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By Paw Siriluk Sriprasit |
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Hydroelectric dams are technically thought of as clean energy. In fact, their construction and operation have serious impacts on the health of rivers and communities. Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are meant to prevent such negative consequences. </div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A court in Chiang Mai decided on Wednesday to halt hearings in the case of a red-shirt supporter who faces a lèse majesté charge for throwing royal flags into the river, because the defendant suffered a stroke,<a href="http://freedom.ilaw.or.th/en/case/353#detail"> iLaw</a>&nbsp;has reported.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 19 May 2010, Kritsada S., a food vendor, joined a red-shirt demonstration in Chiang Mai’s Muang District. The demonstration was held in parallel with the mass street protests at Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong intersection. </div>
<p><a href="http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1402317749&amp;typecate=06&amp;section=">Khaosod English</a> reported on Monday that a senior police officer has forced an art gallery in Chiang Mai province to call off a screening of "1984," the film based on George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel about a society living under an oppressive authoritarian regime.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>On 2 June 2014, a group of academics, mostly from Chiang Mai University, and other activists <a href="http://prachatai.org/english/node/4074">went to the Kawila Military Headquarters</a> in the city of Chiang Mai to meet with two Generals responsible for much of the summoning and detention of academics and activists after the 22 May coup in Chiang Mai and neighboring provinces. The first meeting took place at about 1pm with Major General Suthat Charumanee, Commander of the 7th Infantry Division.</p>
<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The military on Tuesday reportedly arrested 10 more red-shirts in northern Chiang Mai Province and raided the office of Rak Chiang Mai 51 Radio, a community radio station of the major red-shirt faction in the province. </div></div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>Nine anti-coup protesters were reportedly arrested on Sunday in northern Chiang Rai and in Chiang Mai province on Sunday (1 from Chiang Mai and 8 from Chiang Rai) while seven anti-coup protesters were arrested in Chiang Mai on Saturday alone.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>About 30-50 protesters gathered at various spots in Chiang Mai on Sunday to show their opposition to the coup amid tight security by the military, while in Chiang Rai, protesters defied the military junta twice at McDonald’s.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In Chiang Mai, the military has used b </div></div>