Statement by ABC Indonesia, Palang Hitam anarkis Indonesia (WA) on repression against the No State Tech collective.
Solidarity statement against the attack and repression of international counter-information
The same thing also happened in Indonesia, the silencing and repressiveness of the counter-information media has been increasingly encouraged by the Indonesian Police, such as the creation of a “cyber police” or social media police, which one of their aims are to isolate the spread of information not only anarchist networks but other political dissidents and those who have the courage the criticize the state.
The Indonesian Police from 2014 to 2019 have disbursed funds of ± 900 billion rupiah, which are used as funds for buzzers to curb the spread and growth of counter-information media. In 2018 the Indonesian Police began to re-focus the anarchist movement in Indonesia. And also the recent statement from the national police to ban media from covering police violence. However, we are sure that both individuals and groups who are focusing on counter-information and grassroot reports will continue to exist and grow. At the severity of this situation in which the State, Capitalism, and all its tools try to carry out silencing and repressiveness either online or physically, are not the time to be silent and surrender ourselves to fear.
Amid the continuing increase in Covid-19 cases on an international scale, governments in various countries are using it to make policies that not only choke our economic capacity, but also our most basic freedoms.
We believe nothing is completely safe and free from risks, especially when running counter-information sites online. And this is actually the fundamental reason why we must respond to this increasingly suffocating situation.
We are calling for international solidarity (in whatever means possible) for nostate, 325, Anarchist Black Cross Berlin, Montreal Counter-Info, Northshore Counter-Info, Act For Freedom Now! and other cons info. Solidarity for every anarchist prisoner in all corners of the world (Toby Shone, Monica, Fransico etc), and anti-eviction movements in Bara-Baraya, Pancoran, Pakel and all forms of struggle for liberation and independence.
Anarchist Black Cross (WA) – Indonesia (PALANG HITAM ANARKIS)