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THAILAND: Bloody Crackdown Exposes Battle Lines in Class War

Posted on 12 April 2010 by editor

A protester offers food to a soldier in Rajdamnoern in old Bangkok, just before the crackdown. Credit: Marwaan Macan-Markar/IPS

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Apr 11, 2010 (IPS) РThe morning after the Thai troops’ bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters here, the mood among them remained as it was after the guns had gone silent only hours before. The red shirts, called such because of their signature protest colour, appeared defiant, edgy and, in some cases, victorious. Continue Reading


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Bangkok Protesters Tap Rural Protest Strategy

Posted on 23 March 2010 by editor

Credit: Sujane Kanparit/IPS

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

THUNG PHRA, Thailand, Mar 22, 2010 (IPS) РOnce a stronghold of Thailand’s banned communist party, this north-east rural outpost has been drawing a different kind of people railing against the political order set in the capital Bangkok. Continue Reading


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