Jakarta, 1968 : The Party’s Over – Artikel-artikel (Kajian) Ilmiah Michael G. Vann Terkait Genosida 1965-1966 – Michael G. Vann Articles on Indonesian Genocide / Massacre 1965-1966


“The Western capitalist democracies made it clear that they would not hold the Indonesian military accountable for these crimes.

The US-backed Indonesian dictator Suharto was responsible for some of the twentieth century’s worst crimes. More than two decades after Suharto’s death, his regime’s brutal legacy is still holding back democracy in Indonesia.

Jakarta, 1968 : The Party’s Over Michael G. Vann | Sacramento State University

THE LONG GLOBAL SIXTIES – Hal 10-13 unduh http://www.thewha.org/files/pdf/whb/34.12.pdf

With the attack on South Blitar, 1968 marked the end of the anti-PKI mass violence. Several army units moved into these isolated and impoverished villages. From June to September there were a series of counter-insurgency operations, mass arrests, and executions. Home to numerous natural caves, hundreds of victims were dumped into subterranean mass graves. The campaign, called Operasi Trisula, killed off the last surviving PKI cadre.25 If the party was over in 1968, the legacy of 1965 refused to die. The combined overthrow of Sukarno and destruction of the PKI served as a model for future anti-Communist Cold War operations. In Cambodia, both right and left paid attention to Suharto’s actions. As early as 1967, enemies of Khmer Rouge applauded Prince Sihanouk’s 1967 threat: “We do not lack our Suhartos and Nasutions in Cambodia.” A decade later, a Khmer Rouge document invoked Indonesia’s mass violence as a justification for its own brutality.26 In Chile, the 1973 coup against Salvador Allende was code named “Operation Jakarta.” Echoing Suharto’s violence against Gerwani, SOBSI, the BTI, and Lekra, Pinochet’s soldiers rounded up party members, union leaders, student activists, and even folk singers such as Víctor Jara, killing the dreams of 1968 in the name of anti-Communism and authoritarian capitalist development.


Murder, Museums, and Memory: Cold War Public History in Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phnom Penh – Michael G. Vann

Genocide and Mass Violence in the Age of Extremes Halaman 189 – 213


Suharto’s Shadow Still Lingers in Indonesian Museums

“New Order” history is a sensitive topic as Indonesia’s presidential election approaches.

By Michael G. Vann

terjemahan Bahasa Indonesia

Jelang Pilpres 2019, Bayang-Bayang Orde Baru Suharto Makin Menghantui

Book raids, Red-baiting and culture wars in the Indonesian presidential election


Indonesia bukan negeri yang asing bagi Michael G. Vann. Apalagi sejak pria yang berstatus pengajar di California State University, Sacramento, ini pernah mengajar kelas perbandingan Asia Tenggara. Studi sejarah kolonialisme di Asia Tenggara membawa Vann ke museum-museum yang berisi objek-objek penting terkait proses dekolonisasi serta identitas politik yang terbentuk setelahnya.

Pada 6 November 2017, Vann mengunjungi Museum Lubang Buaya, satu area dengan Monumen Pancasila Sakti, di Kelurahan Lubang Buaya, Cipayung, Jakarta Timur. Sebelumnya ia pernah berwisata ke tempat yang sama pada 2012 dan 2014. Saat itu Vann bisa berkunjung tanpa halangan sebagai wisatawan. Waktu itu visanya sebagai turis. Namun, pada kunjungan ketiga, masih dengan visa turis, ia mendadak dilarang masuk.


Jika tetap ingin masuk, kata Vann, ia diwajibkan pergi ke kantor Kedutaan Besar AS untuk mengurus surat yang menunjukkan identitas resminya. Surat itu kemudian harus ia bawa ke Badan Intelijen Strategis Tentara Nasional Indonesia untuk mengurus izin masuk museum. Ia menerima jawaban serupa saat keesokan hari bertandang ke kantor Direktorat Jenderal Kebudayaan: Ia mesti mendapatkan izin dari Mabes TNI. Menilai hambatan birokrasi ini terlalu berbelit-belit, Vann memilih untuk membatalkan. “Pengurus museum juga tak senang dengan apa yang saya alami. Mereka sebenarnya ingin membantu saya, tapi karena kontrol tentara, mereka tak bisa berbuat apa-apa,” imbuhnya.


Baca selengkapnya di artikel “Paranoia di Balik Pembatasan Akses WNA ke Museum TNI” – tirto.id  




Would you be interested in doing another graphic history?

