6 October 1976
6 Oct 2019
Cartoon by Stephff on the 39th anniversary of the 6 October incident.
23 Jul 2019
On 18 June, a group of academics and activists from the Documentation of Oct 6 Project went to Nakhon Prathom to retrieve the 'Red Gate', the rusty metal gate upon which Chumporm Thummai and Vichai Kaetsripongsa were found hanged on 24 September 1976, after they have been putting up posters protesting the return of Thanom Kittikachorn to Thailand. This incident is among the events which later spiralled into the Thammasat University Massacre on 6 October 1976.
13 Apr 2019
If one thinks that the song “Scum of the Earth” is merely another patriotic song produced by the Thai government, then one has gravely misunderstood. The lyrics of all of the songs referred to as patriotic -- beginning when the Sayamanusathi was put to music and up until the songs of Luang Wichit and all the others -- aim to promote the unity of Thais to fight against enemies who were outsiders.
18 Feb 2019
Story by Nutcha Tantivitayapitak
9 Oct 2017
October has brought a mood of mourning to Thailand as the late King Bhumibol's cremation approaches. But October has long brought memories of loss for Thai society, ever since the bloody 6 October massacre 41 years ago. In the early morning of 6 October 1976, right-wing groups massacred students at Thammasat University who had gathered to protest the return to Thailand of a former military dictator ousted after the October 1973 protests.
8 Oct 2017
October is an important month in Thailand’s political history as it marks the anniversary of two important political events. One is the popular uprising of 14 October 1973 where thousands of people rose up against military dictatorship, while the other, which occurred on 6 October 1976, was a massacre where unofficial sources claim that more than 100 people died.
6 Oct 2017
To break the taboo in Thai society surrounding the 1976 Massacre, a group of scholars have founded an online archive of the incident in the hope that Thai society will be able to learn from its bloody past.
29 Sep 2017
While attempts have been made to remove the memory of the 6 October massacre from Thai society and the timeline of history, a website has been created with the goal of archiving the event. On 24 September 2017, the “Documentation of 6 Oct” project launched its website www.doct6.com at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Political Science.