W. T. Whitney – U.S. imperialism was on a roll in the mid-20th century as Cold War problems were emerging.
1965 Affair & Anti-Communist Purge
January 4, 2021
October 2, 2020
Jakarta – A former political prisoner who was arrested in the aftermath of the September 30 Movement (G30S) affair in 1965, Bedjo Untung, is asking all parties to stop pinning or using
October 1, 2020
Galih Gumelar, Jakarta – Several years ago, during a meeting with a group of women at an undisclosed location, former National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) co
Dominique Tasevski – This year marks one hundred years since the founding of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) and the Communist Party of Indonesia (Partai Komunis Indonesia, PKI).
Belseran Christ, Buru – The sun was setting in the sky of Buru Island, Maluku, that Tuesday evening, yet Diro Sutopo seemed unbothered and continued to tend to his rice fields.
September 30, 2020
Jess Melvin – It is 55 years since the Indonesian military under former general Soeharto launched a military operation to take over the country following an attempted coup that was blam
Jakarta – "It's difficult not to admit that the discourse on the revival of communism surfaces every year in lead up to September 30 or October 1.
HE Dame Barbara Woodward,Permanent Representative
United Kingdom Mission to the UN
New York, NY
December 1, 2019
Grace Leksana – As Indonesians are moving further from 1965, scholars and activists are starting to raise awareness about the risk of 'collective forgetting': a state-induced situation
November 25, 2019
Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has asked teachers to inform students about the country's "dark" history relating to the long-defunct Indonesian Communist Party (PKI).
November 23, 2019
Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has asked teachers to be diligent in relating the history of the rebellion and evil of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) to students at s
October 3, 2019
Jakarta – The Institute for the Study of the 1965-1966 Massacres (YPKP 65) is ready to provide a list of names of people to the Attorney General's Office (AGO) who can be witnesses to
September 30, 2019
Siddharth Chandra – The Indonesian killings of 1965-66 marked a turning point in Indonesian politics, and rank among the most traumatic episodes in the country's history.
May 19, 2019
Arya Dipa, Bandung – The Dialita Choir, a group of survivors of the 1965 tragedy in Indonesia, has been honored with the 2019 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights for "showing the path to re
April 12, 2019
Olivia Tasevski – In January, during Indonesia's first presidential debate in the lead up to the Indonesian election next week on 17 April, Indonesian president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo p
October 11, 2018
Karina M. Tehusijarana and Nedi Putra AW, Malang – A history seminar scheduled for Oct.
June 26, 2018
Jess Melvin – As Indonesia commemorates 20 years since the fall of the New Order military dictatorship, the foundation myth of the regime (and, indeed, the post-New Order state as well)
May 23, 2018
Peggy McInerny – In the course of six months, from October 1965 through mid-1966, roughly half a million members of the Communist Party of Indonesia (Partai Komunis Indonesia, or PKI) w
March 15, 2018
Julia Lovell – Joshua Oppenheimer's 2012 documentary The Act of Killing follows a cabal of ageing hoodlums around the city of Medan, in north-west Indonesia.
February 22, 2018
M Yusuf Manurung, Jakarta – The Human Rights Commission or Komnas HAM is still processing the report on the findings of 162 mass grave sites of 1965 massacre victims.
January 16, 2018
Ariel Heryanto – Many Indonesians are worried about the damage that hoaxes and disinformation are causing to social cohesion in the country.
December 11, 2017
Konradus Epa – Indonesian Aris Panji Irianto did not mind traveling from his home in Central Java to Jakarta to meet with fellow victims of the nation's bloody 1965-66 anti-Communist purge.
November 17, 2017
A new set of mass graves from Indonesia's anti-communist purges has been discovered, a victim right's group said Thursday, after recently declassified US documents showed Washington had full knowle
November 16, 2017
Andreas Harsono – An Indonesian organization representing victims of the mass killings of 1965-66 has located 16 suspected mass graves in central Java that may contain the remains of up to 5,000 vi
Heyder Affan – A number of locations in the vicinity of Purwodadi, Central Java, have been confirmed as sites of mass grave, places where bodies were disposed of and sites where people accused of b