On (11/2), CESASS UGM hold SEA Chat#28 in an online conference, inviting two speakers. The first speaker is William Halloran from Western Sydney University, Australia. Halloran explains his presentation about Labor Rights, Laws, and Abuses in Indonesia. In this session, Halloran serves on three main issues. Firstly, he discussed the impact of covid 19 on the industry in Indonesia, particularly in the health sector considering health workers’ rights. Secondly, the controversy of OMNIBUS LAW. Thirdly, issues related to labor rights and laws that Indonesia might face in the future. Halloran concludes that this pandemic situation has proven that a single country can not function without its citizens’ health and well-being. Hence, protecting the most vulnerable has insurance for our better future. Thus, all parties including government, businesses, and other institutions should not take advantage of covid-19 to unravel the rights of the workers.
Education either functions as an instrument that is used to facilitate the integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, how men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world. Said Prof. Alberto Gomes referencing Virilio’s ideas about critical pedagogy in South America, especially in the practice of Brazil education in SEA TALK Series #43, Prof. Alberto is a founding director of dialogue, emphatic, engagement, and peacebuilding at DEEP network and a professor at Emeritus La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia. In this SEA chat discussion, this time Prof. Alberto brings a discussion on the topic of emancipating the shackled mind and “the role of critical education”.