Dancing with dictatorship: how the government is dealing with the Free Youth movement
Pattawee Chotanan looks at the government’s approach to curb and suppress the youth-led pro-democracy protests.
August 28, 2020
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.
August 21, 2020
Talking protest with Attapon Buapat: Inside the “Khon Kaen’s Had Enough” group
Attapon Buapat, one of the prominent faces of the rallies and an organizer with the “Khon Kaen’s Had Enough” group talks about the birth of the movement, funding of the protests, the growing harassment by the authorities, and his hopes for change.
August 18, 2020
#SaveOurFuture: A test for the awakening of Isaan’s students
In wake of the dissolution of the Future Forward Party, student activism networks are emerging all across the Northeast. They want Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down and the military-drafted constitution to be rewritten.
March 13, 2020
Isaan youth activism rises in wake of Future Forward dissolution
A wave of protests by university students and young activists is sweeping across the Northeast in reaction to the dissolution of the Future Forward Party.
February 27, 2020
Sombat Boonngamanong: The Red Shirts are not dead, just wait for the “rain”
Prominent political activist and founder of the satirical Kian Party Sombat Boonngamanong talks about his live after the military coup in 2014 and the fate of the Red Shirt movement.
February 24, 2020
“Let it end in our generation”: Some reflections on the Car Mob and pro-democracy movement in Isaan
In a time of political dissent, people in the Northeast have turned to unique ways of…
July 28, 2022
Elephant welfare in Thailand: a growing ethical, political, and cultural concern
Thailand’s tourist industry has long profited from inhumane and exploitative techniques…
June 16, 2022
PART III: The Role of Champassak Royals as Mediators
In this final segment of our series, “The Holy Man Rebellion(s) from both sides of the…
April 21, 2022
PART II: The Holy Men Rise and Fall Across Borders
In Part I of our special three-part series, “The Holy Man Rebellions from both sides of…