“It was in Buru that Pramoedya created “the Quartet”. Initially forbidden access to writing materials, Pramoedya recited the stories; vivid tales of the creation of Indonesia, a time of national awakening and rebellion against the colonial rulers, orally to other prisoners. When Pramoedya and two of his fellow prisoners, Joesoef Isak and Hasyim Rachman, were […]
Humiliated Australian imperialism lashes out: lawyer and intelligence agent with consciences threatened with gaol. by Max Lane
The laying of criminal charges under the Intelligence Services Act 2001 against Witness K and lawyer Bernard Collaery in relation to their exposure of the Australian government’s reprehensible bugging of the East Timorese government’s cabinet room is a case of a defeated and wounded elitist white imperialism lashing out at somebody at home because they […]
ARTICLE: Widodo, the death sentence and Indonesia’s political vacuum – by MAX LANE
I do not know what the prospects are that President Widodo will stop the current implementation of the death sentence for people convicted of drug related crimes. There is nothing in any of Widodo’s statements that indicates a change of mind on this issue. In a recent interview with Al Jazeera he reaffirmed his decision stating […]
Facebook status comments on politics: September, by Max Lane.
Both the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd government and now the Abbot LNP gang are carrying out racist, xenophobic and inhuman policies on refugees, shunting them off to Manus and Nauru. They should not just be welcoming refugees when they arrive on poor fishermen’s boats, they should be organizing them to fly safely down from Indonesia to settle in […]
Article: Refugees and the ideological imperatives of late capitalism in Australia – by Max Lane.
As from July, 2013, the Australian government has a new policy as regards refugees arriving in Australian territory by boat, “without a visa”. The Australian government will no longer accept them as potential residents of Australia. They are to be shipped to detention camps in Papua New Guinea and, if recognized as ‘legitimate’ refugees, will […]
Mixing Marx and Indonesia by Mohammed Cohen
BALI – Max Lane is a Marxist and leading authority on Indonesia. That’s somewhat ironic since Indonesia has been a bulwark of anti-communism since the 1965 coup that brought General Suharto to power and led to the killings of up to 3 million alleged communists. Yet Lane says that Indonesia turned him into a Marxist. […]
Kolom baru tentang hubungan Australia Indonesia di zaman perjuangan kemerdekaan.
Ada kolom baru oleh Max lane tentang hubungan Australia Indonesia di zaman perjuangan kemerdekaan di Majalah-Historia.com
The Democratic Movement and East Timorese Solidarity movement in the 1990s: Interesting materials
During the 1990s an organisation called AKSI, later renamed Action in Solidarity with Indonesia and East Timor (ASIET) (where I was National Coordinator for much of the time) published several books and monographs on Indonesia and East Timor. Some of these can be accessed on the web.
Indonesia, the new Pacific solution? Refugee rights and social justice in the Asia Pacific
Public forum: Indonesia, the new Pacific solution? Refugee rights and social justice in the Asia Pacific Date: Tuesday, 08 December 2009 Time: 18:00 – 20:00 A discussion forum with Pamela Curr and Setyo Budi Presented by Indonesia Solidarity Forum and the University of Melbourne Indonesian program Pamela Curr – Long term refugee rights activist and […]
Review: Refugees and Rebels: Indonesian Exiles in Wartime Australia, by Jan Lingard
Refugees and Rebels: Indonesian Exiles in Wartime Australia, by Jan Lingard (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2008) Jan Lingard’s book, Refugees and Rebels – Indonesian Exiles in Wartime Australia is a humane, interesting, informative and readable book. Every person interested in the history of the Australian and/or Indonesian people should read this book. It should be on the reading lists […]