The Jakarta Method DISCUSSION w/ Marxist Reading Group

Come discuss some theory & history with Orca Books Co-op's Marxist Reading Group.

Our next title is Vincent Bevins' THE JAKARTA METHOD (2020)

We will be discussing the text in it's entirety Monday, May 22nd at 6:00PM

We meet at Orca Books Co-op in Downtown Olympia (315 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA)!

You can purchase a copy of the book at our store or on our website at!

Audiobooks available from (and I believe TRL has one on the Libby app!)

Email for more info!

A little bit about the book: In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians. This was one of the most important turning points of the twentieth century, eliminating the largest communist party outside China and the Soviet Union and inspiring copycat terror programs in faraway countries like Brazil and Chile. But these events remain widely overlooked, precisely because the CIA's secret interventions were so successful.

In this bold and comprehensive new history, Vincent Bevins builds on his incisive reporting for the Washington Post, using recently declassified documents, archival research and eye-witness testimony collected across twelve countries to reveal a shocking legacy that spans the globe. For decades, it's been believed that parts of the developing world passed peacefully into the U.S.-led capitalist system. The Jakarta Method demonstrates that the brutal extermination of unarmed leftists was a fundamental part of Washington's final triumph in the Cold War.

Event date: 
Monday, May 22, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
315 5th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World By Vincent Bevins Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541724006
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: PublicAffairs - April 27th, 2021

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