Archive | Januari 2007

JFK, Indonesia, CIA & Freeport Sulphur

by Lisa Pease

What is Past is Prologue. Inscribed on the National Archives,
Washington, D.C.
In Part One of this article (Probe, March-April, 1996) we talked about the early years of Freeport up through the Cuban takeover of their potentially lucrative mine at Moa Bay, as well as their run-in with President Kennedy over the issue of stockpiling. But the biggest conflict that Freeport Sulphur would face was over the country housing the world’s single largest gold reserve and third largest copper reserve: Indonesia. To understand the recent (March, 1996) riots at the Freeport plant, we need to go to the roots of this venture to show how things might have been very different had Kennedy lived to implement his plans for Indonesia. Baca lebih lanjut

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Nama Hindia Belanda

Alternatif Nama bagi Hindia Belanda 1919-1921Atau, “sebuah Merek yang Pantas Bagi Cerutu” 

oleh Jacques Leclerc

27 Oktober 1920, Komisi Negara yang didirikan di Hague pada 20 Desember 1918, mengubah draft tentang konstitusi Hindia Belanda, dan memuat laporan artikel 1 yang berbunyi: “Kerajaan Belanda meliputi wilayah di Eropa sebagaimana negeri jajahan dan kepemilikan dari bagian dunia.” Setelah disetujui pemerintah, laporan itu kemudian menjadi: “Kerajaan Belanda meliputi Belanda, Hindia-Belanda, Suriname, dan Curacao dimana dalam hukum dasar tanah jajahan termasuk di dalamnya: Hindia-Belanda, Suriname, dan Curacao”.1 November 1921, artikel 1 itu didiskusikan dalam Second Chamber dari parlemen. Dua amandemen diajukan. Yang pertama disampaikan oleh Partai Demokrat Liberal.

Isinya: “Terdapat dua perbedaan entitas: Suriname dan Curacao. Sementara orientasi Eropa atau Eropa-sentris dilarang dan nama pra-Belanda bagi kawasan Amerika diadapsi di Timur, sebutan Hindia-Belanda tetap dipakai. Sebutan Hindia-Belanda itu telah menggabungkan wilayah yang masih mengacu secara legal sebagai kawasan Asia milik Belanda dan Australia; dibawah sebutan yang mengandung unsur Eropa dan Belanda, atas apa yang disebut sebagai sebuah kepulauan yang terentang diantara dua benua”. Baca lebih lanjut

GERWANI

THE TRUTH ABOUT GERWANI: THE GENDER ASPECT OF THE SUHARTO REGIME

“Experience has shown that it is so easy for people to be branded, accused, detained and tortured, until they are forced to confess to what they never even did.”
Syed Husin Ali

by: Wim F. Wertheim

On 23 September 1990, at the invitation of Indonesians staying in the Netherlands, I read a lecture in Amsterdam with the title: Sejarah tahun 65 yang tersembunyi. 1) In that lecture I called on those present seriously to study the 1965 events, as well as to reconstruct the history of the PKI preceding those events, in order to prove that the PKI had been a social force worthy of being remembered with pride (PKI merupakan kekuatan yang patut dibanggakan). It was a period when, owing to the revelations of the American journalist Kathy Kadane, in Indonesia interest in the true history of 1965 had been awakened anew. To my great surprise, in 1994 I received from M.R. Siregar, who had been present at my lecture, a copy of the first edition of his highly important book on the postwar history of PKI, which has, in revised form, now been published both in Europe and in Indonesia under the title Tragedi Manusia dan Kemanusiaan: Kasus Indonesia – Sebuah Holokaus Yang Diterima Sesudah Perang Dunia Kedua (2nd ed. Tapol, 1995; 3rd ed. Progres, 1996) 2).

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