Statement of Parit “Penguin” to his judges

Parit Chiwarak declares Article 112, Thailand’s lese majeste law, is backward, announces that he will fast until his right to bail is restored

Isaan academics sign petition condemning use of Section 112

Isaan academics join together to speak out violence and Section 112, Thailand’s lese majeste law.

Khong-Chi-Mun student group in Isaan urges an end to violence

The newly-established Khong-Chi-Mun student group in Isaan urges an end to violence

The Isaan Gender Diversity Network comes out to create space for equality and acceptance

LGBT groups have long been active in cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai. But in Isaan, members of LGBT community are forming the region’s first-ever network, aiming to fight for equal rights, challenge stereotypes, and create understanding of LGBT issues.

Ubon Ratchathani University students organize in solidarity with protesters in Bangkok

Students at Ubon Ratchathani University joined into the group “Ubon U won’t tolerate” on Friday even to show support for protesters in Bangkok and issue a statement condemning government violence.

Govt disperses “The People’s Party 2020” rally, arrests leaders

Photos by Suphaphorn Tumprakon Early this morning at about 4:30 a.m., a…

Despite death threats, anti-mining group vows to reclaim mine in Nong Bua Lamphu

A group of locals is planning to escalate their longstanding opposition to a limestone mine in Nong Bua Lamphu’s Suwannakhuha District on Friday amid death threats against one of its advisors.

Black magic and calls for change at large protest at Khon Kaen’s Democracy Monument

Protesters at Khon Kaen city’s Democracy Monument called for democracy and held a mock ritual to drive out the prime minister on Thursday evening. 

Nong Bua Lamphu locals block entrance to limestone mine after negotiations fail

Locals in Nong Bua Lamphu’s Dong Mafai district yesterday escalated their opposition to a limestone mine in a long-running dispute with the mining company and the state.

Isaan writers, students express solidarity with activists charged after Harry Potter-themed protest

After a human rights lawyer and a leader of the recent pro-democracy protests were arrested and accused of several charges, Isaan student activists and a group of writers issued statements of solidarity.

After court rejects petition to free dissident, he is released from mental hospital

A government psychiatric hospital unexpectedly released a dissident late today after spending nearly two weeks there. Tiwagorn Withiton was admitted against his will on July 9 after wearing a shirt with the slogan, “I lost faith in the institution of the monarchy.”

Civil rights groups urge release of Khon Kaen man held at mental hospital

A Khon Kaen man was admitted against his will at a mental hospital after he posted online photos of himself in a shirt with the slogan “I lost faith in the institution of the monarchy.” Questioning the legal grounds for the forced admission, activists and civil rights groups are calling for his immediate release.

Remembrances of Red Trauma (13) – Lessons from the 2010 crackdown

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the crackdown on the Red Shirt protests in May 2010, and as part of the special series “Remembrances of Red Trauma,” The Isaan Record held an online panel discussion last week.

Corona Chronicles – Life under COVID-19

Readers in Isaan share their stories of how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected their lives.