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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) – The 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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Rural Thailand Simmers with Anti-gov’t Rage

Posted on 08 February 2010 by admin

Credit: Torikai Yukihiro

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

SRANG KHOM, Thailand, Feb 8 , 2010 (IPS) – Meal by meal, a political feast is being laid out under the night sky to nourish a wave of anti-government protests rapidly spreading across this rural heartland. The diners come dressed in their signature red shirts.
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