Riot police line up to disperse protestors at Bangkok's Ratchprasong intersection Oct. 15.

End Game Uncertain as Pro-Democracy Movement Meets Immovable Gov’t Force

On 3rd night of protests, demonstrators blasted with water cannons, batons. Where activists go from here unclear
Bangkok Ratchprasong Democracy Student Protests Monutment October 14

History Repeating Itself Now in Ratchprasong as Battle for Democracy Ratchets...

The scenes unfolding today in Bangkok’s Ratchprasong retail district and Wednesday night at the Democracy Monument are ominous reminders of years past, when key...
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Thailand’s Top Solider Vows to Stay Out of Politics

Thailand’s new military chief said he has no interest in meddling in politics and toppling elected governments. Armed forces commander-in-chief Gen. Chalermpol Srisawat made the...
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6+ Years After Coup, Thailand to Hold Local Elections

More than a year after democracy was supposedly restored to Thailand – at least in name – government authorities who overthrew the last unrigged...

‘We’re Running Out of Time’: Chiang Mai High Schoolers Want Political...

'Drowning in poverty and inequality submerged by capitalism and elites ... would be worse than death itself'
Sirawit “Ja Niew” Serithiwat, center, and other members of the New Democracy Group leave the Pattaya Provincial Court following their acquittal. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

2 Years Later, Democracy Activists Acquitted for 2018 Pattaya Rally

Overshadowed by new student movement, Ja Niew's New Democracy Group had faced prison for anti-junta protest
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Thai Beauty Queen Called ‘Ugly’, ‘Darkie’ After Coming Out for Pro-Democracy...

A Thai beauty queen has become a target for vicious verbal abuse, including racist slurs, from right-wing Thais after coming out publicly to support...
Tens of thousands of Thais, young and old, gathered on Bangkok's Sanam Luang Sept. 19 to protest and demand sweeping democratic reforms. (Photo: Will Langston)

Photo View: Thailand’s ‘True Democracy’ Movement Hits Boiling Point at Bangkok...

The Herald's WIll Langston spent the day amidst the protestors, getting a close-up view of the rally's dead-serious, yet festive, atmosphere.
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Thailand Blocking 2,200 Pages, Websites Ahead of Bangkok Protests

Thailand’s internet censors are shifting into overdrive to block more than 2,200 websites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds before this weekend’s massive anti-government protests...
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Exactly Where Does Facebook Think It Can Sue Thailand?

Analysis: The social network's lawsuit threat is a joke, and its critics know it
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Farang Forward: Expats Swap Keyboards for Fanny Packs to Join Thai...

Foreigners don't get a vote, so why don't they mind their own business?

Thailand’s Ex-Generals Tell Foreign Media to Butt Out of Student Protests

Thailand’s foreign minister has a message for local foreign correspondents: Butt out. In a meeting with Thailand-based foreign press Tuesday, Don Pramudwinai reportedly suggested they...
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Gov’t Steps Up Intimidation Campaign Against Pro-Democracy Activists

The government on Wednesday night launched a fresh campaign of intimidation against young, pro-democracy activists with the arrests of four student leaders and warrants...
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Interior Ministry Again Affirms Local Elections by Year-End

With the Election Commission having confirmed its readiness to organize local elections, while urging the government to hold them quickly, the Ministry of the...
Thailand Student Pro-Democracy Protests August 16 Bangkok 2

As Student Protests Grow, So Does Open Support Among Unlikely Thai...

With every week, the protests grow larger, bolder and more effective. A day after upwards of 10,000 young Thais rallied at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument,...
Performance artists from Chiang Mai’s Lanyim Theater and Chiang Mai Performance Art Group stage their political art demonstration “Freedom” July 27. Photo: Will Langston for the Bangkok Herald.

‘Thought Police’ Teachers Spying on Students to Quell Pro-Democracy Movement

If authorities thought they could intimidate young activists into silence, it clearly isn't working
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Activist Anon Faces New Legal Woes After Chiang Mai Rally

Music, dance, art & politics collide at Tha Pae Gate rally
Chiang Mai performance artists stage hourly protest shows against the government Sunday

Chiang Mai Students, Artists Stage Hourly Protest Shows

'Am I scared? I am absolutely scared, but I want to fight it'
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