Category: Thailand

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

Andre Vltchek: The Bangkok Protests

Let us please not pretend that there are spontaneous outbursts against governments that have been elected democratically

Walden Bello: Thailand’s Deep Divide

Thailand’s anti-corruption protesters appear to have lost faith in the key tenet of representative democracy: rule by people or parties elected by the majority of citizens

: Thailand: Round one to Yingluck government

A semblance of calm has returned to Bangkok as the royalist anti-democratic protesters were allowed to symbolically occupy Government House. They took pictures and then left. A temporary truce has occurred around the king’s birthday, December 5, since the royalists did not want to appear disrespectful to their “dear leader”. The government also wants to Read more…

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