Category Archives: Thailand

April 13

HERE COME THE RICH THAI PROTESTERS AGAIN!

Thai protest leader (and shrimp farm and palm oil magnate) Suthep Thaugsuban has thus far failed to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck.  Now he hopes the newly minted Supreme Court will finish the job for him. The Thai Supreme Court is appointed by the King and was created after the 2006 coup that overthrew Ms. Yingluck’s […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz February 28

THAI PROTESTERS ARE NOT THE POOR

There is not a moment in recent memory that Thailand’s political mechanism wasn’t embroiled in controversy involving corruption, but the protesters who have blocked the streets of Bangkok are not the poor and disheveled. In fact, the Thai protesters represent a tiny minority in Thailand of wealthy loyalists to the monarchy.  To explain it more […]

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