In the early morning hours of October 1, 1965, a group calling itself the September 30th Movement kidnapped and executed six generals of the Indonesian army, including its highest commander. The group claimed that it was attempting to preempt a coup, but it was quickly defeated as the senior surviving general, Suharto, drove the movement's partisans out of Jakarta. Suharto blamed the Communist Party of Indonesia for masterminding the movement...
Oral history essays about the victims of the 1965-1966 violence in Indonesia.
For a brief description of the book and translated excerpts see the July-September 2004 issue of Inside Indonesia.
Japanese translation : Indoneshia: Kyū Sanjū Jiken to minshū no kioku (Tōkyō: Akashi Shoten, 2009).
The history of the Japanese occupation, wars of independence, international relations of the independent nation-states, and internal armed conflicts. Special attention will be paid to the wars in Vietnam, Indonesia, and East Timor.
Changing ideas about humanity and rights. Considers the relationship between human rights and the nation-state, imperialism, and capitalism. Assesses the efforts to end large-scale human rights violations and the role of the United Nations.