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By Prachatai |
<p>From the demolition of the Constitutional Defence Monument to the change of name of the Lopburi Artillery Centre, many attempts have been made to erase the memory of Khana Ratsadon, who led the 1932 Revolution. Prachatai and Sarunyou Thepsongkraow and Sitthard Srikotr, two history experts from Kasetsart University explore&nbsp;the remaining&nbsp;architectural footprints of Khana Ratsadon in Lopburi&nbsp;and finds an answer as to why Khana Ratsadon during Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram&#39;s&nbsp;term considered Lopburi an important city, as well as the reason they chose Art Deco as a representation of their concept of &lsquo;equality&rsquo;.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The activist group &ldquo;Khon Kaen&rsquo;s Had Enough&rdquo; (ขอนแก่นพอกันที) published a letter from the Superintendent of Mueang Khon Kaen Police Station to the Khon Kaen city mayor stating that they received a complaint about recent protests in the city from a citizen who also petitioned to have the local Democracy Monument moved elsewhere.</p>
By Prachatai |
By Anna Lawattanatrakul |
<p>The events at dawn on 24 June 1932 can be counted as a point that divided Thai history into 2 eras, the old and the new, the era of the absolute monarchy and the era of democracy.&nbsp; But this has disappeared from the record of history as it is taught in social studies, just as the inheritance left behind by the People&rsquo;s Party (Khana Ratsadon) is gradually being destroyed.</p>