FUEL PRICE HIKE is an act of treason!

Press Release of IPA

17 June 2013, Jakarta

FUEL PRICE HIKE is an act of treason!

Indonesian Peoples Alliance and its members joint with thousand of workers and student movement yesterday in a rally in the front Indonesia Parliament building to reject the clause in the 2013 national budget that will revoke fuel subsidies. The end of the parliament meeting on that day (17/6) is to revoke fuel subsidies. IPA and its allied is condemn this decision, because this policy will trigger daily need prices for peoples consumption. Ahmad SH, spokesperson of IPA said, that this policy is failed to see the bigger picture of fuel issues in Indonesia.
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“with this decision government is hand off from their responsibility to fulfill and respect socio-economic right of Indonesia citizen. The main problem of energy issues in Indonesia is the reality that natural resources of Indonesia is already monopolized by monopoly capitalism. To revoke the subsides is a treason act of government” said Ahmad SH that also from Walhi, Friend Of the Earth (FoE)-Indonesia.

Trade liberalization which already become Indonesian government mainstream on their economic and trade policy, is resulted to make majority Indonesia citizen (small peasant, workers, etc) become more vulnerable. Rudy HB Daman, from Federation of Independent Trade Union (IPA member) said, the small victory of workers movement that win 12% wage hike in national level, is become meaningless.

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“workers life in this country is already like slave, we are being asked to work overtime with small wage, that sometimes its not enough to fullfill family basic needs, with this policy now we are definitely become slave, trade liberalization is ruining our life, daily need prices is so high, since the government do not have capacity to run national production for self sufficient orientation, there for we are being choked by import products that killed our fellow peasantry in rural area” said Rudi

Rahmat from Alliance for Agrarian Reform Movement (militant national peasant organization) said the policy to revoke fuel subsidy will increase cost production for peasantry. He was concern, that this policy will increasing poverty level in Indonesia, since majority from Indonesia population is peasantry and workers.

“This is crazy, just from 2008 fuel prices hike, in west java, prices for land rent is increase for 100%, and for peasantry land is their mean of production, so we could predict that what will happen in these coming following days, peasantry life will become more miserable, and with this condition theay are being asked to compete with import agriculture product in the name of trade liberalization? This decision is truly expressing the character of Indonesia government as the running dog of monopoly capitalism” explain Rahmat that also Deputy of General Secretary of Asian Peasant Coalition (APC)

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Hary Sandy, general secretary of National Student Front, said parliament decision on fuel subsidies will be recorded by Indonesian peoples as act of treason, where peoples mandate is being manipulated for the benefit small group of peoples in this country.

“we will remember the policy, and majority of Indonesian peoples will learn from yesterday, those parties that are support the revoke policy will be left by its constituents, and for those who are against theirs act will be examine by the peoples through out the year toward 2014 general election, every acts and policy that were been made by them, each day is expose the true faces of political parties that will run for the upcoming election”   1025533_4858485466709_2117683438_o

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Press Release of IPA 17 June 2013, Jakarta

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Press Release of IPA

17 June 2013, Jakarta

FUEL PRICE HIKE is an act of treason!

Indonesian Peoples Alliance and its members joint with thousand of workers and student movement yesterday in a rally in the front Indonesia Parliament building to reject the clause in the 2013 national budget that will revoke fuel subsidies. The end of the parliament meeting on that day (17/6) is to revoke fuel subsidies. IPA and its allied is condemn this decision, because this policy will trigger daily need prices for peoples consumption. Ahmad SH, spokesperson of IPA said, that this policy is failed to see the bigger picture of fuel issues in Indonesia.IMG_2744

“with this decision government is hand off from their responsibility to fulfill and respect socio-economic right of Indonesia citizen. The main problem of energy issues in Indonesia is the reality that natural resources of Indonesia is already monopolized by monopoly capitalism. To revoke the subsides is a treason act of government” said Ahmad SH that also from Walhi, Friend Of the Earth (FoE)-Indonesia.

Trade liberalization which already become Indonesian government mainstream on their economic and trade policy, is resulted to make majority Indonesia citizen (small peasant, workers, etc) become more vulnerable. Rudy HB Daman, from Federation of Independent Trade Union (IPA member) said, the small victory of workers movement that win 12% wage hike in national level, is become meaningless.IMG_2761

“workers life in this country is already like slave, we are being asked to work overtime with small wage, that sometimes its not enough to fullfill family basic needs, with this policy now we are definitely become slave, trade liberalization is ruining our life, daily need prices is so high, since the government do not have capacity to run national production for self sufficient orientation, there for we are being choked by import products that killed our fellow peasantry in rural area” said Rudi

Rahmat from Alliance for Agrarian Reform Movement (militant national peasant organization) said the policy to revoke fuel subsidy will increase cost production for peasantry. He was concern, that this policy will increasing poverty level in Indonesia, since majority from Indonesia population is peasantry and workers.

