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 (
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 fro
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
14 Dec 2020
In a verdict whose twisted and bizarre reasoning surprised no one, the Convolutional Court yesterday ruled that the punishments meted out by schools against students who refused to wear school uniforms were permissible.
23 Nov 2020
Equal Justice Under Law (Phrase engraved over the entrance to the US Supreme Court. No Thai equivalent has been identified.)
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
Years ago, someone suggested a clever linguistic trick. At the time Nelly Mandelly was being locked away in apartheid South Africa, and Martin Luther King was getting assassinated for having a dream. Skin colour, then as now, was a big thing in politics.
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.
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.