Sydney PEN’s May 2010 edition contains:
“Book bannings spur struggle for free speech in Indonesia” by Max Lane, pp. 4-5
A poem: “The dry eel of Indonesia” by Max Lane, p. 26.
Go to Sydney PEN Magazine click on May, 2010 issue to download PDF copy of magazine.
Review of UNFINISHED NATION: Indonesia before and after Suharto in MONTHLY REVIEW ZINE.
Below is the reference to the latest review of UNFINISHED NATION: Indonesia before and after Suharto
Book review: Max Lane Unfinished Nation: Indonesia Before and After Suharto, Verso: London 2008; 288 pp.: 9781844672370, £16.99 (pbk)
by Nathaniel Mehr
Capital & Class 2010, 34: pp 281-283.
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BRUISED WITH BLACK
It was beaten up by lust for money
Once gleeming torquoise sunny
Now ruined on the corporate torture rack
Once blue, tis now bruised with black
Bashed and bashed its wealth was bled
If they had their way it would be left for dead.
Drill baby drill
oh what a thrill
“Give me my life back!”
A punch in the belly, and give him the sack.
Against them let us rail
then send the lot to work in jail
they kill the sea for the holy dollar
lucky we don’t give them a rope for a collar
who is to blame – both company and state
we better wake up and take back our fate
pikiran harus kembali dirakit
mata berair pedas
penglihatan tak lagi bantu cerdas
mungkin hanya satu betul obat
dari malas olahraga harus bertaubat.