Voices from Isaan: the constitution drafting

People in Khon Kaen express their hopes and worries about the drafting of the country’s new constitution. [gss ids=”2455,2456,2457,2458″ carousel=”fx=carousel”] KHON KAEN – The drafting of Thailand’s twentieth constitution is entering its last stage. According to Chairman Borwornsak Uwanno, the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) will submit the final draft to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) […]

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Voices from Isaan: the impeachment of Yingluck Shinawatra

People in Khon Kaen voice their opinions on the impeachment of former prime minister and Pheu Thai party leader Yingluck Shinawatra. [gss ids=”2435,2436,2437,2438,2439,2440,2441,2442″ carousel=”fx=carousel”] KHON KAEN – Last friday, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), a body hand-picked by the military government, voted with an overwhelming majority to retroactively impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over […]

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The master plan: solving deforestation or yet another strategy to remove and evict people?

The NCPO claims to be reclaiming forest land from investors, but the poor continue to suffer. Junta policy introduced under martial law destroys livelihoods of thousands of forest inhabitants. GUEST CONTRIBUTION by Paul Sullivan and Wilder Nicholson The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has set out to end a long-standing history of land […]

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Martial law in Northeast of Thailand creates common cause between pro-democracy and community rights groups

Six months after Thailand’s martial law is imposed discontent stirs across diverse factions. GUEST CONTRIBUTION by Alexandrea Lee  and Catherine Darin First published on Prachatai English BURIRAM – Sitting cross-legged in a bamboo hut, concealed by tall corn stalks, the 62-year-old man seems at ease, enjoying passion fruit and a cigarette.  Yet, the laughter leaves […]

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Isaan people use human rights festival to air grievances in time of martial law and censorship

[gss ids=”2544,2545,2546,2547,2548,2549,2550,2551,2552,2553,2554,2555,2556,2557″ carousel=”fx=carousel”] GUEST CONTRIBUTION by Alexandrea Lee, Catherine Darin and Rebecca Goncharoff Photo credits: Aaron Hedquist, Emma Tran and Jeremy Starn KHON KAEN – Despite concerns from the military, about 400 people from thirteen provinces participated in the 7th Annual Isaan Human Rights Festival held yesterday at Kwanmor Hotel in Khon Kaen. New to […]

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