“That’s a threat. I’m afraid enough as it is. Stop your threatening me,” Nittaya Muangklang spits back at a national park officer in argument over the eviction of her village, a fate that many communities of small-scale farmers in the park are facing.
After their push for a revolution failed, Isaan’s communist rebels moved on to other battles . This is the third part in a special series on Northeasteners’ experience of fighting for the communist movement.
In the 1960s, thousands of farmers in the Northeast joined an armed rebellion against the state. This is the second part in a special series of articles on their experience of fighting for the communist movement.
On August 7, Thais across the country will vote in a referendum on a military-backed constitution. On the same day in 1965, thousands of farmers took up arms against the military-ruled state that had promised a new constitution for years.
Khon Kaen’s informal system for waste management and recycling is reaching a tipping point. Now, the municipality is working to reform waste management but this raises new questions for long-standing scavenger communities.
Many farmers in Na Samai subdistrict of Yasothon province have recently shifted to abandon herbicides in their farming practices. The critical factor in this remarkable trend seems to be the power of social networks.