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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) – Once 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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With Blood Spilt, Political Wounds Far from Healed

Posted on 07 March 2010 by editor

'We, the commoners and the lower class, must gather,' reads the monk's placard at the anti-government protests in Bangkok. Credit: Sujane Kanparit/IPS

Analysis – By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Mar 16 , 2010 (IPS) – A nearly four-kilometre arc of road that cuts through the historic part of the Thai capital, the site of the largest anti-government protests the country has seen in years, has brought into sharp relief a political wound that is far from being healed in this kingdom. Continue Reading

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SRI LANKA: Protests Grip Restive Nation after General’s Arrest

Posted on 12 February 2010 by editor

Credit: Adithya Alles/IPS

By Adithya Alles

COLOMBO, Feb 12, 2010 (IPS) – Sri Lanka’s bruising presidential election ended less than a month ago on Jan. 26, but the island nation is now caught up in protests that threaten to spiral into public agitation across the country.
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