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Isaan Lives: Singing the song of resistance

After two and a half years in prison for performing in a play deemed offensive to the monarchy, Isaan artist Patiwat Saraiyaem struggles with the stigma of being an ex-convict. But the time behind bars also fueled his creative fire.

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Isaan migration through the lens of love

Migration has been grabbing global news for years. But the rising migration trend of Isaan women to western countries in the past 15 years has gone largely unnoticed.

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Martin Wheeler, the simple life that slipped away

Living the life of a farmer in rural Isaan, Martin Wheeler became the poster child for organic agriculture and the sufficiency economy model. But much of the attention, Wheeler says, was misdirected. His farm which once grew rice and vegetables is now filled with sugarcane and grown with chemical fertilizer.

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To America as an immigrant; in Isaan as an aspiring global citizen (part 2)

Saint Cyr Dimanche became one of Africa's 2.2 million refugees in 2009. A long journey from his home in Central African Republic led him to the USA and to Isaan in 2018.