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.
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.
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.
Luk Thung – The sound of political protest and Isaan’s cultural revival
In this interview, James Mitchell talks about his new book, which traces the evolution of the Thai music genre luk thung from its working class origins to becoming Thailand’s most popular music.
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.