Sunday, May 20, 2012

Eat and Billy Sentenced to One Year and Eight Months

Billy Augustan and Reyhart Rumbayan (Eat) have been sentenced to one year and eight months in prison for an attack with molotov cocktails on a bank ATM in Yogyakarta on the 7th October 2011. The sentence includes the seven months they have already spent in prison awaiting trial.

Messages of support for Eat and Billy can be sent to blackhammer (at) and will be taken into the prison. Letters can be sent to:
Billy Augustan & Reyhard Rumbayan
Lembaga Pemasyarakatan (LAPAS) Kelas IIB Sleman
Jalan Bedingin, Sumberhadi,
Mlati, Sleman,
Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Two actions against coastal reclamation in Manado.

In recent years, much of Manado's shoreline has been turned into a commercial strip of shopping malls and entertainment venues, 'reclaiming' the coastline by building out into the sea. Apart from destroying the marine environment, where coral still grows even on the city's shore, the habitat loss also threatens the livelihoods of traditional fisherfolk, displaced by the new leisure and tourism economy. Here are reports from two recent uncompromising actions to reject the latest of these developments.