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The Complexities of Thai Education System in Patani

Ibrahim Keela, a 25-year-old youth activist and student, shares his thoughts with AK Rockefeller about the institutional challenges on education and livelihood. He hails from Yala, a province in south Thailand. Thai ...

I Wish I Were You

I Wish I Were You

A girl begs. Perhaps at that moment she wanted to be someone else, in another place, and in another time. Location: Silom, Bangkok. See: The poor are ignored in the realm of loss   ...

No One Cares In This Nightmare

No One Cares In This Nightmare

People believe that hardship is part of living the dream, especially when you’re the unfortunate soul who’s living at the bottom of the social pyramid, and as long as it doesn’t affect those living ...

Unhappiness in Between Smiles

Unhappiness in Between Smiles

Anti-junta protesters march against military rule on the second anniversary of Thailand’s military coup.   ...

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Saffron Revolution activist U Gambira sentenced to hard labor in Myanmar

#FreeGambira #‎FreeAllPoliticalPrisoners‬ On Tuesday April 24th, Nyi Nyi Lwin (aka U Gambira), former Buddhist monk and leader of the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar in 2007, was handed a sentence of six months wit ...

Give Rise to Consciousness

Give Rise to Consciousness

Often the marginalised live in misery courtesy of the policies set by the institution. Inequality is served to the poor, with a smile.   ...

Launching Democracy to Oblivion

Launching Democracy to Oblivion

The future of democracy in Thailand. Image courtesy: @chayika   ...

Oblivious. In Denial

Oblivious. In Denial

We are unable to subdue that wickedly delightful thought of taking a step back away from light, into the comforts of dark and shadows. The State of Affairs: Obvious, Oblivious   ...

When Chiang Mai Students Mock Repression

When Chiang Mai Students Mock Repression

In February 2016, students from the law faculty of Chiang Mai University conducted a parade and show, that mocked and condemned the increasing institutional repression of the population and poor state of rights under ...

Patani Humanitarian Day: Protect Civilians in South Thailand

Patani Humanitarian Day: Protect Civilians in South Thailand

More than a hundred student (mainly from The Federation Of Patani Student and Youth) gathered and campaigned in conjunction with Patani Humanitarian Day, which is held every February 3. The event was held at Lan Sae ...

In Nothingness We Are Equal, Then We are Not

In Nothingness We Are Equal, Then We are Not

Narrowing the concerns. Wage. Debts. Housing. Family. Life. Bangkok has seen it’s fair share of hardship, during times of democracy, martial law, and in times of uncertainty under the military elites. These are ...

Silk, Song. The Eight Sounds

Silk, Song. The Eight Sounds

I made my way down the narrow road. A growing puddle, caused by a leaking pipe. Passing the poorly constructed homes, made from card boards, thin wood and cheap cement. Your eyes will always see slums scattered in ev ...

Alucinari

Alucinari

Scattered grains of logic that lay on the sidewalk. A confused dream about a city, a turgid incoherent perception of colors. Bangkok. ...

The Squatters are Here

The Squatters are Here

Street art on land belonging to Chulalongkorn University. Artist: unknown. “The squatters are here” Forced eviction of residents of slums and “crowded communities” are common, especially when ...

Too Much of Today

Too Much of Today

Homelessness in Thailand Photo by Zashnain. Location: Silom, Bangkok     ...

Remembering Tak Bai

Remembering Tak Bai

Thai Muslim students from Ramkhamhaeng University conducted a gathering, discussion and demonstration for justice on October 23 in Bangkok. Young people gathered in the evening to remember the Tak Bai tragedy. What H ...

Students in Conflict Zones

Students in Conflict Zones

Children transported in a reinforced vehicle to a nearby school in Narathiwat province. Despite the children’s smiles, they know about the violent state of conflict in their land, and must face the dangers fro ...

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The Silent Voice of the Indigenous Mani People

Check out these two excellent documentaries about the indigenous Mani people of southern Thailand and northern Malaysia. ...

Attitude Readjustment to Stop Your Thoughts

Attitude Readjustment to Stop Your Thoughts

Phumtham Wachayachai, the present secretary of Pheu Thai Party, had expressed his concerns about the situation in Thailand. The recent situation was when Pichai Nariptapan and Karoon Hosakul were detained by the jun ...

The Citizen's Constitution in The Land of Smiles

The Citizen’s Constitution in The Land of Smiles

Junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said criticism would be forbidden until a new constitution was in place. A constitution that allegedly would facilitate the return of democracy to Thailand, and increase the po ...

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