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PEUCUT

PEUCUT. Pekuburan “Peucut”, adalah nama sebuah tempat dimana serdadu-serdadu Belanda selama Perang Aceh-Belanda dikuburkan di Banda Aceh. (The “Peucut” cemetery, is the name of a place where Dutch soldiers during the Aceh-Dutch War were buried in Banda Aceh.) Continue reading

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PEUCUT KHERKOFF, ACEH-DUTCH WAR MONUMENT

PEUCUT KHERKOFF, ACEH-DUTCH WAR MONUMENT. Witness of the Aceh-Dutch War. Peucut explains, not only how great the resistance of the Acehnese people against the Dutch colonialism, but has shown that the Dutch pay a high price for their presence in Aceh. We must honor and preserve these historical monuments in order to remain a great deal and a warning for posterity that our ancestors have sacrificed much for freedom. Continue reading

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THE UNTOLD STORY ABOUT HISTORY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDONESIA IN ACEH PROVINCE

THE UNTOLD STORY ABOUT HISTORY OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDONESIA IN ACEH PROVINCE. Currently, the existence of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) in Aceh is no longer known by the people. Even if someone hears the story is only from living witnesses who mostly choose silence and do not want to tell stories. Continue reading

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TAX AND CIVILIZATION

TAX AND CIVILIZATION. Tax is the cost of civilization. We come out of a museum, walk while whistling safely, and know that there’s not much in the world for free, and it’s getting more and more expensive. A nation, difficult to walk without taxes. People’s libraries, urban parks, nursing homes, firefighters, public schools, social assistance without taxes are all in jeopardy of budget shortfalls. Continue reading

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THE ORIGIN OF THE COFFEE CULTURE IN ACEH

THE ORIGIN OF THE COFFEE CULTURE IN ACEH. Coffee culture was not found in Aceh until near the end of the 19th Century. An orientalist who became a sociocultural researcher, Snouck Hurgronye wrote in The Achehnese Volume I, during his research of the Acehnese, “For most ordinary people in Aceh, white water is almost the only drink, from time to time (occasionally) it will drink sugar cane juice, squeezed from the trunk only with a very primitive tool.” Continue reading

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HOW TO TELL HISTORY

HOW TO TELL HISTORY. A good historian knows that he is drawing. He tells something, a circumstance, an event, from a situation he might not see, he does not face. Because the material of history is actually like a canvas of memory. Continue reading

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WHY PALESTINE IS OUR SADNESS

WHY PALESTINE IS OUR SADNESS. Palestine is not just a territory, nor are people of a particular ethnicity. Palestine is sadness, facing the forces associated with knowledge and technology, facing sophisticated weapons, the power of money, a very conquering force. Why do we feel the same fate with Palestine? Because we know it feels sad because our hearts feel the same with Palestine. Ever felt how captured, defeated and silenced in the world. Continue reading

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HISTORICAL REPETITION

HISTORICAL REPETITION. Human life may be written in a different way but the cycle is always the same, so the conclusions are taken by the historians of ancient Persia. But are the conclusions taken by them true? Sometimes we feel had learned from the experiences of people in the past, learn from the mistakes made by people in the past but we subconsciously repeat the behavior of the people before us. Continue reading

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CIRCLE OF HATRED

CIRCLE OF HATRED. Those who are fearful when pressed turn out (often) to be very fierce when in power, people who are severely tortured by a situation is often a more oppressive ruler harder than its predecessor. If one to get a job to bribe 100 million, then when the grasp of power will ask for a bribe of 200 million and continue. Continue to grow into a snowball from time to time, will never be finished and eventually become a circle of Hatred. Continue reading

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MANTE THE LOST PYGMY TRIBE

Modern times may be cruel, the fate of the Mante tribe as well as the various flora and fauna in the forest, they are powerless in the face of incessant corporations and conglomerate to erode their habitat. Oil palm plantations, rubber and even the most disgusting are deforestations by large companies, especially under the guise of oil palm and rubber plantations. Massive gold mining, gas, and forest exploration have urged them. Continue reading

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