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P-move_Thailand protest_SPFT [In Pictures] Thai peasants’ federations fight for democracy and land rights

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

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 22

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.

Thai human rights watchdog turns against its commissioner, activists cry foul

Angkhana Neelapaijit is under investigation for being “biased” against the ruling junta, the National Council for Peace and Order

Thai elections see a contest between entrenched junta and resurgent people

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

Dissident Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi released from detention in Thailand

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

Thailand’s military junta caves in to popular pressure, calls for elections on March 24

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’s 2014 coup & call for democracy

Thailand is currently ruled by NCPO, which is the military junta.

Thai peasants’ movement stands firm in the face of threats, seeks land reform

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.

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