Indonesia

Nike and the Sweatshop problem

Recent anger over Nike's current endorsement deal reminded me of a period in the 1990s when Nike was facing consumer anger of its labour practices and a strike by Indonesian workers at one of its factories.

History of Anarchism in Timor Leste

by Vadim Damier and Kirill Limanov
Timor, the most distant colony of Portugal, served as a place of deportation for prisoners since beginning of the XVIII century. From the end of the XIX century, political prisoners were also sent to the island.

Anarchism in Indonesia

Anti-Duterte graffiti in Indonesia, 2017.

Vadim Damier and Kirill Limanov on the history of anarchism in Indonesia.

Film: Factory Asia

Women workers

This film describes the development of industrial zones for world market production around Jakarta, Indonesia.

Bekasi on the Move: film about recent workers struggles in Indonesia

Bekasi On The Move

In 2012 and 2013, Indonesia experienced large scale strikes as workers demanded better (minimum) wages and working conditions and fought, especially, against outsourcing. Workers from factories of global multinationals in the industrial zone of Bekasi (east of the capital Jakarta) blocked roads and organized so-called "factory raids" to force their employers to accept workers' demands.

Uber drivers strike in Indonesia

Mass meeting of striking Uber drivers in Jakarta (image via PPAS Jakarta)

Hundreds of Uber drivers have been on strike in Indonesia in a dispute over what they describe as “modern slavery” practices by the firm.

The example of Sneevliet - Wilebaldo Solano

A short biographical sketch of the life of Henk Sneevliet, Dutch trade unionist, socialist, and internationalist opponent of both world wars, executed by the Nazis in 1942.

Elis died of slave-like life in agency center

Crowded "dormitory" provided by agency company in Hong Kong, with workers sleepi

An Indonesian migrant domestic worker recently died in a Hong Kong work agency hostel. We re-post an article from WKNews that examines the collusion between Hong Kong authorities, the Indonesian government and private agencies and the effect it has on the situation of Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (June 2014)

Striking workers outside the Li Kyant Footwear Factory in Yangon, Myanmar

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during June 2014 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.

Workers' struggles in East Asia (May 2014)

Workers protest on 1st of May in Rangoon, Myanmar

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia during May 2014 and related resources. The most important stories appear on my Twitter feed as soon as I find them: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews.