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Islamists find another stick to beat Widodo with – communism - South China Morning Post

Indonesian President Joko Widodo's administration has been accused of squeezing Islamic hardliners following a successful overthrow of Widodo's protégé in Jakarta's elections earlier this year. Photo: AFP. Every year at this time Indonesia renews its ...and more »

Beware the red peril: Indonesia still fighting ghosts of communism - The Guardian

Protest outside parliament in Jakarta coinciding with the anniversary of a failed coup that was blamed on communists. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA. Beware the evil communists, warn fearful hoax messages spreading on WhatsApp. Should people come to your ...and more »

In Indonesia, the 'fake news' that fueled a Cold War massacre is still potent five decades later - Washington Post

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Early on the morning of Oct. 1, 1965, members of Indonesia's armed forces kidnapped and killed six high-ranking generals in Jakarta. To this day, it's not entirely clear who was involved in planning the operation or what the “30th ...and more »

Anti-communist rally in Jakarta a washout - The Straits Times

About 3,000 people attended an anti-communist rally in Jakarta yesterday. The organisers had expected 50,000 to show up. Observers said the poor turnout showed the Red scare seems to have little traction.ST PHOTO: RAISYA MAHARANI. Published. Sep 30 ...and more »

Thousands of Indonesians join anti-communist rally in Jakarta - Gulf Times

Islamist groups hold flags during an anti-communist protest outside parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia. Text Size: A A A. Reuters/Jakarta. Several thousand protesters led by Islamist groups held a rally yesterday outside Indonesia's parliament ...and more »