Bangkok’s Wachirabenchathat (Roi Fai) park reverberated with ‘Prayuth, get out!’ and ‘long live democracy’ slogans as participants of the run demanded the restoration of democracy in Thailand and an end to the rule of former military general, Prayuth Chan-ocha
The Southern Peasants’ Federation of Thailand (SPFT), a landless peasants’ organization, organized a Children’s Day event for the children of its militants
The federations have come together under the banner of ‘People’s Movement for a Just Society’, to demand an end to the killings of farmers and the witch-hunting of peasants’ organizations
This episode looks at the anti-military protests in Sudan, recent developments in Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission, and Guatemala’s March for Dignity, Life, and Justice.
Angkhana Neelapaijit is under investigation for being “biased” against the ruling junta, the National Council for Peace and Order
Over the past five years, the junta has put in place a constitution which consolidates its position in the governance. However, a series of protests and the emergence of a new political force indicates that resistance will continue to attempts by the military to maintain its power
Hakeem al-Araibi, who was given asylum in Australia in 2014, was persecuted for his criticism of the Bahraini government’s suppression of protests in 2011. His was detained in Thailand for 76 days following an extradition request by the Bahrain
After six postponements since 2015, when the elections were promised, and endless protests, the government finally called for polls. The latest round of protests were held in January
Thailand is currently ruled by NCPO, which is the military junta.
Peoples Dispatch speaks to the Southern Peasant’s Federation of Thailand’s Theeranate Chaisuwan at the Khlong Sai Pattana community in the south of the country on the struggles of this landless workers’ movement, their demands and their view on the political situation.