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By Prachatai judicial process editorial team |
<p>Secretary-General of the Move Forward Party proposes Section 112 amendment to open up discussion, though the draft amendment does not satisfy everyone.</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>An interview with Senior Researcher at Human Rights Watch. What has Thailand lost in the suppression of the pro-democracy protests&nbsp;at a time when superpowers like the USA and EU have started to pose more questions about Thai politics?</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>The Thai government have always maintained that the measures they have taken against pro-democracy protests follow international procedures. Prachatai has talked to the UN Special Rapporteur to find out what these standards actually are.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Prachatai spoke to some of the protesters at Ratchaprasong on 18 November, most of whom said they would like to see the country changing for the better.</p>
By Thidatep Piboon and Bamaejuri Sokhlet |
<p>Students&nbsp;attending the <a href="">rally on 2 October 2020</a> at the Ministry of Education share experiences of the backlash they receive from their parents for going to protests and their opinions on the current student movement.</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 Prachatai |
<p>Prachatai spoke to a number of participants in the demonstration, including a group of student observers from Chulalongkorn University, a family with a young child, a man campaigning for a more open beer production law, Spokedark TV&rsquo;s Winyu Wongsurawat, and art critic Thanom Chapakdee, about their goals in joining the protest at the Democracy Monument on 16 August.&nbsp;</p>
By Pattanun Arunpreechawat |
<p>Thai social media has recently focussed on issues of sexual violence and gender equality, sparking a debate about feminist ideas and the goal of the movement. In this interview, five self-identified feminists who have experienced and witnessed gender-based violence and discrimination speak on the feminist movement in Thailand, misconceptions about feminism, and what it actually means to be a feminist.</p>
By Chatchai Mongkol |
<p>Student activists still cannot go beyond their own comfort zones to build a larger network to bring about changes in Thai society, says political activist Sirawith &ldquo;Ja New&rdquo; Seritiwat. Student movements will have no impact until they can inspire people to come out.</p>
By Pattanun Arunpreechawat |
<p>The binary thinking that places violent and nonviolent protests at opposite ends of a spectrum limits the possibilities of protest, according to a Chulalongkorn University political scientist, many movements have used both approaches simultaneously, although they may bear different political costs. While comparing red shirt and student protests, she suggested future protesters use a broad-based approach to attract broader support in bringing change.</p>
By Nutcha Tantivitayapitak |
<p>Boxing stadium receptionist Wuttisak Muangmaitong opens up about his experience of recovering from the COVID-19 virus and facing social stigmatization as a survivor.&nbsp;</p>
By Tara Abhasakun |
<p>Prachatai English spoke with human rights lawyer, activist, domestic abuse survivor, and founder of SHero, an organization combatting domestic violence,&nbsp;Busayapa &ldquo;Best&rdquo; Srisompong, about how Thai police handle complaints of domestic violence.</p>