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Indonesia Topics

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  • Once again, the Indonesian dictator Suharto has stepped down, appointing his vice-president Jusuf Habibe as his successor. We now turn to our international roundtable of pro-democracy activists for their views on who a real alternative to Habibe could be.
    May 21, 1998 | Story
  • More than 200 people have been killed in Indonesia over the past four days from fires or being fired upon. Indonesian police have shot and killed students and protestors marching through the streets. Mass fires and looting have continued since Monday as Indonesians call for President Suharto to step down. Late last week the House Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights heard testimony from Indonesians about the economic and...
    May 15, 1998 | Story
  • Thousands of Indonesian students continue their protests after the killings of more than half a dozen of their classmates by the military. As the dictator Suharto heads back to Indonesia from a visit to Egypt, thousands of protesters are demanding his ouster.
    May 14, 1998 | Story
  • Several prominent critics of the dictator Suharto demanded an end to his 32 year rule today. A group of retired generals and cabinet ministers issued a statement urging the pro-Suharto assembly to revoke the appointment of Suharto as President. This comes as nationwide campus protests have begun to spill over into the streets of Indonesia over the past few weeks.
    May 11, 1998 | Story
  • In the last few weeks we have heard numerous reports out of Indonesia of heavy police and military repression against demonstrators protesting the economic crisis and the inauguration of Indonesian dictator Suharto. In this week’s The Nation, Allan Nairn reports the Clinton Administration has funded and trained the Indonesian military.
    Mar 13, 1998 | Story
  • Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, is in the midst of a serious economic and political crisis.
    Mar 10, 1998 | Story
  • Cracks are beginning to appear in U.S. Administration and corporate supportof the Indonesian military dictator Suharto. Calls for his ouster arerising. American officials including Defense Secretary William Cohen andDeputy Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers are converging on the South EastAsian country to meet with Suharto and to re-assess support for thislong-time U.S. ally. Suddenly the New York Times and the Washington Postare calling for...
    Jan 13, 1998 | Story
  • Leaders from 17 Asian and North and South American countries gathered this weekend in Vancouver, Canada, for the Asia Pacifica Economic Cooperation forum known as APEC.
    Nov 24, 1997 | Story
  • Six years ago today — on November 12, 1991 — Indonesian troops armed with American-made M16 rifles fired on a crowd of several thousand unarmed East Timorese civilians gathered at the Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili, East Timor. At least 271 people were killed that day and more later as they sought medical treatment in local hospitals. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 12, 1997 | Story
  • To mark the sixth anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre, where Indonesian soldiers with U.S. equipment opened fire on a funeral procession, killing more than 250 East Timorese people, activists around the country will be protesting the close ties between Washington and Indonesian dictator Suharto. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 12, 1997 | Story