Khon Kaen green market celebrates one-year anniversary

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.

Buffalo raising revived in face of threat to wetlands

Villagers around Kaeng Lawa Lake in Khon Kaen Province make a good living from raising and selling water buffalo. But development projects proposed by business investors and the Royal Irrigation Department threaten to destroy the wetlands that the villagers and buffalo depend on.

A special report: Red Shirts – dead or alive?

First published on Prachatai English Updates on the situation of the anti-establishment Red Shirt supporters in the North and Northeast, 2015: how their ways of thinking and living have changed since the 2014 military coup “Red Shirts” is a well-known term in Thai politics referring to groups of people who share a similar ideology, yet […]

Rising political movement in the Northeast defies military rule

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.

What mushrooms tell us about Isaan’s ecological future

What do mushrooms and Isaan people have in common? They both flourish in difficult places, and are resilient enough to make those places home. Both have been affected by changes in recent decades that were as much economic as ecological: exploitation of labor and forest lands, migration of working people and the disappearance of mushroom […]