The Forgotten Massacres

de Jong, Alex

Publisher:  Jacobin
Date Written:  02/06/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17518

Fifty years ago, in 1965, hundreds of thousands of Indonesian communists were slaughtered -- all with the support of the US. For decades, this version of the mass killings of 1965–66 has been reinforced by state propaganda and parroted by Western experts who saw the "spontaneous" eruption in murderous violence as confirmation of pre-existing racist ideas about fanatical and irrational "orientals."

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