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Joint declaration of the Indonesian People's Movement Conference
Arah Juang - April 29, 2018
The conference was initiated by the Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance (KASBI), the Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (KPBI), the National Labour Movement Centre (SGBN) and the Populist Democratic Trade Union (SEDAR).
The conference, which was attended by around 500 people from around the country, produced the following declaration:
We, the Indonesian workers, Indonesian farmers, Indonesian youth, Indonesian women, and those fighting for democracy, human rights, the environment and against corruption, declare the following resolutions and the struggle of the Indonesian people's movement:
Capitalism is the principle source of the people's problems. It creates poverty, suffering, environmental destruction, human rights violations, corruption, the destruction of natural resources and political, social and cultural inequality.
The capitalist and imperialist regime threatens democracy by on the one hand issuing policies that restrict democratic space such as the law on social organisations (Perppu Ormas), the Information and Electronic Transaction Law (UU ITE) and the Legislative Institutions Law (UU MD3), and on the other hand giving space to strengthen capitalist forces, militarism, fundamentalism, patriarchy and rampant corruption.
The unity of the people's movement and building an alternative political force is an urgent need for the people to be able to fight the capitalist-imperialist regime that is in power.
Mandate of the Indonesian People's Movement Conference:
Indonesian People's Movement Conference
(KPBI, KASBI, KSN, SGBN, SEDAR, JARKOM PERBANKAN, SINDIKASI, SMI, AKMI, GPPI, LMND, FRONT NASIONAL-UNAS, PEMBEBASAN, FMK, KPOP, SPRI, KOLEKTIFA, LSS, FRI-WP, GEREJA KRISTEN ANUGERAH, FORUM ISLAM PROGRESIF, SAVE GUNUNG SELAMET, PRP, POLITIK RAKYAT, PPR, KPO PRP, MILITAN INDONESIA, INDOPROGRES, ISLAM BERGERAK, KPA, WALHI, KONTRAS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, YLBHI, LBH JAKARTA, IKOHI, TURC, LIPS, MAHARDIKA, SOLIDARITAS PEREMPUAN, AMP, SEBUMI)
[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was Deklarasi Bersama Konferensi Gerakan Rakyat Indonesia. Arah Juang is the official website of the Political Congress of the Working People's Organisation of Struggle (KPO-PRP).]
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