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Indigenous community Sedulur Sikep honored with Human Rights Award for their fight against environmental destruction and standing up against multinational companies like HeidelbergCement

Indigenous community Sedulur Sikep honored with Human Rights Award for their fight against environmental destruction and standing up against multinational companies like HeidelbergCement


Press release, 17 December 2018

Indonesia: The community of the “Friendly Minded” receives the prestigious Yap Thiam Hien Award for their efforts to protect the environment. The Sedulur Sikep fight against the impending land grab and environmental destruction by the cement industry, i.a. the German HeidelbergCement AG.

Gunarti, a mother of three, farmer and environmental activist, had inspired many people in Germany last year with her authenticity and her energetic commitment towards the environment. Her home region, the Kendeng Mountains in ... read more

Posted on 03:07 AM in Activities, Visitor Programmes, Joint Press Releases & Statements, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Press Releases, Publications, Environment & Climate
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R.I.P. Bung Soenarto

R.I.P. Bung Soenarto


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Life, interrupted: Documents from Berlin

Life, interrupted: Documents from Berlin


Jakarta Post, 10 December 2018

www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/12/10/life-interrupted-documents-from-berlin.html

by Katrin Figge

When Pipit Rochijat Kartawidjaja came to West Berlin to study electrical engineering in the early 1970s, he found a city isolated by the Cold War and divided by a wall. It was home to all sorts of creative minds: musicians, artists and student activists.

Foreigners seemed to be strangely attracted to West Berlin, as its isolated status reflected their own state of mind of feeling like an outsider.

Pipit, however, quickly took ... read more

Posted on 12:23 AM in democracy, Elections & Political Parties, History & Overview, Human Rights, Indonesia, Judiciary & Administration, East Timor, Publications, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Watch! Indonesia – indonesische Filmreihe im BABYLON, Berlin-Mitte

Watch! Indonesia – indonesische Filmreihe im BABYLON, Berlin-Mitte


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Posted on 05:51 AM in Agro Fuels, Activities, Visitor Programmes, democracy, Elections & Political Parties, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Society & Religion, Environment & Climate
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Antara Optimisme dan Kerinduan yang Menggugat

Antara Optimisme dan Kerinduan yang Menggugat


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Posted on 10:45 PM in Activities, Visitor Programmes, democracy, Human Rights, Indonesia, Recent Activities, Mining, East Timor, Publications, Transitional Justice, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector

RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector


November 12, 2018. Open Statement

read as PDF: www.watchindonesia.org/wp-content/uploads/Declaracion-con-firmas-ENG.pdf

During its 14 years of existence, RSPO – the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – has failed to live up to its claim of „transforming” the industrial palm oil production sector into a so-called „sustainable” one. In reality, the RSPO has been used by the palm oil industry to greenwash corporate destruction and human rights abuses, while it continues to expand business, forest destruction and profits.

RSPO presents itself to the public ... read more

Posted on 12:46 AM in Agro Fuels, joint position papers, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Papua, Position Papers, Publications, Rainforest, Environment & Climate
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Palmölsiegel auf dem Prüfstand

Palmölsiegel auf dem Prüfstand


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Posted on 11:19 PM in Agro Fuels, Activities, Human Rights, Indonesia, Information and Analysis, Land & Indigenous Rights, Publications, Environment & Climate
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Indigene Rechte und der Anbau von Palmöl

Indigene Rechte und der Anbau von Palmöl


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Posted on 01:49 AM in Agro Fuels, Human Rights, Indonesia, Land & Indigenous Rights, Mining, Publications, Environment & Climate, Watch Indonesia! in the Media
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Invitation: Conference: ‚Law and Justice: Indonesia 20 Years after Reformasi‘

Invitation: Conference: ‚Law and Justice: Indonesia 20 Years after Reformasi‘


Conference: ‚Law and Justice: Indonesia 20 Years after Reformasi‘

Berlin, 9th – 11th November 2018

The year 1998 is considered as the year of ‘Reformasi’ which marked the end of dictatorship in Indonesia. The great pro-democratic demonstrations, especially those of students, ended dictator Suharto’s power who had led the country under military rule for 30 years. The 20th anniversary of ‘Reformasi’ offers an occasion to reflect on own endeavors, to develop new strategies and eventually a chance for consolidation. This ... read more

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Freiburg: Coal and Palm Oil in Kalimantan, Indonesia

Freiburg: Coal and Palm Oil in Kalimantan, Indonesia


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