Cemetery of Splendour (Rak Thi Khon Kaen) is filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s love letter to his native province, as well as a subtly bitter political statement on Northeast-Bangkok relations.
Thousands of activists, villagers, students, and government officials attended the cremation of Sanan Chusakul, a long-time social and political activist, in Surin’s Muang District on Sunday.
One thousand people from six communities in a national park in Chaiyaphum province gained a partial victory in their long-standing fight against eviction after negotiating an extension with state officials on Thursday as the military government continues to crack down on communities established inside park boundaries across the country.
Two literary events in Ubon Ratchathani last week celebrated a budding genre of Thai literature in response to the political turmoil of the past ten years and promoted the voices of Thailand’s literary political dissidents.
On February 13, a local environmental group that opposes gas exploration sites in Khon Kaen and Kalasin provinces convened activists to protest ongoing gas drilling operations, which villagers believe make them sick.
One hundred activists in a local environmental group opposing a new potash-mining project in Udon Thani showed up at the city’s Prajak Silpakhom military camp for “attitude adjustment.”
Fossil bones found by farmers digging a new pond in northeast Thailand have been identified as a new species of dinosaur – the ninth dinosaur species found in this part of Thailand and the sixth found nowhere else on earth.
Khon Kaen Green Market might appear just like any ordinary market in the Northeast but it is of a different kind. The market, which celebrates its first anniversary on December 18, strives to sell only chemical-free products, creating healthy and safe options for the city’s people.
Today, about 80 activists, academics, and villagers from the Northeast and Bangkok pushed the boundaries of the military government’s restrictions on political gatherings by attending a political seminar in Khon Kaen City, despite efforts by the authorities to block the event.
This Friday, villagers affected by a gold mine in Loei Province and members of Dao Din – a student activist group at Khon Kaen University – will travel to Oaxaca, Mexico, to meet with communities from across North America and Oaxaca state that are also protesting large-scale mining projects.