Marchio Gorbiano – Three women with machetes stood guard at their farm hilltop on Indonesia's Wawonii Island, directing their blades towards the nickel miners working in the forest clea
Land & Agrarian Conflicts
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March 13, 2023
February 3, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Bishop of Jayapura Diocese, Msgr. Yanuarius Theofilus Maatopai You has asked all Catholics in his region to never sell their land to anyone for any purpose.
January 26, 2023
Ade Ridwan Yandwiputra, Jakarta – Secretary General of the Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) Dewi Kartika assessed that the government of Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has failed to execute the a
January 19, 2023
Wamena, Jubi – Dozens of residents from the Upper Wouma and Lower Wouma of Jayawijaya Regency, Mountainous Papua Province blocked road access, precisely at the junction of Wouma, Welesi
January 13, 2023
Ihsan Reliubun, Jakarta – The East Jakarta Government evicted 52 residents living in the proposed land for the sodetan or water canal project of the Ciliwung River.
January 12, 2023
Tonggo Simangunsong, Silima Pungga-Pungga – Villagers in North Sumatra have accused the Indonesian government of putting their lives at risk by allowing a zinc mining firm to operate in
January 3, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The people in Baya Biru District, Paniai Regency, Central Papua Province reject the plan to build a police station in the area.
December 23, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) says that there was an increase in environmental damage and the theft of community land in a number of parts of Indonesia throughou
November 9, 2022
Jaka Hendra Baittri, West Pasaman, Indonesia – Eren says he can't forget the day in 2000 when he fled from the plantation security guards.
November 7, 2022
Chandra Iswinarno – Repressive acts have again been committed by police, this time it targeted the residents of the Kalasey Dua Village in Minahasa, North Sulawesi, on Monday November 7
October 26, 2022
Jakarta – The control of land in Indonesia reportedly shows an imbalance with the allocation for corporations being far larger than for the ordinary people.
October 24, 2022
Sunudyantoro, Jakarta – A number of residents of Trenggalek in East Java, have traveled to Jakarta to protest against the mining permit issued for gold mining firm PT Sumber Mineral Nus
October 20, 2022
Indonesia's top court has ruled in favor of Catholic farmers in East Nusa Tenggara Province by canceling the permit for limestone mining that would have destroyed their lives.
September 28, 2022
Ima Dini Shafira, Jakarta – People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Deputy Speaker Jazilul Fawaid on Tuesday said there is a significant gap in land ownership by Indonesian farmers as he c
September 24, 2022
Nuri Yatul Hikmah (Warta Kota), Jakarta – Thousands of workers joined the Indonesia Farmers Union (SPI) in a demonstration in front of the State Palace near the Horse Statue in Central
September 23, 2022
Ima Dini Shafira, Jakarta – The Labor Party president Said Iqbal announced that thousands of farmers and laborers are set to stage a protest at the State Palace on Saturday, September 2
August 4, 2022
Jakarta – The People's Coalition Against Evictions (KRMP) has again urged Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to immediately revoke Gubernatorial Regulation (Pergub) Number 207/2016 on Guid
Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – The Civil Coalition Against Evictions (KRMP) is set to stage a demonstration if Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan does not respond to the letter requesting a he
July 15, 2022
Jakarta – Residents of Wadas Village in Central Java from the Wadas Village Nature Concern Social Movement (Gempadewa) held a silent auction around their village on Thursday July 14.
June 22, 2022
Merauke, Jubi – A number of Tanah Miring residents visited the Merauke Police on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, to dispute a 53-hectare land in Yaba Maru Village SP 9, Tanah Miring District.
June 6, 2022
Jakarta – Residents from the Wadas Village Nature Concern Social Movement (Gempadewa) were blocked by razor wire when they held an action on International Environment Day at the offices
June 3, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – The Byak'Si Community Movement has submitted to the Synod of the Evangelical Christian Church (GKI) Papua its aspiration to reject the Biak Spaceport development plan i
May 18, 2022
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – Institute for Public Research and Advocacy (Elsam) Advocacy Manager Busyrol Fuad suggests there is a paradox within the government over agrarian policies.
May 16, 2022
Donny Iqbal, Warief Djajanto Basorie – "Recover Citatah Karst, Make People Prosper." That's the call printed in red letters on a huge white banner pinned on a limestone cliff in Indones
April 29, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A court in Jakarta has rejected a lawsuit by a remote island community against a gold-mining operation that overlaps onto their villages, in a ruling deeme
April 19, 2022
London – Plans to establish 'Food Estates' were announced by the Indonesian government at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic because, it said, it wanted to ensure Indonesia's food s
February 25, 2022
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Scores of Wadas Village residents in the Bener sub-district of Purworejo regency, Central Java, were arrested and detained by police.
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated the Poso Energy hydroelectric power plant (PLTA) in Central Sulawesi on Friday February 25.
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is asking Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD to apol
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) commissioner Beka Ulung Hapsara in an online press conference on Thursday highlighted the underlying i
February 24, 2022
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Protesters calling themselves the Civil Coalition against Eviction demand Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan revoke Gubernatorial Regulation or Pergub No.
February 17, 2022
Eleonora PEW – Academics from a number of campuses have declared their opposition to the construction of an andesite rock quarry at Wadas Village.
February 16, 2022
Jakarta – The Yogyakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that in addition to the @Wadas_Melawan (@Wadas_Resists) Twitter account, eight other Twitter accounts belonging to
February 14, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Local opposition to a mine on Indonesia's Java Island, and the heavy-handed police crackdown on protesters, has turned the national spotlight on a spate of
February 12, 2022
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) opined that the intimidation done by the authorities in Wadas Village, Purworejo, Central Java was included as a human rig
February 11, 2022
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Director of Amnesty International Usman Hamid assessed that the excessive deployment of police officers in Wadas Village, Bener District, Purworejo Regency
February 10, 2022
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) urged National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo to evaluate the repressive actions committed by the Central Java Poli
Jamal A Nashr, Jakarta – The Central Java Police spokesperson Commissioner Iqbal Alqudusy, said that 250 police personnel has been mobilized to guard the land measurement process at the
Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The mobilisation of hundreds of fully armed police to Wadas Village in Purworejo regency, Central Java, on Tuesday February 8, has attracted criticism from ma
Jakarta – The Wadas Village Nature Concern Social Movement (Gempadewa) says that the visit by Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo to Wadas Village in Bener, Purworejo regency, on Wedne
February 9, 2022
Jamal A. Nashr, Purworejo – As many as 64 residents of Wadas Village, Bener District, Purworejo, were arrested by the police on Tuesday, Feb.
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights or Komnas HAM strongly condemned acts of violence committed by police against residents and legal assistants for resident
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian rights groups have called for the release of dozens of farmers and activists, they say were wrongfully arrested on Feb.
Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Chairperson Muhammad Isnur has accused Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD of lying over an incide
Jakarta – A number of professional organisations have slammed the alleged throttling of the internet at Wadas Village in Bener sub-district, Purworejo regency, Central Java, which has m
Jakarta – A resident of Wadas Village has reported that scores of police units entered their village in the Bener sub-district of Purworejo regency, East Java, on the morning of Wednesd
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – In the nearly two years since Indonesian lawmakers passed a controversial mining law, the legislation has increasingly been used by police to arrest villag
Jamal A. Nashr, Jakarta – The Yogyakarta Legal Aid Institute or LBH Yogyakarta said its Instagram account had been inaccessible since 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
February 8, 2022
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