COR Ep. 8 Labor Party’s Potentials and Contradictions in Indonesia

Labor movements have aspired to establish their own political parties to contest state power. Indonesia has witnessed the emergence of such a party.

In this episode, we delve into the origin story of the Labor Party of Indonesia, exploring its goals and political agenda for the upcoming election. Muhammad Ridha, a candidate representing the Labor Party in next year’s election, joins our conversation.

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We spoke about the debates within the Party, labor struggle in Indonesia, the Party’s conception of class and its role in bridging the gap between the working class and the Party.

Our cohost, Kiang, shares his experiences from engaging with co-operators, scholars and activists working with platform cooperatives around the world at a conference in Kerala, India