23 Feb 2021
Department of English, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok organised an online reading and discussion titled “The Pandemic, (Necro)Politics and Literature” with Arundhati Roy on 20 February (The link to the discussion).
2 Feb 2021
As far as I can tell from the news, the majority of those who are part of “Bad Student” [In Thai, “Nakrian Laeo,” activist group of secondary students calling for both educational and broader political reform.-trans] and are spearheading the current protests against the educational system are from well-known schools.
6 Jan 2021
Silences, Histories, and the Future: On Thongchai Winichakul’s Moments of Silence: The Unforgetting of the October 6, 1976, Massacre in Bangkok
2 Nov 2020
It is good to know that, on the road to end impunity, we are in good company. 8 People worldwide highlighted for fighting against impunity.
29 Oct 2020
With the early morning declaration of a state of emergency on October 15 and the crackdown on the pro-democracy group on October 16 in the name of national security, Thailand is undergoing a rough path of democratic transitioning.
2 Oct 2020
On 13 August 2020, historian Professor Nidhi Eoseewong released a written statement about the 6 October 1976 massacre to the public after a news agency incorrectly reported the views he shared during an interview. Prachatai disseminated the statement in Thai on the day it was released and here Prachatai English shares a translation as both the ongoing protests intensify and the 44th anniversary of the massacre approaches.
15 Sep 2020
They used to be ridiculed and bullied, but LGBT youths have now emerged among the leaders of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement. In this article, Paisarn Likhitpreechakul writes about young LGBT activists in the current wave of student protests.
17 Aug 2020
Many people have said that what the students said on 10 August were sincere expressions of opinion that remained within the lines. People have said that the stance of the university should be to protect freedom of thought and expression to the farthest degree acceptable by the society at the time. They have said that the university should not be afraid of unconventional ideas and provocative thoughts, and, as much as is possible, must protect students from threats from the state. I agree completely with all of these views.
20 Jul 2020
Wirada Saelim on how young people living in the culture of fear in Thailand are using Twitter to engage in politics and speak about issues that are often seen as controversial.
17 Jul 2020
It’s been barely one month since Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha told the press that His Majesty the King had instructed him not to use the lèse majesté law. Now we’re seeing a new protocol exercised by the administration and it’s even more disturbing.
14 May 2020
There are contentious debates about these sites: were they a sympathetic way of helping small traders, or rather for boasting and promoting elitism? This led us to think about what actually contributed to this phenomenon.
9 Apr 2020
A bus passenger with a face mask on. For many of us, the reality of COVID-19 went from being a distant tremble on the horizon to a full-on earthquake, in very little time.