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Why we should care that Isaan’s lakes are green

Harmful algal blooms are turning lakes across the Northeast green resulting in environmental and human health issues. Anthony C. Kuster proposes a cost-effective remedy to expedite lake restoration that has only recently come to Thailand.

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Sulak Sivaraksa: Behind the audience with the King

Sulak Sivaraksa has been charged with royal defamation no less than six times. Speaking to The Isaan Record, he tells the story of his audience with King Rama X, and how it purportedly led to a military court dropping the most recent case against him. He also talks about the need for Thailand to allow its Isaan Lao to celebrate their culture and ethnicity.

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How Isaan’s alternative energy future could shine bright

Northeast Thailand has the potential to become a solar power hub. But with high installation costs, the government should do more to promote the use of alternative energy.

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My mother, the marriage migrant

People looked down on my mother because she used marriage to create a better life for us overseas. What’s so shameful about that?




New push to shut down rubber factories in Udon Thani after seven years of agony

Local activists are launching a new effort to shut down for good a rubber factory and its processing plant that have been affecting 12 villages in Udon Thani.

Isaan youth activism rises in wake of Future Forward dissolution

A wave of protests by university students and young activists is sweeping across the Northeast in reaction to the dissolution of the Future Forward Party.

Defection of former Future Forward MP angers Khon Kaen youth

Khon Kaen youth are taking to social media to lambast former Future Forward Party MP Thitinan Saengnak for switching allegiances from the opposition to the government. Party officials remind Thitinan that his votes came from the appeal of party policies.

Two initially test negative for COVID-19 in Khon Kaen City

Two people with elevated temperatures at Khon Kaen University initially tested negative for COVID-19 yesterday after returning from a trip to South Korea.

Sombat Boonngamanong: The Red Shirts are not dead, just wait for the “rain”

Prominent political activist and founder of the satirical Kian Party Sombat Boonngamanong talks about his live after the military coup in 2014 and the fate of the Red Shirt movement.