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Posts Tagged ‘Bima’

Letter from Hidayat, In Prison in Makassar (Indonesia)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Dear comrades,

From the bottom of my heart and an ardent yearning to be with you, I wanted to write this short letter in order to let all my friends know that “a fire still burns in our hearts that cannot be extinguished”.

Being in this place is not something I wished for, but also it should not be a cause for regret. We are aware and we understand that rebellion against the State is vital, but it also entails risks. If anarchists attack something that others hold sacred, then those people will not be able to tolerate anarchism. That is what underlies all our fears. Whenever someone opposes and seeks to destroy something we hold sacred, of course we will resist with all our strength. (more…)

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Message of fire from Hidayat (Indonesia)

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Rough translation of Kokemi:

“Prisons exist in any State, against the existence of the State – against the well-being of Prison. Fight For Freedom.”

“The Egoist surely hates prison.”

“Long live the People of Bima who are still fighting. Anger will not stop here. Not inside or outside prison.”

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Yayat alias Hidayat is one of the Makassar social combatants captured and imprisoned for actions in solidarity with the occupation of the port of Sape, which was made by the people of Bima. In this action, some State properties such as police stations were targeted for destruction. Until now, Hidayat is imprisoned by the State in detention without trial and the case is still protracted.

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Open message from Hidayat to Negasi (Indonesia)

Monday, February 13th, 2012

From Negasi (Indonesian counter-info website):

“Better to burn out than go out slowly.

Destruction of property is not violence. Violence is when you do it against an individual, and that’s not what we do. After all, those properties are produced by workers paid little.”

Hidayat, social combatant from Makassar, in prison after being caught over the action of solidarity to the insurgents occupying the Bima Sape harbor where eight people were shot dead by police.

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Update on social fighter Hidayat – "Red cells" maximum isolation units (Indonesia)

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

News via Kokemi: Update – Comrade Hidayat is back inside the prison…

This news story is one of the horrors of life in prison, concerning being held in prisons that are contained therein inside the prison. Our comrade Hidayat being undertaken at this time, he was isolated in a room captured, called “Red cells”, the prison mini small-sized 2m x 1m, dark and dirty mental intimidation and terror of the state apparatus.

From the reports, comrade Hidayat was held captive for five days in jail also smaller than this size. Besides he reports he often gets intimidation and beatings, Comrade Hidayat also never received the package of food and beverages that he was sent. And our hearts are very painful, access to meet with him is limited. None was allowed to meet. According to information passed along, comrade Hidayat always is targeted by some extortion scenarios which are done by the prison apparatus and the prisoners who are also a finger in the hands of prison officials. (more…)

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Comrade Hidayat has been moved to house arrest (Indonesia)

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

From kokemi. Rough automatic translation follows. Solidarity with the struggle for freedom in Indonesia. Liberty for Hidayat!

Kamerad Hidayat pagi tadi dipindahkan ke rumah tahanan

Kurang lebih dua minggu sudah menurut hitungan kami, kamerad Hidayat mendekam di balik terali besi milik institusi yang paling brutal dimuka bumi ini.

Pagi tadi sekitar pukul 10.00 WITA (tanggal 12 januari 2012) Pihak Polrestabes Makassar telah memindahkan Kamerad Hidayat di Rumah Tahanan di jalan Sultan Alauddin, Setelah sebelumnya dipenjarakan di kantor Polrestabes Makassar guna menjalani penyidikan dan pendalaman kasus tersebut. (more…)

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Hidayat in prison in Makassar after Bima demo – call for solidarity! (Indonesia)

Friday, January 6th, 2012

From negasi-negasi & kokemi via hidup biasa:

Makassar Police Headquarters have finally charged our comrade Hidayat, who is accused of damaging Police outposts during a demonstration supporting the people of Bima. According to the police, Hidayat’s status has been changed to ‘accused’ because they have sufficiently strong evidence to justify this higher level. They also claim to have video and photo evidence.

