Monthly Archives: April 2010

Red Shirts Protest in Bangkok- How things have changed, April 27

The Red shirts have widened their Ratchapasong (central commercial district) site, “capturing” additional streets and erecting blockades of the streets. The red shirts have done this to make it much more difficult for the military or police to approach the … Continue reading

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Amazing Thailand- seeing the sights amidst the protest

A friend from the USA paid a visit over the past 10 days, great to see a good friend, do some sightseeing and take a break from the politics of Thailand. His visit was a reminder of why so many … Continue reading

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Songkran in Bangkok- Happy New Year

Out with the red shirts and in with the wet shirts. Songkran is the Thai New Year celebration that lasts from April 13-15. It is also know as water festival, with most Thais asking foreigners to go “play with water.” … Continue reading

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April 12- The Red Shirts and Government in the aftermath, Water Festival

Things are very quiet here, Songkran has begun and many have left Bangkok to celebrate the holiday with their family. Resiliency is the key to overcoming anything in life, that is on display in Bangkok and Thailand. The red shirts … Continue reading

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Bangkok, The Red Shirts, The Military, The Agenda, No- it isn’t safe, Ranting on April 11

I write this without desire, the last thing I want to write about is the red shirt protest. Please read this, and read all the tweets: http://twitter.com/Journotopia One can only wonder if the people that died last night came here … Continue reading

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Red Shirts in Bangkok April 10, 2010- from Politics to Force

As the protest rolls on and turns ugly, I wanted to write about how respectful the protest has been. A number of the military have been nicknamed “watermelons” as they wear green but are red shirts on the inside. The … Continue reading

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Thai Politics- Red Shirts Rally on April 6, 2010

As I wrote on Saturday, the red shirts takeover of the central shopping and business district was a very good move and created significant momentum for their cause. They have refused to leave, their numbers have increased and the government … Continue reading

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Red Shirt Rally in Bangkok on April 3: A nice move

Well done Red Shirts. The Red Shirt protest appeared to be losing support and momentum- after achieving headlines, both positive and negative, for throwing blood around and the large crowds at the start of the protest, things have been quiet. … Continue reading

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April Fools & Red Shirt Protest

April Fools Day is now in Thailand. It is always interesting to see what other cultures absorb from each other- I never thought April Fools Day would make an appearance in Thailand. I don’t think many Thais know and understand … Continue reading

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