International News

The struggle for a 'political alternative of the poor' in Indonesia

Zely Ariane is a spokesperson for the Indonesian Political Committee of the Poor — People’s Democratic Party (KPRM-PRD). The following interview was conducted by Theresia Dian Septi Trisnanti and translated by James Balowski.

Question: When was the KPRM-PRD formed?

Iraq: Hundreds die in US assault on Sadr City

Doug Lorimer
9 May 2008

“Deaths and injuries are soaring in Sadr City as US troops increase their military and economic pressure” on the Iraqi capital’s huge Shiite slum district, the English-language website of Baghdad Azzaman daily reported on May 5.

Home to 2.5-million people, Sadr City is a stronghold of the political movement led by anti-occupation Shiite cleric Moqtada al Sadr and his Mahdi Army militia.