The blackening of the PKI by Shann, Gilchrist, and Green was undertaken not only to contribute to the demise of Sukarno and Indonesian communism but also as a means to promote the Indonesian army as a government in waiting. The justification for their actions was that the Australians, British, and Americans seized a necessary opportunity to help destroy the PKI and Sukarno after 30 September 1965. The greatest weakness of such a justification is that the so-called reorientation of Indonesia back toward the West is of greater strategic and political significance than the criminal massacres that made this political outcome certain. The idea that 800,000 peasants and alleged sympathizers without any knowledge of, let alone connections to, the events of 1 October 1965 could be tortured, killed, imprisoned, and consigned to the dustbin of Cold War history is an untenable ethical and historical proposition. Divorced from the anti-Communist ideological edifices, the historical record shows that, supported by their respective governments, Shann, Gilchrist, and Green had intimate and even complicit connections to one of the most significant mass atrocities of the twentieth century.
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18/9/2014 Interview by Adam Hughes Henry with Robert Cribb filmed and edited by Simon Cunich
This interview examines mass violence in Indonesia from the Dutch period, the end of Dutch colonialism and the Indonesian Massacres of 1965-1966. Professor Robert Cribb is one of the world’s most respected scholars of Indonesia. His scholarly works on general Indonesian history and the Indonesian Massacres are widely known and cited.
Interview by Adam Hughes Henry with Sri Wahyuningroem (6/12/2014) Indonesian Massacres
Her research is looking at how demands for transitional justice have been accommodated by democratization in Indonesia and investigate the practices and outcomes of transitional justice implementation. It tries to identify what parts of the transitional justice agenda have been addressed, and to link the successes and failures by reference to the broader dynamics of Indonesia’s democratic transition, and to study how the transitional justice mechanisms and policies chosen and implemented have — or could have — impacted on democracy in Indonesia.
Seri Kompilasi Kajian Ilmiah Genosida 1965-1966
Asvi Warman Adam,Baskara T. Wardaya, Ariel Heryanto,Robert Cribb, Annie Pohlman, John Roosa, Saksia Wieringa, Katharine McGregor, Peter Dale Scott, Benedict Anderson, Vannessa Hearman, Jess Melvin, Noam Chomsky, Bradley Simpson, Geoffrey Robinson, Greg Poulgrain, Alex de Jong, Andre Vltchek, Taomo Zhou , Soe Tjen Marching, Peter Kasenda, Aiko Kurasawa, Akihisa Matsuno , Ruth Indiah Rahayu, Nathaniel Mehr, Adam Hughes Henry , Henri Chambert-Loir, Wim F.Wertheim, Steven Farram, Sri Lestari Wahyuningroem , Joss Wibisono, Leslie Dwyer – Degung Santikarma, Vincent Bevins,Wijaya Herlambang, Budiawan, Ong Hok Ham, Rex Mortimer, Olle Törnquist, Max Lane, Hilmar Farid
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Road to Justice : State Crimes after Oct 1st 1965 (Jakartanicus)