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By Wanna Taemthong and Anna Lawattanatrakul |
<p>After the last two activists held in pre-trial detention were granted bail on 4 March 2022, activists in Chiang Mai ended their daily protest for the right to bail. We speak to&nbsp;writer and translator Pakavadi Weerapaspong about the Stand Against Tyranny protests and its role in the pro-democracy movement.</p>
By Sarayut Tangprasert |
<p>Bangkok is not the only venue for staging protests against the detention of pro-democracy activists. In the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, a &ldquo;Stand Against Detention&rdquo; movement has seen protestors regularly meeting for non-violent demonstrations to demand their release as well.</p>
<p>Nithiwat Wannasiri, known as Jom Faiyen, a Thai activist, musician and political refugee in France, was attacked in 2020 by 2 Czech men along with Aum Neko, another Thai political refugee. Now the judicial process ended in late 2021, he has revealed what the case entails, underlining the claim that the incident stemmed from politics rather than racial hatred.</p>
By Anna Lawattanatrakul |
<p>Prachatai spoke to Srisamorn Soffer, primary school teacher and children&rsquo;s book writer, who started the &ldquo;Dream of Hope Tales&rdquo; project and who wrote most of the poems in the series, about how the project began, the importance of the stories, and young people&rsquo;s freedom to read.</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya, Nontawat Numbenchapol |
<p>These interviews with 5 among the many people who have clashed with Crowd Control Police at the Din Daeng intersection attempt to explain the motives behind the burning, explosions and firing at the police in a way that they still believe is nonviolent.</p>
By Kritsada Subpawanthanakun |
<p>On the surface of events, we may only see media photos of the confrontations at Din Daeng since August 2021, but an observer of the protests sees many minor details under the surface which could help defuse the violence.&nbsp;</p>
By Wanna Tamthong  |
<p>&ldquo;Every 5th of Every Month,&rdquo; the art of remembrance from Mora (Nuntana Wongtawee) to Wanchalearm Satsaksit throughout 1 year after the enforced disappearance.</p>
By Thanarat Khiaolailoet |
<p>An interview with the page admin of &lsquo;Thalugaz&rsquo; regarding the continuous clash with police at one of Bangkok&#39;s major intersections. They insist that they are within international framework of nonviolence while the violence comes from the&nbsp;provocations by Crowd Control Police.</p>
By Emilia Brugnano |
<p>Emilia Brugnano explores the meaning of masculinity in Thailand and the impact of striving for the masculine ideal on Thai men.</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>The increasing wave of pro-democracy protests has been met with increasing use of force by the police in order to block marches and prevent demands being expressed in public. The police crowd control guidelines are being questioned as clashes attract public attention.</p>
By Rattanaporn Khamenkit, Anna Lawattanatrakul, and Natthaphon Panudomlak |
<p>Prachatai speaks to Mimi, a 17-year-old gender equality activist facing charges for violation of the Emergency Decree and the Public Assembly Act,&nbsp;about the beginning of their activism, life after facing charges for political expression, and the importance of gender justice in the pro-democracy movement.</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya, Sorawut Wongsaranon |
<p>An interview with Russ Jalichandra, former Thai ambassador to Mozambique and Kazakhstan and owner of the Facebook page &ldquo;The Alternative Ambassador&rdquo; over the coup in Myanmar. How much can we expect ASEAN? What does the Thai government stance means?</p>