Below are James Balowski's translations of the three interviews with key leaders from the left as well as from the nationalist PAPERNAS group. They were first published in JURNAL BERSATU in early 2008. They are interviews:
1. Irwansyah, Secretary General Working People’s Association (PRP)
2. Zely Ariane, Spokesperson People’s Democratic Party-Political Committee of the Poor (KPRM-PRD)
3. Harris Sitorus, Secretary General National Liberation Party of Unity (Papernas)
The KPRM-PRD has been built of the members expelled by the current PRD leadership who refused to support the proposed electoral fusion proposed with the Star Reformation Party, one of the small elite-based parliamentary parties.
PAPERNAS is the vehicle built by the PRD before the expulsions and was meant to become an eletoiral vehicle that could presentthe PRD's politics. It has been more-or-less inactive in public politics for more than one year now.
For more on KPRM-PRD and the PRD as well as on the PRP, see other articles on this blog.
Ideologically, PRP and KPRM explicitly advocate a socialist perspective. PAPERNAS proclaims itself as "populist in general or progressive nationalist" assserting that "all classes are confronting the grip of imperialism".
For the full text of the three interviews click on more just below. I have highlighted in bold what I think are key statemenys made in the three interviews.