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Thailand Topics

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Thailand

  • Thailandcoup
    Thailand’s military has taken control of the country’s government days after imposing martial law. The head of the Thai army says the coup is necessary to restore order after six months of political turmoil between the government and opposition protesters. Protesters in Bangkok had blocked elections and called for the ouster of a caretaker government installed after the court removed Thailand’s prime minister earlier this...
    May 22, 2014 | Story
  • Thaiprotest-web
    Large anti-government protests are scheduled to take place across Thailand Sunday on the fourth anniversary of a military coup that ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The protests are being organized by the so-called Red Shirts, who have called for new elections and for the Thai parliament to be dissolved. We speak with a prominent dissident from Bangkok named Sulak Sivaraksa. He won the Right Livelihood Award in 1995 for his vision,...
    Sep 17, 2010 | Story
  • Red-shirt
    In Thailand, the government has rejected an offer by anti-government protesters to enter talks after a bloody week in Bangkok that has left at least thirty-eight protesters dead. Some fear the standoff could lead to an undeclared civil war. The protesters are mostly rural and urban poor who are part of a group called the UDD, the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, more commonly known as the Red Shirts. We host a debate between...
    May 18, 2010 | Story