Strike wave in Indonesia

From libcom: The Indonesian economy has been booming due to high prices for the commodities it is based on, but living costs are also rising and there is a strong sense that the country’s economic successes have not been shared. This has triggered a number of strikes across Indonesia in late 2011 and the start of 2012, some of which have succeeded in gaining higher wages.

Workers clashing with security forces during a protest in Bekasi on Friday January 27

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Canberra: banner drop demands sovereignty

Indymedia: A group of Canberra anarchists dropped 3 banners around the Civic in the nation’s capital, as an autonomous action in solidarity with Aboriginal Tent Embassy’s 40 years of struggle.

One banner was hung on the pedestrian bridge on Alinga St reading ‘(AUSTRALIA – crossed out) INVASION DAY. SOVEREIGNTY NEVER CEDED”. Another two were hung from a large empty building on London CCt directly opposite the Department of Public Prosecutions and an Australian Federal Police station which read “224 YEARS OF OCCUPATION, 224 YEARS OF RESISTANCE” and “STOLEN LAND”.

This small action follows on the heels of worldwide publicity of tent embassy protests, after Aboriginal activists frightened the police and security teams of the nations two major political party leaders into a humiliating ‘escape’ from an Australia Day function beside the aptly named ‘Pork Barrel Cafe’ Continue reading “Canberra: banner drop demands sovereignty”

Indonesia: police station burnt after man is killed by police

January 25: About 30 villagers burn the regional police station and a number of police vehicles in Penawar village, Tulang Bawang subdistrict, in the south of Sumatra. They were angry about the death of 25-year-old Hambali bin Doni, who was shot by police on January 23.


Indonesia: Trial begins of Eat & Billy Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell / FAI (Indonesia)

From 325, rough translation from Negasi-Negasi:

Two combatants of the Jogja area (Eat & Billy) who have been detained since October 7, 2011, have now been moved to the court prison and will face their first trial today, January 30, 2012. This trial will proceed with the second trial to be held on February 1, 2012. Continue reading “Indonesia: Trial begins of Eat & Billy Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell / FAI (Indonesia)”

Rockhampton: politicians’ home and office ramraided

January 25: A 62-year-old man was charged with three counts of willful damage for allegedly driving his car into the house and office of Member for Rockhampton Robert Schwarten and Federal Member for Capricornia Kirsten Livermore.

Police say Brian John Hellier rammed Mr Schwarten’s home  in his car about 6pm on January 24, causing significant damage to the garage roller door and the politician’s Lexus parked inside. Continue reading “Rockhampton: politicians’ home and office ramraided”

Sydney: Governor General and Prime Minister’s houses paintbombed

January 22:

THE Sydney residences of the Prime Minister and Governor-General have been damaged with paint bombs during a drive-by attack. Continue reading “Sydney: Governor General and Prime Minister’s houses paintbombed”

36 minors escape from immigration detention; 17 still free

ABC online, January 29:

Seventeen Vietnamese asylum seekers who claim to be unaccompanied minors are missing from immigration centres.

The Immigration Department has confirmed 36 minors have escaped from custody between July 2010 and January 17 this year. Continue reading “36 minors escape from immigration detention; 17 still free”