Mengenang Si Bung

Bagiku,

Mengenang Bung Karno bukanlah mengenang setumpuk kekuasaan, seagung apa pun ia.

Melainkan,

Mengenang Bung Karno adalah mengenang perjalanan sebuah bangsa ketika tangannya menggapai-gapai langit kemerdekaan di saat tubuhnya dibenam lumpur penjajahan.

Mengenang Bung Karno adalah mengenang perjuangan.

Mengenang Bung Karno adalah menatap lautan harapan.

Ir. Sukarno, 6 Juni 1901 – 21 Juni 1970

Bung, di Sel Nomor 5 Itu…

Bung, di sel nomor 5 itu kau habiskan waktu utk merenungi kemerdekaan bangsamu. Kemerdekaan yang kau percaya akan menjadi jembatan emas yang mengantarkan bangsa ini pada kemakmuran, keadilan, penghormatan pada hukum, bangsa yang menatap masa depan dan merayakan kebersamaan.

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Salinan Surat Bung Hatta untuk Guntur Sukarnoputra mengenai Perjalanan Naskah Pancasila

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Dekat pada akhir bulan Mei 1945, dr. Radjiman, ketua Panitia Penyelidik Usaha-usaha Kemerdekaan Indonesia membuka sidang itu dengan mengemukakan pertanyaan kepada rapat, “Negara Indonesia Merdeka yang akan kita bangun itu, apa dasarnya?”

Kebanyakan anggota tidak mau menjawab pertanyaan itu, karena takut pertanyaan itu akan menimbulkan persoalan filosofi yang akan berpanjang-panjang. Mereka langsung membicarakan soal Undang2 Dasar.

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Film Soekarno Cederai Inggit Ganarsih

Inilah.Com Keluarga Inggit Ganarsih menilai film Soekarno yang diproduksi Raam Punjabi, dan disutradarai Hanung Bramantyo mencederai ketokohan, dan bertendensi menghancurkan kredibilitas Bung Karno dan Inggit Ganarsih.Continue reading “Film Soekarno Cederai Inggit Ganarsih”

Ram Punjabi dan Hanung Bramantyo Kebal Hukum? Rachmawati Minta Perlindungan Hukum dari Mabes Polri

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Ketua Pembina Yayasan Pendidikan Soekarno, Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, telah mengirimkan sepucuk surat kepada Kapolri Jenderal Sutarman. Dalam surat yang dikirimkan Sabtu siang kemarin (14/12/2013), Rachmawati meminta perlindungan hukum berkaitan dengan pelanggaran hak cipta yang dilakukan produser Ram Jethmal Punjabi dan Hanung Bramantyo dalam pembuatan film Soekarno.Continue reading “Ram Punjabi dan Hanung Bramantyo Kebal Hukum? Rachmawati Minta Perlindungan Hukum dari Mabes Polri”

Inilah Foto-foto Bung Karno di Uzbekistan

Keempat foto ini direproduksi dari buku Indonesia Through Russian Lens yang disusun Kedutaanbesar RI untuk Federasi Rusia tahun 2011.

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Foto-foto di atas melengkapi tulisan lama dari tahun 2001, Bung Karno Mencari Makam Imam al Bukhari dan tulisan tahun 2007 Bagaimana Bung Karno Dicium Gadis Rusia?

Inilah Maksud Gosip tentang Wanita-wanita Sukarno

Bung Karno ngobrol dengan (dari kiri ke kanan) Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, dan Jackie Kennedy, dalam kunjungan ke Amerika Serikat tahun 1962.

Ada dua hal yang dicintai Svet Zacharov dari Indonesia. Keduanya adalah Sukarno dan Pancasila.

Pria berusia 75 tahun ini adalah jurnalis senior yang menjadi kontributor untuk sejumlah media massa di Indonesia. Ia menjadi penterjemah Perdana Menteri Rusia Nikita Khrushchev yang mengunjungi Presiden Sukarno di Jakarta tahun 1960.

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Hugo Chavez Ternyata Pengagum Bung Karno!

Presiden Republik Bolivar Venezuela Hugo Chavez yang meninggal dunia 5 Maret lalu ternyata sangat mengagumi pemikiran Bung Karno, terutama gagasan menyatukan bangsa dari berbagai negara di kawasan Amerika Selatan dan Afrika.

Chavez menjadi promotor utama organisasi negara-negara Amerika Selatan dan Afrika (ASA) yang digagas dalam pertemuan di Nigeria pada 2006 dan pertemuan di Venezuela pada 2009.Continue reading “Hugo Chavez Ternyata Pengagum Bung Karno!”