Vann: That is a possibility. I would love to do a history of cholera. Last year, 2017, was the bicentennial of the cholera pandemics. There is a publication series that addresses graphic medical history. It would be fantastic to so a history of cholera as a product of the era of colonial globalization, linking disease to empire, capitalism, and industrialization.

However, I am now working on a comparative history of Southeast Asian museums about the Cold War era. I’m fascinated by the differences between the Indonesian, Vietnamese and Cambodian representation of Cold War violence. Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia are all ideologically diverse, but of the three, it is Indonesia that most valorizes the violence of the period, building what is a shrine to the justification of the killing of at least 500,000 but perhaps as many as 3,000,000 civilians slain, tortured, and/or imprisoned in the 1965/1966 anti-communist coup. Unlike museums in Vietnam and Cambodia which teach messages of reconciliation and healing, Jakarta’s Museum of the Indonesian Communist Party’s Treachery continues the angry (and deceptive) Cold War ideology of the Suharto dictatorship (1966-1998), even after the re-establishment of democracy 20 years ago. Furthermore, Ho Chi Minh City’s War Remnants Museum and Phnom Penh’s Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum are major tourist attractions with thousands of visitors a day but the locally well-known Indonesian site receives little attention from international visitors. Indeed, in 2017 I was denied entry to the museum (which I had visited several times before). Evidently, army intelligence is worried about new historical research on the killings and decided to ban foreigners from the museum. Ironically, their move validates the significance of my research.


Conducted by phone, transcribed and edited by Marc Jason Gilbert, Editor of World History Connected, May 20, 2018.

“Tropical Cold War Horror: Penumpasan Pengkhianatan G30S/PKI and the Traumatized Culture of Suharto’s New Order” – Michael G Vann

 dalam buku The Cold War and Asian Cinemas – edited by Poshek Fu, Man-Fung Yip

Review of Buried Histories: The Anticommunist Massacres of 1965–1966 in Indonesia, by John Roosa
‘The massacre of the Indonesian left in 1965–66, backed by Washington, was one of the great crimes of the twentieth century. A new generation of scholars has uncovered its long-suppressed history of slaughter of up to a million people in the name of anti-communism.’


Using Cambodia and East Timor in Asian Civilizations and World History Survey Courses Michael G Vann.

**These two cases offer the opportunity to draw important distinctions betweengenocide as a product of domestic political conflict and of foreign invasion.


Haunted house, haunted history

Lawang Sewu, an imperial temple in modern Indonesia, Michael G. Vann





The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt – Jeremiah Jenne 


Seri Kompilasi Kajian Ilmiah Genosida 1965-1966 

Asvi Warman Adam,Baskara T. WardayaAriel Heryanto,Robert CribbAnnie PohlmanJohn RoosaSaksia WieringaKatharine McGregorPeter Dale ScottBenedict AndersonVannessa HearmanJess MelvinNoam ChomskyBradley Simpson, Geoffrey RobinsonGreg PoulgrainAlex de JongAndre VltchekTaomo Zhou Soe Tjen Marching, Peter Kasenda, Aiko Kurasawa, Vijay Prashad Akihisa Matsuno  , Ruth Indiah RahayuNathaniel MehrAdam Hughes Henry Henri Chambert-Loir, Wim F.Wertheim, Steven FarramSri Lestari Wahyuningroem , Joss WibisonoLeslie Dwyer – Degung Santikarma, Vincent Bevins,Wijaya Herlambang, Budiawan, Ong Hok HamRex Mortimer, Olle Törnquist, Max Lane, Hilmar Farid , Michael G. Vann Gerry van KlinkenGrace Leksana, Ken SetiawanAyu RatihYosef DjakababaAan Anshori, Muhammad Al-Fayyadl, Roy MurtadhoDeirdre Griswold , David T. HillYoseph Yapi Taum, Aboeprijadi Santoso, Adrian Vickers, John Gittings, Jemma PurdeyHenk Schulte NordholtMartijn EickhoffMade SurpriatmaDahlia Gratia Setiyawan, Uğur Ümit Üngör, Manunggal Kusuma WardayaGloria Truly EstrelitaWulan DirgantoroKar Yen Leong

simak 1500 ‘entry’ lainnya pada link berikut

Daftar Isi Perpustakaan Genosida 1965-1966

Road to Justice : State Crimes after Oct 1st 1965 (Jakartanicus)


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Definisi yang diusulkan D. Nersessian (2010) untuk amandemen/ optional protocol Konvensi Anti-Genosida (1948) dan Statuta Roma (2000) mengenai Pengadilan Kejahatan Internasional. (disalin dari Harry Wibowo)








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