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Indonesian socialists express solidarity with Palestine
Gaza, Holocaust, Human Rights, Indonesia, Palestine Affairs, West Bank, ZIO-NAZI

Indonesian socialists express solidarity with Palestine

Progressive and socialist organizations in Indonesia issue a joint statement in support of Palestine, call for actions. By: Peoples Dispatch Hamas’ armed wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades hold a Palestinian flag as they destroy a tank of Israeli forces in Gaza City, Gaza on 07 October 2023. Photo: Hani Alshaer – Anadolu Agency Israel continues its genocidal bombing campaign of Gaza, with the death toll now surpassing 8,000 Palestinians murdered. The Gaza health system is in crisis as hospitals shut down due to lack of fuel and water, and are threatened by nearby Israeli strikes. Israel bombed communications towers last week, initiating a 34-hour landline, cellular and internet blackout as it continued to level the strip. On October 27, eight progr...
“Don’t vote for a kidnapper!”: Indonesians demand justice and an end to impunity
Indonesia

“Don’t vote for a kidnapper!”: Indonesians demand justice and an end to impunity

The legacy of the bloody Suharto dictatorship and its victims still marks political life in Indonesia, especially as the country gears up for elections in early 2024 By: Peoples Dispatch The Kamisan held outside Indonesia’s Presidential Palace in Jakarta. Photo: UNESCO For more than two decades now, the mothers, family, and friends of 13 anti-dictatorship activists who were detained and then disappeared between 1997 and 1998, hold vigils known as the kamisan, every Thursday, outside Indonesia’s Presidential Palace in Jakarta. In 2014, their hopes were raised when Presidential candidate Joko Widodo promised that the 13 disappeared would be found. 9 years and two presidential terms later, nothing has happened and the vigils continue until today. In the period from 19...
LEAKED: CIA FRONT PREPARING COLOR REVOLUTION IN INDONESIA
C.I.A, Indonesia

LEAKED: CIA FRONT PREPARING COLOR REVOLUTION IN INDONESIA

Leaked documents obtained by MintPress News make clear that the CIA-backed NED is preparing to pull off another coup in Jakarta under the aegis of “democracy promotion.” Documents passed anonymously to MintPress News reveal the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a notorious CIA front, is laying the foundations for a color revolution in Indonesia. In February 2024, citizens will elect their President, Vice President, and both legislative chambers. Current maverick leader Joko Widodo, widely beloved by Indonesians, is ineligible for a third term, and NED is preparing to seize power in the wake of his departure. This operation is conducted despite the leaks indicating Jakarta’s foremost intelligence agency has expressly warned U.S. officials to stay put. The paper...
Unfriendly Skies: How AI, Neoliberalism and the Profit Motive Murdered 346 People
Indonesia

Unfriendly Skies: How AI, Neoliberalism and the Profit Motive Murdered 346 People

BY ED RAMPELL [NOTE: This review contains plot spoilers.] J’ACCUSE: IN HER FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS In the documentary Downfall: The Case Against Boeing, producer/director Rory Kennedy accuses the aircraft manufacturer with the same meticulousness and zeal that her late father, U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, brought to bear when he prosecuted organized crime in the early 1960s. But instead of deploying the Justice Department to crack down on Boeing, with an Émile Zola-like passion and skill, Ms. Kennedy admirably utilizes the motion picture medium to lay bare what can arguably be called “mass murder” committed by the U.S.-based multinational corporation, with the complicity of the federal government. JAKARTA/ADDIS ABABA, WE HAVE A PROBLEM On Oct. 29, 2018, shortly...
The Price of Solidarity: Palestine, Indonesia and the ‘Human Rights’ Dilemma
Human Rights, Indonesia, Palestine Affairs

The Price of Solidarity: Palestine, Indonesia and the ‘Human Rights’ Dilemma

BY RAMZY BAROUD Photograph Source: Michael Künne, PRESSCOV picture agency – CC BY-SA 3.0 When I excitedly shared the news on social media that Indonesia had refused to host the Israeli team as part of the Under-20 World Cup,  scheduled from May 20 to June 11 in Indonesian cities, some readers were unimpressed. Though any news related to Palestine and Israel often generates two sharply different kinds of responses, the latest act of Indonesian solidarity with the Palestinian people failed to impress even some pro-Palestine activists in the west. Their rationale had nothing to do with Palestine or Israel, but the Indonesian government’s own human rights record. This supposed dichotomy is as omnipresent as it is problematic. Some of the most genuine a...