Sukarno’s Speech on the Proclamation Day

Saudara-saudara sekalian! saya telah minta saudara hadir di sini, untuk menyaksikan suatu peristiwa maha penting dalam sejarah kita. Berpuluh-puluh tahun kita bangsa Indonesia telah berjuang untuk kemerdekaan tanah air kita. Bahkan telah beratus-ratus tahun.Continue reading “Sukarno’s Speech on the Proclamation Day”

Bung Karno Kantongi 26 Gelar Doctor Honoris Causa

Anda sudah pernah berkunjung ke kampus Universitas Bung Karno di Jalan Kimia, Jakarta Pusat, yang hanya sepelemparan batu dari RS Cipto Mangunkusumo?Continue reading “Bung Karno Kantongi 26 Gelar Doctor Honoris Causa”

Oentoek Padoeka Jang Moelja

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Bung Karno dan Bintang Ratna Suci

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Inginnya jadi bangsa yang hanyakrawarti hambaudhendha, gemah ripah loh jinawi, tata tentrem kerta raharja, otot kawat balung wesi, ora tedhas tapak paluning pandhe, ora tedhas sisane gurenda!

KITA ini satu bangsa tempe, ataukah satu bangsa banteng?Continue reading “Inginnya jadi bangsa yang hanyakrawarti hambaudhendha, gemah ripah loh jinawi, tata tentrem kerta raharja, otot kawat balung wesi, ora tedhas tapak paluning pandhe, ora tedhas sisane gurenda!”

Pidato Pertama Bung Karno Pasca G30S

DISIARKAN RRI pada tanggal 3 Oktober 1965 pukul 1.33 dinihari dan dimuat di harian Berita Yudha tanggal 4 October.

Dalam pidato pertama kepada publik ini, Bung Karno menyatakan bahwa dirinya dalam keadaan selamat dan tetap memegang pucuk pimpinan negara. Continue reading “Pidato Pertama Bung Karno Pasca G30S”

Penjara Bung Karno yang Kini Dikencingi Anjing

BANYAK orang ingin jadi pemimpin lewat jalan pintas, semata mengandalkan popularitas.

Soetrisno Bachir, ketua umum Partai Amanat Nasional (PAN), misalnya. Sejak beberapa bulan lalu ia mempopulerkan dirinya dengan tag line berbunyi “Hidup Adalah Perbuatan”. Continue reading “Penjara Bung Karno yang Kini Dikencingi Anjing”

Bangsa Tempe? Ayo Vivere Pericoloso!

KITA ini satu bangsa tempe, ataukah satu bangsa banteng?Continue reading “Bangsa Tempe? Ayo Vivere Pericoloso!”

dr. Arif yang Ikut Mengotopsi Mayat Tujuh Pahlawan Revolusi 1965

INI sudah bulan September. Beberapa hari lagi saya ingin menuliskan hasil visum et repertum enam jenderal dan seorang perwira pertama Angkatan Darat yang tewas dinihari 1 Oktober 1965. 

Jelas ini bukan barang baru. Beberapa tahun lalu, Benedict Anderson telah menggunakan hasil visum et repertum ini sebagai rujukan dalam artikelnya di jurnal Indonesia Vol. 43, (Apr., 1987), pp. 109-134, How Did the Generals Die?   

Saya mendapatkan copy visum et repertum itu dariContinue reading “dr. Arif yang Ikut Mengotopsi Mayat Tujuh Pahlawan Revolusi 1965”

Mengintip Kamar Tidur Bung Karno

TAK BANYAK pihak yang mau membantu perawatan Istana Gebang. Itu sebabnya perumahan di Jalan Sultan Agung, No. 56, Sanan Wetan, Blitar itu hendak dijual oleh pemiliknya, keturunan Ny. Soekarmini Wardoyo, kakak kandung Bung Karno.Continue reading “Mengintip Kamar Tidur Bung Karno”

Bung Karno Dan Para Isteri: Hati yang Melihat Wanita

Gatra – Rumah bercat hijau di Jalan Bonang 62, Jakarta Pusat, cukup unik.Continue reading “Bung Karno Dan Para Isteri: Hati yang Melihat Wanita”

Apakah Tiga Rektor Universitas Bung Karno Kaki Tangan Soeharto

MELIHAT Istana Bogor juga dikepung pasukan “liar” pendukung Soeharto, Achadi memilih melanjutkan perjalanan ke markas Resimen Pelopor di Mega Mendung, Puncak Bogor. Continue reading “Apakah Tiga Rektor Universitas Bung Karno Kaki Tangan Soeharto”

