Joesoef Isak passed away, August 15, 2007

The Thinker: Joesoef Was Right Monday was Independence Day, the anniversary of the proclamation of independence by Sukarno and Hatta and the beginning of a four-year struggle by millions of Indonesians to prevent a colonial army from seizing back the land they had plundered for 350 years. “ Merdeka atau mati! ” (freedom or death!) […]

On Joesoef Isak

by Max Lane 14 September, 2006 On April 20 2004 in a gala ceremony in New York the American PEN Center honoured Indonesian publisher, Joesoef Isak, with the 2004 Jeri Laber Freedom to Publish Award. The award was given to Joesoef Isak in recognition of his long record of courageous publishing during the years of […]

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

WRITERS AND READERS FESTIVAL, 7-11 October, 2009 Thursday 4.45 – 5.45 “Translation as Suka Duka” Pam Allen Anton Kurnia Max Lane Chair Kadek Krishna Saturday 2.15 – 3.45 The legacy of Rendra Doel CP Allisah Max Lane Tjahjono Widijanto Chair Wayan Juniartha

Timor Leste: No leaderships with a national-scale authority

13 August, 2007 No leaderships with a national-scale authority The recent Presidential and parliamentary elections have been very revealing. They have showed that no political institution or figure from the period of the national liberation struggle has developed a political following based on program, ideology, ideas or leadership. No figure or institution scored more than […]

About Aini Chalid

In Memoriam: Aini Chalid 8 February, 2007 In late January 2007, Aini Chalid passed away in Manila, the Philippines during a heart operation. Aini was a close friend since 1973. Aini Chalid was one of three people put on trial by the Suharto regime in 1974-75 following the so-called MALARI incident. Aini was a student […]

ARCHIVAL: Early articles on dissent in Indonesia, 1982

12 September, 2006 One of the first publications to publish information on the early opposition to the Suharto dictatorship in Indonesia was New Internationalist. In an October, 1982 issue it published an issue with the theme Dissent in Indonesia The issue included articles on thefall of Sukarno, on Pramoedya Ananta Toer and Hasta Mitra publishing […]