The trial against four Thai PBS journalists for a news report on a gold mine in Loei Province continues after Thailand’s Appeal Court overturned an earlier ruling.
The Northeast has been hit hard by human rights violations in the past three years. After studying in Khon Kaen for one semester, an American college student reflects on her experiences engaging with issues of human rights and environmental justice in Isaan.
The Isaan Record12/12/2017
A recent meeting in Bangkok brings into conversation activists working in the Northeast and activists working in Bangkok. While all agree on the importance of political education, their perspectives differ on how to build an effective political bloc in this repressive time.
The Isaan Record05/10/2017
In the wake of Yingluck Shinawatra’s departure from Thailand, Peera Songkünnatham explores the failure of political poetry to conceive of a future beyond the current political gridlock.
Last month, members of the Project for a Social Democracy (PSD) met with representatives of the Commoner Party of Thailand and the Neo-Isan Movement to discuss Thailand’s political future.
The Isaan Record15/08/2017
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.
The Isaan Record09/08/2017
Fortify Rights calls on Thailand’s authorities to drop all criminal charges against seven environmental defenders facing more than five years in prison for engaging in peaceful protests in Loei Province.
The Isaan Record24/07/2017
Khon Kaen’s urban poor often have no appropriate access to water despite their constitutional right to “quality water resources adequately for the consumption by people,” as stated in Article 72 of Thailand’s new constitution.
The Isaan Record12/06/2017
A young American-Teochew college student travels to Thailand to learn more about its Thai-Teochew people and history, only to develop her relationship with her own Teochew identity along the way.