Statements and Press Releases

July 2020

West Papua
Suara Papua – July 5, 2020

The following is a translation of a press release by 17 West Papuan organisations that have launched a Papuan People’s Petition (Petisi Rakyat Papua) to oppose the government’s discussion on renewing Papua’s Special Autonomy Law (Otsus) which expires next year.

May 2020

West Papua
Kontras – May 27, 2020

[The following is a translation of a press release issued by the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) following the release of five Papuan political prisoners on May 27.]

January 2020

West Papua
FRI-WP/AMP – January 2, 2020

Waa... waa... waa... waa... waa... waa... waa... waa... waa... waaa!

November 2019

Indonesia
November 17, 2019

Ian Ahong – November 17 is the commemoration of International Student Day. This commemoration does not automatically emerge from nothing but has a history of struggle against tyrannical power.

Indonesia
GEBRAK – November 14, 2019

The Labour Movement With the People (GEBRAK) strongly condemns the coup d’etat in Bolivia against the government of Evo Morales.

October 2019

Indonesia
Indonesia Calling – October 28, 2019

The betrayal of the mandate of reformasi – the political reform movement that began in 1998 – has angered Indonesia’s youth, students and the ordinary people.

September 2019

Indonesia
GEBRAK – September 24, 2019

September 24 marks the commemoration of National Farmers Day. Every year, thousands of farmers take to the streets to demand the justice and prosperity that seems to have been forgotten by the government.

West Papua
GEBRAK – September 3, 2019

Since the siege on the Papuan student dormitory in Surabaya, a wave of demonstrations by the Papuan people has taken place. Massive protest actions have taken place in at least 14 districts in Papua and West Papua provinces.

April 2019

Indonesia
Arah Juang – April 1, 2019

The following is a statement by the Yogyakarta International Women’s Day (IWD) Committee on the University of North Sumatra’s (USU) censoring of the Suara USU (Voice of USU) student press.

March 2019

Indonesia
Arah Juang – March 16, 2019

The following is a statement by the Organisation of Socialist Youth Groups (OKMS) on the terrorist attack against worshipers performing Friday prayers in Christchurch New Zealand.

February 2019

Indonesia
SV Statement – February 12, 2019
  • No to a coup, American intervention and military invasion
  • Let the Venezuelan people overcome the crisis in a democratic and peaceful manner

Imperialist America is again attacking Venezuela after earlier enacting sanctions and an economic blockade as

May 2018

Indonesia
KOMITMEN – May 1, 2018

20 years of reformasi: A reminder of the need to win what has yet to be achieved by reformasi – freedom, equality and prosperity.

Long live the workers! Long live the people!

Indonesia
SEDAR – May 1, 2018

[The following is a translation of a leaflet distributed by the Populist Democratic Trade Union (SEDAR) on May Day 2018.]

Today, we will again take to the streets and join the momentum of International Labour Day or May Day 2018.

April 2018

Indonesia
Arah Juang – April 29, 2018

On April 19-20, representatives from some 42 organisations gathered in Jakarta to take part in the People’s Movement Conference (KGR).

March 2018

Indonesia
PPR – March 25, 2018

The People’s Liberation Party (PPR), a political organisation fighting for socialism in 21st century, calls for the release of environmental activist Muhammad Hisbun Payu and three others who arrested by police on March 4.

Indonesia
Joint Statement – March 8, 2018

Viva democracy and equality!

March 8, 2018, is exactly 118 years since the Women’s Conference in Denmark which set March 8 as International Women’s Day (IWD).

July 2017

Indonesia
Legal Aid Foundation – July 12, 2017

The following is a joint statement by the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) and 15 Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) offices across Indonesia on the recently enacted Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2017 on Social Organisations.

May 2013

Indonesia
May Day Action Committee – May 1, 2013

[The following is a joint statement by the Yogyakarta Working People’s Association-Political Organisation Congress (KPO-PRP), the Politics of the People (PR) and the People’s Liberation Party (

June 2012

West Papua
Joint Labour Secretariat – June 15, 2012

Friends and comrades, all the people of Indonesia, are you aware of the escalating violence that has been taking place in West Papua over the last few days. Terror, violence and intimidation have become the daily face of life for the Papuan people.

May 2012

Indonesia
Joint Labour Secretariat – May 2, 2012

Today, May 1, coinciding with the commemoration of International Labour Day, the Greater Jakarta Joint Labour Secretariat (Sekber Buruh) again took to the streets.