by Vikram Visana
Every crisis presents an opportunity – this has been the Obama administration’s modus operandi. The floods in South Asia have been a rare opportunity for the USA to win the hearts and minds of disillusioned Muslims in Pakistan. Much more than that, it could have sent a message of solidarity and compassion to [...]
At The Multicultural Politic, we applaud all those who were involved in the campaign to save Sakine Mohammadi Ashtani, a 43 year old woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery today, as it appears that the Iranian Government has responded to the international outcry by reviewing her death sentence. Her life has been saved by all those [...]Read more →
by Pokpong Lawansiri
The recently concluded session of the UN Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental organisation tasked to promote and protect human rights worldwide, ended with the election of Thailand as the new president to the 47-member council.Read more →
As long as injustice continues and the Abhisit government continues to act with impunity we will campaign against them. It is laughable and a mockery for the UN to unanimously elect Thailand’s ambassador in Geneva to be head of the Human Rights Council this week.
The UK section of the International Solidarity for Thailand Campaign is holding their [...]
From War on Want:
Sweatshop conditions. 80-hour working weeks. 7p an hour wages. No trade union representation. We wouldn’t accept this situation in the UK, so why should they?
For years British supermarkets have used their buying power to squeeze suppliers and drive down pay and working conditions in factories abroad.
From South Eastern Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA):
Thailand’s Cabinet approved on 15 June 2010 the creation of an online crime agency that will go after violators of the Kingdom’s lese majeste law, media reports said.
The UK section of the International Solidarity for Thailand Campaign is holding an open planning meeting on Sunday 13th June 2010 from 1pm to 3pm.
Venue: Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4LT
By Justin Baidoo
After 10 weeks of sustained protest, violence and flames on the streets of Bangkok, it appears that anti-government dissent was seen to be decisively crushed. On 19th May 2010, the Thai government had announced that law and order was finally being restored. The anti-government protesters had relented rationalising it by claiming to prevent [...]
Somyot Pruksakasemsuk is someone who has been deeply engaged his life in social and political movements since he was a teenager, first as student activist in the troubled time of military rule of Thailand in the 1970s. After the crackdown of military coup on student in 1976, many of them fled to the jungle [...]
The Multicultural Politic is very pleased to discover that on the evening of Monday 31 May, Dr. Suthachai Yimprasert, the assistant professor at Chulalongkorn University was released.
Dr. Suthachai Yimprasert was arbitrarily detained by the Center for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) on Monday 24th May. His unfair detention sparked a strong response from the academic [...]
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