Hidayat participated in a solidarity action that took place in Makassar on 26th December 2011 against the brutal police clearance of the anti-mining protest in Bima, where thousands of people had occupied Sape port. From what we have managed to find out, he was arrested secretively in the crowds between Jalan Gunung Bawakaraeng and Karebosi Link. (more…)

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Makassar: Solidarity action for those killed and hurt in Bima (Indonesia)

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Comrades in Indonesia sent this report:

Protests in Makassar (26/12) with an issue about police brutality that killed residents in Bima, had turned into a mass rampage. In the protests that followed more than 300 people, they attacking police post at Sudiman street, by throwing stones and other hard objects.

The action was called by Forum Rakyat Menggugat (Forgat) starting from 11 o’clock to roll out free speech in front of the Mandala Monument for over three hours. Various representatives from every organizations spoke and read their statements.

The masses moved north toward Karebosi. Right at the intersection, the masses started throwing objects at the police post spontaneously. They also throwing at BNI bank right next to the police station.

The masses moved back to the east of town, past the Mesjid Raya Road to go to the next action point namely Flyover kilometers 4. The masses throwing things at other Police stations in that location.

The destruction targets are generally of police facilities and the capitalism symbols such as banks, and the political symbol such as political billboards. Protesters claimed that what happened in Bima and elsewhere is caused by the greed of capitalism to exploit the environment which then threaten people’s lives.

Sadly, our comrade, Yayat (Unhas student), was arrested by police. The police didn’t release him until now.

Ps: This is Indonesia language link for this info.

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Eight killed in protest against Australian gold mining in Bima (Indonesia)

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

As part of the campaign for solidarity with the freedom struggle in Indonesia, we print this report from a comrade there:

On 24 December 2011, the tragedy happens in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Four people (media local said) died (eight now confirmed dead – killed by police during the resistance). It began when thousands of people including farmers blockaded the harbour of Sape in Bima. They protest to the government which had given permission to PT SMN to mine gold in the area of the area about 24.980 hectares. The people there are worried about the environmental damage. It is because most of the people there work as farmers and fisherman. The presence of the mine will destroy water sources and finally the agricultural ways in the area will be damaged.

For sources:

Negasi-Negasi (Indonesian anarchists/anti-authoritarians web-portal)

Hidup Biasa

Australia IMC

Corporate news

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Letter from Eat & Billy, imprisoned comrades of the Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell – Indonesian FAI (Indonesia)

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

The anarchist prisoners Eat and Billy are imprisoned comrades of the Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell / Informal Anarchist Federation, Indonesia Section, who are currently in prison before trial, having taken responsibility for setting fire to a BRI ATM bank in Yogyakarta on 7th of October ’11, by causing an explosion. The action was declared in solidarity with Luciano Tortuga, injured anarchist combatant of Chile, with revolutionary prisoners and fighters in Indonesia and across the world, in complicity with the international clash with capitalism and hierarchy.

Despite isolated conditions and the inevitable harsh and endless interrogations, the comrades never co-operated or collaborated with the repressive apparatus, and the application of the anti-terrorist law has not diminished them. The repressive wave which the Indonesian State and the mainstream media initiated against not only them, but against also autonomous spaces and individuals, and which extends into the continued murderous practices it employs across the islands, has failed to obscure the evident : that the Indonesia State and the corporations operating there are exploiters and terrorists.

This open letter comes alongside a continued call for international solidarity with the environmental, indigenous and anti-capitalist/anti-state struggle in Indonesia, and the imprisoned comrades additionally wanted to focus attention on places like Wera (Bima) where the people are resisting an iron mine, and also the situation of renewed social war in West Papua, as the rebels and the students are escalating the conflict against the police, military and the mafia Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold Inc..

You can read a previous flyer (with multiple language translations from the excellent Greek anarchist anti-info collective Contra-Info) about the general case here (nb. there was another person arrested who was subsequently released), plus a solidarity booklet by Actforfreedom/Elephant Editions is here.

