• Earth of People

    Greetings, comrade. The blog's name is an adoption of "Bumi Manusia" (Earth of Mankind), a prose from Indonesian author named Pramoedya Ananta Toer. The site would publish various writings related to people struggle that would be categorized into several categories, from Political Economy, Education, Culture, Journalism, News, and Gallery.
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Hundreds of West Papuan Protesters Suffered Repression and Custody from Indonesian Cops

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. West Papuan pro independence youth from Aliansi Mahasiswa Papua (AMP) or Papuan Students Alliance, held a peaceful protest rally in Jakarta commemorating West Papuan declaration of independence and condemning Indonesian military occupation. However despite Indonesian Constitution (UUD 45) opening states “Independence is the right of all nation and all colonialism must … Continue reading

If Government Give Us Fuel Price Hike, We Will Give Them General Strike

Indonesian workers strongly disagree and they stated that they will take measures against fuel price hike by the new government under Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Jusuf Kalla. Such measures included national day of action and general strike. Said Iqbal, president of Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Indonesia (KSPI) or Indonesian Trade Union Confederation stated that anti fuel … Continue reading

Karawang Peasants Defend Their Land Against Corporate Eviction

Thousands of mobile brigade and thugs hired by Agung Podomoro Inc. now are ready to storm three villages in West Telukjambe, Karawang, Indonesia. The people of Karawang also prepared to defend their lands. This is an actual potential agrarian conflict with 7.000 armed mobile brigade apparatuses will evict and displace the peasants from their 350 … Continue reading

YSF: Youth and Students! Fight and Defeat Imperialism!

Youth and Students: Junk WTO! Fight and Defeat Imperialism BACKGROUND: WTO as the US Imperialist Machinery to Control International Trade The World Trade Organization was institutionalized in January 1, 1995, succeeded General Tariffs and Trade. The main objective of WTO is the liberalization of economies to facilitate trade articulated by reduction to removal of all … Continue reading

The Current Situation and Prospect for The Youth Movement

THE CURRENT SITUATION AND PROSPECTS FOR THE YOUTH MOVEMENT Keynote Speech by Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle at the Youth Solidarity Festival Bali, Indonesia, December 3, 2013 In behalf of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, I extend warmest greetings of solidarity to the organizers and participants of … Continue reading

APRN – Push People’s Alternatives to WTO

Draft Statement of the APRN Public Forum on the People’s Trade Agenda (December 4, 2013) Until today, the WTO remains as one of the most important mechanisms of the global monopoly capital in advancing neoliberal trade. After almost two decades since its establishment, the WTO’s legacy is the plunder of the world’s resources by rich … Continue reading

Indigenous Peoples Resisting Neo-Liberal Globalization

DECLARATION Indigenous Peoples:Resisting Globalization, Asserting Self-Determination We, the Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth gathered here in Bali, Indonesia on 2-6 December 2013, organizing our own workshop and various events parallel to the World Trade Organization Ninth Ministerial Meeting (WTO MC9), hereby agreed to resist neoliberal globalization and assert our right to Self-Determination. As Indigenous Peoples … Continue reading

Stop The Brutal Suppression of Workers and Trade Unions in Cambodia

Support Cambodian working people who have been struggling for their rights. STOP THE BRUTAL SUPPRESSION OF WORKERS AND TRADE UNIONS IN CAMBODIA.* We condemn the Cambodian government for violently suppressing the legitimate strike organised and participated by the majority of garment, textile and footwear workers demanding higher minimum wage. Numerous media reports confirmed that the … Continue reading

Indonesian Teachers Held Strike to Demand Government Concerns on Education

Teachers in Indonesia held teachers strike and joint prayers in each region to demand government’s concern towards national education condition on Saturday 5 October 2013, coincides with International Teacher’s Day. “The concrete number in Indonesia is still unclear today. We estimated that the teachers who will join the joint prayers and teachers strike are below … Continue reading

Towards Nationwide General Strike, Jakarta Workers Launch Regional Convoy

After declaring their stance on 30 September 2013, for nationwide general strike, the working class showed their seriousness. Wednesday, 2 October 2013, hundreds of workers in Jakarta held a regional convoy, spreading flyers on the plan for nationwide general strike. Since morning, hundreds of workers called Jakarta Workers on The Move (Buruh Jakarta Bergerak) have … Continue reading