Episode

6/9 The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade w/ Vincent Bevins

June 9, 2020

Sam hosts journalist Vincent Bevins to discuss his new book The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World. Bevins shares the untold story of the US’s role in promoting slaughter across Indonesia in the name of securing western capitalism. Bevins shares the history of Sukarno in Indonesia, the Bandung Conference, and the rise of third-world powers after WWII. Sam and Bevins discuss US involvement in suppressing the Indonesian left, including bombings and training Indonesian military commanders at Ft. Leavenworth, culminating in the US-backed Suharto’s takeover of the Indonesian government, which killed 1 million innocent people. Bevins explains how the Jakarta method helped lay the groundwork for Operation Condor and the state terror that took place in Central and South America in the 70s and 80s. 

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