Last week Indonesian police brutally attacked peasants defending their land rights, even using napalm bombs to destroy their homes, leading to the death of one child and leaving many injured. We issue this Solidarity Statement with the People of Suluk Bongkal Village and call on others to do the same.
The Permanent Revolution by Leon Trotsky is one of the most important Marxist books of the last century. The International Marxist Tendency is producing an Indonesian edition of this book, scheduled to be published in January. We publish here the introduction written by Alan Woods.
A translation of a leaflet and poster being circulated by
the Working People's Association (Perhimpunan Rakyat Pekerja, PRP) in Indonesia
as part of a campaign by radical Indonesian trade unions to highlight class
issues and socialism on May Day.
January 27, 2008 General Soeharto, former dictator of Indonesia,
passed away. This man was responsible for the murder of hundreds of thousands
of communists in a bloody coup in 1965. Despite these monstrous
crimes and his well-documented corruption the old butcher died
in his bed, untouched by the law.
Just One Day Comrade (Sehari Saja Kawan) is
one of many poems written by a well-known Indonesian poet Wiji Thukul about the
strength of workers’ unity. Through the power of his words, he has inspired
many youth and workers to fight against the oppressive capitalism.
In the midst of the hue and
cry over the non-renewal of RCTV’s license in Venezuela, freedom of speech is
being blatantly violated in other parts of the world. In Indonesia, an event to discuss
Marta Harnecker’s book ‘Understanding the
Venezuelan Revolution’ was disrupted through intimidations by the police