About the Preparatory Committee of the National Liberation Party of Unity (KP-Papernas)
About the Preparatory Committee of
the National Liberation Party of Unity (KP-Papernas)
The foreign capital domination operated by its Puppet – the Indonesian Government has plundered country’s national Resources, devastated national industry and impoverish people. Such condition generate the emergence of various people’s organizations as well as broaden the resistance against the anti-people policy in all the sectors and all the regions. However, it remains fragmentized on the issues and actions that may impede the creation of significant power to combat capital domination.
At the national conference on June 20-21, 2006 , Preparatory Committee of the National Liberation Party of Unity (KP-Papernas) was established to respond to this situation. It established to unify the people’s power to create a new political alternative power as an effort to answer the problem of the people. “Liberation” reflects a desire to set the people free from the imperialism, and “unity” refers to the party’s strategic project to broaden and deepen the democratic movement. The Party will be registered to the 2009 election to challenge the neoliberal parties.
So-called as Three banners of National Unity that put forward the following Programs:
· Repudiate the foreign debt that has absorbed vast amounts of the state budget and prevented the state from modernizing the industrial and technological sectors. It also deprives social programs such as education and health of funding; in 2006, debt repayment absorbed more than 27% of the budget (11% for interest payment and 16% for principal). Only 7% has been allocated for development.
· Nationalizations of the oil , gas and electricity industries. The country’s energy resources must be controlled by the state with priority given to supporting national industry and public services. Commercialization will only be considered if the domestic industry and the people’s needs are fulfilled. The electricity company has increased its tariffs because of the high price of petroleum and gas. It accelerates the devastation of national industry, leading to more job losses and greater impoverishment.
· Create jobs through a national industrialization program. Job creation must not depend on foreign and private investment. Workers’ rights have been removed as the government pushes for lower wages. Financial and economic resources are needed for a new national industrialization of basic industries – steel, machinery, electricity, agriculture, pharmaceutical, automotive, train, shipping and telecommunications. This program will require a vast number of workers who, in turn, will benefit from having the work. Workers must also have free access to education and health care.
The founding Members
The national founding members are:
Joining at the national Level are : People’s Democratic Party, the Automotive Workers Union, the Indonesian National Front for Workers Struggle, Unity of Workers Struggle, the National Student League for Democracy, Unity of Buddhist Student, the National Peasant Union, the Urban Poor Union and the Indonesian Transportation Workers Union.
Joining at a local level are: Belawan Transportation Workers Union, (Medan-North Sumatra), Movement of the Poor, Labuhan Batu (North Sumatra), Lampung Street Vendor Union (Lampung Province), Jogjakarta Student Community, Solidarity of Indonesian Students, Amasutra, Lespek Boul, Central Sulawesi Union of the Poor, Forum of Lembata Youth (South East Nusa, NTT), Peasant Community of Rotanolet, Peasant Community of Liavua, Forum of Latena Community and People’s Alliance for Decent Housing.
Structure of The National Committees
Chair Person Dominggus Oktavianus
General Secretary Lukman Hakim
Deputy Ganjar Krisdiyan
Labor Department Sulaiman
Student and Youth Department Rudi Hartono
Farmers and fishermen Department Gigih Guntoro
Urban Poor Department Marlo Sitompul
Cultural Department Tejo Priyono
International Relation Katarina Pujiastuti (Penulis)