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Not Ideological Solidarity but Critical Revolutionary Solidarity: A Personal Reflection of Yogyakarta/Indonesia Anarchist Black Cross
Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Not Ideological Solidarity but Critical Revolutionary Solidarity: A Personal Reflection of Yogyakarta/Indonesia Anarchist Black Cross (Palang Hitam)
Knowledge chooses its project,
each project is new and chooses its moments,
each moment is new, but simultaneously emerges from
the memory of all the moments that existed before
The Interior of the Absolute
It is fair to say that the Black Cross were initiated after the May Day event in Yogyakarta 2018, a demonstration/blockades that ended up in a riot between the so-called “local people” and the demonstrators (many, even the so-called Student Organization involved in the organizing blamed the Black Clad anarchists for igniting the riot and provoked property destruction, and to their surprised the graffiti that call to “Kill the Sultan”, until now there have been no one claimed this). Therefore, even Palang Hitam now are progressing their activities to other places and helping other revolutionaries who are facing the same legal consequences or just being in the grassroots conflict to provide medical aid, its “over-lapping” solidarity still meant that Palang Hitam were originated, initiated, and activated by the comrades who are “on the list” (of the powers that be) and those who are completely not on the list but decided to actively participated. So, in order to specified the location of these comrades, mainly central java, it is fair to say that Palang Hitam is Palang Hitam Yogyakarta or Central Java.
What being said in this short critical reflection are based on specific geographical and historical understanding of the anarchist movement or the revolutionary movement of individuals against state and capitalism in Indonesia. There’s no need to say about the contrast between our geographical location and our comrades in the west and those who are also in the global south, especially considering prison solidarity in its historic sense. Indonesia, have plenty of oral history about prison rebellion and rebellious individuals, but these were almost never written, these were almost like mythopoesis among criminals for generation and some even become so legendary that it always inspired rebellion each time there’s a prisoner get beaten very severely or until they die. It is obvious there’s almost no official history of them because, who want to write about these violent, lawless, and cool individuals? Even the so-called radical academics tend to avoid this subject. (more…)
Monday, August 20th, 2018
6 detainees will soon have finished their trial process, they are waiting to find out the results of the trial and how long their sentences will be. However there are 4 prisoners who still remain in Cebongan Prison (including Ucil) and 1 other prisoner who is still being held in Sleman Police Station, it is still unclear what is happening with their trial process.
On Tuesday, August 14th ,2018, the trial for comrades O and M began, while on Thursday, August 16th, 2018, the trials began for comrades MI, MEA, AMA, and ZW.
As for Brian Valentina (Ucil) , his trial will be held on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018.
Let’s express our solidarity by attending the trial every Tuesday and Thursday at 10AM in the Sleman District Court or by visiting the comrades in Cebongan Prison and Sleman Police Station who do not have clear information yet about their trial process.
Instagram account: @palang__hitam
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
26.07.18: The trial has begun for the 4 anarchist prisoners of war who were transferred to Cebongan Prison for the Yogyakarta M1 (May Day) case.
The four imprisoned comrades are:
– Azhar M. Hasan (Azhar)
– Zikra Wahyudi (Zikra)
– Muhammad Ibrahim (Boim)
– Muhammad Edo Asrianur (Edo)
The state repression against the anarchist M1 actions is entering a new phase as the preliminary trial hearing begins. The 4 anarchist prisoners of war who took part in the demonstrations at the intersection outside UIN Yogyakarta (Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University) faced a preliminary trial hearing at the Sleman District Court on July 26th.
The first preliminary trial hearing consisted of the prosecutor reading the indictment against the comrades. The prosecutor stated that this trial should take place separately from the criminal case and called for a split hearing. (more…)
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
The May 1st protests that took place at the UIN Yogyakarta area, against the New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) and the monarchy-feudalism related to Sultan Ground/Pakualaman Ground. Resulted in 11 comrades being detained at the Yogyakarta Regional Police Station (Polda Yogyakarta) suspected of destruction and arson of State facilities (a Police Station).
The comrades were supposed to be transferred to Cebongan Prison at the end of June, but due to further investigation, on June 29 only 4 comrades were transferred to Cebongan Prison and another 2 comrades were transferred one week later. (more…)
Friday, July 6th, 2018
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
“Prison is a milestone in the revolutionaries’ path towards freedom. It’s an intermediary stop, but not the end” – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
As of May 1st, 2018 to today (July 4th, 2018), the anarchist prisoners in Yogyakarta have still not faced court proceedings. Information received is that the anarchist prisoners should have been transferred to Cebongan Prison in Sleman on June 29th, 2018, as the prosecutor’s office has been holding them in Yogyakarta police station (Polda Yogyakarta) since May 1st for the investigation process. However, the planned transfer was cancelled and the period of detention at Polda Yogyakarta has been extended until July 30th, 2018 on the grounds of further investigation. Our prediction *is* the extended investigation process is due to this case being politicized, it’s evident by the many opinions that appear on the surface that the May 1st action was an act of opposition against the government.
