After the 2010 violent crackdown, the redshirt movement was diminished. Following the 2014 coup d’etat, they were hunted down. However, in the latest student demonstrations, the red shirts in several provinces have made a comeback, fully proclaiming themselves a part of this current resistance for democracy.
Sisaket wouldn’t seem a likely place to find the anti-government protesters led largely by a team of LGBTIQ+ activists. It’s a good sign that even smaller provinces in the Northeast can come up with ways to help Thai society learn to deal with diversity.
The Isaan RecordDecember 4, 2020
“So, if you want to point fingers at who’s behind this movement, I can say I know who’s behind these rallies. It’s Gen. Prayut. You’re the one who built this movement that’s set on bringing you down.”
Adithep ChanthetNovember 23, 2020
The youth movement shaking Thailand now is remarkable for its ability to manifest itself seemingly everywhere and at the same time. Guest contributor Eli Elinoff explores what such a phenomenon means for democracy in Thailand.
The Isaan RecordOctober 22, 2020
It’s a cliche to say that a given country is at a “crossroad,” but in this case Thailand really is. Do the elders have the wisdom to hear what the younger is demanding and negotiate a very different kind of future for the country?
The Isaan RecordOctober 20, 2020
When the canteen lunches in several schools across the country were found to be contaminated with pesticide residue, organic farmers in Kalasin province took action.
The Isaan RecordSeptember 22, 2019
Many in Thai society have been waiting for an election which, like Godot, never seems to arrive. The military junta has scheduled the election many times, only to delay it again and again. Yesterday, it was made official: Elections have been called for 24 March. Will Godot finally arrive?
Saowanee T. AlexanderJanuary 24, 2019
About 40 protesters, many of them first-time voters, chanted pro-elections slogans, waved placards, and performed political songs in a protest to demand no further delay of the national elections in Khon Kaen on Wednesday.
The Isaan RecordJanuary 18, 2019
A recent meeting in Bangkok brings into conversation activists working in the Northeast and activists working in Bangkok. While all agree on the importance of political education, their perspectives differ on how to build an effective political bloc in this repressive time.