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Indonesia: Aceh (Acheh)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

Exxon Mobil, Aceh & the Tsunami. Democracy Now (1/4/05).

Exxon Mobil: Human Rights Abuses in Aceh, Indonesia. International Labor Rights Fund (n.d.).

Aceh in the Shadow of Iraq. Leah C. Wells, Voices in the Wilderness (6/14/03).

US Weapons Aid Repression in Acheh. Frida Berrigan, Foreign Policy in Focus (6/11/03).

Aceh: Why the Military Option Still Won't Work. International Crisis Group (5/9/03).

Odds of Indonesia, Separatists Finding Accord Appear Low. Raymond Bonner (NY Times), San Jose Mercury (4/29/03).

Aceh Peace Hopes Build. BBC (1/3/03).

Exxon-Mobil Sponsored Terrorism? David Corn, Nation (6/14/02)
Charges arising from Acheh of human rights violations by forces employed to defend the multinational's interests there.

Indonesia: The War in Aceh. Human Rights Watch (2001). Extended analysis.

A Brief History of Aceh. Ben Terral, East Timor Action Network (win 2001).

Indonesia Rules Out Aceh Independence. BBC (11/19/99).

Political History of Aceh. American Committee on Refugees (9/99). Brief introduction.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Aceh Links: Online resources, predominantly dealing with human rights.

Aceh News.

Atjeh times: Online newspaper.

East Timor Action Network. Leading US agency in support of grassroots efforts inside Aceh.

Free Aceh Movement (also known as Aceh Sumatra National Liberation front, ASNLF, or Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, GAM).

International Crisis Group. Monitors ongoing conflict.

International Labor Rights Fund. Litigation against Exxon-Mobil for subsidizing human rights violations by Indonesian military assigned to protect its gas fields.

Indonesia Human Rights Network. Monitors ongoing conflict.

Tapol (Indonesian Human Rights Campaign).

Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles:

Beamer, Charles R. "The Achehnese-Dutch war & its effect on the Achehnese people: their land, customs & institutions," in Various Authors, Conference on Modern Indonesian History (Madison, 1975), pp.45-60.

Bowen, John R. "Death & the history of Islam in highland Aceh," Indonesia 38 (oct 1984):21-38.

Brancaforte, Stephanie. "A martyr for Acheh," Progressive (4/01):26-28. Jafar Siddiq Hamzah.

Hiorth, Finngeir. "Free Aceh: an impossible dream?" Kabar Seberang 17 (jun 1986):182-94.

Iskandar, T. "The Hikayat Prang Geudong," in Grijns & Robson (eds.) Cultural Contact & Textual Interpretation (Dordrecht, 1986), pp. 94-120. Achehnese account of war against Dutch.

Shiraishi, Saya. "Eyeglasses: some remarks on Acehnese schoolbooks," Indonesia 36 (oct 1983):67-86.

Siegel, James T. "The writing in the wall: historical thought in an epic tradition," Indonesia 25 (apr 1978):61-80.

Wessing, Robert. "The Gunongan in Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Agni’s fire in Allah’s paradise?" Archipel 35 (1988):157-94.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books:

Human Rights Watch. Indonesia: Aceh under Martial Law: Muzzling the Messengers, Attacks & Restrictions on the Media (NY, 2003).

__________. Aceh under Martial Law: Inside the Secret War (NY, 2003).

__________. Malaysia: Aceh under Martial Law: Problems Faced by the Acehnese Refugees in Malaysia (NY, 2004).

Hurgronje, Christiaan Snouck. The Achehnese (2 vols.; Leiden, 1906).

Jones, Leon. The Security Disturbances in Aceh during 1990 (Clayton, Victoria: Monash U., 1997).

Kell, Tim. The Roots of Acehnese Rebellion, 1989-1992 (Ithaca NY: Cornell, 1994).

Reid, Anthony. The Contest for North Sumatra: Atjeh, the Netherlands & Britain, 1858-1898 (NY, 1969).

__________. The Blood of the People: Revolution & the End of Traditional Rule in Northern Sumatra (Oxford, 1979).

Siapno, Jacqueline. Gender, Islam, Nationalism & the State in Aceh: The Paradox of Power, Cooptation & Resistance (NY: Routledge/Curzon, 2002).

Siegel, James. The Rope of God (Berkeley: U. of California, 1969).

__________. Shadow & Sound. The Historical Thought of a Sumatran People (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 1979).

Sjamsuddin, Nazaruddin. The Republican Revolt. A Study of the Achehnese Rebellion (Singapore, 1985).

Thaib, Lukman. Aceh's Case: A Historical Study of the National Movement for the Independence of Aceh-Sumatra (Kuala Lumpur: U. of Malaya, 2002).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"Flower Aceh" [2005], dir. Step Vaessen, 10m. Women's NGO reacts to tsunami.

Monterey Bay Educators Against War
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