Statements and Press Releases

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.

March 2012

Indonesia
Perempuan Mahardhika – March 4, 2012

In the home and in the streets, women are being raped. The government and the parliament are ignoring cases of rape and are complicit in sexual violence against women.

October 2011

Indonesia
Joint statement – October 20, 2011

PT Freeport Indonesia, a subsidiary of Freeport McMoran Cooper and Gold – of which 90.64 percent of the shares are owned by Freeport CEO James R. Moffet – is the largest mining company in the world.

September 2011

West Papua
Joint Statement – September 28, 2011

We fully support the strike by PT Freeport Indonesia workers for better wages and conditions.

August 2011

West Papua
Max Lane Online – August 4, 2011

[The following essay by Surya Anta was written in response to a series of questions, I emailed him yesterday, August 4, 2011 - Max Lane]

‘I am here to give solidarity, not as a provocateur’