Indonesia Should Not Extend Freeport Contract: Youth Committee

A youth leader said that Indonesia should not extend it’s contract to the local subsidiary of Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold in Papua when it expires in 2021. “I [think] the work contract should no longer be extended because it is disadvantageous to our nation,” Ali Muhsin, an executive board member of the Indonesian National Youth […]

Indonesia explodes into protests over fuel price rise plan

One of the 1063 fuel price protests held in Indonesia in March 2012. Photo by Sari Putri. April 4, 2012 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/Green Left Weekly — The following interview with Dominggus Oktavanius, secretary general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PRD) of Indonesia, was conducted by Peter Boyle. It follows a month of […]

On Political Structure and Masses Resistance in Indonesia

To understand the political structure and the resistance that occurs in Indonesia now, we need to briefly describe the historical background for the existence of the current government (neo-liberal regime). Indonesian got its independence from the Dutch colonial and Japan occupation on August 17th 1945, and the political-economic structure has fundamentally changed. This changed can […]