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Thailand Coup

An End to Improvisation in Thailand

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

As Thailand endures the second year of yet another coup, King Bhumibol Adulyadej is approaching the 70th year of his reign -- and his health is reputedly poor. In this Southeast Asian kingdom of 67 million, the question on everyone's mind is: When the music stops and the world's longest-serving monarch is gone, what -- or who -- will fill the void?

Thailand's Junta Leader Assumes The Prime Minister Post

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader, who seized power in a military coup three months ago, officially assumed his new post as prime minister on M...

Thai Junta Lifts Nationide Curfew

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

BANGKOK, June 13 (Reuters) - Thailand's military government lifted a curfew nationwide on Friday, citing the absence of any violence and the need to...

The Bizarre Way Thailand's Junta Is Promoting 'Love And Harmony'

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, June 11 (Reuters) - Thailand's military junta is giving away movie tickets this weekend to promote "lo...

Thailand's Coup Leaders Want Everyone To Cheer Up Already

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.06.2014 | World

Thailand has seen some dark days lately. Months of political turmoil led to a military coup in May, and the ruling junta has banned protests, rounded ...

My Heart Breaks for Thailand

Mary Buffett | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

As somebody who has a close kinship with the people and business leaders of Thailand, I'm heartbroken by the recent military coup. Over the past couple of years, I have spent a great deal of time in Bangkok on speaking tours and working with the emerging professional class.

Thailand's Coup Protestors Use 'Hunger Games' Symbol

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE and JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military rulers said Tuesday they are monitoring a new form of silent resistance to the coup — a three-fingered salute b...

Thailand's Army Deploys Thousands Of Troops Against Protesters

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 06.01.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling junta deployed thousands of security forces on the streets of Bangkok on Sunday to thwart another round of small-sc...

Protesters Pick Up Books To Defy Thailand's Coup

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — In junta-ruled Thailand, the simple act of reading in public has become an act of resistance. On Saturday evening in Bangkok, a week...

Biker Pets, Airport Battles And Tribes Protest The World Cup: Week In Photos

Posted 05.31.2014 | World

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos off...

Thai Junta: Elections Could Take More Than 1 Year

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | World

BANGKOK, May 31 (Reuters) - Thai police and soldiers flooded downtown Bangkok on Saturday to pre-empt further protests against a May 22 coup after t...

On a Human Rights Attitude and Advocacy: The Gregory-Chappelle (or Angelou-Baldwin) Doctrine

Jack Healey | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

Take Angelou's injunction seriously with regard to human rights and keep your anger to defend them and march it and vote it and let your representatives know that you intend to do so, wherever you may be.

Thai Junta Bans All Anti-Coup Protests

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 05.29.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — More than 1,000 Thai troops and police sealed off one of Bangkok's busiest intersections Thursday to prevent a planned protest, as au...

Thailand's Tourists Don't Mind The Country's Coup

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — When Thailand's military staged a coup last week, Phil Koenighaus was on a beach enjoying the debauchery of the country's infamous "H...

Taylor Swift Disappoints Fans In Bangkok

AP | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment

BANGKOK (AP) — Taylor Swift has canceled a sold-out concert in Thailand, which came under military rule last week after a coup d'etat. Concert prom...

'Do Not Criticize'

AP | TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Bolstered by an endorsement from Thailand's king, the nation's new military ruler issued a stark warning Monday to anyone opposed to ...

The Dramatic Final Hours Before Thailand's Coup

AP | TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 05.24.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's all-powerful army chief started the extraordinary meeting by asking participants to give a progress report on their "homew...

Thai Junta Cracks Down On Dissident Voices

AP | TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 07.24.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — The top general in Thailand's ruling junta warned people Sunday not to join anti-coup street protests, saying normal democratic princ...

Thai Coup Leaders Dissolve Last Democratic Institution

AP | Posted 05.24.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's coup leaders say they are dissolving the country's Senate and will assume all lawmaking power. Saturday's announcement, w...

Thai Coup Leaders Hold Former Prime Minister

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — A spokesman for Thailand's coup leaders says the army will detain former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Cabinet members and anti...

Meet The Man Behind The Thai Coup

AP | GRANT PECK | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

BANGKOK (AP) — The general who led the military takeover of Thailand is known as an ardent defender of the monarchy, an adversary of the former prim...

Thai Coup Leader Sets Out His Plans

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK, May 23 (Reuters) - Thai army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha s...

CNN, Other Broadcasters Go Dark After Coup In Thailand

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | Media

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, May 23 (Reuters) - Television screens went blue and up flashed the army's emblem, normal programming s...

Why Thailand Has Had More Coup Attempts Than Almost Any Other Country

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

When Thailand's military announced a full takeover of the government on Thursday, many were quick to note that this was nothing new for the "Land of C...

LOOK: Thailand's Military Coup In 10 Steps

Posted 05.22.2014 | World

Thailand's military seized power from the government and suspended the constitution on Thursday, in moves that amount to the latest in the country's l...