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Looking for Orange Shirts in Thailand

Stanley Weiss | Posted 08.17.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

We can only hope. Thailand may be a historically-fractured, cobbled-together country, but that doesn't mean that it should pass up a golden opportunity -- an Orange opportunity -- to invent a better future for itself.

Only the Tourists Can Save Thailand

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

One thing that could make a difference would be if the tourists stopped coming, prompting the exchange rate, foreign exchange reserves, and stock market to fall substantially. Perhaps, if there was enough collective pain, the red and yellow shirts would determine that it is in everyone's interest to find common ground.

What Thailand Needs Most Is a Bill of Rights

Stanley Weiss | Posted 04.30.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

Over the past century, Thailand has endured colonial aggression, two world wars and neighboring civil wars on every one of its borders.

The Color Wars

John Feffer | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
John Feffer

The use of colors to identify the sides in a conflict is certainly nothing new. The U.S. Civil War was a contest between the Union blues and the Confederate grays. The Russian civil war following the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 pitted the Reds against the Whites.

The Fire Next Time in Bangkok

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Stanley Weiss

Already a fragmented nation, when it comes to bridging its social and economic gulf, Thailand is a country with few ties.

Thai Redshirt Protest Anniversary Marked With Marches

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — Thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets Friday, peacefully marking the six-month anniversary of the military's ...

Thailand Must Unclench its Fist

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

In the aftermath of the bloody repression of April and May 2010 which claimed the lives of close to 90 civilians, the Thai authorities cooed and purre...

Thailand Sets a Poor Example to Burma

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Long a staunch US ally and once a reliable partner in the region, under the nose of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Thailand has morphed into a threat to regional peace and serial human rights abuser.

Bangkok Burns After Thai Army Launches Deadly Assault On Protesters

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — Buildings smoldered across central Bangkok early Thursday and troops exchanged sporadic fire with pockets of holdouts a day after the ...

Thai Troops Attempt to Penetrate Protestor Barricades in Bangkok

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — An Associated Press reporter has seen the bodies of two people in the protest zone in central Bangkok as Thai troops stormed into the ...

Thailand Cease-Fire On Table: Thai Government To Accept Red Shirt Offer

AP | VIJAY JOSHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — Security forces arrested a 12-year-old boy Tuesday for allegedly setting fire to several houses during the mayhem gripping the Thai ca...

Thai Protests: Violence Erupts In Bangkok

AP | DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK — Thai troops faced off against die-hard protesters vowing to defend their fortified encampment in downtown Bangkok on Saturday, followi...

Can Thailand Avoid the Abyss?

Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon

A fresh start for Thailand is needed urgently. This means nothing less than the immediate change in assumptions and attitudes for all sides, followed immediately by constructive action.

Geek Bliss at the 2009 New York ComicCon

Meredith Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Lopez

I am perfectly happy to spend a 54-degree cloudless afternoon inside the Javitz Center, strolling aisles of pure, unconcentrated geekdom.