[Marxism] China, Class Collaboration, and the Killing Fields of Indonesia in 1965

Ken Hiebert knhiebert at shaw.ca
Sun Jan 12 08:35:48 MST 2014


An investigation into the political background to the 1965 anti-communist slaughter of a million Indonesian workers and peasants, comparing that event to the 1927 Shanghai massacre by Chiang Kai-Shek, when Chiang turned on his supporters in the Chinese Communist Party and killed thousands. More

The principal targets of this act of terror were the workers and peasants of Indonesia, especially those who supported the Partai Komunis Indonesia (PKI,) the Beijing-oriented Indonesian Communist Party. This party, which had been the largest Communist Party in the world outside the Soviet Union and China, was reported in mid-1965 to have three million members, and perhaps another ten million sympathisers in various party-led mass organisations – unions, women's, youth organisations and others. The party and all its associated organisations were annihilated in the wave of violence. 

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