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Indonesian defense minister: 'We don't hate communists'

Jun 17, 2016 - 8:37 PM

Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu says the military does not hate communists but urged vigilance

'BE VIGILANT.' Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu says Indonesia must remain vigilant against communists. File photo by EPA

Mass graves? Indonesian gov't forms team to probe sites

May 10, 2016 - 4:04 PM

The decision came after activists handed authorities a list of sites where they say some of those killed during the 1965 massacres were buried

Indonesia to 'resolve' its 'dark history' around mass killings – but rules out apology

Apr 18, 2016 - 5:46 PM

The two day symposium in Jakarta opened by senior ministers marks the first time the government has backed such a public investigation into the controversial killings

PROTESTS. Outside the symposium, anti-communism protesters asked for an end in the discussions. Photo by Antara

US ‘welcomes’ Indonesian symposium to unveil truth about mass killings

Apr 18, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Historians have affirmed the US backed the massacre but until today – because of previous attempts of the Indonesian government to shut down talks about the 1965 events and the events surrounding it – the mass killings remain shrouded in secrecy

FLAGS FOR SALE. Indonesian flags are displayed for sale in the street, ahead of Indonesia's Independence Day celebrations in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on August 7, 2014. Photo by EPA/Hotli Simanjuntak

HRW: It's time for Indonesia, US to tell the truth about the 1965 massacre

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Human Rights Watch says it is time for the Indonesian government and the United States to come clean about what happened 50 years ago which resulted in the death of at least 500 000 Indonesians

MASS KILLINGS. Activists put on trial the Indonesia government for the 1960s mass killings that massacred 500,000 people. Screenshot from official trailer of 'Act of Killing' on YouTube

'Look of Silence' fails to win Oscar but crucial to retelling Indonesian history

Mar 02, 2016 - 3:22 PM

The film challenges us to take on a different kind of engagement with past atrocities That means casting a light on more and more perpetrators some of whom live next door

Kebenaran yang tak pernah terungkap

Sep 30, 2014 - 12:32 PM

Apa yang membuat sejarah Indonesia buram? Mungkin karena sejarah tidak mencatat nama perempuan seperti Christina Sumarmiyati

LUKA LAMA. Poster tak resmi film dokumenter 'The Look of Silence' ('Senyap') karya sutradara Joshua Oppenheimer. Foto oleh www.nobodycorp.org