Recovering memory in Spain and Indonesia

May 17, 2012

The electronic artist Grey Filastine connects efforts in Spain and Indonesia to confront a dictatorial past and achieve justice in the present, the Jakarta Globe reports:

“They’re excavating the mass graves, they’re going through the political process of changing the history books, of removing big statues of Franco, like all of that stuff is just now happening. I mean come on, does it take that long?” Grey said. “So there could be a long period of adjustment after Suharto as well. ”

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One Response to “ Recovering memory in Spain and Indonesia ”

  1. Len Tsou on May 17, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    There was an Indonesian, Dr. Tio Oen Bik, who served in the International Brigades from 1937-1939 and eventually, returned to Indonesia around 1953. Dr. Bik miraculously survived the Suharto’s massacre. A short biography of Dr. Bik can be found in The Volunteer,