As for the condition of the anarchist prisoners of Yogyakarta, one of them, Brian Valentino (UCIL) was taken to hospital due to suffering shortness of breath and stomach problems. Ucil is still recovering now, but he remains in good spirits and is always spreading laughter to other prisoners. As for the other anarchist prisoners, they are all in good health both physically and psychologically, however we know the pressure they are under from various parties, especially the police and the state.
We will continue to provide information on the situation of the anarchist prisoners and the progress of the case. Thank you to all the friends who have shown solidarity for the anarchist prisoners of Yogyakarta.
“Unfortunately the dream we carry in our hearts is too great to avoid the risk of finding ourselves up against the monstrous wall of authority raised in defense of the state and capital” – Nicola Gai
Instagram account: @palang__hitam
Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
From Indonesian Counter-Information (Click for photos):
From 08.00 this morning, Communities who joined in refusal (PWPP or Community Against Eviction – Kulon Progo) of the new airport development began gathering near heavy equipment located on the border of Glagah-Palian in order to block the equipment that will destroy the coastal areas. Fish farmers also participated to confront the heavy equipment that will destroy their ponds. At around 10.00am, approximately 500 police moved the people who were occupying the heavy equipment. The community was forced to retreat. The eviction and destruction of community land with heavy machinery continued from 11.00am. (more…)
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
Since 8 August last week, particularly in Macanan Glagah area and 10 August heavy machinery were already operating within the compromised area (the area in which some community of peasants already sold their land and compromised with the project, although their relocation is still unsure) for the development of New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA). Despite community and peasant resistance against NYIA, the government and PT Angkasapura, cooperating with this large company from India as the airport major investor: GVK corporation. We urge comrades in India to communicate with us and build international solidarity..
Mainstream coverage of past struggle against NYIA in English:
Grassroot and independent media coverage (Indonesia):
Facebook: Jogja Darurat Agraria
Note: The struggle against NYIA is connected to the previous struggle of peasants in Kulon Progo against iron mining in which they won the struggle, not through legal means but through community grassroot struggle (riots, arrests, and massive international solidarity makes it difficult for the project to continue) that goes beyond the language of the state. But the development of NYIA can change the past victory and reinstate the power of capital through continuous development of megaprojects which means that the peasants surrounding area will be threatened by these continual development.
Profiles of national and multinational corporations responsible for NYIA:
Article about the corporation and their collaboration (mainstream coverage)
Monday, August 14th, 2017
Update: The campaign for Anzi ended early because insurance came through for a lot of the cost. The money collected so far will go towards paying for the hospital room, food, X-rays, rehabilitation and travel expenses for her family and (hopefully not) future surgeries. Anzi spent approximately ten hours in surgery last week and received a total of 2 plates in her arm as well as pins to piece her elbow back together. The doctor said it was a fairly complicated surgery partially because of the time gap while waiting for funding.
Unfortunately, tragedy has struck again in our community in Indonesia. Our friend Anzi Matta was in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday 26 July. Her left arm is severely broken in several places and she desperately needs surgery to repair it. The estimated cost is about 20 million rupiah, approximately $1,500 USD. That is a year’s salary or more here. She needs this surgery urgently and as quickly as possible to save her arm. She will also require physical therapy to regain mobility. We are fundraising here as well, but we need all the help we can get. (more…)
Sixth trial session of Eat & Billy, proud members of Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell / FAI-IRF (Indonesia)
Friday, April 20th, 2012
We received word that the sixth trial of the comrades of Billy Augustan and Reyhard Rumbayan (EAT) was held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in the same place, the District Court of Lahore. The trial began after being delayed for two hours with the reading of the demands of the Public Prosecutor. Through its chairman Wiwik Triatmini, read the charges in the form of demand for imprisonment for 3 years with a reduced prison term.
