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How ‘Jakarta’ Became the Codeword for US-Backed Mass Killing

Vincent Bevins New York Review of Books
Coups in Brazil in 1964 and Indonesia in 1965 were US Cold War victories. In Indonesia between 500,000 and 1,000,000 were killed. This led to the creation of a monstrous international network of extermination and our current global economic system.

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The Propaganda Precursor to "The Act of Killing"

Jon Emont The New Yorker
“The Act of Killing,” in which Oppenheimer shows members of North Sumatra’s Pancasila Youth making a film about slaughtering leftists in 1965. On-screen, Paramilitary members brag about the murders they perpetrated, but also, at different moments, make blunt admissions about the guilt that haunts them. Oppenheimer’s next film, “The Look of Silence,” switches focus by exploring the way that violence has affected the relatives of the victims.
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