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By Anna Lawattanatrakul |
<p>A series of previously unpublished photographs of the 6 October 1976 Thammasat University massacre taken by Thai photographers working for newspapers at the time of the massacre is now on display in a new exhibition at the Kinjai Contemporary gallery.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Despite Thammasat University&rsquo;s initial reluctance to allow any commemoration event this year, their change of mind at the midnight the night before allowed the commemoration to go ahead at the scene of the 1976 massacre.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The Thammasat University Student Council has awarded the 2021 Jarupong Thongsin Award to student activist and protest leader Parit Chiwarak to honour his role in the 2020 &ndash; 2021 pro-democracy movement.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Writer and former senator Wimon Chiamcharoen, best known under her pen name Thommayanti, passed away yesterday (13 September) at the age of 85.</p>
By Surat Sakunkhu |
<p>Silences, Histories, and the Future: On Thongchai Winichakul&rsquo;s Moments of Silence: The Unforgetting of the October 6, 1976, Massacre in Bangkok</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>The annual commemoration of the 6 October 1976 massacre, one of the most brutal crackdowns in Thai history, has this year been the biggest and most widely acknowledged due to the rise of the mass democratic movement. Transitional justice and deep-rooted problems were brought up, national security and the monarchy included.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>On the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the 6 October 1976 Thammasat University massacre, a three-day event was held at Thammasat University, including a series of panel discussions, concerts, and a pop-up museum.</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya, Kitti Pantapak |
<p>A conversation with Apinan Buahapakdee , whose role in a mock hanging was manipulated by the ultra-right wing media, leading to the 6 October 1976 massacre. As time has passed, he wants Thai people and the media to be mindful about hate-mongering.</p>
By Nidhi Eoseewong |
<p><em>On 13 August 2020, historian Professor Nidhi Eoseewong released a written statement about the 6 October 1976 massacre to the public after a news agency incorrectly reported the views he shared during an interview. Prachatai disseminated the statement in Thai on the day it was released and here Prachatai English shares a translation as both the ongoing protests intensify and the 44th anniversary of the massacre approaches.</em></p>
By Stephff |
<p>Cartoon by Stephff on the 39th anniversary of the 6 October incident.&nbsp;</p>