Drowned

A song from East Kalimantan "Thursday Action", photo by Aksi kamisan
photo: Aksi kamisan
Response Indonesia “East Kalimantan Thursday Action” to “Gendered coal struggles at the margins. Men, women and children miners in Tajikistan” by Negar Elodie Behzadi
see the video below.

Children do not play in the field
But, in the middle of the open-pit 

The water’s blue  but  artificial
There has never been a warning sign
They are pleased,
Coming home after one tiring day at school 
Happy without  time knowing
Cheerful without measure 

Suddenly (their friends are screaming 3x)

Their mothers cry
Heart-breaking
Their children are never coming back 

(Reading the names of the children who drowned  in open-pit coal mines in East Kalimantan) 

• Muhammad Fariqi, 14 years old, drowned
• Sanofa M Rian,  14 years old, drowned
• Budi Maulana, 11 years old, drowned
• Mulyadi, 15 years old, drowned
• Dewi Ratna, 11 years old, drowned
• Noval Fajar Slamat Riyadi, 15 years old, drowned
• Diky Aditya, 15 years old, drowned
• Wilson 17 years old, drowned
• Miftahul Jannah 10 years old, drowned
• Junaidi, years old, drowned
• Rahmadani 11 years old, drowned
• Dede Rahmad 16 years old, drowned
• Amaliya DInata, 6 years old, drowned
• Maulana Mahendra, 11 years old, drowned
• Muhammad Sendy, 8 years old, drowned
• Nadia Zaskia Putri, 10 years old, drowned
• Muhammad Raihan Saputra, 10 years old, drowned
• Ardi Bin Hasyim, 13 years old, drowned
• Muhammad Yusuf Subhan, 11 years old, drowned
• Apria Wulandari, 12 years old, drowned
• Koko Handoko, 16 years old, drowned
• Kusmayadi 22 years old, drowned
• Edy Kurniawan, 15 years old, drowned
• Dias Mahendra, 15 years old, drowned
• Agus Irawan, 20 years old, drowned
• Novita Sari, 18 years old, drowned

Their mothers cry
Heart-breaking
Their children are never coming back
 Earth’s heartbeat

Vocal : ade jjhino
Guitar  : Rio
Lyric /narasi : Ocha KAB

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