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Ubon Ratchathani village fed up with the foul smell of urbanization

Thailand’s impending garbage crisis is putting a strain on communities in the Northeast as municipalities are rushing to modernize their waste management systems, often with unwanted consequences for local residents.

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The March of Resilience: Loei villagers protest against the reopening of a gold mine

In November villagers in Loei Province protested the renewal of a forest use license for the Phuthapfa gold mining site, operated by Tungkum Ltd (TKL). If the TAO grants the license, Tungkum Ltd will once again have all the licenses needed to restart operations in the gold mine.

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Six years after – No closure for Red Shirt families in the Northeast

Six years after the military crackdown on Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok, their relatives in the Northeast are stuck between a desire for closure and a will to continue the movement’s struggle.

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From Loei to Oaxaca and back again: lessons from people’s struggle against mining in Mexico

A year after their return from Oaxaca, Mexico, two members of an anti-mining activist group in the Na Nong Bong village in Loei Province reflect on the lessons they learned from a two-week exchange with North American counterparts.

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Ubon Ratchathani village fed up with the foul smell of urbanization

Thailand’s impending garbage crisis is putting a strain on communities in the Northeast as municipalities are rushing to modernize their waste management systems, often with unwanted consequences for local residents.
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Six years after – No closure for Red Shirt families in the Northeast

Six years after the military crackdown on Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok, their relatives in the Northeast are stuck between a desire for closure and a will to continue the movement's struggle.
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The March of Resilience: Loei villagers protest against the reopening of a gold mine

In November villagers in Loei Province protested the renewal of a forest use license for the Phuthapfa gold mining site, operated by Tungkum Ltd (TKL). If the TAO grants the license, Tungkum Ltd will once again have all the licenses needed to restart operations in the gold mine.

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Back to the 70s – Isaan Music Festival brings Peace, Music and Social Engagement
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Back to the 70s – Isaan Music Festival brings Peace, Music and Social Engagement

A giant peace symbol rises on a wide field of grass between the calm shores of Ubol Ratana Reservoir and...
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40 years on – Northeasterners remember a Bangkok massacre

On the 40th anniversary of the massacre at Thammasat University on October 6, 1976, four contemporary witnesses from the Northeast recall their memories of that day and the ensuing consequences.
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Dr. Niran Pitakwatchara: “Thailand’s authoritarian system is incompatible with human rights.”

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The legacy of Ban Chiang: Archaeologist Joyce White talks about Thailand’s most famous archaeological site

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