Remembrances of Red Trauma (28) – No democracy without justice
Niran Pitakwatchara, a former human rights commissioner, talks about the implications of the violence in 2010 for the country’s democracy and calls for “the perpetrators to be brought to justice, so as to deter repeat offenders.”
June 14, 2020
Remembrances of Red Trauma (27) – Crisis of power in a country moving backwards
Reflecting on the violence in 2010, former National Human Rights Commissioner Niran Phitakwachara calls Thailand’s political system outdated as power is monopolized in the hands of the military and a small elite.
June 13, 2020
Trial over alleged terrorist plot begins in a Khon Kaen military court
Today a military court opened trial of 26 Northeasterners charged with terrorism and treason in the high-profile ‘Khon Kaen Model’ case.
October 28, 2016
Ubon Ratchathani red shirt prisoners and the holy man rebels: Some notes on inferences
Saowanee T. Alexander comments on the case of Ubon Ratchathani Red Shirt leader Phichet Thabutda, who was sentenced to 33 years in prison.
March 22, 2016
“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…