“This is crazy, just from 2008 fuel prices hike, in west java, prices for land rent is increase for 100%, and for peasantry land is their mean of production, so we could predict that what will happen in these coming following days, peasantry life will become more miserable, and with this condition theay are being asked to compete with import agriculture product in the name of trade liberalization? This decision is truly expressing the character of Indonesia government as the running dog of monopoly capitalism” explain Rahmat that also Deputy of General Secretary of Asian Peasant Coalition (APC)1015257_4858483466659_1204721023_o

Hary Sandy, general secretary of National Student Front, said parliament decision on fuel subsidies will be recorded by Indonesian peoples as act of treason, where peoples mandate is being manipulated for the benefit small group of peoples in this country.

“we will remember the policy, and majority of Indonesian peoples will learn from yesterday, those parties that are support the revoke policy will be left by its constituents, and for those who are against theirs act will be examine by the peoples through out the year toward 2014 general election, every acts and policy that were been made by them, each day is expose the true faces of political parties that will run for the upcoming election”   1025533_4858485466709_2117683438_o

Stop Land Grabbing and Junk WTO!

IMG_2087   Jakarta(4/6), Alliance of Agrarian Reform Movement/Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria (AGRA), Indonesian militant peasant organization mobilize their thousands members to Jakarta for anti land grabbing, junk WTO and reject fuel prices hike campaign. Rahmat, Secretary General of AGRA said this mobilization is to reiterate Indonesia peasantry position to the Indonesian government toward these issues.

“Indonesian peasantry are being oppressed by government policies and action related to land. Million of hectares peasants lands are being grabbed by government in the name of development and public interest, but what actually happen the they use the lands for massive plantation, mining sites, military facility and real estates projects, these policies should be stopped and land need to be distributed back to the peasantry through genuine agrarian reform, if government refuse to do this, therefore do not blame peasantry if they take their own actions to defend and take back their lands.” said Rahmat in his speech in the front of Land National Body of Indonesia. (4/6)

It is true what Rahmat said-that were also Deputy Secretary General of Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), a progressive regional alliance of peasant organization in Asia- millions of peasantry spilled their blood and tears in order to defend or take back their rightful lands across Asia. Some are wins and some were loose, but every actions that were took by peasantry will always become inspiration and precious lessons to advance anti land grabbing campaign.IMG_2069

“Not only in Indonesia, peasantry across Asia region also launch anti land grabbing campaign, with this were know that land grabbing is not only happen in Indonesia but also happen across Asia, even in another region like Latin America and Middle East and Europe. We will unite with those who shown their determination to launch anti land grabbing and genuine agrarian reform campaign, because these are the objective demand of peasantry, therefor we need to distinguish our self and make it clear among our rank in peasant movement, those who are still played with peasant life through their phony organization will be leaved by the peasantry, because only the genuine and militant peasant organization that are capable to give leadership for the peasant movement” explain Rahmat to the masses on the rally.

Beside land grabbing issue, the mobilization also launch their position toward 9th WTO Ministerial Meeting that will be happen on the coming December in Indonesia. For this issue, AGRA as member of Indonesia Peoples Alliance (IPA) said peasantry position is already clear. WTO do not give any benefit for peasantry, on the contrary they use national government to stripped peasantry through various policies, starting from Agreement on Agriculture )AoA, revoke agriculture subsidies, agriculture import policy, till intellectual property right on seed.IMG_1819

“WTO policies is already been implemented very well by Indonesian government, the result is Indonesia loose her sovereignty on food, national agriculture market is being flooded by import products, and in the name of competition government stop agriculture subsidies, these policies are exposed the true nature of Indonesian government, they are not the side of their own peoples but their on the side of foreign monopoly capitals. Were not gonna take it anymore, Junk WTO. Pesantry need trade that serve the peoples and up hold sovereignty, where mutual benefit will realize.” Rahmat said on the rally.

Indonesian Peoples Alliance (IPA), a movement for sovereignty and trade to serve the peoples, support AGRA position on WTO. Ario Adityo from IPA Secretariat on his solidarity message to the rally said, that peasantry really need to stop 9th WTO Ministerial Meeting, since agriculture will become one of the three main agenda on Bali Package.IMG_1952“it is imperative for peasantry, especially Indonesian Peasantry, since peasantry and workers will become the most affected sectors when the meeting reach a new deal in the up coming meeting. We will not allow them to reach deal, but further we need to make sure that peoples message will be heard on this up coming meeting, and our message is Were Not Gonna Take It Anymore! Junk WTO!” said ArioIMG_2060

AGRA also calling to Indonesian peasant movement to consolidate their ranks toward WTO meeting. AGRA is calling for National Peasant Consultation on WTO in this up coming month. Mobilization and conferences will be hold under coordination with Peoples Global Camp that will happen on December.