Designer Tings Chak spoke with Indonesian writer Martin Aleida about Lekra and the legacy of repression of left movements in Indonesia
The most widely published estimates were that 500,000 to more than one million people were killed in that campaign with some more recent estimates going as high as two to three million.
Over 168 Papuan protesters in the Papuan capital Jayapura along with other cities have been detained by the police, and over three dozen activists and students were injured in police violence
The contest between incumbent Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and Prabowo Subianto does not translate into a contest between two different visions of the country
The Indonesian rule in West papua is marked by numerous human rights violations, and has been met with severe resistance by the people.
Ahead of the elections in April, the attorney general’s office has pointed to the need for more raids against “banned literature.” Anti-communist laws passed in 1966 and 1999 are often used to crack down on the left and anyone who criticizes the government