Untuk Kedua Kalinya Istana Merdeka Dikepung Pasukan Soeharto

RENCANA Sukarno menggelar sidang Komando Operasi Tertinggi (KOTI) tanggal 14 Maret 1966 gagal total. Seperti beberapa hari sebelumnya, tanggal 11 Maret 1966, Istana Merdeka kembali dikepung oleh pasukan pendukung Soeharto dari Resimen Para Komando Angkatan Darat (RPKAD) yang sekarang dikenal dengan nama Kopassus.Continue reading “Untuk Kedua Kalinya Istana Merdeka Dikepung Pasukan Soeharto”

Mengapa Bung Karno Tak Mau Memukul Soeharto

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TINDAKAN Soeharto memanfaatkan Surat Perintah 11 Maret 1966 menyakiti perasaan Bung Karno. Sejumlah petinggi militer yang masih setia pada Sukarno ketika itu pun merasa geram. Mereka meminta agar Sukarno bertindak tegas, memukul Soeharto dan pasukannya.

Tetapi Sukarno menolak.

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Media Amerika: Soeharto Penguasa Paling Brutal

MyRMNews – BEGITULAH nasib boneka. Ketika sedang dibutuhkan, ia akan hidup bergelimang pujian. Tetapi, begitu sang tuan menyatakan mission accomplished si boneka melanjutkan hidupnya dengan cacian. Continue reading “Media Amerika: Soeharto Penguasa Paling Brutal”

Soeharto Wafat, So What?

MyRMNews – FILM the Ice Age 2: the Meltdown segera berakhir. Manny dan Ely, dua mammoth yang terancam punah dalam film kartun itu, bersama teman-teman mereka, akhirnya selamat dari banjir besar yang dihasilkan lelehan es di kutub utara.

Saat itulah T-Mobile saya berbunyi lirih. Sebuah SMS dari seorang teman di Jakarta.

“Barusan saja Pak Harto meninggal dunia, jam 13.10. Allahummagfirlah.” Continue reading “Soeharto Wafat, So What?”

Bagaimana Bung Karno Dicium Gadis Rusia?

Ini kisah tentang kunjungan Presiden Sukarno ke Moskow. Dalam jamuan makan malam di KBRI, Bung Karno menyempatkan diri berdansa dengan Nina Khrushchev, istri pemimpin besar Partai Komunis Uni Soviet, Nikita Khrushchev. Di ujung acara seorang wanita Rusia menciumnya.

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Indonesia Accuses!

IT was in the morning of 29th December 1929, when a Dutch colonial inspector with half dozen of colonial recherché and around fifty policemen arrived in Soejoedi house in Yogyakarta.

They where looking for Sukarno, the chairman of Indonesian Nationalist Party who had visited the old city to deliver his speech in front of his party members. After one night arrested in Margangsan jail, the next day Sukarno was transferred to the Banceuy jail in Bandung where he prepared his pleidooi before delivered it in front of colonial court on 18th August 1930.

Note: This writing is based on Roger G Paget study on “Indonesia Accuses!”, published in 1975.

In 1965, Sukarno recalls how he prepared the pleidooi in his tiny and smelly cell in Banceuy. He had secured paper and ink from home, and dictionary from prison library. Writing his pleidooi was a backbreaking job; since he has no table to write, he used a two-feet-wide-by-two-feet-high water closet in his cell as a pad to write his speech, which later became a part of Indonesian political history, called Indonesia Menggugat or Indonesia Accuses. It is a thesis of colonialism, extracted from the ache by ache of Indonesian people’s suffering for three and half centuries of Dutch colonial.

On the day, he narrated his speech in blazed rhetoric-style, not merely addressed it to the judges and the court, but also to the Dutch colonial, the ones who charges him.

There are four main subjects in his speech, which are “Imperialism and Capitalism”; “Imperialism in Indonesia”; “Political Movement in Indonesia”; and “the Indonesian Nationalist Party”. He deeply explains the root and the dynamic of Indonesian nationalism by clarifies the socio-economic setting and background that then have transformed it into a political movement against the colonial power.

Sukarno defines capitalism as social system that emerges from a mode of production, which furthermore disconnects the working class, which are, colonized people in the colonized countries, from the means of production. The system by its nature promotes the accumulation, concentration and centralization of capital, and suggests armed power development to preserve and to keep the capital accretion process.

