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Monthly Archives: April 1986

transmigrasi: speed & politics - rainforest destruction and transmigration camps, Sumatra, April 1986

Until well into the 1990s, the government of Indonesia was taking large amounts of loans from international agencies, such as The World Bank, for transmigration projects to clear the rainforests of frontier areas of its larger islands including Sumatra. Javanese settlers were enticed onto these lands often to face difficult conditions and economic ruin [...]