Both combatants are considered guilty of arson in the BRI’s ATMs Gejayan Road, Lahore – Jogjakarta on October 7, 2011. Both are considered guilty of violating Article 187 Criminal Code because it is considered a deliberate act that resulted in a public or private property being set on fire and explosion. (more…)
Tags: Billy, Eat, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell - International Revolutionary Front - FAI, Repression, RO-FAI (Indonesia Section), Trial, Yogyakarta
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Friday, April 13th, 2012
“Most of all, this is an attempt to send me your hug. Coz I send many greetings for you guys.” – Billy Augustan
We are asking for donations and solidarity for our brother, Billy Augustan (proud member of Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell – FAI Indonesia). As many of you know that he was detained since last year (with our brother and camerad Reyhard Rumbayan a.k.a Eat) by the pigs for a political action by setting fire to ATM belonging to BRI Bank in Jogjakayarta. He is still being held and is currently on trial. (more…)
Tags: Billy, Eat, Indonesia, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell - International Revolutionary Front - FAI, RO-FAI (Indonesia Section), Yogyakarta
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Trial report of the process against Eat & Billy, members of Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell / FAI-IRF (Indonesia)
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Important update: We got news about our brother Billy’s health. He’s sick and getting worse since the prison conditions are so bad. More details coming as soon as possible. Strength and health to Billy, united in struggle and affinity for insurrection. War against the existent…
325 receives and transmits:
We received late news that the State continued the trial against our brothers (Eat & Billy). The fourth trial held in Friday 6, April 2012 in Sleman Courthouse (Yogyakarta). This trial itself showed that the State and Capital want to force the Anti-Terrorism Act as a tool of repression against the rise of new generation of anarchist urban guerrilla in Indonesia under the name of Revolutionary Organization – Informal Anarchist Federation, Indonesian Section. (more…)
Tags: Billy, Eat, Indonesia, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell - International Revolutionary Front - FAI, RO-FAI (Indonesia Section), Trial, Yogyakarta
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Monday, February 13th, 2012
Rough translation from Negasi:
The second phase of the trial against the two social combatants, Reyhard Rumbayan (EAT) and Billy Augustan was held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Agenda of the session that took place in the State Court of Lahore, Jogjakarta was listening to the testimony from the witnesses. A witness was presented who is burdensome and also devices were exhibited used by the comrades of a second attack.
The trial will carry on tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday, February 14, 2012. The third agenda is still the same as the second trial, which is present as well as listen to the testimony of eyewitnesses.
We again call for solidarity as well as an invitation to everyone to attend tomorrow’s hearing on the day. Indicate the solidarity of two brave men who had attacked the oppressor. Show that we will not leave our brothers alone.
Long live the live action!
Long live the resistance!
Tags: Billy, Eat, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Informal Global Federation / Anarchist Network, International Revolutionary Front, Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell - International Revolutionary Front - FAI, Repression, RO-FAI (Indonesia Section), Trial, Yogyakarta
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Friday, February 3rd, 2012
The political attack by Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell – FAI Indonesian Section against Auto Teller Machine (ATM) of BRI Bank located in Affandi Street, Mrican Caturtunggal, Depok in Sleman Regency, faced it’s first trial in Monday 31 of January 2011. Two social combatants, Billy Augustan (Billy) and Reyhard Rumbayan (Eat) who took the political responsibility for this attack, are charged with multiple clauses by the prosecutors at the first trial in Sleman Court.
The lawyers for the social combatants: Andi Suryo Awalludin and Hillarius NG Merro chose not to submit an exception to the judges. In front of the Judge Leader, Mulyanto, three of the prosecutors: Wiwik Triatmini, Wahyu Handoko and Tri Widi read the indictment alternately. In this case, the two combatants (Eat & Billy) are charged with the same clauses but accused of having different roles. (more…)
Tags: Billy, Eat, Indonesia, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Informal Global Federation / Anarchist Network, International Revolutionary Front, Repression, RO-FAI (Indonesia Section), Trial, Yogyakarta
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International Solidarity with Eat & Billy, members of the Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell – FAI / IRF (Indonesia)
Monday, January 30th, 2012
Correction – Court Update – Trial continues Tuesday February 7 2012
From Indonesia to Chile…
October 7th, 2011 – two anarchists are arrested and imprisoned in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, after an explosive incendiary attack against an empty branch of BRI ATM bank. The action is declared through a written document which the police catch the anarchists in possession of. The written declaration states that the action is in solidarity with Luciano ‘Tortuga’ (a young anarchist combatant in Chile, who was accidentally maimed in a bomb attack against Santander bank), as well as many anarchist prisoners, including those of ‘Caso Bombas’ in Chile and the Revolutionary Organisations – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and Revolutionary Struggle in Greece. Situating themselves firmly within the global revolutionary war for liberation and freedom, Eat & Billy also state that their action is a direct attack against the terrorism of the Indonesian State and their police and military. (more…)
Tags: Billy, Eat, Indonesia, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Informal Global Federation / Anarchist Network, International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell - International Revolutionary Front - FAI, RO-FAI (Indonesia Section), Trial, Yogyakarta
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