INDONESIA – Tens of thousands protest against new patriarchal and corruption legislature

For the past weeks, tens of thousands have taken to the streets across Indonesia, to protest new legislature that, amongst other things, makes extramarital sex illegal, restricts the sale of contraceptives and weakens the countries official “anti-corruption” agency.

These very militant protests are a nothing but an expression of the deep contradictions that exist in Indonesia. The new legislature is a turn towards an even more reactionary course of the old Indonesian state, that still has big parts of the old Dutch colonial law in place.

The struggle for such democratic rights as free access to family planning in Indonesia will not succeed today without fighting the criminal imperialist rule over the fourth most populous country and all its people, preserving the semi-feudal, semi-colonial oppression.

Solidarity with the struggling masses in Indonesia!

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