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

Every year at this time Indonesia renews its collective distain for communists, widely blamed for allegedly trying to tear the country apart in an aborted coup more than half a century ago. But this year is different. As thousands of police stood guard ...and more »

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

Beware the evil communists, warn fearful hoax messages spreading on WhatsApp. Should people come to your village offering free blood tests, they are really trying to infect you with HIV. In some circles in Indonesia it is like the cold war never ended.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 »