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Freedom from poverty: reflection on Heroes Day

Oxford | Fri, November 10, 2017 | 12:44 pm
Freedom from poverty: reflection on Heroes Day Urban poor – A resident carries out her daily activities in a slum area in Kapuk Teko, Jakarta. (Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

PREMIUM It was on Nov. 10, 1945 in Surabaya, a day we cherish as Heroes Day, that Indonesia’s illustrious champion of freedom, Bung Tomo, inspired his people with an impassioned speech, galvanizing all to stand firm against the colonial invaders and to choose, “Freedom, freedom or death!” 

Instructing his followers not to shoot first, his aim was to respect all human ...

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