Grey Filastine, right, with Indonesian rapper Nova. The experimental activist electronic music duo are playing at an undisclosed warehouse location Saturday night. (Courtesy photo by Miguel Edwards)

Veteran anti-capitalist noisemaker Filastine is back in Seattle for a secret show

Activist musician Grey Filastine, who cut his teeth raising a ruckus during the WTO riots, returns to Seattle this weekend.
May 17, 2016
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How American women can take back International Women’s Day

It may not get much attention in the U.S., but International Women's Day means a lot for these. visitors from Indonesia, China and Puerto Rico.
Mar 7, 2016
A boy rides his bike in the haze along an Indonesian highway in late October, at the height of forest fires that blanketed much of Southeast Asia in a haze. (Photo by REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

Climate and consumption come to a head in Indonesia forest fires

What does your shampoo have to do with Indonesia's awful forest fire season?
Dec 2, 2015
Students in the North Seattle College International Program were involved in a fatal crash on the Aurora Bridge Thursday morning. (Photo via Seattle Fire Department Twitter.)

North Seattle International Students in fatal bus crash

Four North Seattle College students who were part of an International Student orientation were killed in a collision Thursday morning.
Sep 24, 2015
A Legong Balinese dancer. (Photo from Flickr by Jorge Dalmau)

When does enthusiasm for Indonesian culture veer into appropriation?

Watching white Seattleites’ adopting Indonesian culture taught me that I can fit in here without giving up my identity.
Jun 23, 2015
Tuna loins are offloaded at Waepure, one of the Indonesian fishing villages involved in the new Fair Trade tuna program. (Photo by Paul Hilton / Fair Trade USA)

Fair trade seafood, coming soon to your grocery store

Haunted by horror stories from fisheries in the Global South? A new fair trade seafood labeling system is on the way.
Mar 6, 2015
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The Act of Killing makes movie stars out of war criminals

A new film out of Indonesia takes an unflinching look into the dark heart of political violence.
Aug 13, 2013
The EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard requires a growing percentage of alternative fuels to be mixed in to commercial gasoline. But some of these supposedly green alternatives come with their own environmental impacts. (Photo by Branden Eastwood)

The (other) oil industry greenwashes de-forestation in Indonesia

It is a shock to think of Indonesia as the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. How could a country that boasts one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems be spewing out more carbon and methane than economic powerhouses such as Germany and Japan? The answer lies in the forest. Or what’s left of […]
Nov 21, 2012