Posts Tagged ‘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!”
Monday, March 21st, 2011
20 March 2011
“On Sunday night at 1:45am the Tesco’s on Hucknall Road was visited by some individuals. As a result of this visit it’s front door was smashed and ‘every little hurts’ was written on it’s wall. We did this because of hatred for the physical manifestation of capitalism that is Tesco’s.
We also did this as gesture of solidarity with the people of Kulon Progo in Indonesia who fight with beauty, rage and defiance against the capitalist forces which are trying to destroy their land. We know our efforts are slight, but they are sent with love for anyone who struggles against the systems of destruction and domination. (more…)
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
The people of Kulon Progo call for your international solidarity as they resist corporate greed and ecological destruction, please spread this information and act. More info + links to follow.
Thursday Morning, 24 February, mining corporation wants to re-open its office and operational sites which already been closed and destroyed by the peasants December last year. Failed.
Monday, 28 February, media noted that Jogja Magasa Iron and some Japanese investors failed to come.
Wednesday, 2 March, 9 cars with heavy arms police guard came to the pilot project for only 10 minutes.
Yesterday Morning, 7 March, 31 Police truck, 700 special police force (called Mobile Brigade), water cannon, detention car, police dogs, tear-gas, and heavy weapons came to the village…
WE NEED IMMEDIATE SOLIDARITY NOW!
Tags: Australian Kimberly Diamond, Indonesia, International Solidarity, Jogja Magasa Iron, Kulon Progo, PPLP-KP (Coastal Farmers Association of Kulon Progo), Repression, Special Forces Police
Posted in Eco Struggle
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
People on the left consider the anti-authoritarian movement, and especially the anarchists, as something that is childish or just imitating the west, the creation of people that do not yet understand their own identity. Their reasoning is straightforward, because there is no anti-authoritarian history in Indonesia. Indonesian society, we are told, is a feudal society that is not capable of acting without a command structure and an elite leadership; the actions that are glorified by adherents of anti-authoritarianism always refer to Western states. That’s because, they say, anti-authoritarianism and anarchism are absolutely irrelevant in the Indonesian context.
But let’s take a look just how these people on the left have only one talent: to lie. (more…)
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
We call for the strongest possible international solidarity with the fighting peasants of Kulon Progo, Indonesia. They are organising to defend their lives and the environment from the ruthless mining operations of the exploiting capitalists and their state backers, with an absolute rejection of leftism and political wrangling. Let’s internationalise the anti-capitalist resistance!
Tags: Australian Kimberly Diamond, Indonesia, International Solidarity, Jogja Magasa Iron, Kulon Progo, LBH (Lembaga Bantuan Hukum), PPLP-KP (Coastal Farmers Association of Kulon Progo), S.A.K.S.I, Yogyakarta
Posted in Eco Struggle
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
29 December 2010
From corporate media:
“A group of men threw Molotov cocktails at a Makassar Police post early Monday morning, one day after a local Pizza Hut restaurant was attacked.
The post was not occupied during the attack and no casualties were reported.”
Sunday, November 28th, 2010
28 November 2010
“More than a dozen individuals in ‘motorcycle gang’ threw Molotov cocktails on Pizza Hut restaurant of Pettarani branch in city of Makassar. The action was conducted 04.30 in the morning. Door and windows were smashed and the Molotovs caused an enormous fire inside. The perpetrators also left an anti-capitalist message on the front of the door. Greetings of the coming insurrection.”
Friday, July 2nd, 2010
Institut-A is a one year running anarchist infoshop in Jakarta, Indonesia. The space is an open space for anarchists and the like, plus also general public. Institut-a have been the main motor and the only infoshop in Jakarta that survived. Through times the space have been a place for d.i.y hc/punk/and even indiepop gigs in order to gain benefit for the existence of the space. Institut-a provide materials such as books concerning anarchism and other anti-authoritarian publications.
Unfortunately, since Institut-a is a rented place, the time for contract is almost over.
Therefore we need solidarity by anarchists and the like whom share the same concern for this sort of project. You can contact the email below for further details.
And to see more of their activities with pics, please visit:
Jl. Arteri Permata Hijau No. 14. dekat dengan Gedung ITC Permata Hijau,
Jakarta Selatan, atau Beleza
Friday, February 26th, 2010
Hundreds of civilians and anarchists attacked riot police during the eviction of land 4.900 m2 in Padang Raya, Makassar, South Sulawesi on Tuesday, 23. One person injured.
Molotov and stones were being throwned at the riot police and by their stupid mistakes, the tear gas that supposed to be targetted to the attacking-civilians who defended their neighbourhood, were blowed back by the wind and hit the police. The riot police retreated and the militant civilians wins. Up to this day, the blockade and struggle against eviction still happening.
Mainstream newspaper coverage with nice picture
Saturday, February 20th, 2010
Roundtable Discussion : The Mindanao Looming Energy Needs: Mega Dams and the Escalating Community
A rountable discussion of local community resistance (The Menovu-Pulangiyen and Menovo-Dungguanen tribes of Southern Bukidnon) against proposed Pulangi V Hydro-Electric Project was held on Friday, February 12, 2010 in
Kibawe, Southern Bukidnon, Mindanao. (more…)
Monday, February 8th, 2010
28 January 2010
More than 50 youth with black hoodies attacked and destroyed PTPN central office in Makassar City, South Sulawesi. The action was conducted during the 100 days anniversary of SBY-Boediono’s corrupt government that was celebrated by large number of mass demonstration. Police with motorbikes come to chase the “black-hooded almamater” and no one got arrested. No communiques and statement was made by the group. PTPN (state-owned plantation companies) is a notorious institution since the Soeharto New-Order regime up to now. An institution who are responsible for taking over peasants land, destroying environment, and selling forest and land
for private business. For more comprehensive and one example of PTPN case written in english click to this link.
Saturday, December 19th, 2009
We are Dandelion Collective from Bandung, Indonesia and we are trying to build a community-space a.k.a infoshop here in Bandung. We really feel the need to have a safe public space where we can share thoughts, have discussion, free library, really-really free market and other activities that will empower our surroundings. And we are asking for your help, any kind of help. (more…)
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
For more background on the community of Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and their resistance to the planned Iron Mine on their land see: 325 #7
We hope that comrades from abroad can make a solidarity action for the farmers of Kulon Progo and make a presence to the nearest Indonesian Embassy regarding this case. Our dear comrades of Kulon Progo are in one spirit with us. They are our friends in struggle and daily lives. A recent statement from the Sultan of Yogyakarta dictates that they will continue this megaproject and so the consequences are more repression to come. But for sure, from recent gathering and since the beginning of resistance, the Kulon Progo’s peasants remained determined in their resistance and ready for the next social war. This is just a beginning.
For a video from the news media, see this video
Thousands of Kulon Progo Farmers Resist Corporate Evil, Fighting the Police.
This morning (Monday, 20th October 2009), around 2000 coastal farmers connected to PPLP (Paguyuban Petani Lahan Pantai = Shoreline Farmers’ Association), took to the street in front of the office of the mayor of Kulon Progo, in the town of Wates. Twenty-eight trucks full of farmers, who wanted to convey their wholehearted rejection of the planned project to mine iron sands, arrived to demonstrate at the public consultation event. They were in the mood for action, just as they had already carried out many times before. (more…)