“On 6 April, the Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) group published poll results showing an increase in Indonesians afraid to speak out criticising government policy. 32 per cent of respondents said that they were often afraid of discussing politics, 7 per cent said they were always afraid. In contrast, a third said they were […]
Is China Imperialist? Articles by Dr Sam King on RED ANT.
“China’s role in the world today is among the most hotly contested issues in international politics. How we view China and its relationships to other countries powerfully shapes how we view the future of the world — including the future of Australian society. China is the largest country by population and has become a world […]
China is not a rich country, it’s poor! – Article by Dr Sam King
(Published at Internationalist Notebook Internationalist perspectives on anti imperialism, revolutionary struggle and social change.) *** If you were asked to compare the average Chinese income with the average income in the USA, what would you say? 80%? 60%? 30%? If we judged by the establishment propaganda campaign, Chinese income would be fast approaching that of the USA, […]
Dari ORDER BARU ke gelombang demonstrasi mahasiswa September 2019.
Dari Orde Baru ke gelombang demonstrasi mahasiswa September, 2019. Sejak kolonialis militer dan birokrasi Belanda dipaksa meninggalkan negeri baru Indonesia tahun 1950, Indonesia hanya pernah mengalami SATU budaya politik dan politik ekonomi yang sungguh-singguh terkonsolidasikan: ORDE BARU. HANYA SATU dan itu adalah sebuah kediktatoran totalitarian kapitalisme kroni. HANYA SATU!! 1946-65 tak ada sistem ataupun budaya […]
VENEZUELA AND THE WORLD by Max Lane
VENEZUELA AND THE WORLD The coup attempt by the United States, assisted by the EU and supported by Australia, against the legitimate government of Venezuela, headed by the elected President, Maduro, is ongoing. This colonialist coup threatens the social gains made by the Bolivarian process since the election of the late President Hugo Chavez, already […]
Article Link: INDONESIA AND THE FALL OF SUHARTO: PROLETARIAN POLITICS IN THE “PLANET OF SLUMS” ERA by Max Lane
Published June 2010 in JOURNAL OF LABOR AND SOCIETY Abstract This essay summarizes some of the basic features of the “informal proletariat” in Indonesia using the definition presented in Mike Davis’s Planet of the Slums. These include features that flow from the low levels of industrialization of the national economy as well as those related […]
Article: Old Politics Rises to Challenge New Politics in Jakarta by Max Lane
Published Singapore 22 November 2016 in ISEAS Perspectives CLICK here to read.
Tentang masalah “nation”.
Tentang masalah “nation”. (Bagian 1 – disempurnakan October 21, 2016) Oleh Max Lane (Maaf atas kesalahan dan ketidakjelasan Bahasa. Saya menulis ini langsung dalam Bahasa Indonesia.) Dalam bahasa Indonesia kata “nation” biasanya diterjemahkan ‘bangsa’ atau ‘nasion’. Sebenarnya kata ini sulit dimaknai dalam situasi-situasi tertentu yang terjadi. Komunitas manusia yang namanya “nation” adalah produk berkembangnnya sistem […]
Article: Stopping the boats is about smashing social solidarity by Max Lane
(This article was first published in RED FLAG newspaper on June 18, 2015.) It seems fairly certain now that Australian Customs and Navy personnel paid the captain and crew of an Indonesian ship carrying 65 asylum seekers, including children and a pregnant woman, to take the Sri Lankans, Bangladeshis and Burmese back to Indonesia. Sixty-five desperate […]
ARTICLE: Amsterdam students and staff demand self-organisation of universities by Max LAne
The occupation and campaigns are still going as of March 13. This article was first published in RED FLAG newspaper. ***** The University of Amsterdam chancellery building, the Maagdenhuis, has been occupied since 24 February, when students broke down the door and took over the ground floor. Since then, there has been a constant stream […]