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The land, the law, and the people

Lucas, A. and Warren, C.ORCID: 0000-0003-3842-4637 (2013) The land, the law, and the people. In: Lucas, A. and Warren, C., (eds.) Land for the People: The State and Agrarian Conflict in Indonesia. Ohio University Press/Swallow Press, Athens, Ohio, pp. 1-39.


No one seems to realize that Indonesia is entering a period of social revolution. The signs are there. It can be seen in the farmers who, having had their land stolen from them during the New Order, are now taking it back by force. It can be seen in the protests by farmers outside regional assembly buildings. It can be seen in the attacks on hundreds of police and military posts . In the past, these very same people would have let themselves be robbed of their voices, but now they are fighting back. Whether they realize it or not, they are the vanguard of a social revolution. - Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Arts
Publisher: Ohio University Press/Swallow Press
Copyright: 2013 Ohio University. Centre for International Studies
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