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The mass murders and disappearances of suspected communists in Indonesia in the mid-1960s became the blueprint for smashing the potential of socialists gaining power in countries across the Third World during the Cold War, ensuring the maintenance of American capitalist hegemony. This week, Rupture's Michael Coleman and People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy sit down with journalist Vincent Bevins to discuss his recent book, the Jakarta Method, which dissects the Indonesian mass killings of 1965–66, the CIA's complicity in the Indonesian atrocities and how these tactics were later implemented by right-wing authoritarian governments in South and Central America with US approval.
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For more info on Vincent's book, see: https://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/vincent-bevins/the-jakarta-method/9781541724013/
'Anti-Communist Massacres Killed Indonesia’s Hopes for National Liberation and Socialism: An interview with Vincent Bevins', Jacobin, https://jacobinmag.com/2020/05/anti-communist-massacres-indonesia-brazil-communism--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ruptureradio/message