Communist Party of Thailand (CPT)
On 5 May 1966, Jit Phumisak was killed in Ban Nong Kung, Sakhon Nakhon. On the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of his death, we look back at Jit's life and his work as a composer and songwriter.
Among a wilderness of green shrubbery, Somkit Singsong sat in front of a small clay hut outside his village in Khon Kaen province. Sporting a beard akin to Vietnamese revolutionary leaders, Somkit recounted the days when there was a bounty on his head. “They came for me at the crack of dawn. Helicopters with spotlights hovered over the village. They wanted to kill me,” he said calmly.
Jaran Ditapichai is a anti-establishment red-shirt leader, leftist and ex-communist who has fled Thailand to France after the coup on 22 May 2014. Prachatai interviewed Jaran about his exile life and how he will fight for Thai democracy from abroad.