SchNEWS - 15th December 2011 | Issue 801
You might live in an area where the shop assistants...sport mohicans and traffic wardens have their nipples pierced...but there are still a few cultural backwaters where pink dreadlocks and a Crass T-Shirt are enough to provoke a backlash from the moral majority...One such place is the province of Banda Aceh – a semi-autonomous region of Indonesia.
Restored military aid is going for state terrorism.
By Kerri Ritchie - Wed April 21, 2010
Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were removed from an Indonesian port earlier this week say they are now being kept in cramped conditions in a detention centre which is like a prison.
Likely Washington funding and training for Indonesian military hit squads.
By ALLAN NAIRN - March 22, 2010
According to senior Indonesian officials and police and details from government files, the US-backed Indonesian armed forces...assassinated a series of civilian activists during 2009...The killings were part of a secret government program...and were coordinated in part by an active-duty, US-trained Kopassus special forces General who has just acknowledged on the record that his...men had a role in the killings.
Book Review: 'Constructive Bloodbath' in Indonesia - The United States, Britain and the Mass Killings of 1965-66
By Ian Sinclair - November 03, 2009
Despite the best efforts of dissident writers such as Mark Curtis, Noam Chomsky and John Pilger, the US and UK involvement in what the CIA called "one of the worst mass murders of the twentieth century" remains largely unknown to the Western general public...Fortunately for those who do have an interest in understanding the reality of US and UK foreign policy, Nathaniel Mehr...has written a detailed 135-page primer on this dark period of Indonesian history.
By John Pilger - August 22, 2009
On 30 August it will be a decade since the people of East Timor defied the genocidal occupiers of their country to take part in a United Nations referendum, voting for their freedom and independence. A "scorched earth" campaign by the Indonesian dictatorship followed, adding to a toll of carnage that had begun 24 years earlier when Indonesia invaded tiny East Timor with the secret support of Australia, Britain and the United States.
By ALLAN NAIRN - January 28, 2009
In response to Israeli terror attacks on Gaza that killed hundreds of civilians, Southeast Asia Islamist terror groups are now said to be planning retaliation against Israeli government offices, including Mossad intelligence, in Bangkok, Manila, and Singapore.
By Joshua Frank - January 24, 2009
As the U.S. government fired upon alleged terrorists in the rugged outback of Pakistan, Obama was back in Washington appointing Richard Holbrooke as a special U.S. representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Unfortunately, like the remote control bombing that claimed human life, Obama's vision for the region, in the embodiment of Holbrooke, may not be a drastic departure from the failed Bush doctrine. Or a departure at all.
So you want to do something for the suffering of Burma? Like I said, the most powerful tool we have is the all mighty dollar. This is only a small list but as you soon will see, it has many strange bedfellows. List provided by Burma: On line News and Analysis. Comentaries by moi.
By Peter Symonds | World Socialist Web Site
The death of former Indonesian dictator Suharto on Sunday at the age of 86 has elicited a stream of tributes from world leaders and in the international press. There is something both disturbing and ominous about praise for a man who was responsible for the murder of at least half a million people in the 1965 coup that brought him to power and the deaths of another 200,000 following the 1975 Indonesian annexation of East Timor.
...[C]ritics contend that Washington's enthusiasm for its Indonesian military "partners" has been at the expense of any accountability for military atrocities. On April 26, the U.S.-based East Timor and Indonesia Human Rights Network (ETAN) condemned the participation of Indonesian Major General Noer Muis in a joint U.S.-Indonesia military exercise. ETAN pointed out that General Muis has been indicted for crimes against humanity in East Timor.
Everyone’s favourite and forgotten national liberation struggle of the 90’s-East Timor-is about to introduce mandatory military conscription on the decimated island.
The Irish Times - Jan 20, 2006
EAST TIMOR: Indonesia killed up to 180,000 East Timorese through massacres, torture and starvation during its 24-year occupation, a report to be handed to the United Nations has found, an Australian daily said yesterday.
Napalm and chemical weapons were used to poison food and water and some victims were burned or buried while still alive, and others sexually mutilated, the Australian newspaper quoted the report as saying.