June 24, 2014

Thailand Now the Land of Snitches

Charlie Campbell, Time

The Associated Press

Thailand’s ruling junta is offering 500 baht ($15) to anyone submitting a photo of anticoup activities — either taken firsthand or downloaded from social media.

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June 20, 2014
A Climate of Fear in Thailand
Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Japan Times
The Thai military has claimed that the coup it staged May 22 was needed to restore peace and order in the country. In reality, the military intervention has restored neither peace nor order. Instead, what has come to replace the... more ››
June 14, 2014
Every Coup Has a Silver Lining
Sumati Sivasiamphai, Bangkok Post
It has been about three weeks since our military overlords took over the country in the May 22 coup. Despite some valiant efforts by the army to repay rice farmers money owed to them, a plan to restore the country is failing. more ››
June 12, 2014
The Power of Crowds
Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
Always keep 1848 in mind. For with technology now providing a tipping point in a world of vast urban concentrations, and with more and more human beings living in dense, claustrophobic settings, crowds will be at the very center... more ››