Imperialism he classifies as a lust and system which rules or directs economy and country of another people. The existence of ‘economic nationalism’ is the raison d’ etre for imperialism. He believes that imperialism is the key desire for people or country to defeat, subjugate, and control over another country and another people. He gives examples to show how imperialism drives human being to control over another human beings in order to accumulate the capital in the name of ‘economic nationalism’, and is practiced not only by the white-skinned people, but also by the yellow-skinned people, black-skinned people, and brown-skinned people.

We find it in the lust of the Roman Eagle flying every where, subjugating countries both around and away of the Mediterranean Sea. We see it in the Spanish occupation of the Netherlands to defeats the English, in the Oriental kingdom of Srivijaya’s desire to subjugate the Malacca Peninsula, the kingdom of Malaya, and to exercise influence over the neighboring state of Cambodia, or Champa. We can witness the lust of Majapahit in its subjugation and control of the whole Indonesian archipelago from Bali to Kalimantan, from Sumatera to the Moluccas, or the Japanese occupation on Korea, control over Manchuria, and rule over the Pacific islands.

While in his autobiography (1965) Sukarno says that the effect of imperialism was monstrous. Colonized men were taken from their home and “commandeered to slave in the far-off isles that lacked manpower.” At the same time, women were forced to work in indigo garden. Those who were giving birth were not permitted to stop their work hard.

In his speech, Sukarno distinguishes imperialism into two types, which are old imperialism and new imperialism. Each of it is a direct offspring of its own type capitalism. Yet there is no big difference between two types of imperialism. Each type of imperialism consists of “passion, desire, and ideal, a bias, a system of dominating and controlling the domestic affairs of other countries and others people.”

The old imperialism can be seen as dominations of trading organization supported by the state, like British East India Company and Netherlands East Indies Company (V.O.C.), or domination of Portuguese and Spanish from sixteenth century up to the early twentieth century. The next matter is, as the fact that the modern or new imperialism is a result of the old imperialism dynamic; new imperialism transforms itself into a race of colonies among the colonizers. They, the colonizer countries, are racing to collect as many colonized people and colonized lands as possible. Each of them wants to be the winner, and in doing so they make a people in the colonized lands as the living victims of their sluts and desires.

As a closing remark for “Imperialism and Capitalism” subject Sukarno delivers his forecast on the Pacific War. The war in Pacific, he says, will be erupted as a result of the race for colonies among the British, United States of America and Japan to take control over “the very rich but largely undeveloped China.” He stresses, “the materialist will fight to the death over China, will struggle to death in a battle of the Pacific.”

In the next subject under subtitle of “Imperialism in Indonesia”, Sukarno illustrates how imperialism determined by capitalism spirit has been practiced in Indonesian context. It is obvious, he says, how V.O.C. in seventeenth and eighteenth centuries initiated a monopoly system in Indonesia as an action to compete with the British, Portuguese and Spanish. The harshness and cruelty used in determining and protecting the monopoly was clear; kingdoms smashed and people killed. It was the picture of how old imperialism acted in Indonesia under the Netherlands East Indies Company.

Modern capitalism under Dutch government, arrived in Indonesia following the bankruptcy of V.O.C. in 1800, introduced culture system, which was “far more cruel, far more enthralling and exhausting… Its evil has been acknowledged by nearly everyone who experienced it as well as by those who have studied its history.”

To clear his thought on this theme Sukarno defines four basic principles of modern capitalism and imperialism in Indonesia. Under modern capitalism and imperialism people and countries, he says, will be a permanent source of basic commodities; source of raw materials for European market; market for the product of various foreign industries; and an area for the exploitation of capital. While Indonesian people remain tormented.

Your Honors, there are so many Dutch who simply have no idea of the suffering of the Indonesian people. There are so many Dutch who think of the Indonesian people as living contentedly… The misery of the people isn’t ‘nonsense’ or the ‘work of agitator’. It is a reality, easily proved by the statistic.

He criticizes the Dutch colonial for not providing standard public facilities, hospital for instance; he also mentions that the law to protect labor is not exist, and at the same time the right to strike for labor which is common in others civilized countries has been completely eliminated. No freedom of the press, freedom of organization and freedom of assembly. “And nobody has given my people right which might have been used to combat the terror of imperialism sprawling over our society and livelihoods.”

In the next step, explaining the rising of political movement in Indonesian under Dutch colonialism, Sukarno says, even nobody has given any right to combat the colonial, indeed any individual, or community or people “will ultimately respond in a surge of energy when a provocation of a blood thirsty oppressor can no longer be borne.” World history, he argues, is a story of how people or a country trying to escape misfortune, and “this popular movement is also the product of national misery; our influence over the people is also the product of national misery.”

