Posts Tagged: Thaksin Shinawatra
Thailand’s conservative middle classes are now joining populists in a movement against their military-backed system.
In politically turbulent Thailand, a public health system with popular support -- not decrees from above -- made all the difference.
Fighting corruption is a proven means to reduce inequality. But the issue has often been co-opted by elites looking to do just the opposite.
Outnumbered by the country's rural voters, Thailand's once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda.
Clashes of colors — red shirts vs. yellow shirts in Thailand, a faded orange revolution in Ukraine — have many people reaching for the rainbow in response.
As the economies of Southeast Asia integrate, Thailand's social divide is as stark as ever.
Thailand's anti-corruption protesters appear to have lost faith in the key tenet of representative democracy: rule by people or parties elected by the majority of citizens.
A state of civil war exists in Thailand, reports columnist Walden Bello, and it has much to do with class.
One of Thailand's major opposition activists reflects on the trial of the former prime minister and the country's color wars.
The military promised to rid Thailand of corruption. So far, all the coup leaders have done is rid the country of democracy.