A new political party seeks to change almost everything about Thai politics, starting with how public policy is formed. But a legal hurdle could trip them up before they reach the starting line of the electoral race.
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 campaign slogans might have been written in red, but Saturday night’s United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship rally couldn’t have been any clearer: vote for the blue and white of Pheu Thai.