It is possible to send financial aid via ABC Berlin.

Dear comrades, with respect, love and rage

It’s been 35 days since we were caught and we are sorry for writing this letter too long as our only possible communication comes only from our friends and lovers who still have the courage to meet us here. Direct letters are impossible.

We’ve been waiting to hear some news from you all and like a strong warm breeze in this climate of repression, we once more regain back our energy and strength to hear the sound of revolutionary solidarity and a warm feeling of comradeship from all combatants and prisoners of freedom around the world – especially when we have the chance to read a newspaper about some recent insurrection in Rome, Italy, it gave us both a warm feeling that comrades are still fighting for a true revolutionary change… and the spirit of insurrectionalism is still in the air like a light of hope – in this dim atmosphere of cages of repression.

We send our hugs to all the FAI members around the world (those who are free and imprisoned) and as well CCF members in Greece, our true revolutionary and warm feelings to all of you..

On a sad note, we are truly disappointed that some our local comrades who are inspired by fear and media sensationalism which make them to retreat from the front line but let’s put this aside, as we are still convinced that they still have the ideas in their heart of resistance… that would light the darkness once more in the glimmering light of passion for rebellion.

Warm hugs and salute to all combatants in Chile, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Germany, and all of the revolutionary anarchists who never back down in the face of repression.

Revolutionary Greetings and Hugs to all of you.

Members of Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell – Indonesian FAI

EAT and BILLY

THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM IS STRONGER THAN THE PRISON

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International Conspiracy for Revenge burns another Bank Central Asia ATM in solidarity attack (Indonesia)

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

4 April 2011

‘International Conspiracy for Revenge’ (ICfR) have taken responsibility for burning another BCA (Bank Central Asia) ATM in Indonesia, in an action against the capitalist exploitation of Indonesian resources and state repression. BCA are handling finances for the industrial development of Kulon Progo. The actions are directly revindicated by flyers which were left at the scene which were the same as in a number of other incidents around the country.

The communique situates the actions in the context of revenge for the brutal oppression inflicted upon the people of Kulon Progo, Bima, Takalar, Padang Raya, Makassar, Jogja, Persil IV Medan, Buyat and Papua by the Indonesia state and multi-national corporations such as PT Indomines and BCA. The claim also denounced the role of the mainstream media, bureaucrats, police and the military.

The ATM was completely destroyed with the money inside, CCTV system burned out, and ATM unit gutted. There were no injuries reported and it was only witnessed when several people drove past the ATM noticing a fire.

More Info:

Previous ATM attack against Bank Central Asia, Makassar, Indonesia

Position Paper by Coastal Inhabitants of Kulon Progo

Indonesian Intifada – Direct Action Info Indonesia
Social War – Disturbance – Insurrection

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Bank Central Asia attacked with Molotovs (Indonesia)

Friday, March 25th, 2011

25 March 2011

“BANK CENTRAL ASIA ATM ATTACKED WITH FIREBOMBS DURING MIDNIGHT LASTNIGHT.

BRIEF COMMUNIQUE: ONGOING SOCIAL WAR AND SOLIDARITY WITH BIMA, KULON PROGO, AND ALL THE OPPRESSED BY THE STATE AND CAPITALISM.”


INDONESIANINTIFADA.WORDPRESS.COM
– SOCIAL WAR / DISTURBANCE / INSURRECTION – Direct-Action Info Indonesia (more…)

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Attack against multinational corporation in Makassar (Indonesia)

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

22 March 2011

Last night some individuals with stones and bricks smashed every window and door of McDonald’s fast-food multinational in Perintis Kemerdekaan Road, Makassar, causing damages on the front of this multinational restaurant. They left a communique that said:

“We are aware of what you multinationals have done to the people of Kulon Progo, Takalar, Bima, and other places. We are angry and we’ll do more!”

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