Category: Thailand

Martha Mendoza: Nestlé​ admits slavery and coercion used in catching its seafood

Global audit by the food giant finds abuse of workers who catch seafood from Thailand

Walden Bello: The Dark Side of Asia’s ‘Tiger Economies’

From declining worker protections to violent labor trafficking and ethnic cleansing

Walden Bello: Southeast Asia: Home to Ethnic Cleansing, Slavery, and Hazardous Work

Pundits remark cynically that instead of integrating dynamic tiger economies, ASEAN integration will pool together societies with unsolved, deep-seated social problems

Tyrell Haberkorn: Martial Law and the Criminalization of Thought in Thailand

Neither coups nor dictatorships are unusual in Thailand

Walden Bello: Military “Suspends” Class Conflict in Thailand

The Thai military marked its second month in power by unilaterally imposing the power to issue decrees to “preserve public peace and order”

Giles Ji Ungpakorn: Thailand’s Militarisation

A Thai journalist protests next to troops over concerns about freedom of speech. Photo by @redbamboo16 on Twitter. All government ministries are controlled by military personnel. Civil servants who were in post before the coup are being replaced by those who are loyal lapdogs or cronies of the junta. New executive board members have been Read more…

Walden Bello: Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda

Giles Ji Ungpakorn: Thailand: Growing Resistance To Coup Smashes Political Myths

The most striking thing about the latest coup d’etat in Thailand is the speed and size of the anti-coup protests

Giles Ji Ungpakorn: Thailand: Smells like a Coup

Thai army general Prayut Chanocha declared martial law without consulting the caretaker government or any other elected representatives

Giles Ji Ungpakorn: Thailand: Judicial coup a blow to democracy

The unelected, anti-democratic and illegitimate Constitutional Court has staged a coup d’état, overthrowing Prime Minister Yingluk Shinawatra on a mere technicality

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