The truth about the 1965 Indonesian massacres

Jess Melvin As Indonesia commemorates 20 years since the fall of the New Order military dictatorship, the foundation myth of the regime (and, indeed, the post-New Order state as well) remains stubbornly in place. According to official state narratives, the military was forced to step in to save the na...CONTINUE READING

Telegrams confirm scale of US complicity in 1965 genocide

Jess Melvin There is much outrage in the United States that a foreign state might have attempted to influence its 2016 presidential election. The release on 17 October of a cache of previously classified telegrams sent from the US embassy in Jakarta provides new and damning evidence that the US is no...CONTINUE READING