combatants, in Rawagede, a village in [...]

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