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Tag Archives: yellow shirts
There is always great danger when politicians begin talk about working together, listening to the opposition or reconciliation. Thailand is certainly no exception to the difference in rhetoric and results- the elected party (PT) is introducing reconciliation bills in Parliament … Continue reading
This man is not attempting to impale himself (and he didn’t), he is trying to get to Parliament. It’s not just rainy season now, it’s protest season. Or maybe it’s always protest season. The name of the protest- Occupy Parliament- … Continue reading
Thailand will hold an election on July 3, Parliament has been dissolved. Okay, to be clear, Bangkok is safe and the upcoming election on July 3 has not caused any disruption to life in Bangkok and most of Thailand. Oddly, … Continue reading
Think being the Prime Minister in Thailand is fun? No street protest, everything is politically stable in Thailand? Things are on edge to the point where an issue with a satellite knocks out TV reception for a few hours and … Continue reading
Last year I lived in the middle of the Red Shirt protest, I traveled to Thailand during the Yellow Shirts protest and blockage of the airport. But what are most Thai people? Reds or Yellows or do they care? The … Continue reading
I found this to be a very informative and accurate article about the political situation in Thailand and judging by comments on Twitter, others did as well: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/pongsudhirak4/English#comments Please note, I do not know the author and am not trying … Continue reading
I have grown weary of the protests in Bangkok, no motivation to be near the protest sites or write about them. The protests seem to dominate the news, but not the lives of Thai people or my life. That seems … Continue reading
If your protest doesn’t make front page headlines, is it still a protest? What the Yellow Shirts had labeled just one week ago as a “major march” turned out to be 2,000 people gathering for a walk from their protest … Continue reading
Protest weekend has arrived, along with some hot weather. Friday is possibly the heaviest traffic day in Bangkok, and that speaks volumes as traffic is always one accident away from being an absolute mess. That makes the Yellow Shirts protest … Continue reading
Border wars (or skirmishes) are new for me; for better or worse, the USA doesn’t fight in our own backyard and I have never lived in a country with a war taking place on a border. The news is filled … Continue reading