“That’s a threat. I’m afraid enough as it is. Stop your threatening me,” Nittaya Muangklang spits back at a national park officer in argument over the eviction of her village, a fate that many communities of small-scale farmers in the park are facing.
Dozens of multilingual signs (Thai, Isaan and English) have been installed across Khon Kaen province in the past months through the Isaan Culture Maintenance and Revitalization Programme.
Ethnomusicologist James Mitchell takes a closer look at the amazing life of luk thung singer Hongthong Dao Udon and her journey from star to political prisoner.
Saowanee T. Alexander takes a closer look at the results of the constitution referendum in Ubon Ratchathani Province.
In the 2007, a clear majority in the Northeast rejected the military-backed draft constitution. This year around, voters in the region again voted down a draft constitution but by a smaller margin. What was the motivation behind the expression of dissent in the 2007 referendum, and why did that dissent become less pronounced in this month’s referendum?
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.
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.
Today, 50 million Thais are called to cast their votes in a referendum on a military-backed constitution, which many say will weaken the country’s democratic system and entrench the generals’…
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.
On July 29, speakers at a public forum in Khon Kaen agreed that widespread fear is keeping people from voicing their political opinions, while ten state intelligence officers observed and recorded the event.
A sugarcane boom in Nong Bua Lamphu province is stabilizing farmers’ incomes but public health experts are concerned that the increased use of chemical pesticides will make residents sick.