Bonnie Brereton: finding democracy in Buddhist murals
Art historian Dr. Bonnie Brereton talks about Buddhist murals as a “democratic vision of society,” and a growing recognition of the shared culture in a region stretching from central Isaan to Laos.
The Waiting Game (Part 1): Rising waters to submerge Chi River Basin communities
This is part one in a series telling stories about how community members’ everyday lives have been affected by flooding. In the past two weeks, the threat of rising waters has brought uncertainty to the lives of one community in the form of flooded fields, crop failure, and restoration efforts.
Jailed for resistance – Forest community fights in the face of eviction
A land rights activist whose husband was disappeared last year is serving a six-month sentence in prison for encroaching on national forest reserves. Her fellow community members continue to organize resistance as their numbers dwindle.
New mining legislation in Thailand – Who will really benefit?
As a new mining law comes into force this month, civil society groups worry that it will cutback people’s participation and expedite mining projects.