Indonesia

Why Do Natural Disasters Turn into 'Poverty Disasters'?

Why Do Natural Disasters Turn into ‘Poverty Disasters’?

October 18, 2018

Using the examples of hurricane Michael in Florida, the recent Indonesian earthquake and tsunami, and hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Bill Black explains how it is that these natural disasters keep hitting the poor far more than anyone else

who killed thousands in Indonesia: quake or misery?

What Killed Thousands of in Indonesia: Quake or Misery?

October 16, 2018

By Andre Vltchek As I was reading, on board an Air Canada flight from Mexico City to Vancouver, The Globe and Mail coverage of the horrors that have been unraveling for several days on the island of Sulawesi, I felt two powerful and contradictory emotions: I wanted to be there, immediately, ‘on the ground’, in…

Partying Like It’s 1998

August 17, 2018

By Paul Krugman / New York Times. And now for something completely similar. For a while, those of us who devoted a lot of time to understanding the Asian financial crisis two decades ago were wondering whether Turkey was going to stage a re-enactment. Sure enough, that’s what seems to be happening. Here’s the script:…

America’s Regime Change Toolbox

June 30, 2018

By Barbara Koeppel / Truthdig. Regime change here, regime change there. Officials argue for or against it and the press and media routinely report on it. There are good guys (the U.S. and its current allies) and bad ones. Although the list shifts—today North Korea is trustworthy, Canada is not—one thing is unchanged: Regime change…

Indonesian Muslim leader signals global shifts in meetings with Pence and Netanyahu

June 23, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. Yahya Staquf, a diminutive, soft-spoken leader of Nahdlatul Ulama, the world’s largest Muslim movement, and Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s advisor on religious affairs, has held a series of meetings in recent weeks that reflect the Muslim world’s shifting attitudes towards Israel and the Palestinians and a re-alignment of…

Afghan Refugees Continue Daily Protest at Balikpapan Detention Center in Indonesia

June 18, 2018

Ehsanullah Sahil, a refugee from Afghanistan who is being held at the Balikpapan Detention Center in Indonesia report on the ongoing protests against miserable conditions at the center

Detained Refugees Protest for 100 Days at Indonesia’s Balikpapan Detention Center

April 30, 2018

After Ehsanullah Sahil fled Afghanistan to escape the Taliban, Indonesia incarcerated him for over three years with no end in sight

Cables Show US Complicity in Indonesia Genocide

October 23, 2017

Newly published cables detail the critical U.S. role in the Indonesian military’s genocidal campaign against communists and dissidents in 1965. We speak to scholar Brad Simpson, who oversaw the documents’ publication for the National Security Archive

Leading Palm Oil Company Agrees to Aim for Zero Deforestation

December 24, 2013

Amy Moas: Work remains to ensure Wilmar International follows through to reduce deforestation, a major contributor to climate change

TPP Protesters Drop Banner from Trade Building to Bring Attention to Secretive Deal

September 25, 2013

Kevin Zeese: The Trans-Pacific Partnership has nothing to do with trade or freedom, and ongoing demonstrations could encourage those on the inside to speak up