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Colonial Period & World War II

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January 3, 2024

Tempo - January 3, 2024

Melynda Dwi Puspita, Andika Dwi, Jakarta – Indonesia officially declared its independence on August 17, 1945.

October 21, 2023

The Guardian - October 21, 2023

Senay Boztas, Amsterdam – Its political centre, The Hague, may call itself "the city of peace and justice".

June 24, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - June 24, 2023

Jakarta – The Netherlands now accepts that Indonesia, its former colony, gained independence on Aug. 17, 1945, and not Dec. 30, 1949, as it had insisted for the past 74 years.

June 14, 2023

Kompas.com - June 14, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia was once honored by the visit of a political figure and fighter of the June 1959 Cuban revolution.

December 28, 2022

Tabloid Jubi - December 28, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Armed only with martelu (hammers), betel (stone pries), and hacksaws, old time Papuans in the 1980s and 1990s dismantled bombs from World War II.

December 23, 2022

The Conversation - December 23, 2022

Budiman Minasny, Sydney, Australia – The anti-racism protest that started in the US has spread to Europe and the world.

December 22, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - December 22, 2022

Jakarta – "Sorry" is the hardest word for the Netherlands to say. It is so hard that it has taken the country more than two centuries to apologize for its role in the slave trade.

December 3, 2022

Jakarta Post - December 23, 2022

Yvette Tanamal, Jakarta – The time was nigh for Indonesia to embark on a candid discourse about its role in enabling slavery during the colonial era, experts said following Netherlands

March 10, 2022

Justiceinfo.net - March 10, 2022

Roel Frakking and Anne van Mourik – The Dutch continue to widely underestimate their colonial violence of the past.

February 27, 2022

Channel News Asia - February 27, 2022

Nivell Rayda, Karawang, Indonesia – Mdm Ami was only five years old at the time, but she remembered the day her father died on Dec 9, 1947.

February 23, 2022

Jakarta Post - February 23, 2022

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has rightly refrained from giving an immediate response to the statement of apology from Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for the "extreme violen

February 22, 2022

The Conversation - February 22, 2022

Susie Protschky – The Dutch government formally apologised last week for its role in "systematic and extreme violence" during Indonesia's fight for independence from Dutch colonial rule

February 21, 2022

The Diplomat - February 21, 2022

Sebastian Strangio – The prime minister of the Netherlands has apologized to Indonesia for the "excessive violence" employed by the Dutch empire during the reconquest of its former Dutc

February 19, 2022

Stuff - February 19, 2022

Mike Corder – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday apologised to Indonesia after a study found that the Netherlands' army used "extreme violence" on civilians during Indonesia's

February 18, 2022

Agence France-Presse - February 18, 2022

Jan Hennop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The Netherlands prime minister apologised to Indonesia on Thursday after a study found that the Dutch army used "systematic and extreme violence

February 17, 2022

Reuters - February 17, 2022

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – A major historical review has found that the Dutch military engaged in "systematic and widespread use of extreme violence" during Indonesia's 1945-1949 stru

July 7, 2020

New Mandala - July 7, 2020

Oliver Crawford – The Indonesian Marxist and anti-colonial revolutionary Tan Malaka (1894-1949) exists in two forms, real and fictional.

July 2, 2020

The Conversation - July 2, 2020

Budiman Minasny – The anti-racism protest that started in the US has spread to Europe and the world.

June 8, 2020

Marxist.com - June 8, 2020

Zowi Milanovi – The Dutch King has apologised for violence committed by the Netherlands during Indonesia's independence struggle.

March 10, 2020

Reuters - March 10, 2020

Jakarta – Dutch King Willem-Alexander apologized on Tuesday for the "excessive violence" inflicted on Indonesia during his country's colonial rule, the monarchy's first such admission

August 15, 2019

Channel News Asia - August 15, 2019

Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Sitting in a white plastic chair in his home, Mr Soewarso Warsosoewito tried to remember what exactly he did when he fought against the Japanese in 1945.

April 24, 2017

ABC Radio Perth - April 24, 2017

Emma Wynne – A small collection of objects in the Western Australian Museum honours the extraordinary story of the Timorese boys who risked their lives to help Australian commandos during World War

The Conversation - April 24, 2017

Heather Merle Benbow – Australian soldiers have long relied on an East Timorese hospitality epitomised by its coffee.

January 21, 2017

Russia Beyond the Headlines (RBTH) - January 21, 2017

Ajay Kamalakaran – The USSR supported the anti-colonial movement across Asia, and was drawn to Sukarno's quest to liberate the entire East Indies from Dutch rule.

December 21, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald - December 21, 2008

Connie Levett – It was a throwaway line from old Uncle Gordon: "We had a lot of 'Javos' in Wallangarra during the war."

August 20, 2007

Jakarta Post - August 20, 2007

Slamet Susanto, Gunungkidul – For Karso Suwito, Independence Day is always a time of great pride, as well as pain, as he inevitably recalls his past.

July 22, 2004

Malaysiakini - July 22, 2004

James Wong Wing On – Indonesia, Malaysia's giant neighbour to the south, is more than a frequent source of haze, illegal migrants, maids and terrorists.

April 17, 1999

The Age - April 17, 1999

Lindsay Murdoch, Jakarta – The Portuguese colonialists who ruled East Timor for more than 400 years are fondly remembered for introducing Timorese to the art of the siesta.

December 1, 1998

The Independent - December 1, 1998

Paul Lashmar and Jamese Oliver – In autumn 1965, Norman Reddaway, a lean and erudite rising star of the Foreign Office, was briefed for a special mission.

February 19, 1997

Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs - February 19, 1997

What is described as a "process of decolonization" by Portugal is in fact a record of failure and ineptitude.