In search for enlightenment: Life of communists in the mystical forest of Dong Phra Jao

It was also where locals were educated politically, and was a critical and important point in the political development in Isaan. The Isaan Record visits the site to learn about the life of those who searched for enlightenment, living as communists in the vast forest; those who reflect on what they learned after living in Dong Phra Jao.

Remembering rebellion

Isaan’s former communists resist fading into oblivion and continue organizing annual commemoration events.

Former communists get final payouts, many claims unsettled

The military government made the final payment to former communist insurgents completing an amnesty deal from 35 years ago. But many of them claim they are yet to be paid.

From rice fields to rebellion: Untold stories of Northeastern Thailand’s armed struggle (PART III)

After their push for a revolution failed, Isaan’s communist rebels moved on to other battles . This is the third part in a special series on Northeasteners’ experience of fighting for the communist movement.

From rice fields to rebellion: Untold stories of Northeastern Thailand’s armed struggle (PART II)

In the 1960s, thousands of farmers in the Northeast joined an armed rebellion against the state. This is the second part in a special series of articles on their experience of fighting for the communist movement.

From rice fields to rebellion: Untold stories of Northeastern Thailand’s armed struggle

On August 7, fifty million Thais are called to cast their votes…

From rice fields to rebellion: Untold stories of Northeastern Thailand’s armed struggle (PART I)

On August 7, Thais across the country will vote in a referendum on a military-backed constitution. On the same day in 1965, thousands of farmers took up arms against the military-ruled state that had promised a new constitution for years.

Northeasterners mark 50th anniversary of the communist armed struggle

By Fabian Drahmoune NAKHON PHANOM – Fifty years ago, Comrade Tang fought…