Indonesia’s original sin: mass killings and capitalist expansion, 1965–66

  title={Indonesia’s original sin: mass killings and capitalist expansion, 1965–66},
  author={H Farid},
  journal={Inter-Asia Cultural Studies},
  pages={16 - 3}
  • H. Farid
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Economics
  • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
Following an aborted coup attempt in October 1965, the Indonesian military organized what turned out to be one of the most horrifying massacres of the twentieth century. More than half a million people were killed while hundreds of thousands of others were detained for years in prison camps throughout the country. There are two major points that this paper attempts to make. First, that the killings are in fact a case of state violence despite of the efforts to make it look like spontaneous… 
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