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Thailand - leaders balance between migrants and the military

05 June 2012
After years of house arrest, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s first foreign visit was to neighbouring Thailand.

Neoliberalism is not the answer to Thailand's floods

03 November 2011
Flooding in Thailand has affected millions of people, and waters are predicted to remain high for at least a month. But the response to the disaster has been held back by the political crisis that has engulfed the country since the 2006 coup.

Thai election results challenge status quo

05 July 2011
The Thai general election results are a slap in the face for the military dictatorship. The majority of people have rejected the military, the Democrat Party and the royalist elites.

Thailand's brutal regime is Western ally in ‘war on terror’

25 May 2010
Britain and the US remained silent as 80 Red Shirt protesters were killed and hundreds injured in Thailand over the past three months. Troops violently cleared anti-government protesters out of central Bangkok last week.

Thailand: Is military using British arms in crackdown?

18 May 2010
The British government is supplying the military that has murdered protesters in Thailand.

Thai tyrants cling to power on top of the dead bodies of the people

17 May 2010
Unconfirmed reports indicate that Abhisit's soldiers have shot dead at least 50 people do far. Hundreds are injured. They say there are 500 "terrorists" in the protest site. Earlier they said that they would use snipers to shoot "terrorists".

Thailand's Red Shirt protesters stay on the streets

11 May 2010
Rural and urban poor, including farmers and industrial workers, make up the movement.

A crucial point for Thai democracy

04 May 2010
The struggle for democracy and social justice in Thailand came to a crucial turning point this week.

Thai government plans military crackdown

26 April 2010
Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva’s military backed government has rejected negotiations with the opposition Red Shirts.

From people’s power to workers’ power

20 April 2010
Revolution is back in the news.In Thailand heavily armed cops are shown retreating under a hail of missiles being thrown by demonstrators.

Thailand's Red Shirts shake the regime

13 April 2010
Hundreds of thousands of Red Shirt demonstrators have taken to the streets of Thailand over the last few weeks, demanding democracy.

Rulers' fear as world becomes less stable

13 April 2010
WORLD RULERS are in crisis. A revolution erupts in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, in Russia’s "backyard". An open Nazi party takes nearly one in five votes in the first round of the Hungarian elections. In Thailand, a mass movement shakes the regime. In Greece, the fear of meltdown forces the EU to offer emergency funds—at a price.

Thailand: hundreds of thousands take to the streets

09 April 2010
Hundreds of thousands of Thai Redshirt pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets of Bangkok and other cities over the last few weeks. This was a show of force to prove the strength of the movement and to dispel any lies by the royalist government and the media that the Redshirts are not representative of the majority of the population.

Camberwell fire: Tragedy reveals state of housing for poor

07 July 2009
Helen Udoaka and her three week old daughter, Michelle; Catherine Hickman; Dayana Francisquini and her three year old son Filipe and six year old daughter Thais are all dead. They died because they were poor.

Who are the key players in Thailand?

14 April 2009
Thaksin Shinawatra Mobile phone and media tycoon who founded the Thai Rak Thai party after the economic crisis of 1997.

Thailand: Army crackdown aims to silence ‘Red Shirts’

14 April 2009
Smoke from burnt out buses and fire bombs filled the streets of Bangkok on Monday of this week as the Thai army launched a crackdown on the Red Shirt protesters who are challenging the government.

Giles Ji Ungpakorn’s Red Siam manifesto

10 February 2009
The enemies of the Thai people and Democracy may have their army, courts and prisons. They may have seized and rigged parliament and established the government through crimes like the blockading of the airports and other undemocratic actions by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD).

Giles Ji Ungpakorn: Thai socialist writer escapes to Britain

10 February 2009
The dissident Thai socialist Giles Ji Ungpakorn has fled to Britain to avoid censorship and imprisonment in Thailand.

Giles Ji Ungpakorn: Defend this key Thai socialist

03 February 2009
Sometimes the really important social conflicts between exploiter and exploited find expression by distorted means, via conflicts among the exploiters themselves.

Thai socialist academic charged with offending royal dignity

12 January 2009
Associate Professor Giles Ji Ungpakorn is fighting charges of lèse majesté (offending the dignity of a sovereign) over his book A Coup for the Rich, an academic work on the 2006 military coup.

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