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Andre Vltchek

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Andre Vltchek is a novelist, poet, political analyst, journalist, photographer and filmmaker, and has covered dozens of war zones from Bosnia and Peru to Sri Lanka and East Timor. He is the author of the novel "Point of No Return," political nonfiction "Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad"; the plays Ghosts of Valparaiso and Conversations with James; and with Rossie Indira, a book of conversations with the foremost Southeast Asian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer, "Exile." His non-fiction book "Oceania" is a result of his five years work in the South Pacific. He has collaborated with UNESCO through various publications. Presently he is finishing writing a novel "Winter Journey" and a non-fiction book about the political situation in post New-Order Indonesia. A senior fellow at The Oakland Institute, he writes and photographs for several publications worldwide, corporate and progressive, including Z Magazine, Newsweek, Asia Times, China Daily, Irish Times and Japan Focus. He prodiced the feature-length documentary film about the Indonesian massacres in 1965, "Terlena – Breaking of The Nation." He is the cofounder and coeditor of Mainstay Press and Liberation Lit, and his books have been translated into several languages. He presently lives and works in Asia and Africa. His website is

Work Samples

Point of No Return
Oceania Work Samples

Kenya's Incursion in Somalia
Western Media Perverts Information about Thailand
Suharto: As He Lays Dying
Marshall Islands: Kwajalein Missile Range
Southeast Asia: Resisting the Nokia E90
Jakarta Votes While Holding its Nose
A Military Coup and the Culture of Fear
Jakarta: In Dire Need of Improvement
Forging Political Alliances for Money
Asean: The Distant Dream of Unity
Natural Disasters or Mass Murder?
A Tortured History and Unanswered Questions
Bush May Face Religious Wrath in Indonesia
'Secret War' Still Killing Thousands
The New Pacific Wall: The U.S., Australia, and New Zealand Control the Pacific Islands

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