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Battlefield Indonesia: corporate destruction provokes peasant resistance, fuel price rise fuels workers’ protest

Monday, 24 June, 2013

Below is my latest piece for ROARmag, where you can already read an edited and illustrated version 🙂

Price rises are provoking revolt in yet another country. The country is Indonesia, the price concerns fuel, and the revolt takes the form of rallies and strike action. The events can be seen as just a new round in a series of workers’ struggles for better living standards, against a state and a capitalist class that tries to make profits by keeping wages as low as possible, by destroying the forest and the livelihood of people. Continue reading “Battlefield Indonesia: corporate destruction provokes peasant resistance, fuel price rise fuels workers’ protest” »