So, it is the misery of Indonesian people that moves Sukarno and his nationalist fellows establishing the Indonesian Nationalist Party (P.N.I.) in 1927 with Free Indonesia as a main goal. He says to the judges that the principles of the P.N.I are basically similar to the principles of labor movement in Europe and America; there is a positive correspondence where labor must gain power politically before socialism can be realized.

It has been sine qua non in the development of every society, every nation, and every people, in the East as well as in the West, for the colored people as well as the white. Without national independence no nation can attain to greatness, nor will any nation stand strong and upright unless its free.

With the principles of revolutionary movement, which is an opposite of ‘acquiescence’ and ‘moderation’ and not belongs to ‘slow and apathetic’ movement, Sukarno says, “P.N.I. arouses and activates in the masses an awareness of their ‘bounteous past’, ‘dark ages’ and the ‘promise of a brightly beckoning future’.

Imperialist system, Sukarno says, is the means and condition that have rationalized P.N.I. movement. The system initiates a policy of divided and rules; a policy of sowing discord, while at the same time keeps Indonesian people in state of backwardness. Furthermore, imperialist system implants sense of inferiority deep in the mind of the people, so the people believe that colored people is lower and inferior while white people is always higher and superior. The imperialist system, Sukarno says, simultaneously applies ‘a policy of association’ where colonizer implants in the mind and in the heart of colonized people that colonizer power and colonized people have the same interests. Moreover by using this policy colonizer and imperialist stop colonized people from any action to ask any right for independent.

At the last part of his presentation about Indonesian nationalism and political movement of Indonesian people, Sukarno stresses that for Indonesian people who are living under colonization since three and half centuries ago, the freedom of Indonesia and the movement to achieve it is a historical duty that “cannot be avoided, but is inevitable.”

Detik-detik Menjelang Kematian Bung Karno

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PENASARAN ingin mengetahui kondisi Bung Karno selama berada dalam tahanan Orde Baru? Bagaimana keadaan Bung Karno menjelang ajal menjemput nyawa? Continue reading “Detik-detik Menjelang Kematian Bung Karno”

Ya Ganyang Malaysia, Ya Ganyang Indonesia

SULIT BENAR. Tadinya saya sudah “berjanji” dalam hati tidak akan mengirim posting apapun di milis manapun. Janji ini terutama setelah saya membaca (lagi) tulisan Kang Jalal yang saya hormati, yang diposting oleh Bu Ida beberapa waktu lalu. Terima kasih Bu Ida.

Tetapi beberapa hari lalu dan kemarin, terkirim jugalah dua cerita dari masa silam, yang tak ada hubungannya sama sekali dengan konteks apapun saat ini (kecuali kalau mau disambung-sambungkan).

Biasanya, dan mestinya, dalam etika permilisan ditulis kata “OOT:” atawa out of topic sebagai pembuka subject e-mail atau posting. Sehingga pembaca, anggota milis, dapat mengerti sifat dari e-mail itu, dan tak perlu repot membukanya kalau memang merasa sedang tak membutuhkan sesuatu yang OOT. Continue reading “Ya Ganyang Malaysia, Ya Ganyang Indonesia”

Berita Kemaluan Jenderal Disilet Bikin Bung Karno Donder

BUNG KARNO donder. Dalam 1 x 24 jam ia dua kali donder.

Bung Karno donder mendengar kabar dan berita yang mengatakan bahwa para perwira Angkatan Darat yang menjadi korban dalam peristiwa di subuh 1 Oktober 1965 mengalami penyiksaan mahahebat sebelum nyawa mereka dihabisi. Kabar seperti ini, menurut si Bung, sengaja disebarluaskan untuk membakar emosi rakyat dan mendorong “gontok-gontokan” di kalangan rakyat yang akhirnya menjelma menjadi “sembelih-sembelihan”.

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Gagasan tentang Ganyang Malaysia

Bung Karno dan Dubes AS. Dok. RM.SAUDARA-SAUDARA, kita mengatakan bahwa Malaysia adalah proyek neo-kolonialis. Aku berkata, Malaysia adalah suatu proyek neokolonialis, dan aku berkata, Malaysia adalah juga suatu proyek imperialis.

Neo-kolonialis karena Inggris mengkonsolir, menjajah Malaysia itu, atau lebih tegasnya Malaya, Singapore, Brunei,Continue reading “Gagasan tentang Ganyang Malaysia”