Good Thai orgs?

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wojtek
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Dec 18 2015 11:37
Good Thai orgs?

Any decent ones to support?

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Dec 18 2015 11:48

don't know about now but around 12 years ago, a comrade of me who is a registered translator for Thai and Lao and who spends around 4-6 months each year there said, that there were no visible or active radical or left groups in the country, probably some remaining cells of the (illegal) CP, some vaguely left-wing or progressive NGOs, some greenish Buddhist monks, but nothing really radical

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Dec 18 2015 15:19

http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/

Bangkok-based but i find the politics suspect and never contacted other than cross swords on a few websites ...Yellow-shirt supporter and very anti-Thaksin which may account for it surviving.

But it may direct you to some links if you contact the organiser of the website privately..i really don't know, tbh

The lese majeste laws make any open left-wing groups very vulnerable. As the above replies says...i only have come across environmentalists and they are very "respectful"

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Dec 18 2015 16:46

Land destroyer is some weird libertarian shit. Not worth the effort and very pro royalist. There is some stuff I uploaded here by Giles Ji Ungpakorn. He is exiled in England for lese majeste and has a blog. You can email him too and he'll respond.

It would be nice if there were ready made orgs to support, but instead we ought to try and assess the general social and political situation and advocate specific policies/demands; abolitionists of the monarchy, full Republican/parlemntary development etc. I'm not saying we should support those things specifically (haven't made up my mind) but those are the types of things it might make sense to look at. Concrete changes that give wider scope to working class struggle.

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Dec 18 2015 16:47

Giles is a sort of trotskyist BTW so it's interesting to hear from him.

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Dec 18 2015 16:56

there was (is?) also a small clone of the SWP but may only be a group of expats/exiles

bastarx
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Dec 19 2015 00:24

AFAIK Giles was the leader of the Thai SWP franchise.

wojtek
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Dec 19 2015 14:10

What about news of labour struggles/strike funds? 'Ought to take advantage of the exchange rate...

ajjohnstone
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Dec 20 2015 02:15

You probably know of it

http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/show_news.pl?country=Thailand

A business website
http://www.panwagroup.net/business/index2.html

Academic on Thai unions
http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/thailand/07563.pdf

A recent Bangkok Post article
http://m.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/721676

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Dec 20 2015 03:57

http://migrantworkerrightsnetwork.org/

Don't know much about them but I do recall reading an article about them that was posted years ago on Indymedia.