red shirt

23 Jan 2014
Since the Bangkok shutdown operation was launched by the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) in a desperate bid to oust the government, many people have taken to assessing the political situation on a daily basis - if not more often - and have kept a close watch on the latest words from PDRC secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban, caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and military top brass. In such a period of crisis, however, we also need to try harder to look at the bigger picture.
20 Jan 2014
Thais always seem to take things seriously when it comes to social media.  At's the Worst World Leaders poll, Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, recently deposed Adolf Hitler to number three on the list, with Thaksin ranked at number one and Yingluck at two. 
1 Dec 2013
Two pro-government red-shirt supporters were shot dead on Sunday early morning while 45 were reportedly injured from the clashes between the pro and anti-government protesters on Ramkhamhaeng road. The former victim who was killed by bullet was reportedly a Ramkhamhaeng University student. This added to the total death toll of three people. 
14 Nov 2013
The bold attempt by the ruling Pheu Thai Party to pass a blanket amnesty bill has greatly upset anti-establishment red shirts. Many red shirts have become uncertain of who to vote for in the next general election. As the amnesty issue has made it clearer that Pheu Thai may not always comply with the will of the red shirts, the idea of establishing an alternative party has been raised and widely discussed. Prachatai talked to a red-shirt supporter, a new alternative party leader and academics to find out about this possibility. 
11 Nov 2013
Thousands of red shirts led by Sombat Boongamanong gathered at Ratchaprasong intersection on Sunday to voice out against the blanket amnesty draft bill. 
10 Nov 2013
A few thousand anti-establishment red-shirt supporters gathered at Ratchaprasong intersection, a commercial district of Bangkok, to protest against the controversial blanket amnesty draft bill and show support for the ruling Pheu Thai government. 
5 Nov 2013
Prachatai talks to various red shirt factions -- progressive activists, former political prisoners as well as prisoners currently jailed as a result of the 2010 political conflict -- about their opinions on the blanket amnesty bill, which is scheduled to be considered by the Senate next week. 
17 May 2011
Nikorn Srikamma, 29, was arrested in July last year for his participation in the red shirt rallies on 19 May in Chiang Mai, and jailed for nearly 5 months, before being released as his sentence was suspended by the court.  On 7 May this year, he received a summons from the court attached to a copy of an appeal by the public prosecutor who considered that his sentence was too low.
17 May 2010
Late one night at the end of last month – an April night in which the scent of blood from the impending crackdown threatened to fill the air – a woman in her seventies made her way awkwardly through the crowd of demonstrators. She sat down among them before pulling out a bag containing a slingshot and glass marbles, which she had kept hidden underneath her top, to the delight of her aged friends sitting nearby.


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