The youth movement shaking Thailand now is remarkable for its ability to manifest itself seemingly everywhere and at the same time. Guest contributor Eli Elinoff explores what such a phenomenon means for democracy in Thailand.
It’s a cliche to say that a given country is at a “crossroad,” but in this case Thailand really is. Do the elders have the wisdom to hear what the younger is demanding and negotiate a very different kind of future for the country?
The Isaan Record20/10/2020
The use of violence against protesters has a direct effect on the media who’s reporting in the area where the demonstration was dispersed. So the Isaan Record condemns the use of violence and the arrest of a Prachatai reporter.
The Isaan Record17/10/2020
Students at Ubon Ratchathani University joined into the group “Ubon U won’t tolerate” on Friday even to show support for protesters in Bangkok and issue a statement condemning government violence.
The Isaan Record16/10/2020
Photos by Suphaphorn Tumprakon Early this morning at about 4:30 a.m., a group of around 500 crowd-control officers with shields and body armor broke up a group of about 1,000 protesters demonstrating on the street next to Government House. It took the police just one hour to take control of the area where they also […]
The Isaan Record15/10/2020
A new trend of not standing in theaters during the royal anthem is going viral. People who do not stand declare it as an individual right and the act of not standing is not illegal. It’s happening in Isaan, too.
The Isaan Record14/10/2020
The economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic has been disproportionally affecting female service workers. In addressing the crisis, policymakers need to take gender questions into account argues sociologist Patcharin Lapanun from Khon Kaen University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Science.
The Isaan Record01/10/2020
A group of locals is planning to escalate their longstanding opposition to a limestone mine in Nong Bua Lamphu’s Suwannakhuha District on Friday amid death threats against one of its advisors.
The Isaan Record23/09/2020
When Thai women who live abroad with their foreign husbands face problems, to whom do they turn for help? The “Thai Daughter-in-Law and Farang Son-in-Law Clinic” was set up by the government to provide such services. But there’s one problem: hardly anyone has used it.